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Submitted by: VolunteerMatch
Posted: May 07, 2012 – 01:00 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, May 07 /CSRwire/ - A dozen of the nation’s outstanding employee volunteer programs will be recognized at a ceremony announcing the 2012 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards on May 17 at the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit in San Francisco.
VolunteerMatch is the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. Best known for the popular website, www.volunteermatch.org, VolunteerMatch also provides tools and services that make it easier for businesses, schools, and government agencies to manage successful volunteer engagement initiatives.
The VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards support the organization’s mission by recognizing excellence in volunteer engagement and social impact in the VolunteerMatch family of corporate clients. This year’s awards include “Employee Volunteer Program of the Year” honors in large and small-medium size business categories, “Champion of the Year” recognizing the outstanding teamwork, dedication and spirit of an employee engagement practitioner, and “Breakout Performance” recognizing the success of a newly launched program in the VolunteerMatch network.
“We’re delighted to recognize these finalists as some of the best volunteer programs in America,” said Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch. “We salute the hard work and commitment of these teams, and we’re proud to support their success.”
Finalists for the Program of the Year awards come from many business sectors and represent diverse approaches to community involvement, but they are united in their commitment to developing programs that inspire employees to participate and give back in innovative ways.
Here are the 2012 finalists, with links to full program profiles:
Employee Volunteer Program of the Year (Large Size Business) – Awarded to a client with outstanding performance in corporate volunteer engagement, determined by performance against four benchmark measures. The 2012 nominees for this award are:
Employee Volunteer Program of the Year (Small-Medium Size Business) – Awarded to a client with outstanding performance in corporate volunteer engagement, determined by performance against four benchmarks. The 2012 nominees for this award are:
Generous supporters of the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit include Gap Inc., Charles Schwab and 3BL Media.
To learn more about the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit, please visit:
To learn more about VolunteerMatch Solutions, visit: http://www.volunteermatch.org/corporations
VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, with more than 80,000 participating nonprofits, 150 network partners and 8 million visitors each year. Founded in 1998, VolunteerMatch offers solutions to make it easier for individuals, nonprofits and companies to make a difference. Since its launch, VolunteerMatch has helped nonprofits attract more than $2 billion worth of volunteer services. VolunteerMatch is a two-time Webby Award winner, a Smithsonian inductee, and has been recognized for its work by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time, Oprah Winfrey and Presidents Clinton and Bush. To learn more, visit www.volunteermatch.org.
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