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Altruvest Charitable Services Partners With PwC To Help Get More Accountants On Not-For-Profit Boards

Submitted by: PwC Canada

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Volunteerism

Posted: Nov 19, 2012 – 08:00 AM EST

 

TORONTO, On., Nov. 19 /CSRwire/ - Altruvest, a Canadian leader in not-for-profit governance training and leadership development, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with PwC to help match 200 PwC employees who have financial and governance expertise with charitable boards across the country over the next three years.

“Matching qualified board candidates with suitable charities has been Altruvest’s mandate since 1994,” states Susan Dunne, Altruvest Executive Director. “Financial expertise is in high demand, and partnering with PwC strengthens our governance accountabilities on charitable boards that need this important volunteer governance support”

In addition to providing a $25,000 donation, PwC will be supporting its employees with in-depth training related to not-for-profit board governance responsibilities and specialized information about the role of the board treasurer, a role that PwC’s accountants are asked to take on when they volunteer their time. Altruvest will facilitate the board ‘match’, and act as the central point of contact for charities looking for board directors. 

 “Companies must look for the most effective ways to match their professional skills with community needs.  It’s about finding the intersection point between the company’s core values and business capabilities” says James Temple, PwC’s Director of Corporate Responsibility. “Our collaboration with Altruvest will help our employees strengthen their leadership skills, while simultaneously enhancing the effectiveness of their volunteer work.  It’s a win-win for our employees, the business, and our community.”

For more information about this collaboration, or if you know a not-for-profit or charitable organization looking for board members, please visit www.altruvest.org/boardmatch.

About Altruvest

Altruvest is a registered Canadian charity committed to strengthening Canadian communities by fostering NFB board performance improvement. Altruvest builds capacity by introducing new volunteers from the corporate and public sector to charitable board service and acts as a public advocate for good governance via thought-leadership and partnership development. Altruvest works with corporations, government, individuals and charities. Find out more by contacting us at information@altruvest.org.

About PwC Canada

PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. More than 5,700 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 180,000 people in 158 countries. Find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca.

© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership. All rights reserved.

PwC refers to the Canadian member firm, and may sometimes refer to the PwC network. Each member firm is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

For more information, please contact:

Abby Yung PR Specialist
Phone: 416.687.8644
James Temple Director of Corporate Responsibility
Phone: 416.815.5224
Susan Dunne Altruvest, Executive Director
Phone: 416-597-2293 ext. 259

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PwC Canada

 

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