More than 65 leading corporate volunteer program specialists to gather in Las Vegas to discuss best practices in employee and consumer volunteer engagement
Submitted by: VolunteerMatch
Posted: Apr 22, 2010 – 04:17 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 22 /CSRwire/ - VolunteerMatch, the Web's most popular volunteering network and a leading resource for companies, schools, and brands engaging volunteers, will present its annual summit for clients on April 29, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Bet on Volunteering," hosted and organized by VolunteerMatch Solutions and sponsored by MGM MIRAGE™, will bring together experts and practitioners from VolunteerMatch's community of clients to share their success, network with peers, and learn how leaders in volunteering and CSR are innovating in the field.
This year's keynote address, "Volunteers in the Value Chain," will be delivered by Professor Jane Nelson, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Among the questions Dr. Nelson will explore: How can employees, through service, extend the value chain? How can corporations link their core businesses to Corporate Social Responsibility through engagement, international program branding and metrics?
In addition to seminars, workshops, and a reception, the event will also include the presentation of VolunteerMatch's annual Champion of the Year and Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year awards. Previous winners include Exelon Corp., Morgan Stanley, and LexisNexis.
In addition to hosting the summit, MGM MIRAGE™, a current VolunteerMatch partner, will be represented by members of its MGM MIRAGE™ Voice Foundation team. The Voice Foundation enables more than 60,000 employees to serve their communities. Through charitable contributions and volunteerism, Voice engages employees' resources and talents to address community issues and change lives.
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About MGM MIRAGE™ Voice Foundation
Bringing the best of its employee volunteer and charitable efforts together with greater impact and greater choice, MGM MIRAGE™ Voice Foundation enables MGM MIRAGE™ employees to serve their communities. Through charitable contributions and volunteerism, Voice engages employees' resources and talents to address community issues and change lives. Employees can direct their contributions or time to the social cause of their choice, including the Foundation's Employee Emergency Relief Fund and the Children's Medical Support Fund, which provide employees with temporary assistance during unexpected crises.
VolunteerMatch is a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities by helping great people and great causes to connect. Its award-winning online service, http://www.volunteermatch.org, makes it easy to find a way to make a difference by location, expertise, or availability. VolunteerMatch provides many of the nation's most recognized businesses, campuses and organizations with Web-based solutions to facilitate and track volunteer engagement at local and national levels. The VolunteerMatch network regularly welcomes more than 190,000 visitors each week and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for tens of thousands of participating nonprofits.
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