YourCause Hosts 2011 Inaugural CSRworks Summit

YourCause clients, partners and other CSR leaders collaborated at CSRworks summit to share best practices and innovate on future program directions.

We hosted our first CSRworks summit at the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Lonestar Campus in Austin to bring innovation through collaboration among Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leaders and partners. Attendees included more than 20 companies and organizations, including the facility host AMD, and other companies such as Hewlett Packard, Dell, AT&T, Medtronic, UnitedHealth, State Farm, Electronic Arts and others.  The collective group spent the day learning best practices, sharing challenges, and engaging in dialogue directed at utilizing technology to tackle some of the industries greatest domestic and international challenges. 

The morning began with an opening presentation by AMD, followed with a presentation covering the chronological history and development of YourCause.  Shortly thereafter, ‘session one’ began by breaking the participants into four groups and assigning specific topics to collaborate on. 

The four group topics for session one included:

  • Delivering equal programs to all employees, all offices
  • Creating incentives that drive engagement
  • Building the ideal dashboard for users, admins and c-level
  • Strategizing for greater connectivity with non-profit organizations

Between the sessions, the audience was able to hear from leaders representing YourCause partners (GlobalGiving, Network for Good, and Taproot Foundation) cover such topics as international vetting, domestic donation processing, and skills based/pro-bono volunteering respectively. 

The four group topics for the second session included:

  • Optimizing international vetting
  • Communicating employees programs successfully
  • Planning CSRconnect 2012 product roadmap
  • Integrating skills-based and pro-bono volunteering

Each collaborative session addressed main challenges, best practices and how technology can help administer more effective programs. YourCause and attendees walked away inspired and with tangible conclusions for future programs that will ripple more productivity and impact into communities.

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