AMD has published a white paper titled “Bringing Action into the Agenda: Crowdsourcing Volunteerism at Corporate Events.“ It provides a guidance document and case study to show how integrating a volunteer effort into a conference / event can deliver a win-win set of benefits to several parties.
This is a great read and very beneficial for conference-goers and those who host corporate events. GOOD Magazine highlighted AMD’s white paper in a recent article “One Way to Revolutionize How We Network at Conferences? Service Events“, and received good comments and receptivity from readers.
According to AMD’s white paper, here are five key benefits in integrating volunteerism within conference events:
1. Conference organizers benefit by distinguishing their event from others, providing participants with a unique experience, and adding another sponsorship opportunity.
2. Sponsors / hosts of a volunteer event can show their organization’s commitment to the community and employees while supporting the associated cause.
3. Participants receive an additional and unique networking opportunity in a rewarding volunteer environment that naturally facilitates interaction.
4. Locally-based NGOs benefit from additional volunteers to help support their mission, and often they in-turn can provide volunteer support in the form of equipment and/or expertise.
5. The host community stands to gain from a large volunteer event that delivers valuable services for the public good.
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