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AMD Combines Volunteer Efforts within Conference Events

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.

To continue reading or to download the white paper, click here!

-YourCause Team

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YourCause Announces Third Annual CSRworks Summit in the Bay Area

YourCause invites clients, partners, and CSR leaders to drive “Innovation through Collaboration” at CSRworks Summit 2013 in Redwood City, California.

YourCause, creator of CSRconnect employee engagement platform, announces the date of its third annual CSRworks Summit hosted at Electronic Arts Headquarters in Redwood City, California. On April 11, 2013, YourCause plans to cover multiple topics on emerging trends in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), connect attendees with thought leaders and peers, and showcase the growing development of CSRconnect from the past five years.

CSRworks first began in 2011 in Austin, Texas; followed with a second summit in 2012 at YourCause’s local headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Throughout the years, the theme “Innovation through Collaboration” brings collaborative sessions where attendees gather and learn unique and effective employee engagement programs and strategies. This year, YourCause brings their spark of creativity to the Bay Area.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting our largest attendance of CSRworks yet in the Bay Area, with an expected 50% increase from last year,” said Matthew Combs, YourCause Founder & CEO. “Located in the hub of technology, we’ll collaborate and gain insightful discussions that create tangible conclusions for our CSRconnect platform and that impact corporate employee engagement programs this year.”

Subjects applicable to companies across multiple sectors will be discussed:

– Measuring Impact
– Advancing Global Giving
– Building Employee Champions
– Creating Incentives that Drive Engagement
– Successful Skills-Based Volunteering
– Communicating Programs Successfully
– Growing Global Volunteerism
– Optimizing International Vetting
– Simplifying Matching Programs
– Enhancing Pledge Campaigns
– Promoting Company-Wide Service Campaigns

Attendees include existing and prospective clients and industry leaders, which encompasses some of top Fortune 500, Boston College, and prominent companies from the technical, financial, retail, and telecommunications sectors. To learn more about YourCause CSRworks 2013, please email Ann Magee at amagee@yourcause.com.