September AL!VE Academy: Project Management & Skills Based Volunteers, Presented by Marjie Bland
September 25, 1 PM Eastern ** 90 minute session **
Presented via Zoom - Free for AL!VE Members, $25 for general public
Skills-based volunteering (SBV) is the practice of lending one’s professional skills to community organizations in a way that helps them affect social change. Companies across the world are embracing SBV as a way to increase employee engagement, improve talent development, and drive increased impact in their communities. Increasingly nonprofits are seeking ways to incorporate this interest in SBV into their volunteer engagement and overall strategic planning.
The session will provide an overview of SBV, including the key steps in a successful engagement, examples of impactful project types, and resources to support execution of skills-based volunteering projects. Attendees will learn how capacity building needs can be met by skilled volunteers, key tips for success, and goals and motivations for corporate volunteers to engage in SBV. The session will also provide information on how to access specific pools of pro bono volunteers through the Common Impact Pro Bono Hotline and Capacity Commons.
About Common Impact Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. To date, they have managed more than 700 cross-sector engagements, resulting in over $20M in social return on investment.
AL!VE Academies are FREE for AL!VE Members; $25 for the General Public. (membership is as low as $50 per year for an individual and will allow you access to 12 months of AL!VE Academies PLUS nearly three years worth of previous academies. Learn more here:
About our Presenter:
Senior Consultant, Common Impact
An experienced trainer and program strategist, as a Senior Consultant at Common Impact, Marjie Bland works at the intersection of business and purpose. With more than 14 years in the service sector, she has managed countless cross-sector engagements and collaborations, and is passionate about sharing the promise and potential of skills-based volunteering with audiences. She brings a deep knowledge of both the nonprofit sector and CSR landscape to infuses her trainings with tangible examples, actionable recommendations, and excitement about skills-based volunteering models. She started her career at HandsOn Central Ohio, developing a portfolio of high-impact volunteer programming.
She served as Manager, Affiliate Relations & Resources where she supported the work of more than 250 volunteer action centers around the world and led the team’s communication and training strategies. She has consulted on new and innovative programs and expansions from her own community of Central Ohio to Rome, Peru and more. Marjie is a volunteer leader at heart and is passionate about connecting people to their opportunity to create change in their communities.