Maximize Your Impact: A Blueprint for Strategic Corporate Community Engagement

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Today nearly every company gives back to its community. What sets apart the photo ops from enormous benefits? Companies that prioritize intentionality and planning experience a greater return on employee engagement and retention, business performance and reputation, along with community partnership. With focus and effort, any business can develop a thoughtful strategy that creates a win-win for the business, employees and the communities where it operates.

In this session, you’ll hear directly from Jabil, a global manufacturing solutions provider with a proud history of giving back. Jabil recognized its good-hearted but scattershot approach to giving back did not engage employees; they were unaware of what was being done, not involved in the selection of organizations receiving support nor provided volunteer opportunities to give back. Jabil decided the best and most effective way to build its community outreach platform was to put employees in the center of the decision-making process. Find out how they made this shift, realigned their areas of support, the ongoing results and challenges they overcame to build a successful community engagement program.

You’ll also hear from Business Volunteers Maryland, an organization that has supported hundreds of companies, large and small, in their strategic community engagement journey. They will provide case studies, best practices, and lessons learned from companies that are giving back smarter and realizing tremendous benefits in return.

Speakers:

  • Alissa Ganser, Chief Service Officer, Business Volunteers Maryland
  • Andrew Gallo, Global Communications Program Manager, Jabil
  • Dawn Shields, Communications Director, Jabil

Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.
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