Volunteer Engagement as a Strategy Before, During and After a Merger or Acquisition

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Whether your organization has merged with another, has acquired or has been acquired, or perhaps is consolidating their operations, employee volunteer engagement remains the backbone to culture and to connections to community. But oftentimes our voice becomes silenced in the myriad of day-to-day operations.  Change is the only constant, and through intentional and thoughtful volunteer engagement programs our cultures finally began to align.

During this session, you’ll learn how to re-establish your voice for CSR, and specifically volunteer engagement programs during a time of great change; how to re-build and establish new relationships within a new organization to identify CSR champions; and how to influence decisions through patience coupled with tenacity.


  • Sondra Smith, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, CenturyLink
  • Jessica Sibila, Founder and Chief Consultant, Lower Mountain Consulting, LLC

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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