Reimagine Service at NCVS!

Jun 7, 2011

Reimagining Service is a national coalition of multi-sector representatives from nonprofits, government, education, faith-based organizations, funding entities, and corporations.

Reimagining Service views volunteerism like an ecosystem, and believes it can deepen the impact that volunteers make by working collaboratively to address the challenges and opportunities facing all of us.

Join the Reimagining Service sessions in New Orleans!

Reimagining Service Forum

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session ID: 5086

Speakers: Gary Bagley, James Weinberg, Diane Melley, Liz Blake, Kaira Esgate, Rosa Moreno-Mahoney, Sonal Shah, Amy Smith

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS5086

Join this forum for updates on Reimagining Service learnings over the past year, and to hear how leaders from nonprofits, for-profits, and government are applying the Reimagining Service principles to their work.

Senior staff from all sectors, especially those with policy-making authority, are encouraged to attend.

Reimagining Service in the Corporate World

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Session ID: 5095

Speakers: Kaira Esgate, Gail Gershon, Monique De La Oz, Evan Hochberg, Dean Furbush, John Power

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS5095

Reimagining Service has identified eight key characteristics of highly effective corporate volunteer programs.

What are the characteristics of these corporate service enterprises and what steps can a company take to implement them?

How do corporate service enterprises collaborate with community organizations so that both partners get maximum value out of the relationship?

Corporate representatives will share their experiences — including honest insights into barriers, challenges, and opportunities – and discuss how they’ve applied the Reimagining Service principles to their work

Becoming a Nonprofit Service Enterprise

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Session ID: 5178

Ann Burroughs, Rafael Gonzalez, Margaux Helvey, Dannielle Campos

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS5178

Everyone can probably think of a nonprofit that has figured out how to fundamentally engage volunteers in mission critical activities, enabling the organization to do more with the same financial resources, and deliver significant positive results.

We think of these organizations as nonprofit service enterprises.

When you talk to leaders and staff from these kinds of organizations, they’ll probably tell you the change didn’t happen overnight – it took time to shift thinking, policies, and practices – but that it was worth the effort.

At this session, we’ll hear from nonprofit representatives who are at various stages in the journey toward becoming service enterprises.

Last, we’ll save time for a peer exchange.

Participants will divide into groups based on the organizations they represent — nonprofit direct service, nonprofit volunteer management, government, faith-based organization, for-profit, schools – to further explore their own organizational needs and opportunities.

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