Engaging Employees Through Nonprofit Partnerships
Facilitated by Jennifer Benson, TeamMates Mentoring Program
Corporate support of community volunteerism helps build employee engagement in the workplace by giving employees opportunities to pursue their passions, connect with the community and learn new skills that they can take back to the office.
Many companies support nonprofits and causes that are important to their employees and local nonprofits thrive because of this commitment to community. In this session, members will learn ways to develop and sustain employee engagement by identifying causes employees are passionate for and making plans for how employees can participate in community projects. Whether your company is a long-time community builder, or looking to prioritize employee engagement through volunteerism in the future, you’ll learn some tips and tricks for building relationships with nonprofits that are mutually beneficial for both the company and the nonprofit organization.
Jen Benson is the Director of Support Services for TeamMates Mentoring Program, a school-based mentoring program serving Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming. In her current role, she is focused on ensuring strong program impact and building strategic partnerships in the five-state area served by TeamMates. She has spent her career working in nonprofits, with a focus on fundraising and marketing, and is passionate about building strong partnerships to help sustain nonprofits. Her work at TeamMates over the past seven years has led to the development of corporate partners who support their employees mentoring students in TeamMates, volunteering on local TeamMates chapter boards and engaging in projects that help to fund the mentoring program. Jen graduated from the University of Nebraska – Omaha with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a master’s in Public Administration.
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