Webinar: Strategic Volunteerism


Webinar Recording

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Volunteerism is increasingly becoming the core around which companies are building employee engagement strategies and programs, and serving as a catalyst for deeper partnerships with nonprofit organizations (Source: America’s Charities Snapshot 2015 report, The New Corporate DNA).

However, many nonprofits feel challenged when it comes to offering meaningful volunteer opportunities.  In effort to avoid encumbering valued corporate relationships, nonprofits feel obligated to use corporate volunteers – even if that means having them paint the same wall a seventh time.

Presented on April 5th by America’s Charities and our partner, Causecast, this webinar recording addresses how to move corporate-nonprofit relationships from transactional to strategically focused partnerships designed to meet mutual goals and needs with real social impact. 


Jim Starr

COO & Chief Business Development Officer, America’s Charities

As an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience and a proven track record in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors, Jim has served in national and field executive leadership roles with multi-million dollar revenue and expense targets. He has led efforts to bring corporations and nonprofits together in meaning and impactful ways. He also brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, business development, and partnerships. Prior to joining America’s Charities in December 2014, Jim served the mission of the American Red Cross where his significant career accomplishments include establishing and leading a comprehensive enterprise-wide volunteer engagement strategy, including furthering the engagement of corporate partner volunteers, community partners and board members. 

Ryan Scott

Founder & CEO, Causecast

Ryan is an entrepreneur and technologist with a passion for leveraging capitalism to create positive social change. As the co-founder of NetCreations, Ryan is widely considered the father of opt-in email marketing, setting most of the standards in use today and paving the way for laws banning unsolicited commercial email. After he and his partner took the company public and sold it in 2001, Ryan founded community impact firm Causecast to bring sophisticated technology to volunteer and giving programs. Causecast helps organizations give back through an easy to use platform for volunteering, donation, matching, rewarding and disaster relief campaigns which support nonprofits and causes.


Ryan Pitts

Business Development Manager, America’s Charities

Ryan manages America’s Charities’ strategic client accounts and provides best practices and advice to help clients maximize their campaign results. Prior to joining America’s Charities, Ryan served the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this capacity he worked within the business lines of Disaster Services, Services to Armed Forces, Blood Services, Community Preparedness and International Response. Specifically, he was responsible for creating the protocol, process and guidelines for volunteer engagement throughout the organization’s business lines. Furthermore, he conducted countless staff training during his tenure and represented National Headquarters several times in Europe, Korea and Japan. 

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