Monday, December 16, 2013

Corporate Giving Trends and Employee Engagement Topic of January BVC Meeting

Corporate engagement professionals and managers of employee volunteer programs are invited to attend a breakfast seminar hosted by Business Volunteer Connect and the Business Volunteer Council (BVC).  Michael Stroik of CECP (formerly the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy), will speak about “Emerging Trends in Corporate Giving and Employee Engagement.” 
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 8:30 – 10:00 am at BD, 1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes.  The meeting is free to BVC members, $10/person or $25 for three or more non-members.   Register at or contact Ellen Lutvak at or 201-489-9454 x133.
As Manager, Research and Analytics, Mr. Stroik manages CECP’s research process and the accompanying annual Giving in Numbers trend report, a resource for corporate giving professionals and those with a stake in the future of corporate philanthropy.  He works directly with CECP companies around the globe to support the development of their corporate giving programs.  He is widely accepted as an expert in corporate philanthropy trends and has contributed to a variety of publications including The Washington Post, Crain’s Business, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
“Successful businesses know that community involvement contributes to the bottom line and produces a real return on investment by boosting employee morale, attracting qualified employees, developing employee skills, enhancing company image within the community, and helping to differentiate a company from its competition,” says Ellen Lutvak, Business Volunteer Connect manager. “We invite members of the local business community to join us for this valuable seminar and to find out more about how Business Volunteer Connect and the BVC can assist with their community engagement efforts.

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