Friday, April 6, 2012

Employee Volunteering 2.0: The business management tool and charitable powerhouse of the decade

Looking for a great new management tool? Join the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) for a rare opportunity to hear Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Bea Boccalandro share her views on Employee Volunteering 2.0. Companies today are moving beyond just monetary contributions and instead are using multiple resources to address – and solve – community problems, from poverty to crime to environmental degradation.  This approach also increases morale, improves innovation, increases skills and amplifies engagement in corporate workforces.

Employee Volunteering 2.0 with Bea Boccalandro will be presented on Friday, April 27, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the headquarters of BMW of North America, 300 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake. Sponsors of the seminar are BD and United Water. Pre-registration is required; the fee is $50.  BVC members can attend at no cost.  Register on-line here.

Bea Boccalandro is a Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship instructor and is president of VeraWorks, a global consulting firm that advises companies on community involvement. She has helped Aetna, Bank of America, Levi Strauss & Company, The Walt Disney Company, and others develop and enhance their community involvement through research, strategy design, program development and evaluation. She teaches cross-sector partnerships at Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, and consults and teaches for Points of Light & Hands On Network and for the Council on Foundations.

“There is no question that businesses ignore 21st century employee volunteering at their own peril. It’s become a basic expectation that businesses have to be good corporate citizens,” says Tess Tomasi, BVC Coordinator. “Employee volunteerism is an impactful way to demonstrate corporate responsibility. Seminar participants will learn how their business and our society can benefit from this revolution in corporate-community involvement.”

For more information about the BVC, or to register for the April 27 seminar, contact Tess Tomasi, , call (201) 489-9454, Ext 114 or visit

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