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Join Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Foundation and Common Impact on Giving Tuesday for Making Good Happen At Work – an interactive conversation on creating and tending an effective corporate service and giving program. Designed for business, human resource and corporate giving/volunteer leaders, the discussion will focus on the goals and purposes of corporate service and giving programs, as well as practical strategies to start and enhance them. Learn from experienced practitioners, sector leaders and your peers how to inspire and engage your colleagues in projects that improve local communities while building their professional skills.

*Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included in your registration. Attire is business casual.

Who Should Attend:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders
  • Human Resource Leaders
  • Corporate Foundation Leaders
  • Business Leaders (with a focus on Small to Mid-Size companies)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Academics and Students

Full Schedule (*note new start time!)

8:30am – 9:15am - Registration, Breakfast & Service Activity

9:15am – 9:25am – Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcome: Karen Voci, President, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

9:25am – 9:45am - Overview of the Employee Service and Giving Landscape

Employee Service and Giving makes sense: why companies of all sizes can benefit from an Employee Service and Giving Program and why this work is so important to the social sector.

  • Speaker: Janelle Woods-McNish, Director, Service and Giving, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

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10:00-11:00am – Breakout Session 1 [two concurrent sessions]

*Attendees have the option to attend one of two sessions taking place during this timeslot. The following sessions will be in presentation format.

Getting Started – Building an Employee Service and Charitable Giving Program

Targeted toward attendees from small and mid-sized companies as well as those who want to start an Employee Service and Giving program from scratch. This session will highlight Iron Mountain’s employee volunteer and charitable giving program, how it was started as well as how the company continues to evaluate and evolve these initiatives

  • Speaker: Alisha Perdue, Manager, Community Engagement, Iron Mountain

Measuring the Impact of your Employee Service and Giving Program

Targeted toward attendees from companies of any size who have an established Employee Service and Giving program and are interested in diving into their measurement approach. Hosted by True Impact, a web-based measurement and reporting tool for charitable investments, this session will cover an understanding of the effectiveness of different measurement models, how to demonstrate the impact or value of your program, how to build the business case for stakeholders through outcomes measurement and why it is important for your organization.

  • Speaker: Farron Levy, Founder and CEO, True Impact

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11:15am-12:00pm – Breakout Session 2 [two concurrent sessions]

*Attendees have the option to attend one of two sessions taking place during this timeslot. The following sessions will be in a fireside chat and panel format with 30 minutes for Q&A with our speakers and 15 minutes for audience Q&A.

Building Buy-in from Internal Stakeholders: Mobilizing the Corporate Intrapreneur

Hear from industry leaders on how Corporate Social Responsibility leaders can engage internal stakeholders and navigate complex systems to scale and deepen corporate volunteer programs within their organizations.

  • Speakers: Janelle Woods-McNish, Director, Service and Giving, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation in conversation with Seth Williams, Senior Program Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, John Hancock and Sushil Jaiswal, Business Consultant, John Hancock

Engaging and Developing Talent through Skills-Based Volunteering

Hear from expert panelists on how to build and design a skills-based volunteering program that supports your company’s philanthropic, talent development, and employee engagement goals.

  • Moderator: Lauren Chasanoff, Senior Manager, Marketing, Common Impact
  • Panelists: Gary Levante, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Berkshire Bank, Ryan Luciano, Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Fidelity Investments and Rishab Khanna, Product Manager, Fidelity Investments

12:00-12:45pm – Lunch and Networking

12:50-2:15pm – Storytelling Session - How to Communicate Service Internally and Externally

Hosted by Massmouth a Boston-based nonprofit that promotes the timeless art of storytelling. In this interactive workshop will explain the importance of storytelling, how to develop a compelling narrative that results in stories for our internal and external stakeholders.

  • Speakers: Cheryl Hamilton, Director, Massmouth and Katie Liesener, Board President, Massmouth

2:20pm-2:30pm – Closing Remarks



About Your Hosts:

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation:
At the core of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a commitment to the communities in which we live and work. Over the past 10 years the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has developed and implemented highly successful initiatives to support our colleagues’ efforts in building healthy communities. Striving to become a company that lives its values in communities across our region, we’ve engaged hundreds of Harvard Pilgrim leaders and staff along the way.

Common Impact:
Common Impact is a national nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. Founded in 2000, Common Impact has partnered with Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of the country’s leading nonprofit organizations to create this transformational change through skills-based volunteering. Learn more about Common Impact’s services, impact, and clients.

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