Presented by The Not-For-Profit Council
Employees are eager to make a difference, but which volunteer programs will provide the perfect combination of high employee engagement and low administrative lift for your company?
During our program, Amy Fiore, Managing Director, Sobel Bixel: Consulting for Nonprofits, and Benjamin Salta, co-founder and CEO of Story Pirates, will provide to attendees an understanding of how charitable partners can better serve their needs, and how to find and create meaningful volunteer engagement events. In turn, charitable partners can gain an understanding of corporate needs and priorities in regards to volunteering and sponsorship.
In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn:
- How to take time to analyze their philanthropic focus, mission, and programs to help determine what might be most impactful and appropriate
- How nonprofit partners might adapt their volunteer opportunities to fulfill their company’s needs
- How to better understand what is entailed from the nonprofit side in order to anticipate the financial and administrative support needed.
Individuals focused on corporate social responsibility, human resources, and employee engagement will take a closer look at their current options for volunteer service in order to examine:
- The full scope of their internal needs,
- If they are providing meaningful assistance,
- How the current options can be adapted to better serve those needs, and
- How the programs might be both scaled and deepened.
And we will create a space for corporate and nonprofit professionals to connect and learn from one another.
By joining our Not-for-Profit Council, you get to connect with professionals from many different business backgrounds who share an interest in staying informed and engaged on emerging issues that create opportunities for business success. All of our councils are open to members and future-members.
Councils are free to members. If you are a future-member you will be invoiced $19 upon registration.
Our Featured Presenters
Amy joined the Sobel Bixel team after serving as an executive director at an arts and social service agency for children in hospitals and care facilities. Prior to that, Amy was the Managing Director and Director of Development for TADA! Youth Theater and served in leadership roles at several esteemed Manhattan-based cultural institutions. Through her experience leading small nonprofits, Amy has served in just about every role. As a grant writer, she has acquired new and renewed institutional funding in excess of $1M from private foundation, corporate, and government sources. She has designed various types and sizes of fundraising events and is particularly adept at setting a run-of-show, volunteer management, and efficient planning. Amy has been an adjunct professor on nonprofit management at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and is a regular guest lecturer for Association of Fundraising Professionals (global and several local chapters), Nonprofit Learning Lab, Center for Nonprofits, and other service organizations regarding nonprofit management.
Amy specializes in board and staff training/retreats, strategic planning, fundraising plans and implementation, project management, and coaching. She has recruited, trained, and managed staff; devised and managed institutional budgets of $2M+; recruited, onboarded, and trained boards and committees; and conceptualized, wrote copy, and designed countless marketing and donor appeals. She is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-NJ) and also serves as the Director of Development for The Story Pirates.
Benjamin Salka is the co-founder and CEO of the Story Pirates, an education and media company that celebrates the words, ideas, and stories of children, encouraging and empowering young people to invent big ideas for a new generation. Under Mr. Salka’s leadership, Story Pirates has grown from a pilot program in 2004 to a nationally respected organization with branches New York and Los Angeles. Story Pirates annually serves 30,000 children in over 200 schools from coast to coast, showing kids that their words and ideas matter. At age 23, Mr. Salka directed the off-Broadway production of I SING! (recent productions in Australia, Boston and London). He began assistant directing and producing on and off-Broadway at theaters such as The Roundabout, MTC and The Atlantic Theater.
Highlights include THE DAZZLE (Outer Critics Circle Award – assistant director to David Warren) and THE GOAT (Tony Award- assistant to producer Scott Rudin). In film, he assisted Rudin on the Oscar-nominated THE HOURS, and Jonathan Glickman, president of Spyglass Entertainment, on the Oscar-nominated SEABISCUIT. He directed David Warren’s production of MATT AND BEN in Chicago and Toronto. He has directed and produced segments for Bravo and Fuse TV and co-created the BravoTV.com original webseries Jen’s Vlog. With Eva Price and Victoria Lang, he is a producer of FOUND, a stage show based on Davy Rothbart’s popular magazines and books.