Contribute your corporate expertise while developing goodwill and employee skills

The corporate sector is receiving more requests for donations and support from the voluntary sector than ever before. With limited budgets, many are looking for strategic ways to demonstrate their commitment and contribute to strengthening communities. One avenue gaining popularity is the creation of employer supported volunteerism programs. For example, corporations can give employees time off to volunteer, make donations to organizations where employees have demonstrated volunteer commitment, and/or help employees learn about volunteer opportunities. Employer supported volunteer programs benefit employees by enabling them to become involved in their community in a meaningful way with the support of their employers. The corporations sponsoring these programs benefit by enhancing their reputation as good corporate citizens, by aligning themselves with their employees' values, and by gaining more committed, skilled and satisfied employees.

Opportunities for corporate sector involvement

Promote BoardMatch Fundamentals in your Company

  • Organize an in-house BoardMatch Fundamentals Orientation or Information Session - Contact Us
  • Provide information about BoardMatch Fundamentals to your employees - you can e-mail information to employees, provide a link to www.BoardMatch.org from your company intranet, include information in your company newsletter and put up flyers about BoardMatch Fundamentals.

Promote BoardMatch Leaders in Your Company

The BoardMatch Leaders program provides an opportunity for high potential employees to develop and enhance their leadership skills by working on the board of directors of a charity or not-for-profit of their choice. Classroom and online learning sessions and facilitated board placement support provide the employee with the knowledge and competencies to serve effectively on a voluntary sector board. Click here for more information on BoardMatch Leaders.

Individual Learning Outcomes

A study conducted by American Express and the Volunteer Consulting Group determined the following key benefits of serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization:

 Thought Leadership
  • Creating innovative solutions
  • Shaping strategic vision
  • Thinking conceptually & analytically
 Results Leadership
  • Demonstrating initiative & accountability
  • Pursuing learning & development
  • Using management expertise

 Relationship Leadership

  • Collaborating effectively by valuing diversity

  • Attracting & developing talent

  • Influencing & negotiating effectively

  • Leveraging networks