On Friday, September 29, approximately 20 Covestro employees came together to become five teams of SkillShare participants, learning everything from the nuances of the nonprofit sector to the role of a consultant to the intricacies of municipalities. They are now actively collaborating with local nonprofits and municipalities to create a more connected community. [Read more…]
The purpose-driven professional
Harnessing the power of corporate social impact for talent development
“As employees increasingly look for meaning and social impact in their corporate jobs, companies are seeking—and finding—ways to link talent development and rewarding, purpose-driven work, for both employee engagement and competitive advantage.”
Read the entire article here.
Stanford’s Social Innovation Review published a great article on the benefits – and challenges – of implementing a fruitful skills-based volunteering program for both nonprofits and businesses. Read more about this growing movement in purposeful volunteer impact and how it can work for you.
On Thursday, March 23, Covestro Institute for Engagement (CIE) packed the house at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty for “We’re Jazzed: A Mock Board Meeting.” The event included a one-act play in which a nonprofit board addresses potential failure with heated words, inert threats and a screaming saxophone.
Watch the video below (or on YouTube):
“So the stakes are high for raising these issues and winning this particular long game. Therefore, today, I call for heightened attention to HR in every nonprofit. Staff leaders should actively be building their bench. Boards of directors must own their responsibilities as employers as well as champions of mission. Given the daily contributions made by nonprofit organizations, we all have a stake in the continued success of our nonprofits.”
The Bayer Center’s director Peggy Outon penned a powerful piece for NEXT Pittsburgh on the board’s role in HR and, as a direct result, the success and growth of the nonprofit sector.