"Our goal is to create community and global citizens that have a broader context and connectedness to the world around them so that even after one volunteer event, something is ignited in them and they continue to give back outside of these opportunities on their own." - Rebecca Hardin
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Dr. Rebecca Hardin, Performance Improvement Consultant and Federal Employee Volunteer Program Director. Dr. Hardin discusses the creation of a more robust employee engagement program within the federal sector and offers advice on how partnerships with local nonprofits can help align volunteers with causes. Dr. Hardin also provides best practices for creating effective skills-based volunteering opportunities and meaningful volunteer experiences, while stressing the importance of being able to measure the impact of volunteer programs. Overall, Dr. Hardin illuminates the positive correlation between volunteerism and human capital development.
About the Author
As Director of Marketing at MicroEdge + Blackbaud, Jamie Serino is responsible for driving market leadership, demand generation, branding, strategic events and communications for the Foundations & Corporate Markets group. For more than 15 years, Jamie has developed and led transformational marketing and communication strategies in both B-to-B and B-to-C technology industries including financial services, network security, CRM, Internet telephony and HR/Recruiting technology. Jamie began his career working with nonprofit organizations that served people with developmental disorders and mental illness. In addition, he has helped nonprofit organizations promote causes related to disaster preparedness, pediatric cancer, clean energy and ocean conservation. Jamie holds a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University.Follow on Twitter More Content by Jamie Serino