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Matt Oquist is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Luther Automotive Group and has been in his role for 6 years.   Let’s learn more from Matt about his role at Luther Automotive: “The Luther Automotive Group has been in the Twin Cities since 1952 and hopefully we’ll be here for many more years into the future. We know we need to rely on our neighbors to be our customers and our employees. In my role, I’ve helped Luther Automotive guide our resources to help our neighbors find food and shelter and in some cases, a good job where you don’t smell... [read more]
Feed My Starving Children Fun Facts: Did you know? FMSC was founded in 1987 by a MN business man who felt a call to feed God’s starving children. FMSC has 8 permanent meal packing locations in the US. (MN, IL, TX and AZ locations) FMSC  had over 1.3 million volunteers help package meals last year. FMSC has been a four star Charity Navigator recipient for the past 14 years. FMSC offers your employees an opportunity to work together as a team to help children around the world. FMSC is currently providing relief effort for Hurricane Dorian and has already... [read more]
ECMC Group, winner of the CVC-TC Game Changer Award in 2017, is a nonprofit corporation focused on helping students succeed by providing financial tools and services, nonprofit career education and funding for innovative programs to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. A key element of ECMC Group’s values and mission is its dedication to serving communities in need through its strategic partnerships and emphasis on employee inclusion in community involvement initiatives. A few examples of ECMC Group’s strategic partnerships include:    - ... [read more]
The CVC-TC is a vibrant organization consisting of corporate and nonprofit members who work to advocate, support, and grow workplace volunteerism. Seeking nonprofit associate members for 2020-2021 Nonprofit organizations that serve diverse communities and have strong volunteer programs bring depth and vitality to CVC-TC. One nonprofit member for every four corporate members is accepted. Starting in 2020, associate membership will be a two-year term versus the previous one-year term. Current nonprofit members are required to re-apply for the 2020-2021 term. Nonprofit associate membership... [read more]
Join HandsOn Twin Cities on Thursday, October 3 at Canopy by Hilton for the annual "Find Your Cause" event. At HandsOn it is our mission to transform Minnesota through volunteerism and we are committed to finding customized opportunities that YOU are passionate about. At the "Find Your Cause" event we will find opportunities with organizations that are relevant to you. Marketing, finance, technology, event planning, coaching, research – if you have a talent or passion to share, you will find an impactful nonprofit where you can put these skills to work! List of... [read more]
On August 27, more than 30 corporate and nonprofit professionals gathered at Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest for a series of roundtable discussions focused on the theme “Aligning Efforts to Deepen Impact”. The goal of the event was to share best practices on how to further an organization’s mission in the community by leveraging employee passion but still remaining true to a company’s vision. The event included three hosts from various CVC members who each presented on a topic in their small group and then led an open discussion based on that topic. As a result... [read more]
Name: Sofia Terzic Company: U.S. Bank Company Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn): @usbank Title: U.S. Bank Foundation Project Manager How many years have you been at your current company? 1.5 years How many years have you been in your role? 6 months Describe your role at your company and how your work contributes to the success of the company?  I manage our Employee Giving and national communications. This puts our annual Employee Giving Campaign under my scope of work. It is great to see all of our employees come together to give back to the community! I also work... [read more]
Name: Emily Eddy White Company: The Food Group Company Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn): @thefoodgroupmn Title: Director of Development & Marketing How many years have you been at your current company? 13 years Describe your role at your company and how your work contributes to the success of the company? The focus of my position is to engage and cultivate the community in supporting the organization by getting involved and then sharing collective impact and appreciation with our amazing network of supporters. What are some of the most successful volunteer projects you... [read more]
On May 9th the Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities (CVC-TC) held their annual celebration to inspire and connect professionals involved in workplace volunteerism. This is the premier event in the Twin Cities, showcasing the way businesses engage with and serve our community. Keynote speaker, Damon Shoholm from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation facilitated a thought provoking conversation about what it means to help, fix and serve. In Rachel Naomi Remen's article, In the Service of Life she shares, "Over time, fixing and helping are draining, depleting. Over time we burn out... [read more]
Junior Achievement (JA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing today’s young people to succeed in an increasingly complex global economy. In 2019, JA is celebrating 100 years as a national organization Students learn about construction careers at JA BizTown’s Construction Center, sponsored by Mortenson. and 70 years in the Upper Midwest. JA teaches students in grades K-12 how to manage money, how to prepare for a career, and how to open and run a business. As a result, students are empowered to make a connection between what they learn... [read more]

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