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                        by Emily Eddy White – Director of Development & Marketing, The Food Group & CVC-TC Board Member This past December, CVC-TC members met at Accenture to discuss and learn about how corporate volunteerism and philanthropy attracts and retains talent. Panelists discussed how their employee volunteer programs and human resource teams work together to grow and strengthen company talent. To dig into the topic, a panel discussion featured Caroline DeVinck from Accenture, Vicky... [read more]
CVC-TC welcomes the following as associate members for 2020 - 2021: Open Arms Minnesota Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest People Serving People  The Food Group Second Harvest Heartland Prepare + Prosper The Arc Minnesota The Salvation Army CEAP Feed My Starving Children Hammer Residence  
By Jamie Yanisch Boston Scientific’s Season of Giving campaign is a global initiative that gives employees the opportunity to demonstrate their caring value by giving back to our local communities. Minnesota employees participate in the campaign by sponsoring families from the Osseo and Mounds View School Districts, donating on Giving Tuesday and participating in volunteer events with their teams.  Boston Scientific also provides an onsite volunteer opportunity for employees who may not be able to get off campus to volunteer. With the help of HandsOn Twin Cities, employees from... [read more]
CVC-TC profiles Gina DiMaggio, Medica Foundation Program Manager. How many years have you been at your current company? 3 How many years have you been in your role? 3 Describe your role at your company and how your work contributes to the success of the company? I lead a team of Medica employees who volunteer to do the relationship and grant oversight work for the Foundation. Additionally, I oversee a portfolio of grants and am responsible for the communications work of the Medica Foundation. What corporate volunteer best practices would you share with other CVC-TC members... [read more]
CVC-TC is a dynamic organization that strengthens its members’ efforts by providing tools and resources to support your volunteer program and professional development.  Thanks to YOU, the Twin Cities continues to be on the cutting edge of creating unique and meaningful volunteer opportunities for employees. To continue this great work, we need strong participation! DID YOU KNOW? • Your membership is due to expire at the end of December 2019 and we invite you to renew for 2020. • When you renew your membership, you and a colleague have access to these benefits and more:  ... [read more]
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means volunteering is on the rise.  Whether you're planning the office holiday party, or just looking to volunteer with your team before the end of the year, the holiday season provides numerous opportunities to gather your colleagues and make an impact in the community.   While volunteering during the holidays can make you feel warm and fuzzy, it isn’t always so simple.  According to data compiled by HandsOn Connect, last year nonprofits saw a 42 percent increase in volunteer inquiries during the holiday season, compared to the... [read more]
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]


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