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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]
The Twin Cities is routinely recognized as number one in rates of volunteering. We come together to help people in need, whether it’s monetary donations, gifts or our most precious commodity - time – every little bit matters. The Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities helps member companies, like Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, build strong volunteering programs. I am proud to be a Minnesotan, but I am even more proud to be part of a company that values volunteering and giving back to the community. In addition to average annual associate donations providing... [read more]
You know the old postal carrier saying, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...” right? Well, that could definitely apply to the guests who made it out on Wednesday, November 28, to Cooper’s at West End for the 2018 CVC-TC Holiday Celebration! Members weren’t going to let a few snowflakes and congested roads stop them from making it to the year-end party. Although, I wish we had a snapshot of everyone’s face when they finally walked in that night! People sure looked excited to have made it, thirsty and hungry! While we know that a... [read more]
This October, CVC-TC members in conjunction with Minnesota Council on Foundations members met at Land O’Lakes to discuss and learn about the impact of nonprofit-corporate partnerships. The program examined how partnerships can incorporate a well-rounded approach to their partnerships from volunteering, grants, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and cause-marketing. To dig into the topic, Camille Cyprian of Minnesota Council on Foundations led a panel discussion featuring Jennifer Jones from Ameriprise Financial, Carolyn Link from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota... [read more]
This October, two CVC-TC member companies will be working together on a beloved annual tradition. Every year since 2011, the Minnesota Twins and the Toro Company have partnered to rebuild a Twin Cities youth baseball or softball field in just one day. This year’s field rebuild site will be West Minnehaha in St. Paul. Under the guidance of the Toro Sports Turf Managers and the Twins Grounds Crew, more than 60 Twins and Toro staff will tear up sod, level the playing surfaces of three different youth fields, rebuild pitching mounds, and more. This event encompasses... [read more]


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