Deloitte Donates Its Best Thinking to Help Hundreds of Nonprofits Battle Recession By Addressing Common Business Challenges
Examples of how Deloitte employees will contribute their skills on IMPACT Day include:
* The New York office will host a series of workshops for nonprofit leaders focusing on how they and their organizations can take control, adapt and move beyond the current economic crisis. Sessions will include "The Leadership Challenge," which will be co-facilitated by Deloitte's CEO Barry Salzberg, as well as Strategic Communications, Social Media: The Web 2.0 World and Organizational Branding.
* The Phoenix office will host an in-depth workshop on "Managing Through Difficult Times" which is designed to help nonprofit organizations not only focus on survival, but also lay the groundwork to emerge stronger as the economy improves. Deloitte's Chairman of the Board Sharon Allen will participate.
Evan Hochberg, who leads community involvement nationally at Deloitte, explained why Deloitte is so committed to skills-based volunteerism: "Now more than ever, if conversations between corporate grant makers and nonprofits are limited only to financial support, both parties will leave value on the table," said Hochberg. "Companies who donate the prized commodity of workplace talent can help a nonprofit budget go farther. Our experience has been that when able to function more efficiently and effectively, nonprofits will reap considerably more value -- and do far more good -- for communities in need."
About Deloitte Community Involvement
Deloitte believes the business community has a powerful role to play in response to the call for service, and helps people and communities thrive in three ways:
* We leverage our best thinking to strengthen nonprofit capacity by helping with strategic, operational and financial challenges, so nonprofits can help more people and communities faster and better.
* We complement our best thinking with financial resources through large-scale grants and regional donations.
* We create and share new research, content and insights on ways corporations can leverage skills-based volunteerism.