The Power of Volunteerism: Strengthening Partnerships and Human Capital with Dr. Rebecca Hardin

December 13, 2016 Jamie Serino

"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.

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Jamie Serino

Jamie Serino is Director of Marketing for Blackbaud’s Corporations & Foundations division. Bringing nearly two decades of leadership experience spanning the private and nonprofit sectors, Jamie oversees the strategy to communicate Blackbaud’s brand promise to grantmaking organizations and corporations, drive market leadership, and establish strategic partnerships that lift the philanthropic sector. Jamie also hosts the Champions for Social Good podcast. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Jamie 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. He was instrumental in building the Vonage brand, growing the customer base from 10,000 to 2.5 million while helping the company through its IPO. He also led the centralization of communications and branding at SunGard in order to reposition the company for IPO/acquisition.

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