Non-profits are nominated by members of the alumni community. These are usually non-profits with whom the member has volunteered or served on the board, though this isn't a requirement.
The Talent. Service. Impact team is looking for non-profits who are managed locally. Usually these are purely local organizations, though they can include national organizations with independently run local chapters. These non-profit organizations should have opportunities for skilled and professional volunteers to help with specialized tasks and projects. Some examples include developing new programs, strategic planning, financial management, teaching, organizing/running initiatives, marketing/promotion, leading IT initiatives or anything inbetween. Having a road to board membershp is a definite plus.
The Talent. Service. Impact team has experience working with many non-profits, and will work with our non-profit partners to identify and articulate specific opportunities for our alumni members.
Ahead of our annual, in-person volunteer fair, we want to give our alumni the chance to get to know our non-profit partners. To do that, we will have dedicated spaces on our website for all the non-profits. An important part of this information is an introductory video made by the Talent.Service.Impact team of the head and/or founder of each non-profit.
The culmination of our program each year is a volunteer fair to which all our alumni partner organizations and other local professional organizations are invited. The evening includes open networking time for interested volunteers to visit the non-profit leaders at their display tables. The evening includes a presentation by a keynote speaker. In 2020, it will be held at the the beautiful offices of the Communities Foundation of Texas on the evening of May 7. Keynote Address will be given by Robert Kaplan, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He will talk about how to build one’s “Leadership Muscle” and the value of public service for professionals. There will also be a Q&A session with President Kaplan. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.