Meet Danielle Holly, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speaker

Aug 14, 2015 9:00 AM ET

In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakersAnd if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!


Name: Danielle Holly
Title: CEO
Organization: Common Impact

What is your session about?
This session will bring together companies and nonprofits who want to take that second step with their skills-based volunteer programs, through a fun, interactive speed dating session.

Companies will have the chance to hear what services would be particularly helpful to nonprofits in their communities – and nonprofits will have a chance to “pitch” their skills-based project in a low-risk, low-pressure environment and get feedback on what will make their project even more attractive to potential corporate partners.

Why should attendees care about this topic?
Skills-based volunteering is increasingly popular among companies, but developing strong, effective skills-based partnerships with nonprofit organizations can be very challenging. Nonprofits can be unsure of the expertise they’re receiving and how much effort it will require from their typically capacity-constrained organization. Companies can be unsure of what specific skill or type of skills-based volunteering would be of most benefit to the community and their employee volunteers.

By speaking to the “other side of the aisle”, both companies and nonprofits will better understand how to think about, message and launch their skills-based initiatives.

What is a professional achievement you are particularly proud of?
Launching Common Impact’s NY presence earlier this year!