June is a big month for our corporate partners. We have thousands of projects going on around the city all month, and we’ll be following our Corporate Relations team to see how they’re doing over the next few weeks. Today, our newest CR member, Kaitlin, gives you an overview of what her team does.
If you ever find yourself wondering how New York Cares can provide thousands of volunteer opportunities for more than 1,200 local nonprofits at no cost to the recipient agency, wonder no longer! The answer is multi-faceted, but a significant portion of New York Cares’ operating budget comes from the support of our generous corporate donors. The 120 plus corporate accounts are managed by three Corporate Relations Officers, who work in tandem with Corporate Service Managers to help plan customized corporate volunteer projects.
As a Corporate Relations Officer, I oversee a portfolio of more than 40 corporate sponsors who help sustain and grow our capacity to meet the expanding needs of New York City’s most underserved nonprofits. I also recruit and support prospective sponsors as they explore how our corporate volunteer program may fit the needs of their company and employees. Our goal is for all of our corporate partners to engage in customized, year-round volunteer initiatives that not only benefit the immediate community around them, but also bolster the morale and team-focused mentality of their own workforce. A brochure that explains our corporate service program in greater detail can be found here.
Our work with corporate partners is two-pronged and truly exemplifies our mission. Sponsors not only sustain our capacity to meet pressing community needs, but also mobilize their own workforce in hands-on volunteer service. If you’re interested in getting your company involved in corporate service, feel free to give us a ring! It’s a win-win for both the company and New York Cares (and, trust me, I’m not biased at all).
By Kaitlin McTighe