Deloitte Podcast with College Summit

College Summit

Corporate giving has traditionally involved writing a check and calling it a day. But at a time when demands for nonprofit services are on the rise, cash donations are on the decline. Meanwhile, a national call-to-service is spotlighting the power of volunteerism.

Enter the new corporate citizen: Instead of donating money to pay for work, companies can cut out the middle man — through pro-bono engagement and skills-based volunteerism. If corporate philanthropy is expanded to include the prized commodity of workplace talent, the relationship can reap considerably more value — and do far more good — for nonprofits and communities in need.

Deloitte Podcast

Highlights:

·         The Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey suggests many nonprofits and companies should think about pro bono as an actual currency. What exactly does that mean?

·         Given the current pressures on revenue in both the private and nonprofit sectors, how can organizations go about making the investments needed to take advantage of skilled volunteers?

·         How has Deloitte helped College Summit overcome organizational challenges through its pro-bono work?

·         It sounds deceptively simple: Nonprofits are asking for money to pay for work, when they could just be asking companies for the work itself. Why isn’t more of this happening?

Guests:

·         Dean Furbush, president, College Summit

·         Evan Hochberg, national director, Community Involvement, Deloitte Services LP

·         Humbelina Sanchez, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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