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Effectively Engaging Corporate Volunteers in Your Mission

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  PT
In-person | San Francisco, CA

In Conversation with Joel Bashevkin, Taproot Bay Area Executive Director and Ragnar von Schiber, Senior Manager for Genentech’s Corporate and Employee Giving Department.

With the tremendous shifts occurring in how nonprofits and corporations work together, we invite you to join us to learn how your nonprofit can prepare and develop strong corporate partnerships. 

Gone are the days that companies simply wrote checks or bought tables at fundraising events.  In the past few years, US corporations have become much more strategic and are investing heavily, but more narrowly, to achieve greater social impact.  Accomplishing these strategic outcomes requires the coordination of the company’s philanthropy, product donations, as well as tapping their employees’ talent and volunteering passions.

This session will feature Genentech’s education initiatives along with advice from the Taproot Foundation on best practices in engaging corporate volunteers to advance your mission. Genentech invests deeply in education, drawing support and resources throughout the company. Taproot Foundation prepares and delivers services that help corporations and nonprofits work effectively together through impactful pro bono volunteerism.

About the Speakers:


Ragnar von Schiber, Senior Manager, Genentech. Ragnar oversees employee giving and volunteering at Genentech, a company leading the way in engaging employees to give back. In 2014, Genentech received the San Francisco Business Times’ 2014 Corporate Philanthropy Beyond the Check Award for Community Impact. Ragnar’s spent his career building volunteer programs and cultivating alliances to engage and motivate professionals, maximize impact for organizations and benefit communities.

Prior to joining Genentech, Ragnar worked at the Taproot Foundation, where he headed up grant-making and volunteer management for the West Coast, driving relationships for nonprofits looking to strengthen their infrastructure through pro bono volunteering and for professionals eager to contribute to cause. 

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Joel Bashevkin, Taproot Foundation Bay Area Executive Director and Director, Global Pro BonoJoel Bashevkin has been the Executive Director of Taproot Foundation, Bay Area for seven years and is also Taproot’s Director of Global Pro Bono. With a focus on building a strong pro bono marketplace both locally and globally, he leads the effort to engage business professionals, nonprofits and corporations in high quality, impactful pro bono engagements.  He presents frequently on the topics of pro bono, volunteerism, nonprofit leadership & capacity building, corporate CSR and social impact through cross sector partnerships.

Focused on consulting to organizations undergoing tremendous growth and organizational development, Joel’s nearly 30 year nonprofit career includes the roles of JCC Executive Director, Contemporary Jewish Museum Deputy Director & Boston Food Bank Operations Director.

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