April 27 Nonprofit Panel on Volunteerism and Philanthropy

Every nonprofit organization needs to know: How do you engage volunteers? Attend the “lunch-and-learn” panel discussion “Volunteerism and Philanthropy: Cultivating Gifts of Time and Money” on Thursday, April 27, at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mandel Community Studies Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve (or online via livestream) to explore volunteer engagement with leaders from three major Cleveland volunteer management organizations:

  • Joy Banish, Executive Director, Greater Cleveland Volunteers
  • Brian Broadbent, President & CEO, Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Jeff Griffiths, Executive Director, HandsOn Northeast Ohio

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Free and open to all. Light lunch is included. Attend in person or via livestream.

The panel, which is moderated by Professor Rob Fischer, will explore how the concept of philanthropy is inclusive of the giving of volunteer time as well as monetary resources — and how they often go hand in hand.

About the Panel

Joy Banish is the Executive Director of Greater Cleveland Volunteers, a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteerism and engages and supports 2000 volunteers that help more than 100 local organizations. A graduate of the University of Mount Union, she has more than 25 years of experience managing volunteers.

Brian Broadbent is the President and CEO of Business Volunteers Unlimited, and he also consults with nonprofit organizations on human resource  matters. He serves as President of The  City Mission board and as Governance Chair for Youth Opportunities Unlimited. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University.

Jeff Griffiths is the co-founder and Executive Director of HandsOn Northeast Ohio, the Cuyahoga County affiliate of the HandsOn Network and Ohio Volunteer Center Association. A graduate of Miami University (where he founded their Make A Difference Day), he has over 16 years experience identifying community needs and designing projects to meet those needs.

About the Series

This is the third of three events in the 2017 Strategies in Social Investment spring speaker series at the Mandel School presented by the Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) program with support from the Gail and Elliott Schlang Philanthropic Fund (a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland). It is also part of the Mandel School Centennial Speaker Series.

Student Info

Mandel School MNO and MSSA students receive 1.5 PD hours for attending. Online and intensive weekend students who watch via livestream can receive 1.5 PD hours by submitting a brief summary to their field advisor.

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Questions? Please email MandelSchool@case.edu or call 216.368.2270.