America's Charities Consolidated Annual Report - page 9

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Member Assembly and Rally —
#InspiredGiving
The Future of Workplace Giving is Here!
#InspiredGiving
was the theme of the 2013 annual
Membership Assembly and Business Meeting.
Highlights included:
A keynote address — “What do the Data Say?” was
presented by George Weiner, Founder and CEO,
WholeWhale.com.
Panel discussions on ‘Future of Employee
Engagement’, ‘Creating Messages that Inspire and
Engage’, and ‘Delivering Messages Across Platforms
to Catalyze Giving.’
Panelists representing a broad range of ideas and
perspectives included:
Barbara Harman
, President
and Editor, Catalogue for Philanthropy;
Debra
Snider
, Vice President, Operations, GuideStar;
Michael O’Mahoney
, Vice President, Campaign &
Business Development, Benevity Social Ventures;
Aman Singh
, Editorial Director, CSRwire;
Kathryn
Whitener,
Charity Account Manager, Washington
Post Media and
Adam Shapiro
, President and CEO,
Adam Shapiro Public Relations.
The Greater Washington Area Nonprofit Leadership
Award was presented to
Sally Mallory
of Capital
Caring and the National Nonprofit Leadership Award
was presented to
Laura Johnson
, Make-a-Wish
Foundation
®
of America.
America’s Charities Engagement
America’s Charities employees partnered with
Normandy Real Estate Partners to hold two food drives
during 2013. Normandy’s Chantilly tenants gathered
over 1,100 pounds of non-perishable food that was
then donated to Food for Others, a Community First
member. Even though Northern Virginia is considered
one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the nation, the
area still faces a poverty rate of 5%. Food for Others
is Fairfax County’s primary safety net for food when
an emergency strikes and for those who need to
supplement their inadequate food supplies.
As part of Normandy’s “Hunger Doesn’t Take a
Vacation” summer food drive, tenants donated over
850 pounds of non-perishable food. America’s
Charities employees then volunteered with Food for
Others and put together hundreds of “Power Packs.”
These packs provide a weekend assortment of food
for elementary school age children to eat at home
providing healthy food outside of school.
Going for the Gold! Charting
Impact 2013 and Beyond
On December 17, 2013, America’s Charities partnered
with BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar and
Independent Sector to conduct a special webinar on
Charting Impact and how to become a GuideStar
Exchange Gold member. Presenters included:
Diana
Aviv
, President and CEO, Independent Sector;
Jacob
Harold
, President and CEO, GuideStar USA;
Art
Taylor
, President and CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance;
and
Steve Delfin
, President and CEO, America’s
Charities.
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