Strategic Volunteering: How to Network and Expand your Brand while Doing Good with Lynn Fergusson Principal of 2H2M Services

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mar 29, 2010 11:15 AM ET

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Strategic Volunteering: How to Network and Expand your Brand while Doing Good with Lynn Fergusson Principal of 2H2M Services

As Canadians we tend to believe that giving is good, that we should donate our time to what we consider important issues and charitable/non-profit organizations. And, we tend to believe that volunteerism is a defining activity for the companies and organizations that support it.  But how do we know which is the best charity, organization or issue to give our time to?  How do we know, as a business owners and company employees, that the time we give is supporting what we truly believe is important to us and our company?  What impact will volunteering have on our personal brand, our network, and our career? What are the career benefits of donating time?  Is it possible to mix philanthropy and strategy while maintaining the noble aim of giving without the expectation of reward?  Join Alan Kearns as he interviews Lynn Fergusson, Principal and Founder of  2H2M Services as they discuss strategic volunteering as one way to do good while expanding your network, exploring your brand, and expanding you career.

Webinar Panelist

Lynn Fergusson is Founder & Principal of 2H2M Services, which creates employee volunteer programs, aligning Hearts, Hands (2H), Minds & Money (2M), to engage employees and support business objectives.  Lynn brings over 15 years of leadership and management experience at GE in various roles including, sales, marketing, and continuous improvement. Throughout her GE career, Lynn was a key player in GE’s employee volunteer organization and brings this wealth of expertise to 2H2M.  Lynn holds an honours business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an MBA from Schulich (York).  She is currently participating in the Bay Area Leadership program through Volunteer Hamilton and is Board Vice-Chair of Habitat for Humanity Halton. She lives in Burlington with her family. 

You will Learn

1. How your career and your company can benefit from volunteering.
2. How to evaluate the right fit with a charitable organization.
3. How volunteering can create career and employee retention opportunities.
4. Why volunteering matters – for your career and your company.

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