Employees from JPMorgan Chase, Social Venture Partners (SVP) Dallas, and three nonprofit organizations recently launched a new SVP Dallas initiative, Partner & Prosper, a skills-based volunteer program that matches local companies and nonprofit organizations.
“We’ve met senior executives who want to offer this kind of program, but they don’t have the bandwidth or even know how to really go about implementing this type of employee community engagement,” says Tony Fleo, CEO of SVP Dallas, which has been in the community for 16 years. “That’s where SVP Dallas comes in. With more than 130 partners who are able to take the lead in a variety of fields, we are the subject-matter experts who want to make doing good better a part of the corporate culture.”
As part of Partner & Prosper, SVP Dallas creates and manages the relationship as a way for companies to invest in the unique talent of their employees via skills-based volunteerism, which is service that capitalizes on professional talents and core business skills. As a result of skills-based volunteerism, everyone benefits: companies generate greater engagement with their employees, talent gains valuable volunteer and community experience, charities receive valuable consultation and services at no cost, and clients in need of help receive enhanced and effective assistance.
“With more than 130 partners who are able to take the lead in a variety of fields, we are the subject-matter experts who want to make doing good better a part of the corporate culture,” says Tony Fleo, CEO of SVP Dallas.
JPMorgan Chase’s Anne Motsenbocker, President of South Region Middle Market Banking, saw the vision of the Partner & Prosper initiative. Over the past year, JPMorgan Chase has been working to expand its volunteer opportunities to include more skills-based options that utilize employees’ professional skills and match the company’s strategic philanthropic initiatives. JPMorgan Chase, through SVP Dallas’ guidance and expertise, presented three nonprofit organizations to its employees and encouraged them to sign up to be team members and project managers for high-impact projects that matched their skills. The three nonprofit organizations JPMorgan Chase selected were Education is Freedom, United Way of Tarrant County, and YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
“Our employees are among the most talented in the financial services industry. The goal of skills-based volunteerism is to expand these professional skills to the communities we serve,” says Tara Cardone, head of Employee Engagement and Volunteerism at JPMorgan Chase. “Skills-based volunteerism offers another way to strengthen our relationships with nonprofit partners and increase their ability to serve their communities well.”
Patron, a branding and design firm under the leadership of owner and SVP Dallas partner Brian Powell, led the branding initiative of Partner & Prosper. In addition to working with for-profit companies, Patron has vast experience with nonprofit organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Livestrong Foundation, American Red Cross, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Points of Light, to name a few. Their expertise in creating brands and stories through the development of foundational values, strategic messaging, and creative content was key in developing the look and feel of the newest SVP Dallas program.
To get more information on Partner & Prosper, powered by SVP Dallas, or to set up your exploratory meeting, call or email Tony Fleo at 214-855-5520 or [email protected]
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