Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops at TCVSL

The 2022 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning will offer a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Track for companies interested in community engagement, employee volunteerism, and other ways to improve social well-being. The CSR Track takes place on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can attend online or in-person at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN. Click here to register. 

You can view the CSR Track agenda below or download a copy here

Corporate Social Responsibility Track Preliminary Agenda

All times are in Central. Please note: All events and times are subject to change - check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

8:40-9:20 a.m. - Opening Plenary with Mike Rarer, Cheerful Good

9:30 -10:45 a.m. -  SESSION 1: Impact CSR: What is Success?

What types of nonprofits can best help your corporation execute a successful company volunteering event? What types of events tend to be the most successful and why? Some of the key components of programs with long-term success include community partnerships, technology, and goals, tracking, employee/department recognition. We will take a deeper dive into these areas and compare your corporations to others.

Doss Church & Elisabeth Donovan
Galaxy Digital 

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - SESSION 2: Innovative CSR: The 3 Rs of Effective Volunteer Engagement

In this workshop, participants will learn how to advocate for volunteer involvement in the community and recruit volunteers within their organization. We will discuss some dos and don’ts when working with community partners on volunteer projects and then take a closer look on how to build an effective and cost-efficient volunteer recognition strategy that will increase volunteer program retention.

Rebecca Nofi
Greater Nashville Regional Council

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch, Networking and Award of Excellence Ceremony

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - SESSION 3: Reflective CSR: Why it Matters Most

This workshop focuses on the concept of corporate social responsibility. It assesses whether corporations ought to put more thought onthe influence of the corporations' activities to the society other than only focusing on the interests of their stakeholders.

Rashad Rayford
Elevate Your Vibe

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. - SESSION 4: Networking Periodetworking Session & Closing Remarks

This session is open to all conference attendees, providing an opportunity for both business and nonprofit attendees to come together and learn about this topic. To complete the CSR certification, please select a 3:00 p.m. session to attend. Awards will be mailed out.


Additional Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Volunteerism

Does your company have an active employee volunteerism program?

The Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA) is an initiative from Volunteer Tennessee that seeks to recognize outstanding Tennessee volunteers.  The GVSA also recognizes one business from each of Tennessee’s three Grand Regions for their outstanding community involvement and service. 

Businesses may be nominated by anyone or may nominate themselves.  Nominations for the 2021 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards are closed. Please visit the GVSA webpage for other opportunities to get involved in the GVSA.

GVSA sponsorship opportunities are also available. Email for more info and to receive a sponsorship packet.