Connecting businesses and professionals to volunteer opportunities.

January 5, 2016 - We're so pleased to share that effective this week, the CVC is now formally operating as a program offering of Leadership Montgomery! Please pardon our dust as we work to bring our technologies together.

For more information, contact Sarah Burnett at sarah.burnett@leadermont.org or 301-881-3333.

Nonprofit Frequently Asked Questions

The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Montgomery County is proud to partner with businesses and nonprofits to support, facilitate, and promote volunteerism in our community.

There are several ways that the CVC engages with nonprofits in the county. Please read the frequently asked questions below to determine how your nonprofit can connect with the CVC.

Should nonprofits join the CVC?

Nonprofit organizations that wish to engage their employees as volunteers or partner with businesses to benefit other nonprofits or causes should join the CVC to receive all the benefits of membership (e.g., Friends of the Library is a CVC member.)

Joining is not right for us, how can we be listed as a Nonprofit Partner on the CVC website?

Nonprofits that wish to engage CVC members as volunteers can ask their CVC member partner to request that they be listed on the CVC website as a Nonprofit Partner. In addition to the profile listing, Nonprofit Partners are able to post volunteer opportunities on the site.

Why must we be referred by a CVC member business?

Referring nonprofits to the CVC is a membership benefit for businesses. This allows the CVC to recommend service projects with nonprofits that have demonstrated the capacity to effectively work with corporate volunteers. References must be made by current CVC members in good standing that have served with your organization.

We have worked with businesses that aren’t members of the CVC; can they serve as our reference?

Referrals must come from CVC members, but there’s an easy solution! Ask your business partner to join the CVC. Let them know about all the member benefits and how they can use their membership to help raise your organization’s visibility in the business community.

If we join the CVC, can we serve as our own reference?

No. References must come from an outside organization that has both volunteered with your nonprofit and is a CVC member.

We’re a new nonprofit, how can we begin making good connections in Montgomery County?

We recommend sharing your volunteer opportunities through the Montgomery County Volunteer Center as well as connecting with Nonprofit Montgomery, which works to strengthen the collective voice of the nonprofit sector in Montgomery County.

How can we share our volunteer opportunities with CVC members?

Nonprofit Partners are invited to post their volunteer opportunities on the CVC website; partners logged into their account can post opportunities here.

What’s an “ongoing volunteer opportunity”?

The CVC maintains a database of Nonprofit Partner volunteer needs that are not tied to a schedule. Any service project that a volunteer group can complete for you that is not date-specific will likely qualify. If a volunteer opportunity you submit is not date-specific, but will expire after a period of time, just let us know so that we can remove it from our database.

Can we attend CVC events? How can we network with CVC members?

Most CVC events are open to the public. Events that are intended for members of the business community only will be noted. The CVC’s largest networking events each year are the Annual Membership Breakfast and the Annual Awards Luncheon. We hope you join us!

If you have a question that was not answered here, please contact us at info@cvc-mc.org or 240.292.9282.

The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Montgomery County is proud to partner with businesses and nonprofits to support, facilitate, and promote volunteerism in our community.

There are several ways that the CVC engages with nonprofits in the county. Please read the frequently asked questions below to determine how your nonprofit can connect with the CVC.

  • 1.       Should nonprofits join the CVC?
    Nonprofit organizations that wish to engage their employees as volunteers or partner with businesses to benefit other nonprofits or causes should join the CVC to receive all the benefits of membership (e.g.,  Adventist HealthCare is a CVC member.)
  • 2.      Joining is not right for us, how can we be listed as a Nonprofit Partner on the CVC website?
    Nonprofits that wish to engage CVC members as volunteers can ask their CVC member partner to request that they be listed on the CVC website as a Nonprofit Partner. The general public can view partial Nonprofit Partner profiles; full profiles are visible only to CVC members logged into the site. In addition to the profile listing, Nonprofit Partners are entitled to list up to five (5) ongoing volunteer opportunities on the site.
  • 3.      Why must we be referred by a CVC member business?
    Referring nonprofits to the CVC is a membership benefit  for  businesses. This allows the CVC to recommend service projects with nonprofits that have demonstrated the capacity to effectively work with corporate volunteers. References must be made by current CVC members in good standing.
  • 4.      We have worked with businesses that aren’t members of the CVC; can they serve as our reference?
    Referrals must come from CVC members, but there’s an easy solution! Ask your business partner to join the CVC. Let them know about all the member benefits and how they can use their membership to help raise your organization’s visibility in the business community.
  • 5.      If we join the CVC, can we serve as our own reference?
    No. References must come from an outside organization that has both volunteered with your nonprofit and is a CVC member.
  • 6.      We’re a new nonprofit, how can we begin making good connections in Montgomery County?
    We recommend sharing your volunteer opportunities through the Montgomery County Volunteer Center as well as connecting with Nonprofit Montgomery, which works to strengthen the collective voice of the nonprofit sector in Montgomery County.
  • 7.      How can we share our volunteer opportunities with CVC members?
    Nonprofit Partners are invited to list up to five (5) ongoing volunteer opportunities on the CVC website. Volunteer opportunities and contact information is visible only to CVC members logged into the site.
  • 8.     What’s an “ongoing volunteer opportunity”?
    The CVC maintains a database of Nonprofit Partner volunteer needs that are not tied to a schedule. Any service project that a volunteer group can complete for you that is not date-specific will likely qualify. If a volunteer opportunity you submit is not date-specific, but will expire after a period of time, just let us know so that we can remove it from our database.
  • 9.      How can we share a date-specific volunteer opportunity with CVC members?
    All CVC friends and acquaintances are invited to submit date specific events and volunteer opportunities to our Community Calendar. Please be sure to list contact information in the body of your post! Calendar items are subject to approval, which may take up to five (5) business days.
  • 10.  How can we promote our fundraiser or collection drive to CVC members?
    The CVC focuses on corporate volunteerism. When a partnership is forged through service, financial and in-kind support often follow. Fundraisers and collection drives cannot be listed as volunteer opportunities, but may be submitted to our Community Calendar.
  • 11.   Can we attend CVC events? How can we network with CVC members?
    Most CVC events are open to the public. Events that are intended for members of the business community only will be noted. The CVC’s largest networking events each year are the Annual Membership Breakfast and the Annual Awards Luncheon. We hope you join us!

If you have a question that was not answered here, please contact us at info@cvc-mc.org or 240.292.9282.

 

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