Member | Strategies for Re-Engaging Volunteers in an Ever-Evolving World


September 14, 2023

Start Time

11:00 am

End Time

12:00 pm



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Members: Free
Member dues must be current when the session takes place to receive access.

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Volunteering and service play a vital role in helping our communities thrive, but what it takes to engage volunteers has changed dramatically over the past several years. Join us to discuss trends in volunteering and service and to consider new ways for connecting with people who care about your mission. 

In this session, a panel of seasoned community engagement leaders – experienced in volunteering, service, corporate social responsibility, and community engagement – will share insights into the trends that are affecting how and why people volunteer. We will cover everything from societal trends to workplace disruption to shifts in human nature, and demonstrate how each are making an impact on volunteer morale. Participants will leave the session with ready-to-implement ideas for re-invigorating individual volunteers and corporate groups.


This session is for staff and board members of GCN member organizations. Member dues must be current when the session takes place to receive access. 

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Our Panel

Cheryl Kortemeier has served as Executive Director of Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) since 2011. Prior to joining the CVC, Cheryl served as director of communications and development for Trees Atlanta, worked in corporate communications and event planning for Equifax, and designed and executed peer-to-peer medical trainings in the pharmaceutical industry. Cheryl is board chair for Science ATL, a tri-chair of the Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Business Roundtable, and an advisory council member of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech. She is past president and current advisory council co-chair of EarthShare Georgia and was a founding steering committee member for the United Nations-endorsed Greater Atlanta Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.

Jay Cranman is the President and CEO of Hands On Atlanta, a vibrant hub of community service where thousands come together to tackle the city’s most pressing needs. When not busy on a service project, you can find Jay juggling multiple civic side hustles, including serving on the boards of Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta and Atlanta Partners for Education and working with both Georgia Tech and Emory University.

Michele Blondheim is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Aprio and the Executive Director of the Aprio Foundation, leading the firm’s corporate social responsibility efforts and philanthropic giving, creating strategic social impact opportunities, and developing innovative programs and engaging partnerships. Driven by a passion to serve, Michele applies 20-plus years of social responsibility work across corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations. Michele is also director emeritus for Bobby Dodd Institute, an advisory committee member for Open Hand, and currently serves on the board of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta and on the Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Business Roundtable.

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