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Pittsburgh Business Times: Skills Based Volunteerism

  • Duquesne Club 325 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 United States (map)

Skills Based Volunteerism: Triple Threat for the Triple Bottom Line

Volunteerism has long been a cornerstone of corporate citizenship initiatives. Today, however, mounting research shows skills-based volunteer programs not only strengthen nonprofits and communities by providing technical expertise and building capacity, they effectively engage corporate employees and boost performance, loyalty and morale. This discussion will highlight the evolution of volunteer programs and showcase the newest most effective approaches, including Skills-Based Volunteerism, a trend being pioneered here in Western Pennsylvania that is having major impacts on both companies and nonprofits.

Rebecca Lucore, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Covestro LLC
Peggy Outon, Executive Director, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University
Daniel Pinho, Senior Vice President and Assistant Group Manager, Trade Finance, The PNC Financial Services Group
Shannon Connery, Facilities Manager, Alcoa
Justin Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Event Agenda:
8:00 - 8:30 Registration, Networking and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 Presentation
9:45 - 10:00 Q&A

Event Ticket Pricing
Tickets are $35. Business Times subscribers receive a 10% discount until September 29, 2016.  A limited number of non-profit tickets are available at a discounted rate of $25. Register early as seating is limited and will fill up quickly.

Event Menu:
Continental breakfast

Walk-ins pay $45 at the door. We will try to accommodate individuals wishing to register the day of the event, but seating is limited and there is no guarantee. We strongly encourage you to register in advance.

Ready to DO skills based volunteering? Join a team for a Flash Challenge - brainstorming solutions to a pressing issue facing a nonprofit - IMMEDIATELY following this breakfast event.  This is a rare opportunity through the Covestro Institute for Engagement at RMU and can be added to your event registration at no cost.  Space is highly limited, so contact Jen Brown at if you are interested.


  • Your nametag serves as your ticket to the event.
  • You will not be mailed paper tickets.
  • Please be sure to fill out your guest names and companies completely when registering.
  • All payments must be made before the event in order to hold your reservation.
  • Parking will not be validated.

    Business Attire.

Earlier Event: October 5
Pittsburgh Magazine Women & Business
Later Event: November 7
Fall 2016 Meet and Move Luncheon