Tuesday, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Join us for an insightful and impactful meeting where we delve into the heart of philanthropy and volunteerism, exploring actionable ways we can give back, even if we only have one hour a year to give. This session will cover four key areas:

  1. Philanthropy Teambuilding Ideas: Discover creative strategies to foster team and chapter unity and engagement through philanthropic initiatives. We’ll share innovative approaches that not only benefit the community but also strengthen team/chapter bonds.
  2. Programs You Could Support: Learn about various programs and organizations, including ones which help underserved communities and groups like veterans and mothers returning to the workforce, that you could consider donating your time and knowledge to.
  3. Skills-Based Volunteerism Ideas: We’ll discuss 4+ specific ways you can leverage your skills to contribute to causes that matter, transforming your talents into tools for social good.
  4. Corporate Philanthropy and Volunteerism: Gain insights into how companies are embedding philanthropy and volunteerism into their culture. We’ll exchange ideas on what our organizations do and offer, inspiring each other to elevate our commitment to giving back.

This session is designed to be a collaborative platform for sharing, learning, and inspiring action, and will include breakout rooms. Whether you’re a seasoned philanthropist or new to volunteerism, you’ll leave with a renewed sense of purpose and a toolkit of ideas to implement in your workplace and beyond. Let’s come together to shape a culture of generosity and service that has a considerable impact within our communities! 

Speaker Erica Woods

Erica Woods is the Director of Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support their IT Consultant Community of 16,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and acts as a technical community evangelist for various STEM programs/nonprofits. She has almost 20 years of experience in the IT staffing and solutions world and an MBA from Loyola University. 

In terms of volunteerism and community contributions, Erica is a Professional and Career Development Author for the online technical community, presents Career Development sessions for various communities, including SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, PMI chapters, IIBA chapters, BA World conferences, and to local Tampa Bay STEM nonprofits and communities such as CodeBoxx and Year Up. Erica is a Co-Founder of the Baltimore Techies for Good and Tampa Tech4Good Meetup groups, which host monthly events that bring together technical and marketing folks looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities with nonprofits in need of technology help/guidance. She is also one of the three Founders of the ‘100 Techies Who Care’ group in Tampa, which launched in 2023.

Philanthropy Resources

  1. Article around 14 volunteer ideas -
  2. Check out this on-demand panel discussion to learn about several organizations and ways of giving -

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