For our two breakout sessions, we invited IHEs and NPOs to discuss their insights on using the GivePulse platform to support initatives ranging from addressing food insecurity and volunteer recruitment to grant management for a community service learning program.
Showcase 1 - A) Healthy BR | Geaux Get Healthy (Municipality/NPO)
Geaux Get Healthy: Using a Collective Impact Model to Grow Food and Community
Presenters: Kelli Rogers and SK Groll
Join Kelli and SK as they share about a robust coalition that is co-creating a thriving local food landscape using a collective impact model in Baton Rouge, LA. Since 2019, Geaux Get Healthy has reached more than 38,000 community members to meaningfully engage regarding their level of food security. Kelli and SK’s presentation demonstrates how they use GivePulse to drive community engagement, provide educational resources and evaluate program impact across multiple partner organizations.
Showcase 1 - B) Community Service-Learning in the Health Sciences (Higher Ed)
University of Texas - Health San Antonio - Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
Presenters: Jacqueline Tovar and Melanie Stone
During this breakout session, four members of the following two leading health science centers shared the following:
Community service learning (CSL) requires a multi-layered organizing structure to be effective. Members of UT Health San Antonio’s Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, Jacqueline and Melanie, share how GivePulse enabled their CSL program to be student-led, instead of relying heavily on administrative staff. This session also speaks specifically to grantmaking, management and reporting.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Presenters: Jess Guthrie and Monica Thompson
Addressing social determinants of health in the Mid-South region and across Tennessee is the primary focus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Jess and Monica share insights on how UTHSC used GivePulse to not only recruit, manage and track over 5,000 volunteers as the primary organizer for Covid-19 mobilization in Shelby County, TN, but also continue building on this momentum to connect students to meaningful service opportunities.
Showcase 2 - A) Hope to Thrive (NPO)
Going from 0 - 50 Volunteers in Four Months: Leveraging Technology for Volunteer Recruitment and Scaling Social Good
Presenter: Joy Williams, Executive Director, Hope to Thrive
This presentation is geared towards small grassroots organizations that have a small staff and need to manage many volunteers and other staff easily and efficiently. Joy highlights successes from serving as the founder and Executive Director at Hope to Thrive in Winston-Salem, NC. Follow Joy as she reviews how the GivePulse software has made her life more strategic, especially when it comes to grant writing and streamlining daily operations.
Showcase 2- B) GivePulse Staff Share
Insights for Higher Education
Presenters: Brian Halderman and Tiffanie Braun
Learn from members of the GivePulse team about the best practices they have witnessed while working with institutions of higher education across the country. Tiffanie and Brian explore institution-wide adoption of the GivePulse software and offered an opportunity to answer commonly asked questions regarding deploying GivePulse for campus and community. They also explored how campuses assess their initiatives and create actionable steps from what they are learning. This is your chance to learn more about adoption, implementation and ongoing use of GivePulse for your campus and community.
We were honored to celebrate nine members of the GivePulse community who are making outstanding contributions and transforming lives through their service.
We continue to celebrate these community builders and recognize their inspiring work below. To learn more, watch the GivePulse Showcase and Impact Awards Event.