Announcing the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council

Announcing the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council

Activate Good is thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council! We know that companies in the Triangle are phenomenal corporate citizens with a solid record of supporting the community. Now, we’re inviting them to the table to collaborate with us on ways to get more of their employees – and community members – involved. We’re also welcoming Red Hat as the first inaugural member, and we couldn’t be more excited about this partnership and the great things it will lead to. Learn more about the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council and how to get your company involved.

Read about the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council launch in the Triangle Business Journal.


About the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council

The Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council is a membership-based alliance through which companies network with one another, bolster their employee volunteer programs, and help devise strategies to boost volunteerism in Raleigh and the greater Triangle. Council members will also benefit from Activate Good’s corporate engagement services, which include assistance identifying volunteer opportunities that align with a company’s priorities, coordinating team-building group service projects, and more. Outcomes and developments from Council meetings may also be periodically published in the Triangle Business Journal as part of the ongoing effort to highlight local volunteerism.

In addition to opportunities to these benefits, members of the inaugural Council will help lead the development of strategies to get more Triangle citizens involved in volunteer action and raising the community’s volunteer rate. Inaugural members will retain permanent status as a founding company on the list of Council members.

Companies of all sizes are welcomed and encouraged to join. Membership dues vary based on company size.

Red Hat signs on as first member

The Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council position is a natural fit for Red Hat, whose business model revolves around being a catalyst within communities. “Red Hat is an open source company,” explained DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at the company. “That means we inspire innovation in technology by connecting customers, partners, and other contributors to exchange ideas and solve business problems. Our relationship with Activate Good developed in part because the organization was using an open source customer relationship management tool in an innovative way: to connect volunteers with opportunities. We look forward to collaborating with Activate Good and other Triangle companies to promote local volunteerism.”

Companies interested in learning more or joining the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council should contact Tom Zajkowski, Activate Good Corporate Relations chair, at corporate@activategood.org.