The Volunteer Ingredients
Sharp and bright—two words that perfectly capture the difference Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev volunteers made on August 3, 2018.
Earlier this month, our friends at AB InBev teamed up with us to conduct a pilot volunteer program that aimed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations in New York City. After testing the volunteer program in other countries, AB InBev approached us to be their first US program partner because of our deeply rooted relationships with New York City nonprofits.
The Volunteer Brewing Process
In New York City, AB InBev business experts and global MBA interns rallied together to take on organizational challenges that five of our nonprofit partners are facing—employee retention, tackling health issues, restructuring programs, inventory management, and securing industry sponsorship. In just two hours, AB InBev's teams of experts and interns crafted innovative solutions that they presented to our nonprofit partners. Then, each nonprofit selected the team that brewed the most adoptable solution, and AB InBev leaders offered the “winning” teams even more feedback, fortifying their creative solutions for our nonprofit partners.
The Reviews of This Volunteer Brew
“I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed working with the Anheuser-Busch teams. We deeply appreciated how engaged they all were and impressed by the innovative ideas they arrived at,” said one nonprofit partner. “It was so helpful to think about the problems we submitted in a new light, and we are looking forward to collaborating with our teams going forward to implement their strategic solutions.”
“I was blown away by this volunteer day! By far the most meaningful volunteer activity I've ever participated in,” said an Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev volunteer at a new UWNYC–AB InBev skills-based volunteer program.
If your workplace is looking to ferment (yep, the inevitable brewing pun) a positive difference in New York City like AB InBev, check out our corporate-partner volunteer opportunities today. At United Way of New York City, we’re here to make giving back easier and more impactful for your employees, because we believe the synergy of your volunteers is not only essential to your business but also helping our City’s communities and families grow stronger.
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