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Leverage Your Company's Volunteer Initiatives

Technology Association of Oregon
February 04, 2019

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) is honored to announce a new partnership with NobleHour to increase volunteerism among technology companies throughout Oregon, SW Washington, and the Pacific Northwest.

The partnership is the first of its kind and is open to all TAO members --  more than 450 technology and service provider companies in Oregon and SW Washington. Together, NobleHour and TAO are encouraging business members to take advantage of the NobleHour platform for free. NobleHour is one of the leading volunteer impact solutions in the nation, connecting volunteers and opportunities. NobleHour empowers businesses to connect with nonprofits, volunteers, and report on the impact they’re making in the community — all through an easy-to-use tool. 

NobleHour, which recently launched its NobleBridge initiative, aims to bring together businesses and nonprofit organizations across the state to help foster corporate volunteerism. The initiative gained the attention of TAO president and CEO Skip Newberry "As an association, we are constantly researching ways for our membership and industry to become more connected and engaged with the communities in which we work and live. TAO is excited to partner with NobleHour to offer a new benefit to our member companies that will provide a bigger impact on Oregon and Southwest Washington."

In addition to free access to the NobleHour tool, TAO and NobleHour are also offering networking and social events, access to curated volunteer days, a volunteer toolkit and related resources, and access to advanced employee reporting and surveys. TAO member organizations will also be able to measure their impact alongside others that are participating, encouraging deeper connections and stronger involvement between community partners and businesses.

“We see more and more businesses getting into corporate volunteerism as a way to engage their employees while making an impact in their community,” shared Allison Hale, Director of Marketing for NobleHour. “We want to make it easier for them to connect with community partners and nonprofit organizations.”

TAO and NobleHour will continue to work together through 2020 to improve corporate and nonprofit connections in their communities. The general aim is to strengthen connections between organizations in the community and more specifically to help TAO members create and refine volunteer policies that can be used to attract and retain top talent. 

“Oregon is ranked third nationwide for volunteering and has one of the highest concentrations of nonprofits in the nation. We want to help people find volunteer opportunities and continue to volunteer. We don’t just want the one-off volunteer opportunities,” says Mike Calvo, Director of Sales and New Business Development for NobleHour.

To find out how to get your company engaged with the TAO and NobleHour initiatives please connect with the contacts below: 

Jerry Gaube
Director of Membership
Technology Association of Oregon
          Mike Calvo
Director of Sales & New Business Development
NobleHour