Each September, IABC celebrates the spirit of volunteerism with programming on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). To make an impact on our community as so many nonprofits are facing challenges, IABC/OC partnered with OneOC, which connects nonprofits with companies and organizations just like ours.

Among the many amazing programs OneOC manages is the Community Cup Charity Challenge, presented virtually on Sept. 21. Through the challenge, members of the IABC/OC Board were among 39 organizations that provided pro bono marketing and communications guidance to help 37 local nonprofits. IABC/OC supported Arts & Learning Conservatory, Thomas House Family Shelter, and Southern California Hospice Foundation. It’s IABC/OC’s privilege to partner with each of these groups that are addressing critical needs in our community.

“I can’t thank you and your team enough for your incredible support and it was so wonderful meeting with you today! Thank you again for your amazing support,” Michelle Wulfestieg, executive director, Southern California Hospice Foundation.

This will be a rapid-response strategic initiative is aimed at helping participating Orange County nonprofit organizations advance their fundraising initiatives and increase their visibility.

“Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today and provide such a detailed list of ideas for Arts & Learning to move forward! I look forward to sharing this information with my organization,” Morgan Holcomb, social media and communications specialist, Arts & Learning Conservatory.

The IABC/OC volunteer team for the Community Cup Charity Challenge, led by Lisa Thomas, vice president of administration, and Kim Evans, vice president of membership, also included Elaine Marshall, president of IndyComm, Laura Perdew, president-elect, and Cara Raffele, president. With more than 60 hours of professional consulting time, the team provided services valued at roughly $10,000. Overall, the Community Cup Charity Challenge provided nearly $400,000 in products and services to the local nonprofits.

“Thank you so much for volunteering your services and time. We look forward to this partnership,” Ria Martinson, development manager, Thomas House Family Shelter.

If you are interested in participating in IABC Orange County activities, such as participation in the Community Cup Charity Challenge, contact Kim Evans.