Chris Jarvis

Expert on Volunteering

Chris Jarvis

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Senior Partner of Realized Worth, a consulting firm focused on engaging employees in Corporate Citizenship programs. Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. This project is now known as Impact2030. Chris serves as the Senior Content Advisor for Impact2030.

Chris writes articles for numerous sites and publications including the popular Realized Worth blog and FastCompany. In addition, Chris contributes to research such as Mapping Success in Employee Volunteering: The Drivers of Effectiveness for Employee Volunteering and Giving Programs and Fortune 500 Performance” and Elaine Cohen’s book "CSR or HR" A Necessary Partnership for Advancing Responsible Business Practices”.

Prior to co-founding Realized Worth in 2008, Chris spent more than two decades working with non-profits ranging from urban centers in North America to informal settlements in Kenya. These various experiences, including a significant moment of epiphany in Toronto, planted the seed that would eventually grow into the idea that became what Realized Worth is today.

The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these men and women do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the huge social and environmental issues facing our global society.

  1. Successful Corporate Social Responsibility = Corporate Volunteering or employee engagement?

    When it comes to community engagement and the transformative potential of volunteering, there’s a lot at stake. The employees and the company stand to gain in key areas of brand trust, productivity, brand differentiation, employee satisfaction, professional development, and more so you want to get it right! In this keynote presentation, Chris will share the benefits of committing the significant resources of your employee’s time and talent to benefit communities and the process to effectively engage those employees.

  2. Creating Outstanding Volunteer Experiences: How to recruit, retain and effectively manage volunteers. The goal is not a great program, but great volunteers!
  3. How to Build Effective Community Partnerships: Build effective community partnerships between business and non-profits.

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