Lending a Hand to TeachingReady

May 16, 2017Alec Green

How often do any of us get to put our work on hold and volunteer for a nonprofit? Not for a few hours during the workday, but for a week, two weeks, or a month?  Think about the impact you could have as a skilled volunteer if you could “pause” your day job and bring your skills, passion, and experience to help a nonprofit achieve its mission.

Recently, Cornerstone launched a new program to give this opportunity to a select group of Cornerstone Employees.  After working at Cornerstone for at least 5 years, employeescan apply to take a short sabbatical and volunteer their time in support of the Foundation and its partners.  The program is called the Elite Corps (E-Corps) and the first employee to be selected was James Bangs. 

In his role as a Solution Consultant, James focused is focused on demonstration of our talent management solution capabilities, best practice guidance and alignment, and strategic consulting with our clients and prospects. His first job at Cornerstone was as a Regional Sales Manager selling into K12 school districts and many of the organizations he works with today are in the education space. 

Recently, James earned the chance to spend a week consulting with the Foundation on its newest online learning initiative – TeachingReady.org. We sat down with James to learn more about his background, what motivated him to take on this nonprofit sabbatical project, the particulars of his project, and his advice for anyone considering taking on an extended volunteer engagement:

Ready to join James and volunteer your time and talent to support the Foundation and our partners? Cornerstone employees can sign up today for the Cornerstone Corps. Not a Cornerstone Employee? Head over to Taproot+ and find a skills-based volunteering project that fits your experience, passions, and availability.

Sign up and make a difference today!

About Alec Green

As Chief Marketing Evangelist, Alec Green is responsible for developing the overall marketing plan and strategy for the Foundation, executing all outbound communications, increasing visibility of the Foundation’s programs, and building engagement with our partners... more


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