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MicroEdge and Points of Light Hold Effective Employee Volunteering Policies Webinar

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced a collaboration with Points of Light to deliver "Best Practices: Effective Employee Volunteering Policies," a free online webinar centered on sharing corporate employee volunteering best practices. This collaboration will provide attendees with the best practices and knowledge they need to drive highly successful employee engagement efforts, full of valuable insight and advice from two of the world's leading organizations in employee volunteering programs.

Points of Light is the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteering, and its Corporate Institute is the go-to resource for community-minded companies looking to build and expand effective employee volunteer programs. With its global network of 250 affiliates and a team of experts, Points of Light helps companies create customized volunteer programs, engage employees, learn best practices, network with other leading companies, and gain visibility for leadership and excellence. Points of Light also publishes All for Good, the largest listing of volunteer opportunities with more than 125,000 opportunities from 37,000 organizations.

MicroEdge has nearly 30 years of experience supporting the philanthropic and corporate giving communities with solutions and services to help organizations in those communities increase the impact of their community service and philanthropic activities. MicroEdge's AngelPoints is a suite of integrated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) solutions, currently helping some of the world's largest and most respected companies engage their employees to measure and make a positive impact in their company and in the communities they serve. To support their clients' volunteer efforts, MicroEdge routinely offers free learning opportunities that help improve their ability to effectively utilize the AngelPoints software, increase efficiency, and enhance their program results.

This collaborative effort with Points of Light is open to both MicroEdge clients and all professionals with a vested interest in employee engagement, and is focused on developing program strategy and enhancing employee engagement programs. The webinar features guest speaker, Katy Elder, Senior Director, Training and Consulting with Points of Light, and will focus on best practices for creating and leveraging effective internal policies around employee volunteer programs. Points of Light will also be presenting on this topic at the upcoming MicroEdge Solutions Conference, taking place on October 5 through 8 in South Beach Miami.

"I'm delighted to represent Points of Light in this collaborative effort to share employee engagement best practices with the corporate giving community," said Ms. Elder. "Employee volunteer coordinators are often challenged with identifying the best practices that allow them to streamline their efforts and maximize participation in their programs. With this webinar, we hope to provide to them ideas that will allow them to achieve maximum success with their programs."

"As providers of employee volunteering software, we know the great impact that an employee volunteering program can have, both in companies and in their communities," said Kathy Krais, Director of Marketing at MicroEdge. "Points of Light is a well-respected organization with a powerful ability to inspire and support corporations in their employee volunteer efforts, and we're excited to be able to share their expertise with our corporate clients.

More Information about the Webinar

Visit the MicroEdge website for more information on this webinar, as well as to find and register for upcoming online events.

About MicroEdge

Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.

About Points of Light

Points of Light - the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service - mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. Points of Light also publishes All for Good, one of the nation's largest listings of volunteer opportunities, with more than 125,000 opportunities from 37,000 organizations. Points of Light brings the power of people to bear where it's needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.

Media Contact:

Kathy Krais
800.899.0890 ext. 3966
kkrais@microedge.com

Source:MicroEdge, LLC