SOURCE: AltruHelp

AltruHelp

September 27, 2011 16:07 ET

AltruHelp and Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Announce Civic Engagement Collaboration

BOSTON, MA and CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - AltruHelp, a social media platform, toolbox and online community to support volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), announced a partnership today with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (CCC). The Cambridge Chamber will use the AltruHelp platform to measure enterprise involvement in the local community.

The goal of the partnership is to create a more detailed report of enterprise social impact in the Cambridge community than has ever been created before. Previous Chamber reports have highlighted the philanthropic initiatives of companies with local offices like Microsoft, Liberty Mutual, Novartis, Biogen Idec and more.

"Citizens today are much more interested in how companies are giving back to their community and aware that CSR can provide profound impact," said Kelly Thompson Clark, president & CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. "Sometimes this impact is difficult to capture, track, and showcase. By working with AltruHelp, the CCC will be able to produce a report for the City of Cambridge and our own efforts that will highlight company involvement in community programs and set the stage for a larger scale inventory of the Cambridge business community."

"Companies are engaged in a wide range of activities supporting community development and growth," said Mathew Paisner, co-founder and CEO of AltruHelp. "We see our partnership with the CCC as the first step to helping communities, cities, and states understand the tremendous social impact corporations are creating through enterprise volunteering, corporate community projects, and corporate philanthropy."

About AltruHelp:
AltruHelp is a social media platform, toolbox and online community to support volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Professionals and students amplify their philanthropic accomplishments with AltruHelp's Social Impact Profiles while building an Action-based Social-Networkto expand their impact. The AltruHelp online toolbox enables corporations to streamline the efficiency of CSR initiatives and better manage their results. Benefits are seen in talent acquisition, brand equity and sales. The tool suite also provides nonprofits with a proactive vehicle for skill-based volunteer recruitment, management, and fundraising. AltruHelp is currently participating in the MassChallenge, a global entrepreneurship competition and business incubator. For more information, visit AltruHelp.com or follow AltruHelp on Twitter.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Mathew Paisner
    AltruHelp
    Email Contact
    315-254-8118

    Caryn Saitz
    Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
    Email Contact
    617-905-5691