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Lightning Talk: "The Unique History of Volunteering" | Amy Faulkner

Session Time: 8:15 AM

Session Description:

Learn how Benjamin Franklin helped us create community, how Lyndon B. Johnson destroyed our bowling leagues, and how technology connects and disconnects us from communities. This talk illustrates that giving back does not need to be a chore. Volunteering should be a fun and social opportunity that allows you to better understand the challenges our community is facing.

Core Competency #1: Relationship Management
Core Competency #2: Communication

Speaker Bio

Amy has been the behind-the-scenes instigator in a wave of change that has redefined volunteerism for literally thousands of Seattleites. With an extensive background in marketing and experiential events, Amy started “The World is Fun” in 2009 when she realized how much-untouched potential there was for putting fun in volunteerism. Nine years later, she's grown the organization to more than 18,000 volunteers and a volunteer staff of more than 90 working in partnership with over 150 local nonprofits.