[Post Event Docs] Civic Matchmaking: Connecting People with Purpose to Increase Community Resilience

Summary, Discussion Guide, & Handout


How would your community be different if your key nonprofits were able to double their staff size at no additional cost? 

10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 and retiring every day for the next 19 years.  They’re loaded with talent – and, for the first time in their lives, time – and are looking to retain meaning and purpose in their lives.  Is your community ready for this wave of talent?  Are your nonprofits ready with meaningful volunteer opportunities?  The communities that get this right will have a massive competitive advantage. 

Presented by Greg Burris and Cora Scott of Springfield, MO, learn about an innovative approach to civic matchmaking to meet both the social service needs of the community and the community engagement desires of the local retiree population!

Key session takeaways include:

  • Program development based around the community health impact that isolation will have on a community’s seniors
  • Macro trends of increasing social services needs and baby boomer increase present unique engagement opportunities
  • Working around reduced state and federal funding

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