Realized Worth co-founders Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker are pleased to announce their facilitation of three sessions at bbcon 2016 this October! These sessions will focus on the science behind why volunteering works, and will include advice for achieving the practical execution of successful employee volunteer programs. We have high hopes that the information we provide will be relevant, useful, and – of course – entertaining. If you’re planning to be there, but can’t join our session, please send us a note. We’d love to get together for a coffee or catch up in the hallways!


By Angela Parker and Chris Jarvis

What is bbcon?

“bbcon is the premier industry event for anyone involved in the social good movement. Hosted by Blackbaud, the conference brings together thousands of fundraisers, philanthropists, educators, and industry thought leaders to discuss current trends, best practices, and outcome-based solutions that help advance the social good movement. Whether you’re a nonprofit, individual fundraiser, corporation, foundation, or educational institution, the conference offers unparalleled learning experience and innovative technology insights that will fuel your passion and guide your fundraising strategies to help you make greater impact for your organization and its mission. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to have fun along the way!”

Why should you attend?

“bbcon 2016 will include insight from some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. Join us just outside D.C. this October for:

  • Impactful thinking across 200 expert-led sessions – many of which qualify for CPE and CFRE credits
  • Opportunity to participate in conversations around major, high-level themes influencing the industry
  • Innovative technology that’s already changing fundraising as we know it
  • Fresh, new content exclusively for nonprofit marketing professionals
  • Lasting connections with 3,000 of the industry’s best, brightest, and most passionate”

The Realized Worth Sessions

What Compels Us to Give: The Neuroscience Behind Doing Good
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:30AM – Noon
What really compels our actions? What happens in our brains (and bodies) when we do good or see others doing good? Join this session to learn about the neuroscience behind doing good. You’ll find out what drives us to give and the impact those actions have on our lives.

Going Beyond Strategy to Execution: A Conversation with Realized Worth and Blackbaud
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:15 – 10:30AM
Ready to execute your strategic giving and engagement programs? In this session, Realized Worth will provide best practices for implementing a successful giving and engagement program. Plus, hear about Blackbaud’s global giving and engagement program, challenges and success in its execution, and how we’re taking our own programs to the next level.

Building a Strategic, Global Corporate Giving and Engagement Program
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:30 – 11:45AM
How do you enhance economic, social, and cultural well-being while holding true to your program’s core values? Place an embargo on siloed efforts that don’t support the greater good of your corporate social responsibility program. In this session, learn how to build a strategic plan to expand the global reach of your program.

Check out the session list to take a look at additional relevant and informative topics you may want to attend. We look forward to hearing from friends such as:

See you there!

Realized Worth is a global consulting firm that works with companies to design and implement employee volunteer programs. We focus on equipping individuals to lead programs in a scalable way, achieving impact for the company, the community, and the employee.Want to discuss your program with us? We’ll be happy to hear from you! Email us directly at, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.