The Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (CIMPA) recently joined forces with the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) and the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) to host the second annual Charity Speed Matching event.
Designed to match local charities and volunteers with specialised skill sets, 13 charities and over 50 volunteers registered for this year’s event which was hosted by the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.
CIMPA Head of Community Hannah Reid says the 2019 event built on the success of last year’s Charity Speed Matching.
“The idea behind the initial event was to match marketers with charities in need of their unique skillsets,” Ms. Reid says. “After seeing what a positive impact the event had last year, we knew we wanted to make it even bigger and better this year. By partnering with CIIPA and CISHRP, we were able to make even more connections between our professional members and local charities in need of marketing, finance and human resource support.”
During the event, charities were paired with potential volunteers in two-minute rounds that mimicked the quick pace of conventional speed dating. The organisations and volunteers were each asked to rank their top five choices and “matched” according to their preferences.
CIIPA Head of Operations and Communications Vanessa Hansen says the association was pleased with the level of involvement from volunteers and charities alike.
“Our members are always keen to get involved in the community, so CIIPA was pleased to take part this year. Because the event brought a variety of charities together, it was a fantastic opportunity for our members to connect with causes they are passionate about,” Ms. Hansen says.
CISHRP Board Member Alanna Warwick-Smith says the society was proud to co-host this year’s event.
“This event reintroduced civic-mindedness to our organisation by showing our membership that they already have the skills needed to support their community. A lot of valuable connections were made by all organisations and we can’t wait to watch this event continue to grow from strength to strength,” she says.
Ms. Reid says having an engaged membership is important to each of the professional associations.
“At the end of the day, our members are all part of the Cayman Islands community and volunteering is one way in which we can give back to the place we call home,” she says.
The Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (CIMPA) is a non-profit organisation that embraces all major business sectors and all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies. Its goal is to help shape the future of the marketing profession in the Cayman Islands by building talented marketers and exceptional business leaders and by demonstrating marketing’s value and strategic role as a key driver of business success to gain respect as an industry.
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