One Good Deed Chicago

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Speaker: Mayor Richard M. Daley

Host: Bank of America

A Plan to Amplify the Benefits of Volunteerism for Corporations, Non-Profits and the Community, One Good Deed Chicago was born from Mayor Richard M. Daley’s participation in Cities of Service, a bi-partisan coalition of mayors working together to harness the power of volunteers to help solve pressing local challenges.

Please join us to hear from Mayor Daley as he shares with us the City of Chicago’s vision for increasing access to and the impact of volunteer service and how corporations can play a vital role in that effort. One Good Deed Chicago .

Mayor Daley appointed Jenné Myers as the city’s first Chief Service Officer to oversee One Good Deed Chicago and develop a comprehensive local action plan focusing on the vision of making volunteerism more accessible and impactful by better aligning citizens with non-profits, building non-profit capacity to more effectively use volunteers and nurturing the culture of service and philanthropy in the City of Chicago. There will also be an opportunity for discussion, facilitated by Jenné Myers, Amy Newkirk, Manager, Geographic Marketing, PwC and Julie Chavez, Market Development Manager, Bank of America.

For more information on One Good Deed Chicago, click here

Melissa Giovagnoli

Founder, President, Media Personality

Melissa is one of the world’s leading experts on the development of networks as a means of growing and accelerating brand loyalty and performance improvement inside and outside organizations. For more than a decade Melissa’s organization, Networlding, has provided exceptional relationship marketing and management innovation programs for organizations like AT&T, CNA, UBS, Hewitt, Motorola and Disney. The company specializes in social media and social networking in the business-to-business space.
Melissa is also the author and/or co-author of ten top-selling books. Her seventh book, co-authored with former CMO of Office Depot, Jocelyn Carter Miller, held the #10 spot on Amazon (in Chicago) for a year. Other books include:

  • Networlding: Building Relationships and Opportunities for Success (#10 on Amazon, in Chicago, for 12 months)
  • The Chicago Entrepreneurs Sourcebook (rated one of the top 10 small business books in Chicago)
  • 75 Cage Rattling Questions that Change the Way You Work (McGraw Hill)
  • The Power of Two: Rethinking and Reforming Strategic Alliances (Jossey Bass)
  • Four of Melissa’s books have been on top business book lists including: The Power-of-Two and Networlding, recognized by Booz Allen as two of the top ten alliance management books.

Melissa has also been a guest on both radio and television including The Today Show, CNN, WGN, CNBC and FOX. One of her books was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a frequent presenter at conferences looking for interactive sessions. Her unique program, The Extravaganza, has been highly evaluated by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and she has won a Consummate Speaker of the Year Award.

With a BA in Sociology and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, Melissa went on to found Service Showcase, Inc., a consulting, training and coaching firm started in 1986. For the past twelve years she has grown the company to include clients like Price Waterhouse, AT&T, Dean Foods and Motorola as well as dozens of smaller companies and organizations. In 1998 she was chosen as one of six extraordinary women of the year by The University of Chicago Women’s Graduate Business Alumni Board. Networlding was recently licensed by Yale University through their graduate school of business.

Brett Lavery – Director

Community Involvement Deloitte Services, LP

Brett Lavery currently works for Deloitte supporting the Community Involvement activities for the Midwest region. In this role, she serves as the liaison between Deloitte and the local nonprofit community identifying opportunities to leverage Deloitte practitioners’ intellectual capital in a manner that strengthens the community and business. She also assists in efforts to use community involvement as a tool to enhance workforce development, talent, teaming, recruitment and retention. Prior to this, Brett was aligned with Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting practice where she worked with clients around learning and development as well as change management concerns.

Patty Huber Morrissey – Director

Head of Social Innovation, Groupon


Patty Huber Morrissey, Head of Social Innovation at Groupon, leads the philanthropic arm at Groupon since joining the company in May 2010. Harnessing the collective action platform, Patty developed the Groupon Grassroots initiative to turn deal seekers into do-gooders by tapping into the collective power of the group to respond to local community need. In addition to her work with Grassroots, Patty was appointed Chair of the Outreach Committee for the Illinois Governor’s Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, as well as joining the advisory team for Impact Engine, a 12-week accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses making the world a better place. Patty has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Her hobbies include braving the elements during her year-round bike commute to work and spending time with her husband Brian and daughter Vivian Rose.

Social Media and Networking

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Speaker: Melissa Giovagnoli, Founder and CEO, Networlding

Host:William Wrigley Jr. Company

Melissa Giovagnoli, a leading expert on the development of social networks as a means of growing and accelerating brand loyalty and performance improvement inside and outside organizations, will share examples she has seen implemented as well as a number of public examples to help us gain a better understanding of what can and should be done when it comes to implementing effective social media initiatives. She will also discuss what NOT to do as social media spreads more and more into the area of reputation management, impacting everyone in all types of organizations.


Melissa and her social media team have spent thousands of hours researching what works and what does not work, providing relationship marketing, social media management and innovation programs for organizations such as AT&T, CNA, UBS, Hewitt, Motorola and Disney. They have also been at the cutting edge of social media innovation. She will share her team’s insights as to what is coming around the bend and even a bit further to help us get ahead of the social media curve.