SmartVolunteer Appoints Executive Director

Released on: December 10, 2007, 11:41 am

Press Release Author: Mary Roben / SmartVolunteer

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: SmartVolunteer is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary
Roben as Executive Director of SmartVolunteer.

Press Release Body: SmartVolunteer is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary
Roben as Executive Director of SmartVolunteer.

Ms. Roben comes to SmartVolunteer with over 13 years of management, leadership and
strategic analysis experience with HBO and holds an MBA in Business Management from
Long Island University.

In this role Ms. Roben will further define the strategic goals of SmartVolunteer
while continuing to build, support and bring together a strong community of skilled
professionals (who share a passion for volunteering) and qualified non-profit
organizations in an effort to streamline and strengthen the process of connecting
non-profits with volunteers.

\"As our new Executive Director, we believe Mary brings not only strategic vision
and management expertise to SmartVolunteer, but also the passion and savvy to
execute the organization's primary goal of bringing skills-based giving to the
forefront of volunteerism,\" said co-founder Howard Felson.

SmartVolunteer was founded to fill a critical void in the volunteer placement arena.
The organization's mission is three-fold: (1) to enable non-profits and charities
to significantly reduce their expenditures on professional services by increasing
the quality and quantity of their skilled volunteers, (2) to provide motivated and
resourceful individuals with meaningful and productive volunteer experiences that
utilize their professional expertise and (3) to create a vibrant community of
like-minded individuals that can benefit from tremendous networking opportunities
while working together to give back.

To-date, over 250 local, regional and national non-profits and charities have
partnered with SmartVolunteer to offer volunteer opportunities, including: the
American Red Cross, ASPCA, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City, Doctors
Without Borders, Housing Works, and the Jewish Coalition for Service.


SmartVolunteer, like the organizations it seeks to help, is a non-profit with
501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Built entirely by volunteers, SmartVolunteer is a
practical example of the impact that volunteers can make by putting their time and
expertise to use in socially meaningful ways. The organization was awarded the
prestigious 2006/2007 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the NYU Stern School of

SmartVolunteer's founding team consists of a non-profit management consultant (Moshe
Esq.), a corporate attorney (Howard Felson), a software engineer (Jeff Schlanger), a
strategy consultant (Nir Altman) and an entrepreneur (Dan Abelon). The
SmartVolunteer website is dedicated to the memory of JJ Greenberg, who recognized
that we each have a role to play in making this world a better place.

For further information, please visit the website at:

Web Site:

Contact Details: New York, New York

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