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Two upcoming webcasts from The Conference Board will focus on findings from Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition, and the state of the philanthropy sector in China. Join representatives from CECP and me on Wednesday, November 5, for the complimentary webcast "New Trends in Corporate Giving." Then on Thursday, November 6, I will share the panel with The Conference Board China Center experts Anke Schrader and Ethan Cramer-Flood for "Sharing Lessons to Advance Corporate Philanthropy in China," which is an exclusive webcast for members of The Conference Board.

New Trends in Corporate Giving

Giving in Numbers is the leading benchmark on corporate giving. This year, we've collected data from a record 261 companies on their 2013 contributions. If you don't have time to read the whole report, spend some time with the research team as we discuss the key findings. We'll look at trends in giving in the three years since the recession; how giving stacks up against consumer and CEO confidence; what it takes to be among the top 25 percent of corporate givers; and for the first time, how companies are measuring the social impact of their giving.

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 3:00pmEST

Audience: Managers responsible for corporate giving and social impact measurement, including foundation, corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and global citizenship managers.

Registration: The webcast is free to all audiences. Click here to register.

Sharing Lessons to Advance Corporate Philanthropy in China

With the US IPO of Alibaba, attention has focused on China and its entrepreneurs, who are starting to shift their priorities from wealth accumulation to wealth distribution through a traditional philanthropic model. It’s taken decades for the US philanthropy sector to become the powerhouse it is today, so China-oriented social investors can draw on a long history of lessons and best practices. In particular, corporate donors will have a large role to play in Chinese philanthropy, as US companies seek market-expanding opportunities. At the same time, however, China is a unique market with a delicate social fabric. Both sides need to tread carefully.

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 3:00pmEST

Audience: Managers responsible for corporate giving and social impact measurement—including foundation, corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and global citizenship managers; and China-focused communications, public relations, and government relations executives.

Registration: The webcast is free to members of The Conference Board. Click here to register.

  • About the Author:Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Cor…

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