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2018 Corporate Philanthropy Conference

Engagement in an Age of Activism and Outrage
DECEMBER 04 - 05, 2018 | NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL | NEW YORK, NY

December 04 - 05, 2018

Challenges You May Be Facing

In corporate philanthropy you are tasked with addressing complex, polarizing, and fast-moving issues on a public stage. This can feel like navigating a minefield, especially when employees now expect employers to take a more serious approach to causes and issues. Meanwhile, how do you satisfy social media users, community partners, and regulators who are demanding a fast and sophisticated response from companies?

About the Conference

Just in time to finalize your 2019 planning, this event will equip you with new strategies, ideas, data, and tools to refresh your existing social impact and stakeholder engagement programs. Starting from the inside out, leading practitioners will delve into growing employee expectations, which require unprecedented collaboration between corporate citizenship, HR, and communications teams.

Join innovators and peers from the front lines to gain new insights for handling issues you never thought you’d need to address. From discussions on #MeToo and #NeverAgain to immigration and diversity, this event will provide best practices, case studies, and practical tools for the uncertain, high-stakes road ahead.

The Benefits to You

By attending this conference, you will

  • Gain new insights on navigating complex, emerging social issues.
  • Examine industry data, including The Conference Board’s exclusive research.
  • Discover how to strengthen cross-disciplinary and cross-function approaches.
  • Understand when and how to engage with advocacy organizations.
  • Explore the evolving mechanics of effective partnerships.
  • Find out about trends in other markets that may impact your organization soon.
  • Walk away with actionable ideas and strategies to include in your 2019 plans.
  • Network, benchmark, and collaborate with your TCB peers.

Advisory Council Members include: 

  • Talya Bosch, former Vice President, Social Ventures, Western Union
  • Richard Brown, Vice President, Philanthropy, American Express
  • Margaret Coady,  Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Coach Foundation at Coach, Inc.
  • Carol Cone, CEO, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE
  • Lorrie Foster, Advisor, Global Corporate Volunteer Council/International Association for Volunteer Effort
  • Michael Hamill Remaley, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Policy, Philanthropy New York
  • Jeff Hoffman, Founding Leader, Center on Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, The Conference Board; former Vice President, Disney Worldwide Outreach
  • Annette O’Hanlon, Vice President, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Contributions & Community Relations, S&P Global
  • L’Teisha Ryan, Assistant Vice President, Communications, Global Atlantic Financial Group
  • Teresa C. Younger, CEO & President, Ms. Foundation for Women

Who Should Attend

VP’s, Directors, Managers in the areas of:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Employee Volunteering
  • Employee Engagement
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Corporate Giving Departments
  • Human Resources and Recruitment
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Sustainability
  • Communications
  • Government Relations
  • Marketing
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Register
Register early and save $100. This offer ends October 20, 2018.

2. Save the Date
Block off your calendar for the following dates:

  • Pre-Conference Seminar: December 3, 2018 
  • Main Conference: December 4-5, 2018 at New York Law School

3.Get Involved! 
If you would like to get involved in this year’s conference, please contact us.

LOCATION

New York Law School
185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets) 
New York, NY 10013 
Tel: 212-431-2100

To book a room at a hotel near New York Law School, click here.

Please Note: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations.

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS
Changing Our World
MARKETING PARTNER
951018 - Alliance magazine - marketing partner
AGENDA
DECEMBER 04 - 05, 2018
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL,NEW YORK, NY
December 04 - 05, 2018

Challenges You May Be Facing

In corporate philanthropy you are tasked with addressing complex, polarizing, and fast-moving issues on a public stage. This can feel like navigating a minefield, especially when employees now expect employers to take a more serious approach to causes and issues. Meanwhile, how do you satisfy social media users, community partners, and regulators who are demanding a fast and sophisticated response from companies?

About the Conference

Just in time to finalize your 2019 planning, this event will equip you with new strategies, ideas, data, and tools to refresh your existing social impact and stakeholder engagement programs. Starting from the inside out, leading practitioners will delve into growing employee expectations, which require unprecedented collaboration between corporate citizenship, HR, and communications teams.

Join innovators and peers from the front lines to gain new insights for handling issues you never thought you’d need to address. From discussions on #MeToo and #NeverAgain to immigration and diversity, this event will provide best practices, case studies, and practical tools for the uncertain, high-stakes road ahead.

The Benefits to You

By attending this conference, you will

  • Gain new insights on navigating complex, emerging social issues.
  • Examine industry data, including The Conference Board’s exclusive research.
  • Discover how to strengthen cross-disciplinary and cross-function approaches.
  • Understand when and how to engage with advocacy organizations.
  • Explore the evolving mechanics of effective partnerships.
  • Find out about trends in other markets that may impact your organization soon.
  • Walk away with actionable ideas and strategies to include in your 2019 plans.
  • Network, benchmark, and collaborate with your TCB peers.

Advisory Council Members include: 

  • Talya Bosch, former Vice President, Social Ventures, Western Union
  • Richard Brown, Vice President, Philanthropy, American Express
  • Margaret Coady,  Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Coach Foundation at Coach, Inc.
  • Carol Cone, CEO, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE
  • Lorrie Foster, Advisor, Global Corporate Volunteer Council/International Association for Volunteer Effort
  • Michael Hamill Remaley, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Policy, Philanthropy New York
  • Jeff Hoffman, Founding Leader, Center on Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, The Conference Board; former Vice President, Disney Worldwide Outreach
  • Annette O’Hanlon, Vice President, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Contributions & Community Relations, S&P Global
  • L’Teisha Ryan, Assistant Vice President, Communications, Global Atlantic Financial Group
  • Teresa C. Younger, CEO & President, Ms. Foundation for Women

Who Should Attend

VP’s, Directors, Managers in the areas of:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Employee Volunteering
  • Employee Engagement
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Corporate Giving Departments
  • Human Resources and Recruitment
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Sustainability
  • Communications
  • Government Relations
  • Marketing
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Register
Register early and save $100. This offer ends October 20, 2018.

2. Save the Date
Block off your calendar for the following dates:

  • Pre-Conference Seminar: December 3, 2018 
  • Main Conference: December 4-5, 2018 at New York Law School

3.Get Involved! 
If you would like to get involved in this year’s conference, please contact us.

Lee Andrews, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Americas, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Talya Bosch, former Vice President, CSR, Western Union

Barie Carmichael, Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide

Julie Clugage, Executive Director, Team4Tech

Carol Cone, CEO, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE

Ben Feller, former Chief White House Correspondent, The Associated Press; Managing Director, Mercury

Lorrie Foster, Director, Global Corporate Volunteer Council, IAVE

Linda Gornitsky, President, and Founder, LBG Associates

Jennifer Lawson, President for Corporate Innovation, Points of Light

Amita Nagaraja, former Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

Alex Parkinson, Senior Researcher & Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research, The Conference Board

Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives, Americans for the Arts

Michael Remaley, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Policy, Philanthropy New York

Jason Saul, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Measurement, LLC

David Shevlin, Senior Counsel, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP

Andre Solorzano, Manager, Data Insights, CECP

Teresa Younger, CEO & President, Ms Foundation for Women

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Corporate Philanthropy Fundamentals


December 3, 2018

This workshop is designed for corporate philanthropy professionals, either in foundations or corporate giving/contributions programs. Whether you’re new to the field and want to gain a deeper understanding of trends and best practices in the field, or you’re a long-time manager of corporate giving programs who needs an overview of the fundamentals, this workshop is for you! We’ll focus on the organization of and critical issues facing a corporate giving department, including how it interacts with other parts of the company.

By participating in the workshop, you’ll explore key issues shaping corporate giving and community involvement, insights into developing partnerships that leverage your company’s resources, and practical knowledge for your own work. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn and network with peers from a variety of industries, as well as corporate leaders and independent experts who will provide access to the latest thinking and best practices in global philanthropy.

Agenda

1:00 – 1:30 pm: Registration and Networking
1:30– 1:45 pm: Opening Exercise – Introductions at Tables
1:45– 5:30 pm

Welcome and Workshop Overview

Carolyn Cavicchio, Conference Chair, The Conference Board

 

The Fundamentals of Corporate Community Involvement

In this session, we’ll review history and trends in corporate giving; current attitudes toward and challenges facing companies in their communities; the basic structure and operation of giving programs; and the variety of ways companies can engage in the community. We’ll also address the bewildering array of terminology used to describe our field: Corporate Giving, Strategic Philanthropy, Corporate Community Involvement, Community Engagement, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Responsibility (CR), Sustainability, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), Shared Value, Corporate Social Impact, and Purpose. Participants will come away with a fresh understanding of why it is we do what we do, and how both our companies and society benefit.

Speaker:

Carolyn Cavicchio, Conference Chair, The Conference Board

 

What Does the Latest Research Tell Us About the Corporate Funding Environment?

New research reports, including Giving in Numbers, published by CECP in association with The Conference Board, and Business Contributions in the Arts, by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, examine data and trends in the corporate funding environment. How are corporate funders targeting specific issues and how will that continue in the future as the competition for corporate funds likely intensifies?

Speakers:

Alex Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board

Emily Peck, VP of Private Sector Initiatives, Americans for the Arts

Andre Solorzano, Manager, Data Insights, CECP

Networking Break

Best Practices in Corporate Citizenship Today

How would you fill in the blank for this question: “What is the best practice for________?” Chances are, there are lots of ways you would fill in the blank. Or maybe you’d draw a blank! A best practice is defined as an effective way to achieve a desired result that has been proven valid in multiple companies and sectors. It should be scalable, repeatable, efficient, measurable and able to be used as a benchmark. Using this as our standard, we’ll examine best practices in the following areas: strategy; corporate and foundation giving; communications; and evaluation.

Speaker:

Dr. Linda Gornitsky, President and Founder, LBG Associates

 

Conflict of Interest/Self-Dealing Made Easy

Ok, not really “easy”! These are complicated topics which many of us think we understand. But do we? What is “ok” and “legal” with regards to activities involving “disqualified persons” and potential inappropriate benefits to individuals and companies? What is the risk involved in ignoring the “rules”? This session will lay out why avoiding conflict of interest and self-dealing is so important – for you and your company!

Speaker:

David Shevlin, Partner/Head of the Exempt Organizations Practice, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

 

Tools for Managing an Effective Giving Program

An effectively-managed community involvement program can deliver significant value to both the corporation and to the communities in which it operates. As corporate giving and employee engagement programs evolve, they can become more complicated and difficult to manage. Two resources available to corporate community involvement professionals are intermediary organizations, as well as community involvement technology applications. These resources have become increasingly useful tools to manage grant making, employee giving, matching gifts, and volunteering. We’ll explore the variety of tools available to companies, and discuss what to consider in choosing the right tools for your company.

Closing Remarks/Preview of Conference

Associate Sponsors
Changing Our World
Marketing Partner
951018 - Alliance magazine - marketing partner