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23 June, 2009 | (01 hr)

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Recent Conference Board research shows that many companies are reducing their giving budgets in 2009, making fewer and smaller grants, re-examining focus areas, and increasing employee engagement programs. In this webcast, we will go beyond the statistics and hear directly from companies on how they are adjusting their contributions programs in response to the current economic downturn. Participants in this webcast will join representatives from FedEx and Morgan Stanley for a discussion of this very timely issue.

This webcast will discuss:

  • Innovative uses of non-cash resources
  • Ways to engage employees in community involvement efforts during a time of downsizing, budget cuts, and higher-than-normal stress levels
  • Methods to refocus giving to address critical community needs
  • How to develop and implement an exit grant strategy


Joan Steinberg
Executive Director
Community Affairs
Morgan Stanley Foundation

After nine years in the nonprofit sector, Joan joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and currently oversees global philanthropic programs, including employee volunteering and giving, corporate and Foundation grantmaking, and strategic planning and execution. Since her inception, Joan has more than quadru...Full Bio

Brandon L. Tidwell
Program Officer, Social Responsibility and Ethnic Outreach
FedEx Services

As a leading member of the Social Responsibility team at FedEx, Brandon Tidwell is the program officer for philanthropic investments in education and the environment. FedEx believes that educating and inspiring leaders is vital and supports organizations that improve educational outcomes, inspire...Full Bio

Carolyn Cavicchio

Carolyn Cavicchio (Moderator)
Vice President
S&P Global Foundation

Carolyn Cavicchio, director of corporate responsibility and vice president of the S&P Global Foundation, has a significant background in creating, transforming, and implementing philanthropic, nonprofit, and employee engagement programs. She recently joined S&P Global fro...Full Bio

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