Regional Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investing:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
|10:10 AM||Opening Remarks|
T. Gary Rogers
|10:30 AM||Panel: Innovation and Creativity in Business Philanthropy|
Traditional grantmaking is time intensive and requires constant due diligence and evaluation, which many companies cannot support in-house. As more companies begin using the “Newman” model and consumers gain more choices for supporting companies that do good, how does a company stand out and brand philanthropy with services or products? This panel will focus on innovative and creative strategies for financial investment that support community needs. Learn how non-traditional, innovative philanthropic strategies may be a good fit for your business.
|12:00 PM||Networking Lunch|
Join a topic table to meet other funders and learn more about an issue or organization that may be of interest to you. You will hear a quick overview of the topic, be able to ask questions and decide if you are interested in following up. Open tables will also be available.
|1:00 PM||Break and transition to afternoon plenary|
|1:15 PM||Panel: Valuing Corporate Philanthropy|
For some corporate sectors such as banking and health care, regulation, tax status, and other governmental policies shape their approach to charitable giving. Many corporations see philanthropy as an extension of their brand for purposes ranging from goodwill to marketing. How does the rationale for philanthropy influence the amount, focus, method and expectation of the contribution? And how do companies decide where to focus philanthropic investments?
Gwyneth J. Borden
|2:30 PM||Panel: The Power of Partnership|
No contribution of money, time or talent is insignificant. But working together to marshal individual contributions offers a more powerful approach for challenges that can be too big for disaggregated support. This final session will highlight three pre-selected public/private opportunities that demonstrate the benefit of organized engagement. Slightly different than collaboration, which usually requires agreeing on a common goal or agenda, organized engagement coordinates resources towards a predetermined outcome. Hear why these were chosen, whose leading the effort, and how coordinated alignment of time, expertise or money can add value.
|4:15 PM||Closing Remarks and Evaluation Period|
A quick recap of the day and a facilitated evaluation period. Feedback is critical to improvement, so please don’t leave without sharing yours.
|4:30 PM||Networking Reception|
Unwind from the fast paced information filled day with light refreshments and beverages. Chat with the speakers, connect with other attendees or flow through the interactive self-guided exhibit to learn more about the Fed’s purposes and functions.