Corporate Giving Network

2018 Corporate Giving Conference – SOLD OUT

March 8, 2018

2018 ANNUAL CORPORATE GIVING CONFERENCE DETAILS

The only conference for nonprofits that focuses on corporate giving and sponsorships.

This annual conference focuses on helping nonprofits identify and pursue corporate giving and sponsorship opportunities with the aim to increase their revenue and grow their organizations.  We invite speakers with deep, applicable knowledge from the corporate sector who are decision makers in approving funds, providing volunteers and authorizing sponsorship and cause-related marketing requests.

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2018 ANNUAL CORPORATE GIVING CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Shaunta Hyde

Alaska Airlines
Managing Director,
Community Relations

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Morning Keynote Speaker

Starting our day off with our keynote speaker, Shaunta Hyde from Alaska Airlines, she will cover all five of these areas of corporate giving:
corporate philanthropy, sponsorship and underwriting, cause-related marketing, employee engagement & workplace giving, corporate social responsibility.

Bio:
Ms. Shaunta Hyde has been Managing Director of Community Relations at Alaska Airlines, Inc. since July 3, 2014. Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, Ms. Hyde served as the Director of Global Aviation Policy for the Boeing Company, where she worked for 12 years developing strategies to shape national and international public policy to support aviation growth and business goals.

Jennifer L. Bibby

Starbucks
Director of Global
Social Impact

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Lunchtime Keynote Speaker

Our speaker will share the global social impact that Starbucks makes and show how their global program drills down to the Seattle area. Ms Bibby will describe causes her company focuses on in the Seattle area, what the impact has been in the past and what Starbucks is looking forward to achieving in the future.   There will be time allocated for Q & A.

Bio:

Jennifer Bibby started with the Starbucks Coffee Company in February 2015. She is presently a director, global social impact overseeing veterans and military affairs, civic engagement and community investments. Previous to this role, she served as Senior Director, Operations with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer lives with her husband and three dogs in Upper Preston.

Jennifer Butler

Zillow Group
Manager, Government Relations &
Public Affairs

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Corporate Philanthropy

Panel discussion with: David Devine COLUMBIA BANK, Michelle Sievers PEMCO INSURANCE

Bio:
Jennifer joined Zillow in June 2016 to build Zillow’s local civic engagement and thought leadership in cities where Zillow has offices. She is also tasked with building out our social impact programming.

David Devine

Columbia Bank
Senior VP and
Marketing Director

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Corporate Philanthropy

Panel discussion with: Jennifer Butler ZILLOW GROUP, Michelle Sievers PEMCO INSURANCE

Bio:

David Devine is a senior vice president and marketing director of Columbia bank. He joined Columbia Bank in 2007 and currently directs the overall marketing, communications, public relations and community engagement functions for the bank.

Under Devine’s leadership, Columbia Bank has been awarded three Pulse Awards by the Puget Sound chapter of the American Marketing Association, which recognizes the best practitioners and campaigns in the region that exemplify creativity and strategy in achieving marketing goals. He was named one of Puget Sound Business Journals “40 Under 40” in 2016, which celebrates the exceptional achievements of leaders making great economic and civic impact in the community. Devine also received the 2016 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award from the American Bankers association for the development of the Warm Hearts Winter Drive to benefit individuals and families struggling with homelessness in the Pacific Northwest. The annual honor is awarded to one banker whose contribution to the community creates a meaningful impact. In 2017, He was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of their “Outstanding Voices”, which recognizes LGBTQ leaders working to build inclusivity within the business community.

Devine served six terms as the chair of the Washington Bankers Association’s marketing committee and is a member of the board of the Washington State Historical Society and the Tacoma Urban League.

Erin Moyer

Laird Norton Wealth Management
Managing Director of Marketing
& Communications

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Sponsorship and Underwriting

Panel discussion with: Mary Bass, WELLS FARGO

Bio:
As Managing Director of Marketing & Communications for Laird Norton Wealth Management
(LNWM) Erin oversees all public relations, marketing and client communications for the firm.
She works to maintain the trusted relationship LNWM has with their clients through ensuring
the firm clearly explains how LNWM is managing their client’s money and why and providing
timely access to the firm’s collective expertise, not just in investments, but in all aspects of
wealth planning.
As the steward of the company’s brand, she also oversees all external relations including
LNWM’s commitment to our community. Working closely with dozens of leading non-profits,
Erin has helped launch a variety of community partnerships that improve life for everyone in
the Puget Sound, including Pianos in the Parks and the King County Parks Foundation.
Erin is the immediate past president and board member of Gage Academy of Art and a finance committee member and former board member of the ARCS Foundation of Seattle.

Mary L. Bass

Wells Fargo
Vice President – Regional Marketing
Manager Mountain Northwest and Great Lakes
Regions for Wealth Management

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Sponsorship and Underwriting

Panel discussion with: Erin Moyer, LAIRD NORTON WEALTH MANAGEMENT, Diem Ly, COMCAST NBCUniversal

Bio:
Mary L. Bass is the Mountain Northwest and Great Lakes Regional Marketing Manager for Wells Fargo Wealth Management. Ms. Bass creates the regional marketing plans and contributes to marketing strategies for business initiatives such as board mapping and community integrations. She also manages the Sundance Film Festival and the Sun Valley Wine Auction national event sponsorships as well as negotiates local for profit and non-profit sponsorships.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ms. Bass worked at Seafirst Bank then acquired by Bank of America where she managed the Community Relations Department overseeing grants, sponsorships, and developing special projects in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Diem Ly

Comcast NBCUniversal
Director of Community Investment
& External Affairs

Topic & Bio

Topic:
Sponsorship and Underwriting

Panel discussion with: Erin Moyer, LAIRD NORTON WEALTH MANAGEMENT, Mary L. Bass WELLS FARGO

Bio:
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Karen Bergin

Microsoft
Leader of Employee Engagement,
Microsoft Philanthropies

Topic & Bio

Topic:
What a Difference a Year Makes

Panel discussion with: Gina Breukelman BOEING, Kim Vu BANK OF AMERICA, Kim Solem T-MOBILE

Bio:

Karen is the Director of Employee Engagement for Microsoft Philanthropy, part of Microsoft’s Corporate,
External, and Legal Affairs department (CELA). She leads the team responsible for Microsoft’s Employee
Giving, Volunteering and ‘Hack for Good’ programs. In addition, she is a member of the Corporate
Employee Experience Culture Team.

Prior to her current role, Karen lead integrated public relations to hundreds of millions of customers in more
than 108 subsidiaries through the company’s corporate citizenship and public policy and regulatory affairs
communications. She was also responsible for policy PR for Microsoft in Washington State, overseeing the
company’s branding, advertising and public relations.

Karen began her career with Microsoft in 1997 as a consultant in the UK. She joined Microsoft a year later
to lead its Corporate Public Relations function, where she expanded her portfolio to lead Corporate Social
Responsibility, Analyst Relations, NGO Relations, Sponsorship and Corporate Hospitality and Image and
Reputation Management.

The 24×7 Press Centre Karen created for Microsoft was cited as a UK best practice; in three years she
more than doubled media favorability and for four years, Microsoft UK’s PR was voted No 1 in the UK by IT
media. A stakeholder management concept she introduced was rolled out across Europe Middle East and
Africa (EMEA) and then worldwide. She has won numerous awards in the UK and in the US for strategic
communications excellence.

Gina Breukelman

The Boeing Company
Global Corporate Citizenship
Community Investor

Topic & Bio

Topic:
What a Difference a Year Makes

Panel discussion with: Karen Bergin MICROSOFT PHILANTHROPIES, Kim Vu BANK OF AMERICA, Kim Solem T-MOBILE

Bio:

Gina Breukelman is the Northwest Region Community Investor for Health and Human Services at the Boeing Company. In her role with Global Corporate Citizenship, Gina leads Boeing’s relationships with United Ways and Health and Human Services agencies in the Puget Sound region. She manages corporate charitable contributions of grants, sponsorships, and in-kind donations to Health and Human Services agencies that promote the economic well-being and health of the Puget Sound’s most vulnerable residents. She also engages employees to support partner nonprofits through volunteerism and executive board service.

Gina serves on the Community Building Committee of the United Way of King County, Washington Families Fund Leadership Committee, SkillUp Funders Group, Asset Building Roundtable, and other groups in Puget Sound focused on workforce development and poverty issues. Gina also leads Boeing’s community engagement work around military and veterans initiatives.

Prior to joining the team at Boeing in June 2009, Gina worked in the nonprofit sector, managing fundraising and programmatic activities for organizations addressing hunger and poverty issues. She served as the Deputy Director at the Emergency Food Network in Pierce County, Washington from 2005 to 2009.

Gina earned her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Washington-Tacoma (UWT) in 2006 and served as an adjunct professor at UWT in 2007 and 2008, teaching masters level courses in social policy and community organizing. Gina has a BA in English and Women’s Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Kim Vu

Bank of America
Senior Vice President; Seattle Market Manager, Enterprise Business & Community Engagement

Topic & Bio

Topic:
What a Difference a Year Makes

Panel discussion with: Gina Breukelman BOEING, Karen Bergin MICROSOFT PHILANTHROPIES, Kim Solem T-MOBILE

Bio:
CSR professional highly skilled in identifying emerging trends and creating win-win partnerships that benefit the greater community.
Leveraging 15+ years of experience in development of new business lines and programs to create meaningful economic and social impact for business and nonprofit organizations.

Kim Solem

T-Mobile
Sr. Director, Corporate Responsibility

Topic & Bio

Topic:
What a Difference a Year Makes

Panel discussion with: Gina Breukelman BOEING, Karen Bergin MICROSOFT PHILANTHROPIES, Kim Vu BANK OF AMERICA

Bio:
Lead community investments and social impact strategy for T-Mobile, America’s fastest growing wireless services provider. Oversee T-Mobile Foundation, our community investments strategy, our employee engagement programs, and sustainability initiatives.

Michelle Sievers

Pemco Insurance
Community and Employee Engagement Manager

Topic & Bio

Topic:
What a Difference a Year Makes

Panel discussion with: Jennifer Butler ZILLOW GROUP, David Devine COLUMBIA BANK

Bio:

2018 ANNUAL CORPORATE GIVING CONFERENCE MODERATORS

Debra Holland

Columbia Bank
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Banking Officer

Bio

I am proud to work at Columbia Bank, where we serve the nonprofit sector with highly personalized banking services. This means that nonprofits can focus on the success of their mission. I do this work because of my deep commitment to the sector, having been a nonprofit professional for nearly 30 years before becoming a banker in 2009.

Linda Peffer

Peffer Consulting, LLC
CSR Consultant

Bio

Linda has over 20 years experience and success as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professional with global fortune 500 companies in initiating, developing, launching, and overseeing continuous improvement in CSR programs focusing on Philanthropy, Human Rights and the Environment. She led the global CSR efforts for Nordstrom, Inc. from 1995 to 2014 and most recently, developed and implemented the program for Concur Technologies, now a SAP company based in Germany.   

Ryan Hicks

Seattle Symphony
Corporate Development Manager

Bio

Over ten years experience in non-profit, corporate and public sector development and management.

Joy Stephens

Corporate Giving Network
Founder and President

Bio

With over 25 years of sales, training and marketing experience, Joy’s strength lies in connecting nonprofit and for-profit organizations for a mutually beneficial outcome. Her commitment to continuous learning and professional development means that training is in the forefront of her skill sets.   As one that believes that nothing happens until something is sold, she is a firm believer that sales/fundraising skills must be fine tuned especially as the business world is constantly changing and skill sets must change along with it to stay current and relevant.

Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Giving Conference Supporting Sponsors

 

2018 CORPORATE GIVING CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:30AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30AM

Welcome & Program Introduction

8:45 AM - 9:30AM

Topic: Morning Keynote

Speaker: Shaunta Hyde, ALASKA AIRLINES

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Topic:

There are five main areas that we cover at our conference:

1.) corporate philanthropy
2.) sponsorship and underwriting
3.) cause-related marketing
4.) employee engagement & workplace giving
5.) corporate social responsibility.

Starting our day off with our keynote speaker, Shaunta Hyde from Alaska Airlines, she will cover all five of these areas. Ms. Hyde will begin with an overview of her company, describe her department and introduce us to her team who will be present.

Ms. Hyde will be very thorough in describing all aspects of how Alaska Airlines gives back to our community, what causes they support, how their employees are encouraged to get involved and their policies and procedures for sponsorships.

Speaker:
Shaunta Hyde, ALASKA AIRLINES

9:45AM - 10:45AM

Topic: Corporate Philanthropy

Speakers: Jennifer Butler ZILLOW GROUP, David Devine COLUMBIA BANK

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Topic:

According to Giving USA, corporate cash giving in 2016 is estimated to have increased 3.5% year over year and accounted for $19.50 billion. This is believed to be a result of a rise in GDP and pre-tax profits. Based on data published in the Puget Sound Business Journal, the top 25 companies in three separate categories (large, medium and small companies) gave $155 in cash and $70 million in sponsorships and in-kind gifts.

Corporations give directly from their companies corporate giving department or in some cases from a foundation that the companies have set up and funds from their profits. We will discuss these two models and examine the differences.

During this hour, our panel moderated by Debra Holland of Columbia Bank, will discuss the trends, challenges and opportunities inherent in philanthropy. You will leave this session with a better understanding of why companies give, how they give and what critical success factors need to be in place within your organization to be a recipient of these funds.

 
Speakers:
Speakers: Panel of speakers including Jennifer Butler ZILLOW GROUP, David Devine COLUMBIA BANK

Moderator: Debra Holland COLUMBIA BANK

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Topic: Sponsorship and Underwriting

Speakers: Erin Moyer LAIRD NORTON WEALTH MANAGEMENT,  Mary Bass WELLS FARGO

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Topic:
Sponsorships can be a significant revenue stream for a special event such as a gala or luncheon. It can be even more significant for a sporting event like a run/walk or golf tournament when comparing the cost of hosting the event versus the return on that investment. Even though events can be time-consuming, 82% of nonprofits in the country host at least one according to Nonprofit Research Collaborative.
Aside from special events, sponsorships and underwriting income can also be in the form of covering program costs. Companies have clear directives as to the type of sponsorships they will invest in with some tending to steer away from galas to avoid being lost in a sea of logos.
Our moderator Ryan Hicks will craft a conversation with the panelists about the way in which each of their companies address sponsorships. At the end of the session, you will have a keen sense of the different ways in which corporate America approaches this topic.
 
Speakers:
Erin Moyer LAIRD NORTON WEALTH MANAGEMENT, Mary Bass WELLS FARGO
Moderator:
Ryan Hicks

12:15PM - 1:30PM

Topic: Lunchtime Keynote, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Speaker: Jennifer Bibby, STARBUCKS

Lunch: Three course sit-down meal with vegetarian option

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Topic:

Our speaker will share the global social impact that Starbucks makes and show how their global program drills down to the Seattle area. Ms Bibby will describe causes her company focuses on in the Seattle area, what the impact has been in the past and what Starbucks is looking forward to achieving in the future.   There will be time allocated for Q & A.

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1:45PM - 2:45PM

Topic: What a Difference a Year Makes 

Speakers: Gina Breukelman BOEING, Karen Bergin MICROSOFT PHILANTHROPIES, Kim Vu BANK OF AMERICA

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Topic:

At our 2017 conference we heard from some amazing companies who are leaders in their perspective industries: specifically, Boeing, Bank of America and Microsoft. These companies have been invited back to give us an update on what has changed in their corporate giving departments with emphasis on employee engagement and workplace giving. History has shown that companies can change the causes they support, how decisions are made and even who the decision makers are. Here is your chance to bring yourself up to date.

Speakers:
Gina Breukelman BOEING, Karen Bergin MICROSOFT PHILANTHROPIES, Kim Vu BANK OF AMERICA

3:15PM - 3:30PM

Closing Remarks & Prize Drawing

3:30PM - 5:00PM

Happy Hour & Networking

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A private cash bar will be set up for our exclusive use. 

VENUE

The Corporate Giving Network will hold its conference on Thursday March 8, 2018 at the Columbia Tower Club, 76th Floor, 701 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA from 7:30 am until 5 pm. This exclusive venue claims stunning view scapes.

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