Corporate Giving Conference

Reimagining and navigating the future
March 10, 2022 | 8:30am PST | Virtual

2022 Corporate Giving Conference

The only conference for nonprofits that focuses on corporate philanthropy (grants), sponsorships, employee volunteerism, workplace giving and cause-related marketing, all in one space.

This annual conference focuses on helping nonprofits identify and pursue corporate donors with the aim to increase their revenue thereby growing their organizations. We invite speakers from the corporate sector who are decision makers in awarding grants, authorizing sponsorships and handling cause-related marketing requests.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Delta Air Lines

Director of Community Engagement

Greater Giving

Senior Manager – Events and Brand Advocacy

Sellen Construction

Community Impact Manager

Columbia Trust Company

Director of Investments

Bungie Foundation

Senior Foundation Manager

GLY Construction

Principal – Senior Project Manager


Diversity Program Leader

Hohimer Wealth Management

Director, Philanthropic Services

Paul Shoemaker Inc

Author, Speaker, Consultant


Senior Manager, Accenture Strategy | Talent and Organization | Human Potential

Coeur Cause Wine


Alzheimer’s Association

Director of Development

Eastside Baby Corner

Director of Development & Community Relations


Morning News Host


Manager of Strategic Programs and Volunteer Community, CSR North America

Workshop Facilitators

Corporate Giving Network

Founder & CEO

Marisa Turaids
Year Up

Associate Director of Institutional Giving

Hohimer Wealth Management

Director, Philanthropic Services

Clark Nuber

CPA Senior Manager

Goodman Real Estate

IMPACT Program Ambassador

Chatroom Hosts

National MS Society

Director, Development – Walk MS


Career & Leadership Coach

Cascade Public Media

Account & Partnership Manager

Christa Countryman
Western Washington University

Director of Corporate Relations


8:30 AM

Coffee, Croissants and Conversation

Meet your fellow attendees in chat rooms coffee and croissant in hand. Each chat room will be hosted and as our theme is ‘reimagining and navigating the future’, the topics are:

  1. Do you want to continue to work from home? Tips and Tricks for staying focused & productive. Your host is Lauren Kelley.
  2. Your career – what’s in store for you and are you happy with your prospects? Your host is Kathy Parks.
  3. Do you have a mentor? If not, should you? How do you go about getting one? Your host is Ryan Hicks.
  4. It is too early for a serious discussion. Join this group for casual conversation. Your host is Christa Countryman.

9:00 AM

State of the economy with future projections and the effect on corporate giving

Details: GivingUSA has kept data on giving trends for the last 35 years. Almost without exception, as the economy dips, so does corporate giving. Our speaker will begin with an overview of the state of the economy and then present his projections for the balance of this year and beyond. This knowledge will help you better forecast your corporate giving goals and allow you to adjust your marketing plan based on future economic indicators.

Speaker: Rob Howell, (Columbia Trust Company)

9:45 AM

Attracting a business partner for a walk-a-thon or cause-related marketing program

Details: Our panel will discuss the key ingredients for creating successful partnerships and how to increase the impact through stewardship. They will also share the formula to evaluate proposals when a company (or board member) comes to you with an idea.

Speakers: Bryan Haakenson (GLY Construction), Stacy Bellew (Coeur Cause Wine + Milbrandt Vineyards), Cory Townsend (Alzheimer’s Association). Joy Stephens (Corporate Giving Network) will moderate the conversation and Q&A. 

10:45 AM

Event Sponsorship: Delivering ROI for corporate partners today and tomorrow.


Corporate partnerships and support are critical for events of all kinds, especially fundraisers. We’ll explore sponsorships that were successfully refashioned for a virtual and hybrid world, the benefits that excite sponsors, and the implications for future events.

Speakers: Hillary Schneider (Sellen Construction) will moderate the conversation and Q&A with Quinnie Jenkins (Delta Air Lines),  Mark Dederer (Hohimer Wealth Management), Christine Edwards (Bungie Foundation) and Tracey Lorts (Greater Giving).

11:45 AM

Skills Builder Workshops

Workshop #1: How to make cold calls and get in front of your prospects when you cannot drop into the office because no one is there.

Facilitator: Joy Stephens

Workshop #2: How do you find corporate funders and their contact details.

Facilitator: Mark Dederer

Workshop #3: What is the right way to follow up with your sponsors after the event.

Facilitator: Marisa Turaids with Audrey Riddle (Goodman Real Estate)

Workshop #4: You want to switch sides and become a CSR professional. What is the best way to make that happen.

Facilitator: Shanda Vangas

Workshop #5: Ask an accountant. From an accounting perspective, how does a company treat a donation given to a nonprofit versus being a sponsor of an event? What are the rules/limitations of what a NFP can do in terms of promotion when it comes to the two different kinds of income? These are just some of the type of questions our speaker will address.

Facilitator: Celia Davis

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

Take this time to regroup, enjoy a healthy lunch and reflect on all you’ve learned this morning. Build up your energy for this afternoon’s session.

1:00 PM

How well are you coping with the change in your personal and work life these days?

Details: Are you exhausted and unsure of how to move forward? Learn how you can be a “Rebuilder” that shapes change and creates the kind of transformation that the world needs. The COVID era has created a space for new leaders to emerge, and this session will provide a blueprint for you to become one of them. Learn the five traits that successful individual possess.

Speaker: Paul Shoemaker (Paul Shoemaker, Inc)

1:30 PM

Employee volunteerism has been a challenge during Covid. Was it worth your while to think of out-of-the box ideas just to involve corporate volunteers?

Details: Employee volunteerism takes on many forms and is usually thought of as workers for ‘BIG’ company all wearing matching corporate color t-shirts outside cleaning up a trail. There are so many varieties to this example but even so, when Covid hit, the usual type of volunteering activities dried up. No more in person. How do you (did you) decide if it is worth your while to come up another idea that will work? What is the opportunity cost of not having opportunities for employees.

Speakers: Leigh Warren (Triangle Community Engagement) will moderate this session with Hillary Schneider (Sellen Construction), Helen Banks Routon (Eastside Baby Corner) and Chelsey Lerdahl (SAP).  

2:45 PM

Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace: Setting your organization up for the future

Details: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has received increasing attention in recent years, with many organizations hiring dedicated personnel to ensure that DEI policies and initiatives are implemented. But is it working? You can hire diverse talent and offer equal pay, but are your employees heard, informed, included, trusted and their contribution valued? If inclusivity does not exist, then DEI is just words your organization recites.

Speakers: Angela King, (NPR KUOW 94.9) will moderate this conversation with Jesse Rhodes (Amazon) and Nahomie Louis (Accenture). 

3:45 PM

Closing remarks and congratulations to prize winners!

Become A Corporate Giving Conference Sponsor

Do you market your product and/or service to the nonprofit (NGO) community? Let us help you grow your business by becoming a sponsor. Joy Stephens will customize a package based on your target market and budget. Email her at or phone at 425.653.1575.

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