Corporate Giving Conference

Thursday March 9 | 8 AM PDT
Reception March 8 in Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, Dallas

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Corporate Giving Conference

Connecting the nonprofit and for-profit sectors with the aim to optimize social impact

 Focus: Maximizing corporate support.

Features: 20+ speakers, day-long, interactive, virtual, chat rooms, breakout rooms, prizes, breaks, the ability to ask speakers questions and the opportunity for in-person networking.

Thank you sponsors

Amazon, iWave, Columbia Bank, KUOW 94.9 Public Radio

Agenda

Twenty presenters will cover material relating to corporate giving including grants, sponsorships, cause marketing, employee volunteerism/board service, workplace giving and the skills and knowledge needed to be successful.

8:00 AM - Thursday March 9, 2023

Welcome and Introduction to Program 

8:10 AM

Chat rooms open

Join your fellow attendees in one of five rooms each with a topic and facilitated by a subject matter expert. When you register, you select the topic that interests you the most.     

9:05 AM

Morning Keynote Speaker

A chief economist from a Fortune 100 company will give us an overview of the State of the Economy. By gaining insight into the U.S. economy, you are better able to predict whether you will meet your 2023 corporate giving goals and plan what else you need to do to meet your objectives.  

9:45 AM

Panel Discussion

Three mega corporations discuss their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs with a focus on the ‘S’ and how generously giving in-kind gifts to the nonprofit sector is part of their culture.   

10:45 AM

Panel discussion

There is sometimes a disconnect between what the nonprofit is able to offer in terms of benefits and what the corporate sponsor would like in order to ensure a healthy ROI. Learn how to overcome this gap and create a win-win for both sides. 

11:45 AM

Skills Building Workshops

Select from five topics hosted by subject matter experts and/or corporate funders. These workshops are designed to help you build and/or fine tune your corporate fundraising skills and knowledge.  

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - Thursday March 9, 2023

Lunch time keynote speaker

1:30 PM

Companies partner with nonprofits whose cause compliments their business and whose brand is known and respected. How do you build awareness of your organization to attract corporate donors?  It begins with understanding marketing. Professor and author Walter Wymer enlightens us to the fundamentals and you may be surprised what you learn.   

2:15 PM

Panel discussion

We have a tendency to reach out to big companies for funding in part because they are well known, are believed to have the resources and usually do a good job of listing their funding priorities on their website. What about the small businesses?  What do they have to offer and where and how do you find them?

3:15 PM

Panel discussion

The job of the moment is CDO – Chief Diversity Officer and the most difficult part of that job is to change the culture of the organization. Particularly challenging is ‘I’ in DEI – Inclusion. How can you as a fellow co-worker create an environment where people of color feel included? Learn how. 

4:00 PM

Door Prizes and Closing Remarks

Salesforce

Amazon

University of Lethbridge

Caravel Marketing

Accenture

Venue

The Corporate Giving Conference will be held as a virtual event with an in-person reception the night before.

Become A Corporate Giving Conference Sponsor

Learn about sponsorship opportunities by emailing Joy Stephens at joy@CorporateGivingNetwork.com or phone 425.653.1575.

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