Corporate Giving Conference

What lies ahead in the upcoming decade in the corporate giving space?
Seattle, WA | March 11, 2020

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Corporate Giving Conference

The only conference for nonprofits that focuses on corporate philanthropy, sponsorships, employee volunteerism, workplace giving and cause-related marketing.

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 2020 Sponsors

Speaker Information

This is a partial list – more to come.

Mari Horita

NHL Seattle

Vice President of Community Engagement and Philanthropy

Junelle Kroontje

King County

Employee Giving Program Manager

Tracy Wort

Symetra Financial Services

Assistant Director of Community Relations

Courtney Wallace

BNSF Railway

Senior Public Affairs Leader

Marie-Claude Milot


Head of People, Culture & Engagement

Joy Stephens

Corporate Giving Network

Founder & President

Rob Smith

Tiger Oak Media (Seattle Business Magazine)

Chief Operating Officer

Corporate Giving Conference 2019 Recap

2020 Corporate Giving Conference Agenda

What’s coming in 2020 and beyond? With a look to the future, our conference will have more tracts that ever before along with breakout sessions broken down into novice and experience levels.

Spend the day improving your skills in securing funding and support from the business community. Learn from executive level speakers who are experts in their field. Network with a diverse group of nonprofit professionals many with several years of experience in corporate giving and sponsorship.

The following five topics will be covered in detail:

1. Corporate Philanthropy

2. Sponsorships, Endorsements & Underwriting

3. Cause-Related Marketing

4. Employee Volunteerism

5. Workplace Giving

New this year will be break out sessions depending upon your level of experience and two sessions on building and/or fine tuning your sales skills.


Registration & Continental Breakfast


Welcome & Program Introduction

8:15 AM

Morning Keynote


Mari Horita – NHL SEATTLE

Once you’ve had a chance to meet your colleagues and enjoy some breakfast….

9:15 AM

Employee Volunteerism | Workplace Giving


Junelle Kroontje – KING COUNTY

10:30 AM

Sponsorship & Underwriting – Tract 1


Coming Soon

10:30 AM

Corporate Philanthropy – Tract 2


Courtney Wallace – BNSF Railway

11:30 AM

Skills Builder, Negotiation – Tract 1


Thomasina Tafur

11:30 AM

Skills Builder, Emotional Intelligence – Tract 2


Kathy Parks

12:30 PM


Sit-down meal with vegetarian option

1:15 PM

Having big business on your board


2:15 PM

Cause Marketing


Marie-Claude Pinot – Darigold

3:15 PM

Door Prizes, Gifts and Closing Remarks

4:00 PM

Networking and Happy Hour 


Husky Union Building (HUB) – South Ballroom

University of Washington
4001 East Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

2020 Ticket Pricing

Tickets for the 2020 Corporate Giving Conference is now available.

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