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2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute | Authenticity

Monday, September 21, 2015 -
8:00am to 6:00pm PDT
UCSF - Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA
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Who Can Attend

The CPI is open to NCG members, member clients of SVCF and non-affiliated corporate funders and CSR professionals.

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Program Desciption

In an effort to align business with purpose, it’s clear that the private sector needs to carefully navigate the spaces between marketing and social benefit and public good and corporate benefit. To err on the wrong side of the equation is to tempt public scrutiny and mistrust. But doing it thoughtfully (and successfully) can garner goodwill, loyalty and most importantly—make a difference in the world.

Companies’ community engagement efforts must be truly reflective of community interests and needs, but be balanced with business interests—not subjugated to them. It is important for companies to express the good they are trying to achieve in the world clearly, simply, and thoughtfully to their employees, customers, consumers, and communities. Those companies that are creating change for their communities while maintaining this delicate equilibrium are poised to lead the way for the private sector by taking the idea of “doing well by doing good” to the next level.

The 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute presented by Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) and Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), will explore how companies are going about breathing authenticity and value into corporate engagement efforts. How new models are being created that are responsive to community needs. How partnership and collaboration adds value.  How the simplicity of programming can be a tool for success. And how, in our “post-recession world”, we ensure that we are living our principles.

This year’s CPI will prepare professionals working in corporate citizenship and philanthropy to meet the challenges presented by this evolving dialogue on authenticity, purpose, values, and their intersection with business goals and interests. We’ll explore the big ideas presented by this conversation and then break it down into usable strategies, approaches, and actionable plans

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8:00 am - 9:00 am  Registration and breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am  Welcome and CPI Overview
9:15 am - 10:15 am  Opening Plenary: Authenticity
10:15 am - 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am - 12:00 noon

  Breakout Sessions/Workshops

  •   Advancing Diversity and Inclusion through CSR
  •   The Value of Authentic Partnerhsips
  •   The Global Update: Expectations, Change and Challenges
12:00 noon - 1:15 pm  Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

  Breakout Sessions/Workshops

  •   Early Stage CSR Development: A Primer
  •   Authentic Communications: Delivering the 'real' Message
  •   CSR Strategy Development: How is Growth & Success Changing

            Corporate Philanthropy?

2:45 pm - 2:55 pm  Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Closing Plenary
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Reception

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Session Descriptions

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Berit Ashla, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Cedric Brown, Chief of Community Engagement, Kapor Center for Social Impact

Suzanne Gilbert, Senior Dorector of Innovation & Sight Programs, Seva Foundation

Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future

Robert Hildreth, Principal, SYPartners

Millicent Johnson, Manager of SF Gives, Tipping Point

Freda Kapor Klein, Ph.D., Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact

Lakshmi Karan, Executive Director, Genentech Foundation

Grace Kim, Managing Director, GOODCorp

Julie Lata, Program Manager, Global Community Affairs, Applied Materials

Emma Leggat, Head of U.S. Communications and CSR, Stubhub

Alan Marks, SVP, Corporate Communications, eBay

Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies

Amy Millington, President, eBay Foundation

Krista Moatz, Founder and Executive Vice President of Editorial Operatons, Pop Sugar

Steven Pearson, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM

Kari Hayden Pendoley, Lead, Rodan + Fields Prescription for Change Foundation

Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Public Engagement, Patagonia

Manuel Santamaria, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Grantmaking, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Birger Stamperdahl, President and Chief Executive Officer, Give2Asia

Rajiv Thadani, Principal, KPMG LLP

Carrie Varoquiers, President, Workday Foundation and VP of Global Impact, Workday Inc

Helen Vollmer, Chair, Edelman South - U.S. Lead, Family Companies and Foundations

Machelle Williams, General Manager, Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility, Volkswagen Group of America

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NCG/SCG/SDG members: $350 

SVCF partners and clients: $350  

Non-affiliated corporate funders or CSR professionals: $450 

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Registration will be managed via Eventbrite. Register here.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to join us as a sponsor for the 2015 CPI: Authenticity. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to corporate responsibility and community impact across the world. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities click here or contact Lisa Barr .

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