- Who Can Attend
- Program Description
- Session Descriptions
- Sponsorship Opportunities
The CPI is open to NCG members, member clients of SVCF and non-affiliated corporate funders and CSR professionals.
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
|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|
|12:00 noon - 1:15 pm||Lunch|
|1:15 pm - 2:45 pm|
|2:45 pm - 2:55 pm||Break|
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Closing Plenary|
|4:00 pm - 6:00 pm||Reception|
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
NCG/SCG/SDG members: $350
SVCF partners and clients: $350
Non-affiliated corporate funders or CSR professionals: $450
Registration will be managed via Eventbrite. Register here.
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 @email@example.com .