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2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute: Announcing Our Morning Keynote and Sessions

Tuesday, July 14, 2015










Have you registered for this year’s Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI)? What are you waiting for?

The conference is taking place September 21, 2015 and Early Bird registration ends this Friday, July 17th. With our planned session topics and our morning keynote, this year is set to be the best yet!

Following last year’s success, we are happy to partner again this year with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for the 2015 CPI.

While no real introduction is needed, this year we have Executive Director of the Institute for the Future Marina Gorbis as our morning keynote.

Marina is a futurist and social scientist who serves as Executive Director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley nonprofit research and consulting organization. In her 17 years with IFTF, Marina has brought a futures perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government and philanthropy to improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services.  Marina’s current research focuses on how social production is changing the face of major industries, a topic explored in detail in her book, The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World. She has also blogged and written for, FastCompany, Harvard Business Review, and major media outlets.

A native of Odessa, Ukraine, yet equally at home in Silicon Valley, Europe, India, and Kazakhstan, Marina is particularly well suited to see things from a global viewpoint. She has keynoted such international events as The Next Web Conference, NEXT Berlin, the World Business Forum, the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges annual conference. She holds a BA in psychology and a master’s of public policy from UC Berkeley.

The full-day conference is designed to engage CSR practitioners and social entrepreneurs from various industries in thought-provoking, inspiring and action-focused discussion. In addition to Marina Gorbis, more than 15 speakers and panelists will provide perspectives through a variety of breakout sessions. This year’s session topics include:

  • Philanthropy for Start-ups
  • Effective Partnerships
  • Global Philanthropy & Community Engagement
  • Authentic Communications
  • Diversity and CSR
  • Values, Authenticity & CSR Strategy

The CPI is not only a great learning and networking opportunity, but is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase your company’s commitment to the community. Be a part of making this day possible by sponsoring the CPI. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

Register Now!