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2014 Corporate Philanthropy Institute: The Time Is Now

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -
7:30am to 4:00pm PST
Oracle Center
350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA
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Registration & Networking  7:30 am - 9:00 am
CPI Program 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Powered by EF 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Who Can Attend

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

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Program Description

A paradigm shift is occurring. Philanthropy, citizenship and community engagement are no longer seen as optional for successful companies or executives. Investors, consumers and employees, especially millennials, now expect all companies and their leaders—regardless of their size or age—to have societal impact and to apply their business acumen when doing so. At the same time, philanthropy practitioners are facing increased pressure to develop unique, innovative strategies, expand to global markets and demonstrate real-time results.

This year's Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) is presented by Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The 2014 CPI will prepare CSR and corporate philanthropy practitioners to meet these changing expectations as well as anticipate future demands. The agenda is designed for professionals that are looking for forward-thinking ideas to help them create meaningful impact in the world—now and in the future. The full-day conference will examine changing expectations of corporate citizenship, strategic local and global philanthropic programs, addressing business challenges through social responsibility efforts, creating corporate collaboratives, and assessing the impact of community investments.

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15th Annual Powered by EF

5:00-8:00 p.m.
Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Following the CPI is Powered by EF which will bring together more than 200 leaders in the corporate citizenship community to celebrate successes of the past year. Included in the audience will be corporate community relations professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, professional service providers and social entrepreneurs. This year we will honor four companies and individuals for their impactful work in corporate responsibility. This year's award categories include the following:

  • Company of the Year: Given to a company that, through its activities and partnerships during the previous calendar year, clearly demonstrates its commitment to corporate social responsibility programs as part of its core business values.
  • CEO of the Year: Given to a chief executive officer who demonstrates superior commitment to philanthropy, from his/ her personal commitment to charity to demonstration of leadership in his/ her company's corporate responsibility programs.
  • Practitioner of the Year: Given to an individual who provides a gold-standard example for his/ her efforts in corporate philanthropy and/or corporate responsibility. This is a prestigious award that gives the CSR community the chance to recognize and celebrate the work of a leading colleague, peer or client in the field of corporate responsibility.
  • Partnership of the Year: Given to a company that has established a strong and multifaceted community partnership with a U.S. or international NGO.

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Final Agenda

7:30 - 9:00 am   Registration and breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am   Welcome and CPI Overview
9:15 - 10:15 am   Opening Plenary: The Time is Now
10:15 - 10:30 am   Break
10:30 - 12 noon

   Breakout Sessions/Workshops
   Approaches to Improving Measurement and Evaluation
   Global Philanthropy (in a Changing World)
   Changemakers: Investing in Social Entrepreneurs
   Nonprofit Perspectives: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

12 noon - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 pm

  Breakout Sessions/Workshops
   Powered by Pro Bono
   The Case for Collaboration
   Taking Programs Global
   Telling Your Story:Communication Strategies & Approaches

2:30 - 2:45 pm   Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm   Closing Plenary: The Time is Now Executive Panel
5:00 - 8:00 pm   15th Annual Powered by EF

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Session Descriptions

Review the CPI session descriptions online.

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Confirmed Speakers

Matthew Bishop, Globalisation Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist 
Carla Boragno , Senior Vice President of Site Services, Genentech
Stuart Burden, Philanthropy Advisor, Stuart Burden and Associates
Colleen Cassity, Senior Director, Oracle Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, Oracle Education Foundation
Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
Penelope Douglas, Executive Chair of the Board, SOCAP
Aria Finger, COO, Do Something 
Pascal Finnette, Managing Director - Startup Lab, Singularity University
Diana Fischer, Manager-All Things Fun Meaningful and Rewarding, Workday
Patricia Gallagher, Director -Development and Outreach, St. Anthony Foundation
Dotti Hatcher, Executive Director of P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives, GAP Inc.
Randy Haykin, Founder and Partner, The Gratitude Network
Jeff Hoffman, Program Director for the Global Social Investing Council, The Conference Board
Melanie Janin, Managing Director of Communications, Business for Social Responsibility 
Kabir Kumar, Senior Director, Walmart Foundation
Farron Levy, President, True Impact
Alicia Procello Maddox, President, Avery Dennison Foundation
Rebecca Masisak, CEO, TechSoup Global
Eric McDonnell, Executive VP & COO, United Way of the Bay Area
Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California
Carmen Perez, Manager- Measurement Standards, CECP
Kori Reed, Vice President Cause & ConAgra Foods Foundation, ConAgra Foods
Rae Richman, Global Head of Citizenship, Airbnb
Nicole Robinson, President, Mondelez International Foundation
Jonah Sachs, CEO, Free Range
Scott Shafer, Senior Correspondent, KQED
Sarah Sasaki Tsien, Senior Manager for Community Relations, PG&E
Lalitha Vaidyanathan, Managing Partner, FSG
Alexandra van der Ploeg, Program Director, Global CSR, SAP 
Trina Villanueva, Director, Community Outreach/Foundation Officer, Union Bank
Larry Warnock, Vice President for Security Strategy, Cloudera
Andrew Wilson, Director, Corporate Citizenship

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NCG members: $250 (this rate is also extended to members of SCG and SDG)
EF/SVCF member clients:  $250 
Non-member corporate funders: $300

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to join us as a sponsor for both CPI and Powered by EF or for one individual event. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to corporate responsibility and community impact across the world. Learn more >>

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