Session 3: Investing in Communities (July 20-21, 2017) (July 26-27, 2018)

Analyze current trends and best practices in philanthropy, social investing, and employee engagement.

DAY 1: Employee Engagement

FACULTY: Diane Melley, VP, Global Citizenship, IBM


  • Developing an employee engagement strategy
  • Understanding the complexities and challenges of gift matching, employee giving campaigns, dollars for doers, traditional volunteering, pro bono volunteering, retiree networks, loaned executives, and board service
  • Employee recognition and incentives
  • Tracking of volunteer hours and community impact
  • Vendors and intermediaries
  • Partnerships with nonprofits

2016 guest speakers for this session included:

  • Rhonda Taylor, Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Jeff Hoffman, Jeff Hoffman & Associates
  • Gerald McSwiggan, Senior Director, Issues Network, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Corporate Citizenship Center
  • Daniella Foster, Director, Corporate Affairs and Science Communications, Mars Symbioscience, Impact2030
  • Jenny Lawson, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Points of Light
  • Brian Dulay, Executive Director, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

DAY 2: Philanthropy & Social Investing

FACULTY: Shannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose Officer, PwC (NEW IN 2017!)


  • Trends in corporate philanthropy
  • Responsive, strategic, and catalytic philanthropy
  • Developing a philanthropic strategy
  • Partnerships with nonprofits
  • Impact Investing
  • Business alignment

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