Southern California Grantmakers
2011 Conference on Corporate Philanthropy
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Corporate giving is critical to the vitality of both businesses and our communities. Philanthropic support--from education and medical research to arts organizations and social services--helps to strengthen and enrich the lives of individuals that companies engage with every day.
However, increasingly--and particularly in light of today’s tough economic environment--the field of corporate philanthropy is facing greater pressure to demonstrate its effectiveness and alignment with corporate goals. Corporate philanthropy professionals need to assess current practices, identify new methods and develop the most promising strategies for meaningful social benefit.
Southern California Grantmakers’ second annual Conference on Corporate Philanthropy focuses on the specific needs and opportunities facing today’s corporate grantmakers.Together we will explore strategies and innovations--drawing from business disciplines as well as from the social sector--to better leverage corporations’ unique assets and align business and philanthropic goals for the greater good.
> 8:30 a.m.
> 9:00 a.m
. - Welcome
> 9:30 a.m
. - Smart Giving: Capitalizing on an Under-Used Resources
Curt Weeden, Founder, Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals; Author, Smart Giving is Good Business
> 10:30 a.m
. - Networking Break
> 10:45 a.m.
- Facilitated Small Group Discussions
> 11:45 a.m.
> 12:15 p.m.
- Corporate Philanthropy: Putting the Wisdom of Crowds to Work
James Surowiecki, Author, The Wisdom of Crowds
> 1:15 p.m.
- Closing Remarks
> 1:30 p.m.
- Dessert Reception
> 2:00 p.m.
Author, Smart Giving is Good Business: How Corporate Philanthropy Can Benefit Your Company and Society
Founder, Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP)
A best-selling author and one of the nation's most sought after speakers on philanthropy and social responsibility, Curt Weeden will draw on his own professional experience--which includes consulting with some of the country's largest corporations and overseeing Johnson & Johnson's $150 million contributions program--and share his insights into how businesses can enhance return on investment from their charitable donations.
Author, The Wisdom of Crowd: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
James Surowiecki is the foremost authority on how to harness the collective wisdom of organizations for competitive advantage. He writes a financial column for The New Yorker that incorporates insights from economics, sociology and business history. Surowiecki has written on a wide variety of topics for a broad range of publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired and The Wall Street Journal. He wrote “The Bottom Line" column for New York magazine and was a contributing editor at Fortune.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking is $20 per car underneath the Music Center and at Disney Hall. Other lots in the area are $18 per car. Attendants accept cash.
Due to the start of construction of the new Civic Park across the street, access points into and out of the Music Center garage are limited. Please allow extra time for parking.Registration:
Who May Attend:
Corporate grantmakers who are current SCG members or are eligible for SCG membership. For eligibility requirements, click here
Free for SCG members
$125 for eligible nonmembers
SCG's Conference on Corporate Philanthropy is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.