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Philanthropy & Engagement Council

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Community impact and employee engagement is increasingly becoming more of a business imperative.  As leaders in the field of corporate giving, community relations and employee volunteering, we influence the field by example. That requires keeping up not only with current issues and trends, but with best practices and best programs. We explore initiatives that advance community building while enriching our company’s brands and reputation. Recent discussions have covered:

  • Corporate and Foundation Giving
  • Employee Engagement
  • Community Impact
  • Evaluation and Outcome Results

This council includes representatives from some of the best-known and best-run companies in the United States and around the world. Council members also have the opportunity to visit the communities, campuses, and nonprofit organizations that benefit from their grant-making.

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Two meetings a year.
Opportunity to attend a meeting of interest from one of the other two philanthropy councils (additional fee)
Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
Benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Who should join?

Senior executives with responsibility for their company’s corporate giving, community relations and employee engagement; many have regional and national focus.

Program Director

Tony Tapia

Tony Tapia

Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council
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