The Evolution of Corporate Philanthropy: Understanding My Role in a Changing Profession

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 -
7:45am to 10:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 4th Floor, 79 Fifth Avenue, NYC
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What are the skills and competencies required to be successful in corporate philanthropy today?  Philanthropy no longer exists in a silo, but is a critical part of a corporation’s citizenship.  Corporate philanthropy has become more deeply embedded in the overall operations of a company, integrating and intersecting with business functions such as marketing and CSR. 
As the roles and responsibilities of the professionals spearheading philanthropy are evolving and will continue to evolve, the traditional view of a grantmaker is being dispelled to embrace a wider set of competencies and skills required to be successful in the corporate philanthropy profession. 
In this session, we’ll examine the evolution of the field, drivers of change and case examples of prominent leaders. 


  • The skills and competencies that are most beneficial to success in corporate philanthropy today
  • How to think strategically about your role’s influence and assistance in achieving maximum business and social impact
  • The critical business function philanthropy plays in corporations
  • Case examples of evolving roles from peers leading in the field
Part of Philanthropy New York's Corporate Grantmakers Series.
This program is "Partially Open."



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Professionals at corporate foundations or corporate giving programs. Philanthropy New York members interested in corporate philanthropy are also welcome.
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