CSR Board

Private Calls with Heads of CSR at Major Brands

No Vendors. Confidential. Senior Leaders Only.

December 1

Engaging Non-Exempt/Hourly Employees for Volunteerism and Giving
(MEMBERS ONLY)

Description:

The costs and benefits of claiming employee time is very different for salaried employees versus hourly workers. Let’s talk privately with other major company CSR leaders about how we can activate non-exempt employees: benchmarking activities/opportunities that can maximize non-exempt engagement while minimizing operational impacts; getting buy-in from front-line management to encourage participation; and the balance between reinforcing values/company culture and putting new claims on hourly employees’ time. Success for employee engagement programs hinges on participation rates. Let’s talk about how we can invest energy and resources to make sure we reach our goals and build a giving culture at every level of our enterprises.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Members of the CSR Board

Details:

  • Tuesday, December 1st, at 2 PM ET.
  • Board Members can find the dial-in details in the Member Center.

December 8

Innovative Philanthropy and the Future of Corporate Foundations
(MEMBERS ONLY)

Description:

Leaders in corporate philanthropy aren’t just signing checks any more, they are finding innovative ways to leverage their companies’ resources to change the world in big ways. Let’s talk privately about how we go beyond transactional and programmatic funding; returns on capacity building investments; and what works and what doesn’t. These are not the only questions we can discuss — bring your visions, your experience, your expertise, and hear what other leaders like you are thinking about the future.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Members of the CSR Board

Details:

  • Tuesday, December 8th, at 3 PM ET.
  • Board Members can find the dial-in details in the Member Center.

December 9

Grantmaking and Giving with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens
(MEMBERS & INVITED GUESTS)

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Description:

How are you using your grantmaking and corporate contributions to help move the needle on diversity, equity, and inclusion goals? Join other corporate philanthropy and community engagement leaders from major companies off the record to share strategies on data collection, capacity building, identifying opportunities, and balancing expectations. This is a forward-leaning topic — it’s okay not to have all the answers. Use this confidential, vendor-free space to talk to other experienced CSR leaders about the best way forward.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Ameren, Arizona Public Service, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Boeing, Capital One, CarMax, Cigna, Cox Enterprises, Elanco, International Paper, Jo-Ann Stores, Johnson Controls, Levi Strauss & Company, Loblaw, Love’s Travel Stops, Mr. Cooper, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S. Cellular, United Airlines, UPS, and Voya Financial.

Details:

  • Wednesday, December 9th, at 2 PM ET.
  • We’ll send you the dial-in details once you’re approved to join the call.

December 10

CSR Budget and Spending Forecasts for 2021
(MEMBERS ONLY)

Description:

Forecasting for 2020 was not what anyone could have predicted. How have the events of this year impacted your budgeting for 2021? If you have more resources, what are you planning to do with them? If you have less, what are you going to cut, and how do you make that decision? How are you communicating your 2020 spending to leadership in a way that encourages more investment moving forward? What else has worked when you’ve pitched for more resources in the past? We can’t do any of our work without money, so let’s talk about how to get what we need and make the most of what we have in a private, leaders-only space.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Members of the CSR Board

Details:

  • Thursday, December 10th, at 2 PM ET.
  • Board Members can find the dial-in details in the Member Center.

December 15

2020 Wreaked Havoc on Our CSR Goals: Making the Case for Next Year
(MEMBERS & INVITED GUESTS)

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Description:

The 2020 series of crises has wreaked havoc on our volunteer and employee giving goals. Join a confidential, off-the-record conversation about how CSR leaders from major brands are addressing this challenge as we ask: How much did you miss your projections by? How do you set expectations and defend this year’s results? How do you plan to frame the challenge in upcoming reporting? How do you make sure this year’s data doesn’t threaten next year’s resources? These are questions you can only talk about with other big-company leaders like you in a strictly vendor-free confidential setting. Find out what’s happening at other companies so you aren’t alone defending your program.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Arizona Public Service, Ashley Furniture Industries, BAE Systems, CareSource, Citizens Financial Group, Elanco, Love’s Travel Stops, National Instruments, Shaw Industries, and UPS.

Details:

  • Tuesday, December 15th, at 2 PM ET.
  • We’ll send you the dial-in details once you’re approved to join the call.

December 17

Working Together: Government Affairs, Community Affairs, and CSR
(MEMBERS ONLY)

Description:

Lobbying is a touchy subject, but helping your company improve its position with lawmakers and regulators can boost your program’s profile. Join this confidential conversation to talk about how we are coordinating efforts between CSR, government relations, and community affairs. We’ll talk about how we’re aligning and integrating community relations and government relations to maximize benefits and minimize redundancy; what the opportunities and challenges are posed by integrated models and separate functions; and how we make sure our CSR program isn’t seen as just a lobbying ploy. This is something you can only learn from other experienced leaders at big companies like yours. Come share what you know and learn from others that have successfully navigated these relationships.

Who’s Attending (so far):

Members of the CSR Board

Details:

  • Thursday, December 17th, at 3 PM ET.
  • Board Members can find the dial-in details in the Member Center.

Other Details

Important Notes

  1. Only RSVP if you can definitely attend. These are structured conversations with facilitators and limited seats. (If you can’t make it, please give us enough warning to invite someone from the waitlist.)
  2. These calls are confidential. You will be required to agree to our confidentiality rules when you register.

FAQ

Who’s going to be on the line?

Everyone on the call will be leading corporate social responsibility at a big company. This is a conversation for people like you, with jobs like yours, at companies like yours — and problems like yours.

No vendors, sponsors, press, small businesses, or junior/front-line staff allowed.

Attendees will be from member companies and invited guests from similarly-sized companies.

What are we going to discuss?

You’ll get candid, honest insights from experienced peers. Bring a list of the things you’re working on right now. We’d love to help.

Who is the presenter on the calls?

Nobody! Everyone contributes. It’s a discussion, not a webinar. You’ll have a deep conversation with people who have jobs like yours at companies like yours.

Why is there no fee and who is funding this?

The CSR Board is a community for people leading corporate social responsibility at the world’s biggest companies. We have members-only calls each week. Because our calls are confidential, we sometimes open our calls up to guests to see what we do. In total transparency, we think you’re going to love it and will want to join the community.