2016 Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship Recap

Thank you for joining us March 28-30, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York!

We were thrilled to see everyone at the 15th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship. The Summit was our most interactive event yet.



To read the presentations from the experts and industry leaders who spoke at the Summit our click here


Attendee List

To view the list of attendees, click here.



View photos from the Summit by clicking on the links below:

2016 Corporate Impact Awards: https://www.flickr.com/photos/americas-charities/albums/72157664634949433

Day 2, March 29, 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/americas-charities/albums/72157666926031705

Day 3, March 30, 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/americas-charities/albums/72157664621584154


#CWSummit16 Twitter Dialogue

Throughout the Summit, participants engaged in a robust dialogue via Twitter, sharing photos, opinions, and even a drawing or two! To view the Twitter conversation on days 2 and 3, check out our Storify here.

Keep the conversation going! Just use the hashtag #CWSummit16 to continue the dialogue around employee engagement and workplace giving trends and best practices.


2016 Corporate Impact Awards

Charities@Work Individual Partner of the Year Award Winner Peter Dudley, Senior Vice President, Community Support Programs of Wells Fargo; presented by Spring Lacy, Charities@Work Advisory Council Co-Chair
Individual Partner of the Year Award Winner Peter Dudley, presented by Advisory Council Co-Chair Spring Lacy


On March 30, 2016, Charities@Work announced Ashland Inc., Dell and Peter Dudley, Senior Vice President, Community Support Programs of Wells Fargo, winners of the 2016 Corporate Impact Awards for giving back to society in extraordinary ways. The awards were presented by the four partners that comprise Charities@Work—America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare and Global Impact—during the 15th Annual Charities@Work Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement luncheon held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Read our press release here. View the photos of the Awards ceremony here. Learn more about the awards here.


Pre- and Post-Summit Conversations

Charities@Work Twitter Chat: #DriveChange

Let’s face it: to live in a better world, we have to act better. While a vision is often the starting point, it’s rarely enough to change behaviors or encourage good deeds. And what if you’re the only one who believes in doing well by doing good?

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 3:00 – 3:45 pm ET, we hosted a Twitter chat to discuss how to #DriveChange in companies through employee engagement, volunteerism and corporate social responsibility. Milinda Martin, Vice President of Community Investment at Time Warner Cable, and Peter Dudley, SVP of Community Support Programs at Wells Fargo—two iconic organizations in the CSR space—joined moderator Aman Singh, VP of Business + Social Purpose at Edelman. Participating Twitter handles included @CharitiesAtWork, @MilindaMartin, @TWC, @dudleypj, @Wells Fargo, @amansinghcsr and @EdelmanPurpose.

To view a recap of the conversation on Storify, click here.


Charities@Work Webinar: Pro Bono Volunteerism

On Tuesday, April 12, at 1:00 PM ET, we hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Linda Gornitsky of LBG Associates on Pro Bono Volunteerism: Challenges and Solutions. Pro bono volunteerism is hot with companies of all sizes trying to offer skills-based and pro bono volunteer opportunities to their employees. Although the popularity of this type of volunteerism has risen, the number of available opportunities has not. What is causing this imbalance and how can companies address this growing discrepancy? Dr. Gornitsky shared the results of her latest research study, which examines the challenges of pro bono volunteerism and suggests solutions to help fix this imbalance.

Listen to the recording and view the presentation here.

// About

Charities@Work is an alliance of four nonprofit organizations – America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare and Global Impact – that collectively represent more than 2,500 of the most respected and effective international, national and local nonprofits. These four networks exist to facilitate interaction and partnerships between charities, companies and their employees for meaningful outcomes and impact for all parties.

Charities@Work bridges the corporate and nonprofit sectors in order to achieve greater social impact.

Questions? Email John Douglas at  jdouglas@charitiesatwork.org

// Sponsors

The 2016 Annual Summit was generously sponsored by Time Warner Cable, Wells Fargo, Prudential, Best Buy, New York Life, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UnitedHealth Group, PIMCO Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 3BL Media, COMMIT!Forum and Realized Worth.

THANK YOU to one and all.





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// Technology Partners

Big thanks to MicroEdge, Benevity, Dotopia, GIVINGtrax, Good Done Great, Innovations for Learning, INPEx, JK Group, VolunteerMatch, YouGiveGoods and YourCause for their generous support of the 2016 Annual Summit.