Nearly 200 Top CSR Professionals to Gather and Learn From Expert-Led Sessions on Diversity and Inclusion, Storytelling, Breaking Down Silos, Finding Purpose, Employee Engagement Best Practices and More


Keynote Speaker Michael I. Norton
Keynote Speaker Michael I. Norton

[Press Release] Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2016 – Charities@Work—a network of organizations that bridges the corporate and nonprofit sectors in order to achieve greater social impact—today announced the program of its 15th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship, “Bridging Worlds to Scale Impact.” Held on March 28-30, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, the Annual Summit features Michael I. Norton, co-author of “Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending,” as keynote speaker.

The Annual Summit is made possible by multiple generous supporters. We extend our gratitude to Underwriter Sponsor – Wells Fargo; Benefactor Sponsors – Best Buy, New York Life, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UnitedHealthGroup and 3BL; Showcase Technology Partners – Causecast and MicroEdge; and Standard Technology Partners – Benevity, Dotopia, Good Done Great, Innovations for Learning and JK Group.

2016 Summit Program

The Charities@Work Annual Summit will kick-off at 2 pm ET on Monday, March 28, and wrap-up at 3 pm ET on Wednesday, March 30. The program includes a comprehensive mix of panel discussions, interactive workshops, breakouts and small group work on topics related to employee engagement and workplace giving, including:

  • Addressing diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism in CSR efforts
  • Sharing successes and challenges of developing year-round programs
  • Acknowledging and overcoming silos to achieve goals
  • Helping employees find their purpose; broadening the social purpose of any job
  • The impact of storytelling on engagement and philanthropy, and the elements that make an effective story
  • Introducing causes into CSR and giving programs and the achievements and opportunities that arise
  • Groundbreaking ideas that are changing the face of employee engagement and workplace giving
  • Smaller breakouts on engaging health charities, the engagement continuum, incorporating disaster relief into your programs, and aligning volunteer programs to meet company goals, employee desires and nonprofit needs

The Michael I. Norton, the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS), and a member of Harvard’s Behavioral Insights Group, will provide the keynote talk on Tuesday, March 29. In 2012, he was selected for Wired Magazine’s Smart List as one of “50 People Who Will Change the World” and his TEDx talk, How to Buy Happiness, has been viewed more than 3 million times. Norton holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University. Prior to joining HBS, Professor Norton was a Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Scenes from the 2015 Summit
Scenes from the 2015 Summit

Early Bird Registration and Lodging Accommodations

A more detailed agenda with specific times and confirmed speakers is coming soon. Tickets to the 2016 Charities@Work Annual Summit are $650 for the standard three day pass; $450 for the one day pass on Tuesday only; $350 for Monday half-day only; and $350 for half-day Wednesday only. For a limited time only: Use EARLYBIRD2016 at checkout to save $100 off the standard three day pass.

Charities@Work has secured a group rate at the New York Marriott Marquis, nestled in the heart of Times Square. To book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event, visit

2016 Corporate Impact Awards

Each year, Charities@Work seeks to recognize outstanding work in the field of employee engagement, CSR and campaign management through its Corporate Impact Awards. This year we’re recognizing one business and one individual that have given back to society in extraordinary ways:

  • The Corporate Excellence Award honors one corporation for overall excellence in philanthropic giving, employee engagement or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Nominations are open to any company with an employee giving and volunteer program and can be submitted by completing the attached nomination form and accompanying description essays. Nominations must be submitted by February 8, 2016.
  • The Individual Partner of the Year Award is awarded to an employee of a major company who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in her or his community. In addition, this award recognizes the individual who works to advance the continuum of engagement (giving, volunteerism and education) within their company and one who has served as an exceptional partner to the nonprofit giving partners. Individual Partner award candidates must come from a company that has a giving or broader employee engagement program. Nominators must complete the attached nomination form and accompanying description essays. Nominations must be submitted by February 8, 2016.

To learn more or apply, visit

To find out more information about this year’s Charities@Work Best Practices Summit or to take advantage of our early bird registration discounts, visit For questions about Corporate Impact Awards, contact Steve Greenhalgh at For information about sponsorship and technology partner opportunities, please contact Lynne Filderman at

About Charities@Work

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




Media Contact:

Lindsay Nichols,

America’s Charities


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