Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar Series: CSR as a Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT

Description: The race to secure and maintain high-quality talent is no easy feat for companies but critically important for successful businesses. Today, corporations must balance their reputation, brand, and values with a purposeful talent management strategy to remain competitive and appeal to current and potential employees. The talent crisis and the growing anxiety around talent mismatch continue to drive greater emphasis on how corporate social responsibility (CSR) influences the attraction and retention of employees. As a corporate giving leader, how can you leverage your work to support this effort?

Join us to examine how corporate social responsibility (CSR) aids talent management. This webinar will provide a synopsis of the latest trends and how to use the insights to make the case and drive conversation with colleagues. We will also explore CSR perspectives across different generations and how to view your company’s corporate giving strategy and opportunities for integration through a talent retention lens.

Speaker: DeShele Dorsey Taylor, Chief Strategist Officer, Dorsey Impact Solutions

DeShele is a trusted advisor in the philanthropy and fundraising fields. With more than a decade of experience and successes, DeShele leverages her practical and theoretical expertise to support corporations, philanthropies, and nonprofits in the planning, development, and execution of outcome-centered initiatives that address social change. She has provided counsel to Fortune 500™ companies as a consultant and division leader for the corporate practices at TCC Group and Changing Our World. In 2013, she established Dorsey Impact Solutions to help organizations achieve greater impact through solution-focused community engagement efforts.

2017 Midwest Corporate Giving Webinar Series

Regional Associations from four Midwest states have collaborated to present a series of six webinars designed for companies with a corporate foundation, advised fund at a community foundation, or a giving program. This series specifically targets business professionals who want to think smarter and perform better when it comes to combining their corporate mission with philanthropic action.

Corporate philanthropy is an essential business function that helps support communities where companies are based, foster employee engagement, and generate business value. Individuals want to work for companies that support their communities, and consumers want to purchase goods from companies that are doing good in the world. The Midwest Corporate Giving webinar series offers data supporting the need for corporate philanthropy and development strategies to help giving programs succeed.

  • 2/22/2017 | Effective Employee Engagement Strategies (hosted by Minnesota Council on Foundations)
  • 4/19/2017 | CSR as a Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy (hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
  • 6/28/2017 | Measuring Your Giving ROI (hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
  • 8/23/2017 | Leveraging Grants Management for Effective Grantmaking (hosted by Philanthropy Ohio)
  • 10/18/2017 | Triple Bottom Line Best Practices (hosted by Minnesota Council on Foundations)
  • 12/13/2017 | Connected, but Different: Empowering Giving Programs Across Geographies (hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations)


$35 for partnership members

$50 for members of other associations and non-members

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinars, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts and strategies related to effective corporate giving strategies.
  2. Connect with like-minded corporate giving professionals in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota.
  3. Utilize tools and best practices to design and implement effective corporate giving strategies.

Presented by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Council of Michigan Foundations, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Ohio

Register by: 4/17/17

MCF cancellation policy: please cancel by 4/17/17 in order to receive a refund. In order to view or cancel current registrations, login to your account at www.mcf.org. Once you are logged in, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen. Your profile will show up in the main body of the webpage. Click on "Registrations" in the menu above your profile. Here you'll be able to view all your current registrations and cancel if necessary.


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