Philanthropy WV Launches 2021 Corporate Responsibility Program of Excellence Series

Philanthropy West Virginia launched their 2021 Corporate Responsibility Programs of Excellence series for companies advancing their work in corporate responsibility, giving, and foundations. This annual in-depth series delivers professional development and networking for companies, corporate foundations, and corporate responsibility leaders based in and/or serving West Virginia and central Appalachia.

“Philanthropy WV partners with numerous companies and corporate responsibility experts to advance our state and region’s companies with their sustainability, philanthropy and creating meaningful impact in our communities. A business’ community giving and engagement is more than a special service rather it is vital to their long-term business success,” says Paul D. Daugherty, president and CEO of Philanthropy WV.

Philanthropy WV’s Corporate Responsibility Programs of Excellence builds off their 10-year history of serving companies of all sizes in maximizing their community giving, involvement, and impact.  The series provides a deeper dive and expert professional development, peer networking, and partner opportunities among any company’s giving, grantmaking, and/or community engagement. 

Philanthropy WV’s 2021 series kicked off recently serving companies and corporate foundations with leading  knowledge, national experts, beneficial practices, and connections to other foundations and philanthropists to maximize their impact.  The 2021 kick off program was Best Practices & Legal Needs for Corporate Responsibility presented in partnership with the Council on Foundations (COF).  The session included the most current legal practices, processes, and policies each company should incorporate into their community giving, foundation, and/or responsibility program.

Due to COVID-19 the program of excellence series is being offered virtually through summer 2021.  The next sessions are provided as a multi-state partnership include:

  • April 15th – The Shifting Landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Maureen Flynn from Changing Our World – a consulting company dedicated to helping the private sector act as a force for public good – will join other CSR executives from across the country to talk about how CSR work continues to evolve to meet community needs.
  • May 13th – Corporate Disaster Philanthropy: Make the Most of Your Resources
    • Join the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to learn about their new report on COVID response funding and to discuss how your company’s philanthropy can have the greatest impact during a time of crisis. We’ll also be joined by corporate grantmaking peers from across the country to share their approach and hope you’ll feel comfortable sharing some, too.

Philanthropy WV provides professional expertise and resources through trainings, consulting, and peer networking for all companies based in and/or serving West Virginia and central Appalachia.