Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group: Preparing Employees for Nonprofit Board Service

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 740
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Eligible to attend: WRAG’s corporate members and invited guests

WRAG corporate members: free. Please login and register online.
Non-members:$45/person. Please email Katy Moore,, to register at the non-member rate.

Nonprofit board service is the ultimate leadership opportunity, giving employees the opportunity to stretch their skills, work in new environments and with people from diverse backgrounds, all while improving the communities where they live and work. According to CECP’s 2016 Giving in Numbers, companies that offer board leadership programs, regardless of what other volunteer programs they offer, have the highest employee participation rates at 35.9%. At this session, we’ll explore trends and best practices in employee board service and offer tips for how to start, formalize, and enhance your board leadership program.

Opening Speaker:
Bob Wittig, co-author of Nonprofit Board Service for the GENIUS

Graham McLaughlin, Managing Director Community Impact Program - Advisory Board Company
Tamara Gifford, Community Relations Manager - Bank of America

Thanks to our generous sponsor:

About the group:
WRAG's Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group is the central resource for corporate community investing in the Greater Washington Region. Comprised of the leaders of nearly 30 of the region’s largest and most respected corporate foundations and giving programs, this group helps the business community make the most of every charitable investment by providing:

  • purposeful networking
  • information on community needs and facilitated discussions with community leaders
  • professional development, best practice sharing, and sample resources
  • a collective voice for corporate philanthropy in the DC Region
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