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2019 Annual Benevity Client Conference - Feb. 26 - 28, Palm Springs

Something powerful happens when we all get in a room together. When we step out of the day-to-day and gather as a community, transforming from individual do-gooders into a force for good. An energy starts to build, and within moments we are recharged and ready. We’re in a place where we can give ourselves permission to be bold, experiment and discover what’s possible. Where we’re unafraid to ask “what if…?” and “what’s next?”
Because we know…

we can only create what we have the courage to imagine!

Registration is now closed. Please contact goodnessmatters@benevity.com with any questions.

 
I loved Goodness Matters! Two days of meeting amazing people in a similar space all working to make our companies and our world a better place. Can’t get better than this!
— Rebecca Bruner, Corporate Citizenship & Internal Communications, Navigant
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Imagine the best conference yet, and then check out the agenda to see how we’re going to make it a reality! We’re excited to bring you two (or more, if you join the Pre-Conference Labs) action-packed days of Goodness.

 
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to name just a few…

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There are many CSR conferences to choose from, but the Benevity conference provides the best combination of fascinating keynotes, practical knowledge from fellow attendees and Benevity people, plenty of time for networking and, of course, a lot of fun and humor! Not to be missed.
— Diana Fischer, Director, Global Impact and Employee Programs, Workday
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2019 speakers

 
 

Session: Opening Keynote

Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 9:45 – 10:30am

One of 25 Successful People Who’ll Help Change Your Life in 2018 - Success Magazine

Jane McGonigal is today’s leading speaker on the engagement economy and the application of game- design to the real world. Referencing lessons learned through her work creating games for organizations such as the World Bank, the Olympic Games, the American Heart Association, the New York Public Library, and many more.

Jane is notable for bringing gaming to the healthcare space. Her best-known project is SuperBetter, a mobile app and web-based game that helps individuals challenge personal health challenges (depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress reduction).

Jane McGonigal’s current book, SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient (debuted at #7 on the New York Times Advice bestsellers list), reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. Her previous book, Reality Is Broken: How Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World, is a New York Times bestseller.

She serves as the Director of Game Research & Development with the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto, California.

 

Social Impact: Models for Measurement

Thursday Feb. 28 | 9:45 – 10:30am

Farron Levy is CEO of True Impact, a web-based impact measurement and reporting platform for the charitable sector. Donors and nonprofits use True Impact to measure the social impact of their grants, volunteerism, and other philanthropic investments, to demonstrate success and identify opportunities for improvement. True Impact has helped hundreds of corporations, foundations, and nonprofits – including AT&T, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, and UPS among others – use metrics to prove and improve the value of their community investments.

 

Client Success Story: Making Global Local: Building International Goodness Programs that Deliver Greater Impact

Thursday Feb. 28 | 2:00 – 2:45pm

Rachael has 10 years of experience in the CSR space and currently manages a number of the PayPal Gives global employee engagement and philanthropy initiatives. Prior to joining PayPal 2.5 years ago, Rachael worked at the Citi Foundation managing their local U.S. grant program and then led their philanthropic programs in the Bay Area.

 

Lightning Talks

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 3:55 – 4:30pm

Anna activates and supports Okta’s 1,500+ employees around the world to do good by volunteering their time, skills, and resources in meaningful ways. She is also responsible for developing partnerships that tie Okta to its local communities. Anna brings ten years of technology-sector experience to her role, most recently leading employee engagement programs for Salesforce.org.

 

Power of Promotion: Tried and True Communications Strategies

Tuesday Feb. 26 | 1:00 – 4:00pm

Mackenzie has been part of the Equinix Impact team since 2016 and oversees the employee volunteering and giving program. Between planning team volunteer events, cultivating relationships with community partners and brainstorming the next wave of Equinix Impact, Mackenzie is passionate about employee happiness and giving back. Mackenzie graduated from the University of Nebraska with a major in journalism. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband, children (ages 3 and 7 months), and runs with her golden retriever, Berkeley.

 

Power of Promotion: Tried and True Communications Strategies

Tuesday Feb. 26 | 1:00 – 4:00pm

Leanne Zee leads the Internal Communications Governance and Programs team at TransCanada. In her current role, Leanne is responsible for employee engagement and strategic communications across the company’s broad employee base in Canada, the U.S and Mexico. Her primary focus is managing TransCanada’s employee giving and volunteering program.

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, where she also hails from. She currently lives in Calgary with her family, enjoys good friends, good food, and a view of the world from the seat of her dirtbike.

 

Session: Power of Purpose

Thursday, Feb. 28 | 9:00 – 9:45am

Afdhel Aziz is one of the world's leading experts in brand purpose, marketing innovation, and social entrepreneurship. After 20 year career as a visionary marketer at Procter and Gamble, Nokia, Heineken and Absolut Vodka, he is now currently the Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Conspiracy of Love, a think-tank and idea incubator that helps Fortune 500 companies like Adidas, Sonos, Bacardi and Mars use culture and technology as a force for good.

Afdhel is the co-author Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn, a provocative manifesto for a bold new model of 21st marketing that helps brands ‘do well by doing good’. He is also an inspirational keynote speaker who has spoken internationally at the Cannes Lions, South by SouthWest, AdWeek, TEDx and Columbia University, as well as at companies like Facebook, Crate and Barrel, Booking.com and many others. He also writes ‘The Power Of Purpose’ column in Forbes on the topic of business and social impact. He is based in Venice Beach, California where he lives with his wife and son.

 

Social Impact: Models for Measurement

Thursday Feb. 28 | 9:45 – 10:30am

Shawn M. Kahle, APR serves as Leader of Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and programs for Assurant, Inc. and the Executive Director for Assurant Foundation. She is responsible for all charitable grants, matching gifts, disaster relief, United Way and community engagement programs in primary company locations worldwide.

Previously in her career, Shawn served as: Vice President, Communication for Assurant, Inc.; Managing Director at Arment Dietrich; Vice President Communication, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; President and CEO of the New Detroit Science Center; Vice President, Communication and Community Affairs at Kmart Corporation; as well as on the faculty at Wayne State University (Detroit) and Loyola University (Chicago) in their Communication departments.

 

Lightning Talks

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 3:55 – 4:30pm

Beginning to Belong: How First Tech is Creating an Inclusive Culture Where Everyone Can Become Agents of Change

Thursday Feb. 28 | 2:00 – 2:45pm

Nicole Frisch is the Senior Director of Community Engagement at First Tech Federal Credit Union, the nation’s sixth largest credit union, serving the world’s technology companies and their employees. In her role, she leads enterprise community and inclusion strategy and programming, focused on building a culture of giving, belonging and engagement, and directing more than $3.5 million dollars and 30,000 volunteer hours to organizations supporting the next generation. She has more than 15 years of experience in public affairs, philanthropy, strategic communications, employee engagement and community leadership.

 

Lightning Talks

Thursday Feb. 28 | 10:30 – 11:15am

In another life, I’m a non-conformist, living off the land, and off the grid. In this life, I’m a corporate idealist and realist. At T-Mobile, I analyze employee giving behavior to increase employee engagement, execute EmpowerED, our technology initiative for disadvantaged schools, and manage Generation T, our career exploration program for youth.

Before joining the corporate world, I spent my days working with refugee youth in Baltimore City. I have an M.S. in Global Affairs, a B.A. in Philosophy. I’m both an idealist and a cynic, and I find inspiration in nature and music.

 

Power of Promotion: Tried and True Communications Strategies

Tuesday Feb. 26 | 1:00 – 4:00pm

As a member of the Equinix Impact team, Geraldine manages the program’s communications to Equinix’s 7,000+ employees and leads the creativity arm of the Impact program. Geraldine joined Equinix in 2016 after working in healthcare advocacy and loves empowering people to connect with the causes, communities, and movements most meaningful to them. Outside of Equinix, Geraldine is passionate about supporting community organizing efforts in Oakland, disability justice and taking full advantage of her local library.

 
Lightning Talks   Thursday Feb. 28 | 10:30 – 11:15am   Tricia is the Charitable Giving and Ethical Campaigns Manager for Lush North America where her team focuses on providing grants to grassroots organizations and indigenous communities working for social and environmental justice and animal protection around the world. She works directly with impacted communities to co-build consumer awareness campaigns that increase dialog and visibility for issues, hold governments accountable and improve corporate accountability. She also has a passion for storytelling and believes that film and media play a crucial role in elevating awareness and acting as a catalyst for change.

Lightning Talks

Thursday Feb. 28 | 10:30 – 11:15am

Tricia is the Charitable Giving and Ethical Campaigns Manager for Lush North America where her team focuses on providing grants to grassroots organizations and indigenous communities working for social and environmental justice and animal protection around the world. She works directly with impacted communities to co-build consumer awareness campaigns that increase dialog and visibility for issues, hold governments accountable and improve corporate accountability. She also has a passion for storytelling and believes that film and media play a crucial role in elevating awareness and acting as a catalyst for change.

 

Session: A Big Benevity Welcome

Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 9:00 - 9:45am

Bryan is a self-described "recovering lawyer" who is constantly dreaming of novel ways to help global enterprises reinvent corporate giving programs to provide better social and business returns, and simultaneously tackle the biggest struggles on the charitable landscape.

Bryan is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics relating to social-good programs and a recognized thought leader in the space. He believes that, with the help of our clients, we’ll shape the story anew and build on our aspirations to create innovative and scalable Goodness Programs that strengthen the social fabric of our communities. His strategic vision and leadership is perfectly paired with the right mix of passion and industry expertise to keep the company, our software and our client service top-notch.

 

Lightning Talks

Thursday Feb. 28 | 10:30 – 11:15am

Amanda has a deep passion for connecting people with opportunities to make an impact. Amanda’s career spans 15 years of cross-sector collaboration in corporate citizenship, volunteerism, philanthropy, and nonprofit management. At Schwab, Amanda sets the vision and strategy that cultivate its deep culture of service. She manages and executes all volunteer programs engaging Schwab's 21,000 employees in their communities. Prior to Schwab, she served as Deputy Director of Taproot Foundation, the nation's leader in pro bono service. Amanda's background also includes nonprofit consulting and fundraising, community development in South America, and competing as a varsity track athlete at Georgetown University.

 

Lightning Talks

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 3:55 – 4:30pm

Sr. Specialist on the Social Impact Team at TripAdvisor. In her role, she leads TripAdvisor’s global employee giving and volunteer program, TripGives, in addition to supporting TripAdvisor’s broader social impact efforts across the company. Kayla also works on TripAdvisor’s philanthropic commitment to the global refugee crisis.

Prior to TripAdvisor, Kayla worked at Cause Consulting supporting a variety of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits including Aramark, BrightView, New Balance and UAspire on their corporate social responsibility strategy and communications, with a focus on employee engagement.

 

Lightning Talks

Thursday Feb. 28 | 10:30 – 11:15am

Beret supports employee engagement and volunteer programs across T-Mobile including the Employee Donation Matching Program, Huddle Up Volunteer Grants Program, and Foundation grant making. In addition, Beret manages internal communication about community engagement programs, hometown giving programs and supports local partnerships with key charities in the Seattle area. In 2018 Beret helped launch the first annual Changemaker Challenge social innovation contest at T-Mobile. Beret’s background is in Public Relations and Internal Communications and she’s worked at T-Mobile for over 7 years.

 

Client Panel: Game Changing Brands

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 11:00 – 11:45am

Client Success Story: Local Champions: Your Biggest Asset in Goodness

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 3:00 – 3:45pm

As a leading professional in CSR for over twelve years, in addition to over a decade in the financial industry, Tanya has a passion for driving forward citizenship through the development and implementation of strategies that position companies at the forefront of philanthropic and community commitment. At Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), she has responsibility to create and deliver best in class innovative programs that drive a ‘One RBC’ global experience so employees can become better citizens through their community involvement. Tanya also acts as a senior representative on leading volunteer committees including International Association for Volunteer Effort Global Corporate Volunteer Council and Volunteer Canada Corporate Council on Volunteering.

 

Social Impact: Models for Measurement

Thursday Feb. 28 | 9:45 – 10:30am

Christy Duncan Anderson joined Safeway in 2006 to work on teams to develop Just for U, the Promise campaign, and O Organics for Baby and Toddler launches. Christy became the Executive Director of The Safeway Foundation now called The Albertsons Companies Foundation in 2011. She manages all of Albertsons Companies’ philanthropic and community giving including spearheading the Hunger Is movement. A Santa Clara University graduate, Christy worked previously at many NGO and nonprofit organizations, served in the Peace Corps, and worked in advertising at J. Walter Thompson. Christy also serves on the Leadership Council for WorldWideWomen, is the Social Media Lead for the Network of Executive Women in NorCal and is a Trustee for the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation. Christy believes in the power of local communities and has worked as a change agent to stretch the traditional roles of corporations beyond “giving back” to sparking true impact and transformation.

 
Power of Promotion: Tried and True Communications Strategies   Tuesday Feb. 26 | 1:00 – 4:00pm   Tiana Austel is an Associate Employee Communications Specialist at Illumina, a 7,000+ life sciences company dedicated to advancing human health by unlocking the power of the genome. In her role, she manages global employee engagement and volunteering including donation matching, communication strategy, and the community champion program. Tiana is passionate about utilizing skills-based volunteering opportunities to engage global employees in the communities where they live in work. Outside of Illumina, Tiana loves supporting local community organizing efforts in Southern California related to food justice, music, and equity in education.

Power of Promotion: Tried and True Communications Strategies

Tuesday Feb. 26 | 1:00 – 4:00pm

Tiana Austel is an Associate Employee Communications Specialist at Illumina, a 7,000+ life sciences company dedicated to advancing human health by unlocking the power of the genome. In her role, she manages global employee engagement and volunteering including donation matching, communication strategy, and the community champion program. Tiana is passionate about utilizing skills-based volunteering opportunities to engage global employees in the communities where they live in work. Outside of Illumina, Tiana loves supporting local community organizing efforts in Southern California related to food justice, music, and equity in education.

 

Client Success Story: Evolving from a Pledge-Based Program to Year-Round Goodness

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 2:00 – 2:45pm

Deborah Swartz leads Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship (CC) program in Canadian, responsible for all aspects including Volunteering, Giving, Pro bono consulting, Grants, Skills to Succeed and their newest strategy focusing on the future of work and equipping people to thrive in the Digital Economy.

Equally passionate about Inclusion and Diversity, she leads the Women’s ERG for Canada, and has been profiled in gender equality article with the Huffington Post.

Deb is a member of IAVE, the CCI Council with the Conference Board of Canada, previous Board of Volunteer Canada and former co-chair of their Corporate Volunteer Council.

Outside of work, you can find her on a yoga mat, volunteering, travelling, reading, or hanging out with family and friends.

 

Brands of the Future: Business as the Force for Social Change

Thursday Feb. 28 | 11:30am – 12:00pm

With nearly seven years leading the development and distribution of Cone’s industry-leading and award-winning global research studies, Whitney Dailey, VP, Marketing, has her finger on the pulse of all that’s trending within the world of CSR. The output of this is original and thought-provoking POVs in industry publications and speaking events as well as Cone’s weekly “Prove Your Purpose” newsletter and blog.

Whitney holds an MBA in environmental management and entrepreneurship from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a BA in business administration from the George Washington University. She also earned an MBA Certificate in clean energy and sustainability from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University and Simmons College. Whitney was named a Top 100 Giving Influencer on Twitter by Give Local America in 2015. Her tweets can be found at @WhitneyDailey or as one of the voices behind @Cone.

 

Brands of the Future: Business as the Force for Social Change

Thursday Feb. 28 | 11:30am – 12:00pm

Karolina has more than a decade of strategic grant making and advocacy experience. As a VP of Social Impact at BlackRock, she oversees all operations for the global grant making and employee matching platforms. She also serves as a Program Officer for Social Impact at BlackRock’s Income and Humanitarian grant portfolios.

Prior to joining BlackRock 2.5 years ago, Karolina was a Program Officer at the Open Society Foundations in Budapest, supporting grant making and advocacy activities on a national and global level. Earlier in her native Poland, she led strategic initiatives and co-managed fundraising and advocacy planning for one of the largest Eastern European think tanks, Political Critique. Karolina began her career in the private sector as a media planner at MediaCom, where she co-created strategic communications plans for the Groupe Danone portfolio in Poland.


Karolina holds an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University and a MA in English Studies and Literature from the Catholic University of Lublin. Outside of BlackRock, Karolina is a proud vegan and enjoys spending time with her dog Eddie.

 

Closing the Digital Skills Gap: How Microsoft is Using Skills-Based Volunteering to Prepare for the Future Economy in the US and UK

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 2:00 – 2:45pm

As UK Responsibility Manager at Microsoft Ltd, Eve Joseph leads on a number of corporate responsibility programmes in the UK. She specializes in encouraging the use of technology to transform the charity sector as well as employee engagement and Microsoft’s new AI4Good programme. Her work crosses private, public and voluntary sectors, creating opportunities for charities in particular to build their digital transformation and enhance their digital skills.

Eve also champions programmes aligning to Microsoft's corporate social responsibility agenda focusing around Accessibility and Environmental sustainability, feeling particularly passionate about the role the tech sector plays in the 21st century issues facing our planet and will never be caught without her trusty reusable KeepCup on her travels.

 

Tackling the World's Biggest Social Problems: Perspectives from the Benevity Nonprofit Community Council

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Cheron Carlson, Manager for Private Sector Engagement at World Wildlife Fund, has worked in the employee engagement space for more than 15 years, managing workplace giving campaigns and corporate engagement programs. Cheron works with corporations to connect their employees with environmental issues, enhancing employee engagement, environmental education, sustainability, volunteerism and other CSR initiatives. Cheron also has worked extensively with workplace giving technology vendors, finding mutually beneficial functionalities to streamline administrative aspects and enhance the donor experience.

Cheron has worked in non-profit management for more than 20 years. She holds an MBA from Indiana University, and a BA from The Ohio State University in Japanese and International Studies.

 

Closing the Digital Skills Gap: How Microsoft is Using Skills-Based Volunteering to Prepare for the Future Economy in the US and UK

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 2:00 – 2:45pm

Dave leads a grassroots movement of Microsoft employees who are passionate about demonstrating new ways of using their skills - technical and non-technical - to help nonprofits drive social impact and achieve their missions more effectively. Hack for Good is a flywheel for generating and sustaining energy on long-running skills-based volunteering projects with the marquee moment being our annual global, company-wide hackathon. Microsoft’s CEO encourages employees to be “learn-it-alls”, not “know-it-alls” and hackathon participation is a fantastic way to live that.

 

Client Panel: Game Changing Brands

Wednesday Feb. 27 |11:00am – 11:45am

Karen helps thousands of employees give away millions of dollars to causes they and Microsoft care about. Microsoft employees raised $163 million through US Employee Giving in 2018, inclusive of company match.

Starting in 1998 as the sole inhouse UK PR person, Karen rapidly built a large Corporate Affairs team which won national and international awards including ‘Best UK Technology PR’ for 4 years in a row. In 2005 she set up her own business in corporate reputation management where she coached senior executives at BT, Dell, HSBC, Microsoft and the Serious Organized Crime Agency to name just some. She led PR for Microsoft Australia before relocating to Redmond HQ in 2008.

Her favorite accolade will probably always be a UK award for ‘Breath of Fresh Air’.

 

Tackling the World's Biggest Social Problems: Perspectives from the Benevity Nonprofit Community Council

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Danielle Silber is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) where she leads on developing a portfolio of corporate partnerships to support the organization’s fundraising, marketing, communication and advocacy objectives. In the wake of the Muslim Ban, companies began to realize the importance of internalizing the cost of democracy in the interests of their employee and customer stakeholders. She is proud to have relationships with brands that share many of the ACLU’s values including Lyft, Everlane, OkCupid, Puma, Ben & Jerry’s, Participant Media and Postmates.

Previously she headed up Corporate Alliances for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where she had the privilege of designing cause marketing campaigns with brands like HBO’s Game of Thrones and TripAdvisor to destigmatize and support refugees in the United States and abroad.

Before joining the IRC, Danielle taught International Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and in her spare time, served on the board of COLAGE, a national youth advocacy and education organization by and for people with one or more Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender parents.

Danielle is excited to see how employee resource and affinity groups are activating around civil liberties issues from LGBT, women and immigrants’ rights to racial justice and civic education. It’s powerful to witness how these initiatives, concurrent with the prioritization of Diversity & Inclusion, are already strengthening companies and communities.

 

Closing the Digital Skills Gap: How Microsoft is Using Skills-Based Volunteering to Prepare for the Future Economy in the US and UK

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 2:00 – 2:45pm

As the Volunteer Program Director for the Microsoft Philanthropies Employee Engagement Team, Mike wakes up every day thinking about how to help Microsoft employees make a deeper impact in their communities. With roughly 72,000+ US employees eligible for Microsoft’s Employee Giving Program and a volunteer match benefit of $25/hour, up to $15k per year, this means coming up with new and innovative ways to meet employees where they are while also working closely with strategic nonprofit partners to understand where our employee’s time and talents can be most impactful.

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From building and cultivating an active employee volunteer community, to organizing and recruiting hundreds (sometimes thousands) of volunteers for large-scale micro-volunteering projects, to connecting skilled employees to help nonprofits build organizational capacity and innovate, Mike aims to realize Microsoft’s company mission every day through its volunteer program – to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 

Tackling the World's Biggest Social Problems: Perspectives from the Benevity Nonprofit Community Council

Wednesday Feb. 27 | 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Mark Giordono is an idealist and believes a "public sector heart and private sector head" can lead to positive outcomes for us all. Mark currently serves as the Vice President of Development at FIRST – overseeing all sponsorship, individual fundraising and Alumni activity for the global youth in STEM not-for-profit.

Prior to joining FIRST, Mark worked for technology start-ups in Vermont and New Jersey, worked at Hewlett-Packard where he started partner- driven new businesses, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, and did economic development via technology commercialization at MIT.

Mark attended Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude in 1994 with degrees in Geography and History. In 2002, he received his master’s degree in business

Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he was a Siebel Scholar.

 

Brands of the Future: Business as the Force for Social Change

Thursday Feb. 28 | 11:30am – 12:00pm

In her role in Community Affairs at Levi Strauss and Company (LS&Co.), Alexis connects the global LS&Co. employee population with issues and organizations that are relevant and important to them, their communities and the company. Alexis manages a broad portfolio of initiatives aimed to bond employees to the deep-rooted legacy of giving and sustainability at LS&Co.—from volunteer immersion and environmental sustainability programs, to educating employees and youth in communities around the world.

Alexis is also responsible for responding to social and political events. Whether providing employees an outlet to give after a natural disaster or encouraging them to voice their support for a key policy issue—like gun violence prevention or LGBTQ rights—, the programs she drives inspire employees to be active citizens.

In July 2018, Alexis spearheaded a company-wide campaign to get U.S. employees and young people engaged in voting during the November 6 U.S. midterm election. The campaign engaged employees and, through a CEO initiative called “Time to Vote”, worked across the industry to encourage U.S. companies give employees the time they needed to get to the polls on Election Day.

Imagine the celebration

We’re blown away every day by companies like yours that are creating amazing impact, and we think they’re worth celebrating…in style. So let’s add some glam to Goodness! This year’s corporate Goodness awards go to…people who had the courage to imagine what’s possible—and made it happen!

Registration is now closed. Please contact goodnessmatters@benevity.com with any questions.

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Goodness Matters always inspires me with new ideas from industry peers that re-energizes our programs. We cannot wait to attend again.
— Corey Drushal, Corporate Giving Manager, TQL
 
 
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Let’s Do Good Together

For kids in the foster system, there can be a lot of setbacks. Imagine helping them move forward with brand new bikes to call their own! Join us as we partner with Together We Rise to build bikes for kids in the Palm Springs area.

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Welcome, Welcome

This isn’t your average welcome reception. Imagine an experience that is the opposite of boring and awkward, and get ready for a night of fun (and Goodness) with new and old friends.

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Demo Stations

Come say hi to our Imagineers, and take the opportunity to get one-on-one product demos or tech tips to help you spark new ideas and imagine what’s possible for 2019.

Registration is now closed. Please contact goodnessmatters@benevity.com with any questions.

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Book Your Room

Get an exclusive rate of $227/night when you reserve a room before February 11 (or while rooms last!)

Note: You’ll get a hotel link in your confirmation email when you register for the conference.

 
 

Hotel Information

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

 
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Goodness Matters 2019 is all about imagining what’s possible and then turning those dreams into reality, so we’ve added an All-Access Pass option that includes our new Pre-Conference Labs. Select a deep-dive session, such as creating an effective business case and budgeting best practices, or developing a strong communications plan, and in just three hours we’ll create strategies and actions plans you can take home—all before the conference officially begins.

 
 

Registration is now closed.
Please contact goodnessmatters@benevity.com with any questions.

 

Need a little help to get your boss’s approval to attend? We’ve got you covered with this justification letter.

 
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Attending Goodness Matters for the first time was completely valuable and relevant to the work I do each and every day. I’ve walked away with new perspectives on how to approach our programs and turn them into experiences for our employees.
— Michelle Denomme, Senior Employee Engagement Coordinator, F5 Networks

Questions?

Please reach out to your Benevity Relationship Manager or contact the Goodness Matters Imagineers.

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