Day 3: Future-Cast 2021: Critical Trends For The Year Ahead

February 12, 2021
1:00-3:00pm ET
A Must-Attend Look Ahead For All Levels

An up-close-and-personal look at corporate social impact trends for 2021 and how they may impact the nonprofit sector. This two-hour primer will ensure you’re up to speed on topics most important to your corporate partners and set you up for success in the new year. You’ll get data and trends from Accelerist, legal insights from Perlman + Perlman and corporate partner perspectives from Akamai, Edward Jones and Walmart .

highlights include:

Top Trends Impacting Profit-Purpose Partnerships
in 2021

Coming off a year full of world-changing phenomena, what does 2021 have in store? Accelerist shares case studies and data to illuminate threats and opportunities impacting nonprofits working with business partners.

Legal Considerations For The New Year

What are the legal implications for all that has transpired in 2020? Perlman + Perlman shares what’s different for the new year and how to ensure your organization stays on the straight and narrow.

Corporate perspectives panel

How are expectations of nonprofit partners changing for companies as we dig out of the pandemic? Leaders from Akamai, Edward Jones and Walmart weigh in and reveal how their priorities and perspectives are evolving.

Meet The speakers

Brittany Hill

Founder & CEO
Brittany Hill leads the product and business development efforts at Accelerist – the partnership intelligence platform for companies and causes. As a nonprofit entrepreneur, Brittany is behind some of the industry’s newest products and tools that help nonprofits elevate their mission.She has built multi-channel partnerships and award-winning campaigns with some of the most notable blue-chip nonprofit organizations (American Heart Association, UNICEF, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Make-A-Wish International) and corporate brands (Pepsico, General Mills, Hasbro, Best Buy).

Karen Wu

Karen I. Wu is a partner at Perlman & Perlman, LLP, a nationally recognized law firm based in New York City serving the philanthropic and social enterprise sector. Karen advises nonprofit organizations as well as for-profit businesses on emerging issues involving cause marketing and corporate philanthropy, including corporate sponsorships, commercial co-ventures, crowd-sourced fundraising, and social media campaigns. Karen is a frequent author, blogger, and speaker on legal issues affecting the philanthropic sector.

Courtney Hadden

Senior Program Manager, Corporate Sustainability
Courtney joined Akamai in 2019, bringing her knowledge and expertise of CSR, community & employee engagement, and cause marketing to help Akamai integrate environmental commitments into business. Courtney has worked with both non-profit organizations and corporations - such as Keurig Dr Pepper, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and The Walt Disney Company.

Leah Costantino

Leader, Reputation Management, Corporate Citizenship
Edward Jones
Leah leads Corporate Citizenship for Edward Jones. She designs strategic initiatives that strengthen the firm's corporate reputation and advance its purpose. During her tenure, Edward Jones renewed its strategic alliance with the Alzheimer's Association for another five years and expanded its Financial Fitness program to build economic inclusion and lasting financial resilience.

Monique Carswell

Head of Customer and Associate Engagement
Walmart Foundation
Monique serves as head of customer & associate engagement. She has 16 years of experience encompassing a combination of CSR, cause marketing, partnership management & business strategy. As a giving programs officer, she is responsible for volunteerism, giving, partnerships and customer activation through the philanthropic arm of Walmart.

The Full Agenda