The Corporate Roundtable is an networking group for corporate philanthropy professionals in the St. Louis region. The group offers networking and educational events three times per year and serves as a forum for members to share information, best practices, and models of corporate contributions programs and other aspects of corporate citizenship and community relations.
Throughout the year, the Corporate Roundtable meets to share information and learn from presentations that address topics of interest to those involved in corporate philanthropy. Speakers are drawn both from membership and outside experts in the field.
Event attendance is open to corporate contributions professionals of all levels.
Training and Conferences
- May 24, 2012: Maximizing Corporate Community Investments All Day Training
- March 13, 2012: Best Practices in Employee Volunteer Management Programs
To learn about upcoming national conferences and training opportunities for corporate grantmakers click here.
About Corporate Foundations & Corporate Giving Programs
A corporate foundation is a private foundation that gets its funds from a company or corporation. It is independently created for the purpose of making grants.
Corporate foundations are distinct from "corporate giving programs" that are administered within a corporation. Corporate giving programs make grants for limited purposes closely associated with the interests of the company, although this is not always the case.
- Frequently assume responsibility for the company's philanthropic giving
- Typically start with a single gift endowment that the company can add to as it wishes
- Are often governed by company owners or key executives
- Are subject to the same tax regulations as private foundations.
The two types of giving are usually coordinated under a general policy but in some cases a private foundation bearing a name associated with a company may have few if any ties with the original source of funds.
In this section you will find some of the latest reports and resources about Corporate Giving.
- Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
As a leading resource on corporate citizenship, we work with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship.
- Business Civic Leadership Center
BCLC is the U.S. Chamber's resource and voice for businesses and their social and philanthropic interests
- Business for Social Responsibility
BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
- Center for Effective Philanthropy
CEP provides foundations and other philanthropic funders with comparative data to enable higher performance. Through research, assessment tools, and programming and communications, CEP's data and insight helps funders achieve the most positive outcomes on issues, fields, communities and people.
- Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a membership organization that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management.
- Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
CECP leads the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate giving.
- CSR Newswire
CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events and information.
- Points of Light Institute
Through three innovative and dynamic business units (Hands On Network, MissionFish, and the Civic Incubator) the Points of Light Institute helps put people at the center of transforming their communities.