May 2021 Events

Check out these upcoming social impact webinars and events!

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May 4, 2021, at 1:30pm ET | Winning Digital Strategies To Create A Social Impact | Webinar 

One shared experience over the past year has been the required migration to digital activities to engage employees, consumers and stakeholders. For some, "digital-first" has long been a trusted strategy. For others, the transition has been swift and abrupt (to say the least). During this webinar, Cottonelle's Cassie Begalle will share how the brand capitalized on a unique moment in time to unite consumers and employees around messages of sharing and social impact. Then, Comic Relief CEO Alison Moore will detail how the organization moved quickly to reimagine their iconic Red Nose Day as a collective online experience that could still inspire millions and raise critical funds for children living in poverty, including the first-ever Digital Red Nose in partnership with Walgreens.

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May 4 – 13, 2021 | PEAK2021 | Online Event 

Across eight days in May, step back from your day-to-day to reconnect with PEAK colleagues and strengthen our community. PEAK Grantmaking, formerly the Grant Managers Network, is a vibrant member-led community of philanthropy professionals dedicated to advancing equitable, effective grantmaking practices. Together, we’ll examine and expand upon a pivotal and visionary year, and PEAK’s 25th in existence. Across keynotes, breakouts, peer groups, and more, we’ll look at how far the profession of grants management has come, including its growing influence and responsibility, critical work in this moment to meet the challenges of our day, and evolving role as a change leader in philanthropy.

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May 6, 2021, at 10am ET | goBeyondProfit Corporate Generosity Survey Insights | Webinar

Georgia’s unique seat between sensitive social issues and pandemic recovery requires data-driven business strategy. goBeyondProfit’s 3rd annual Corporate Generosity Research provides actionable insights from the state’s business executives and employed adults. Join us for a packed dialogue unveiling key findings: surprisingly heightened expectations, trigger issues, forgiveness for inevitable missteps and other value drivers.

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May 6-7, 2021, from 12pm to 3pm ET each day | Just Brands ’21 | Online Event

Join corporate leaders making authentic, long-term commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands ’21. During this virtual conference, you’ll meet leaders in the DEIJ movement who will help you:

  • Understand the role of business in the racial justice and equity movement
  • Identify key interventions and systemic changes where businesses can lead
  • Build the workforce of tomorrow and cultivate top management
  • Influence behavior through consumer, employee, and civic engagement
  • Use supply chain, product design, communications, and more as levers for change

For more information and to register, click here.


May 13, 2021, at 1pm ET | Unlearn & Rethink: A Conversation on Leadership with Adam Grant | Webinar

In an all-digital, work-from-anywhere world that’s constantly changing, you can’t succeed by relying on the way things have always been done. To evolve, your company needs to reimagine what works and how to succeed from anywhere. Join one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, Adam Grant, for a conversation with Alyene Schneidewind, Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce, on the power of unlearning and rethinking. Through research and stories, you will learn how rethinking is a skill worth perfecting. Explore how you can bring this leadership discipline to your company. Building this muscle within your organization will be the difference between surviving or thriving.

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May 25-27, 2021 | The 2021 Engage for Good (Virtual) Conference 

If you work at the intersection of purpose and profit, this year's Engage for Good event is the place for you! Hear from top, purpose-focused brands including Chobani, H&R Block, PayPal, Prudential, Qualcomm, WW and more as well as leading nonprofits including CARE, Feeding America, The Trevor Project and First Book...just to name a few! In addition to three days packed with social impact content that will help you elevate your own purpose-focused efforts, you'll enjoy Special Interest Discussion Groups, Speed Networking and engaging, fun breaks.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.
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