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In 2017, B:CIVIC is offering content- rich and thought-provoking programs, workshops, peer-to-peer roundtables, networking events, a Summit, and special experiences for our members, with opportunities for others to participate in some of these activities as well.
B:CIVIC member companies receive complimentary passes to regular programs and discounted admission to special events as a benefit of membership. Company membership entitles all your employees to attend B:CIVIC events.
B:CIVIC Summit 2017 (more)
Save the date of Nov. 14, 2017 for our second annual B:CIVIC Summit. Registration opens September 20. The half-day event will host inspirational speakers, national thought leaders, and businesses whose community engagement efforts are models to admire and follow. Activities and workshops will prompt collaborative knowledge exchange among people who are passionate about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business philanthropy. Our first-ever Summit in 2016 was a success and we are moving to build on that momentum! View 2016 Summit speakers. View 2016 Summit photos.
Member-Only Special Events and Happy Hours (Click for Next Event)
These networking events are held periodically for members (at no cost) and potential members who are invited as guests. Our thanks to Little Pub Company, host of several of these Member Happy Hours. Watch our calendar or newsletter for notice of the next Member Happy Hour. This summer, “B:CIVIC with A Flair,” a members social event, was hosted at Janus Henderson Investments, with gourmet food and drink provided by Little Pub’s The Hound Restaurant. During that event, members were able to view the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Mobile Art Gallery and hear from a nonprofit program that Janus Henderson supports.
B:CIVIC Sparks ‘n Sips (Click for Next Event)
These once-a-quarter sessions (January, April, July, October) promise to spark your mind and motivation, and focus on issues of importance to our members and community. Sessions feature speakers from across industries and company sizes who share case studies, knowledge, and best practices around their area of expertise and their passion for corporate social responsibility. In addition to the main speaker, panelists shed additional light on the topic. Each event includes a chance to enjoy networking and refreshments. Sparks ‘n Sips are typically held between 4 and 6 pm. Members and all their employees are invited to attend at no cost; non-members are $45 per person. This year, Sparks ‘n Sips included a Q1 program hosted at Hogan Lovells, with speaker and panel discussing measuring and the Global Reporting Index (GRI) tool. Our Q2 Sparks ‘n Sips program was hosted at Vail Resorts with speakers and panelists sharing best practices and experiences around exploring branding and employee engagement. And in Q3 our Sparks ‘n Sips will look at Fortune’s Most Admired with DaVita and DISH.
Members-Only Working Lunch (Click for Next Event)
These knowledge exchange sessions include facilitated discussion and exploration around topics such as measurements, strategy, communication, etc., and applying best practices to participants’ real-world work. The Working Lunch is offered several times during the year. As a B:CIVIC member company, be sure to take advantage of this meaningful opportunity. Recent Working Lunches included one hosted /facilitated by QEP on Measuring Community Involvement Programs, and one hosted/facilitated by First Western Trust on Cultivating Employee Engagement.
B:CIVIC CSR Peer Roundtables (Click for Next Event)
The roundtables are an engaging peer-advisory group for CSR professionals at any level who are involved in corporate philanthropy, sustainability, community investment and community relations, including those whose roles also involve marketing, HR, strategic initiatives or a similar area in a for-profit company or B Corp. Your responsibilities do not have to be exclusively in CSR. Roundtables are open to CSR professionals who are B:CIVIC members. Eligible non-members are invited to attend as a step in exploring B:CIVIC company membership.
We appreciate the important contributions that nonprofits make in our community, but nonprofits are not eligible for B: CIVIC membership or roundtable participation. They are, however, welcome to some of our other programs, such as our Spark ‘n Sips, and the B:CIVIC Summit.
B:CIVIC CSR Roundtables are held in several geographic areas, including those noted below. Each area holds their roundtables every other month, so there is generally one B:CIVIC CSR Roundtable happening across the region each month. CSR professionals may attend any or all of the four area roundtable groups, however, registration is required.
– Downtown Denver – Meets the second Wednesday of every other month from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
– Denver Tech Center – Meets the third Thursday of every other month, from 7:30 am – 9am
– Northwest Denver / Broomfield – Meets the first Thursday of every other month from 7:30-9 am.
The dates/timing of roundtables may change if scheduling conflicts arise. See our calendar for specific dates and times.
B:CIVIC Thought Leader Forums
In 2017 we will begin coordinating roundtables for business owners who are as passionate about building their business success as they are about giving back to the community.
Certification in Corporate Responsibility (more )
A program in partnership with the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business.
Note Photo Release
By attending our B:CIVIC events, participants agree that any photographs of the event and participating individuals will be public and possibly used on future marketing /communication for B:CIVIC.