Do You Want to Shape Corporate Philanthropy and Get Connected to Those Leading the Way?
B:CIVIC is a community organization designed to provide companies and professionals with the opportunity to learn about best practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR), be engaged in key initiatives, raise awareness of the positive impact of Colorado businesses in the community and, be recognized for leadership on behalf of business philanthropy.
Serving on a committee or task force is a great opportunity for you to help shape the work of B:CIVIC, and help elevate the importance of corporate philanthropy and community relations in a way that meets the needs of your company and our diverse business membership. It is also a great way to develop relationships and contacts with other professionals and to strengthen the network of companies working to be actively involved in Colorado’s communities. Serving is rewarding, fun and gratifying. Members of B:CIVIC and member company employees are encouraged to become involved with a committee or task force. We welcome your participation and talent! If you’re interested, please contact Su Hawk.
All committees and task forces are commissioned and responsible to B:CIVIC’s Board of Directors. The current committee opportunities are listed below. Check our newsletters for additional future opportunities to become involved.
The membership committee is both an advisory committee for membership benefits as well as a working committee to support outreach, retention and new membership recruitment. The committee will be involved in various initiatives that touch on (but are not limited to):
- Outreach to current members to provide introductions, insight about the B:CIVIC benefits, as well as to engage members on a continual basis.
- Outreach to new members to welcome them to the organization, invite them to upcoming programs, or to provide resources of use.
- Ongoing evaluation of benefits to identify the best resources to help members.
- Outreach to potential members, to invite them to experience upcoming programs or provide testimonials about why the organization is beneficial.
2017 Chair: Demesha Hill, Community Relations Manager, Janus Capital Group and Managing Director, Janus Foundation.
Committee meets/confers monthly or as needed.
Marketing and Outreach
The Marketing and Outreach Taskforce is both an advisory committee to help advance and recognize corporate philanthropy, and a force to support ongoing marketing for B:CIVIC and its members. The task force will coordinate closely with the Programs and Membership committees. Activities and initiatives in 2017 will touch on:
- Creating an awareness campaign about the importance of business philanthropy to increase recognition for the work already being done by Colorado companies.
- Increasing awareness about the reasons why business philanthropy accelerates a spectrum of business results, including employee retention and acquisition, customer attraction, and pride.
- Identifying community partnership opportunities to collectively strengthen the importance of and contribution of business philanthropy.
- Evaluating and assisting B:CIVIC staff with its own membership marketing materials, including an expanding and promoting on-line resources.
- Working with the B:CIVIC staff to increase awareness about B:CIVIC in general to the target audiences identified.
2017 Co-Chairs: Alexis Owen, Director of Philanthropic Services and Marketing, First Western Trust, and Joey Ham, Senior Manager, Global Partnerships, Western Union Foundation, Western Union.
The task force meets or confers as needed, and coordinates closely with the programs and membership committees. Members with marketing or communications skills are invited to be part of this task force.
The Program Committee is the most prolific committee for B:CIVIC , serving as both an advisory committee to envision programming of the highest value to B:CIVIC members, as well a group actively involved in producing the programs. In 2016, more than 23 successful programs were produced for more than 550 registered attendees, and we launched our first ever “B:CIVIC Summit” that drew in national speakers.
For 2017, key initiatives will touch on (but are not limited to):
- Creating specific programming for members only, as yet another a member benefit.
- Setting the topics calendar based on the September 2016 member survey to advance programs of highest value to CSR professionals, business Foundation executives, and civic-minded business owners
- Identifying both local and national speakers to elevate the discussions and content provided.
- Creating opportunities for members to share best practices and be recognized for philanthropic campaigns.
2017 Co-Chairs: Shanda Vangas, Community Investments & Partnerships Manager, QEP Resources and Heidi Box, CSR/ Planning & Administration Professional.