Guest Contributor: Lauren Press of Auction & Event Solutions
AES Gives Back is our company’s new annual giving program. After attending SPARKS AND SIPS: The Power of Purpose event, we re-evaluated our community involvement. During that event, we decided we wanted our employees to be involved in selecting the organizations for AES’ corporate giving efforts. Here’s how AES Gives Back works:
At our annual holiday party we recognize two staff members who have gone above and beyond to help out at events throughout the year. AES Gives Back allows those two award recipients to each select a non-profit that they support, are involved with, or just simply like! AES will then support that organization in some manner. We will announce one in the summer before our annual picnic and one in December before our annual holiday party.
For our inaugural pick, Jill selected Midwife International. Her daughter works there and they truly do some amazing work. We were able to donate to their Indiegogo Campaign for Midwives in Guatemala that was then matched by Midwives International!
Learn more about AES at www.aesauctions.com.
We’re excited to announce a great opportunity for B:CIVIC Members! The Corporate Community Investment Network (CCIN), a long-standing peer network for professionals tasked with making a positive impact on communities on behalf of their companies in a for-profit business setting will now be managed by B:CIVIC. Joyce Witte of Founding Board Member Encana started CCIN, and the network has held regular meetings every other month for years. The role of CCIN is to provide a confidential forum to share and discuss best and worst practices, engage in peer networking, encourage personal development and share resources to enhance the CI profession.
CCIN has now transitioned to serve as a B:CIVIC Affinity Group and will continue as a corporate funders peer group. The first meeting will take place next month.
Interested in joining? There are a few qualifiers your business has to meet.
- You must be employed by a for-profit company, perform a community investment (CI) role and have influence over a CI budget.
- The budget must include an allocation by the company directed to corporate grants, employee volunteerism, employee matching gifts, or in-kind products or services.
- CCIN is not a forum for fundraising or solicitation, and is closed to non-profit organizations.
- To participate, you are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Please note that other B:CIVIC Affinity Groups (such as for small businesses and companies just starting a community investment program) are under development and will be announced shortly.
CCIN February Meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 am
Location: Petroleum Room 1, Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204
Cost: FREE (February Breakfast is sponsored by Western Union)