2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops

Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Franklin, TN   |   8:30AM-4:00PM


The Business of Corporate Citizenship: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe a company’s efforts to improve society in some way. Learn more about CSR benefits and trends, and delve into tips and tricks to make your CSR program effective inside and out.

Featured Panelists:

  • Melissa Eads, Kroger
  • Stephen Francescon Jr., Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Shantrelle Johnson, Advance Financial

Best Practices for Leveraging Your Business Model for Good: Whether you are looking to start a volunteer program or find other ways your employees can support communities, it’s important that you examine your existing business model and build upon it for maximum impact.  How can you use what your business already does to solve an existing problem? Finding ways to tap into your businesses skillset can lead to high impact results that are easy to track and share to promote the tangible good your brand is doing.

Presenter: Disney Petit, Postmates

Measuring and Managing a CSR Program: Companies of all sizes are seeking ways to make an impact on a limited budget and trying to determine if their CSR work is working. This session will focus on measuring corporate social responsibility to better quantify the impact your program brings to your business and community, as well as using this info to get buy-in from your stakeholders.

Featured Panelists:

  • Beth Bazar, Buckman International
  • Susannah Berry, Jackson
  • Angel May, Mars Petcare USA

Developing Strong Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships:


  • Rich Maiore, Rocket Social Impact
  • Sloane Lucas, Executive Director, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation/Cracker Barrel Cares
  •  Abby Robinson Graves, Community Engagement Director, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

Strong partnerships enable both nonprofits and businesses to achieve their goals and make a greater impact.  Presenters will share info on giving strategies, what is important in community partnerships, and examples of successful partnerships. This session is open to all conference attendees, providing an opportunity for both business and nonprofit attendees to come together and learn about this topic.