Walking the talk: Employee engagement and communicating corporate social responsibility

Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
San Diego Grantmakers
5060 Shoreham Pl, San Diego, CA 92122
$0.00 - Members $0.00 - Non-Member Funders
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This Corporate Philanthropy session is sponsored by Nordson.

Do employees and C-suite executives know about the impact your employee engagement and corporate social responsibility programs are making within the company and in the community? As companies are rethinking their roles in terms of engagement and enhancing societal good, they are also rethinking the roles and relationships with employees. The ability to engage employees as part of the broader corporate social responsibility strategy is essential to cultivating support and internal engagement across organizational departments, as well as advancing broader corporate business strategies.

This session highlights different approaches to cultivating internal support and communicating corporate social responsibility efforts. It features speakers from a range San Diego companies as they share their practices and lessons learned, to be followed by an open discussion.

Lunch will be provided.


Natalie Dusi
Community Engagement Representative
Qualcomm Inc.

Natalie Dusi is a Community Engagement Representative, Staff at Qualcomm Incorporated where she manages the company’s strategic STEM initiatives. She’s also an officer for the Qualcomm Foundation where she oversees International Community Impact Giving in ten major markets across the globe. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2011, Natalie worked in the Non-Profit sector where she found a passion for empowering people and communities through education. Natalie has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bethel College, a CSR certification from John’s Hopkins University and is a native San Diegan.

Christine Sheldon
Senior Program Manager, We Care & Give Back
Intuit Inc.

Christine Sheldon has co-managed Intuit’s global employee volunteer and giving program, called We Care & Give Back, for the past four years. She helps employees around the world make an impact in the communities where they live and work through giving programs including employee-directed grants, donation matching and disaster relief campaigns.


Jayanna Thompson
Community Relations Specialist
Bridgepoint Education

Jayanna Thompson is the Community Relations Specialist at Bridgepoint Education. She coordinates employee volunteer events, donation drives, giving campaigns, communications, and the annual community report. She has a B.A. in Communications from Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently enrolled in the M.A. in Human Services – Nonprofit Management program at University of the Rockies. She has been involved in the nonprofit field since 2007.


This program is part of the Corporate Philanthropy series and is designed for those who work in corporate philanthropy and other invited guests as appropriate. All event registrations are reviewed to determine eligibility. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all SDG events.

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