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Agenda

You’ll find inspiring keynotes; peer-led sessions; dedicated networking opportunities (with a twist of Goodness); sessions programmed by topic, program maturity and focus area; the most anticipated celebration of the year — the Goodie Awards — and more.

This is the full, in-person agenda. Sessions marked with a pink dot are also available to online attendees. All session times are PDT.
 

  • Wednesday, June 1
  • Thursday, June 2
  • Friday, June 3
Program Maturity
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Content Focus
Community Investment
Employee Engagement
Volunteering
ESG
Measurement
ERG
Reporting
Global Programs
Giving
Missions
Program Launch
Grants
Culture
Causes
Program Ideas
Available Online
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
All Access Pass Workshops

Join us for a half day of hands-on workshops to start the conference off right! Choose one workshop, and in a single afternoon, you’ll glean valuable best practices, build tangible strategies and create action plans you can put to work when you’re back at your desk. (These are available exclusively with the All Access Pass. If you’re interested in upgrading your pass to attend one of these workshops, contact goodnessmatters@benevity.com.)

 

Registration to select your workshop will begin in May.

Beginner
Intermediate
Employee Engagement
Community Investment
Program Launch

Pitch 101: Accelerate Your Idea Into Action!

Even the most mature programs have opportunities for change. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned pro, this workshop covers it all! Together we’ll look at proven ways to create a successful business case, pitch your program and manage all the change that comes with launching a new idea. By the end of our time together, you’ll have a clear understanding of how to create program goals that align with company goals and how to align your stakeholders so you can get to the good part — putting your plan into action!

Bonus: You’ll walk away with resources and confidence to help accelerate your goals.

Takeaways: You’ll understand how to get stakeholders aligned with your impact initiatives and why it needs to be a priority for your company.

Beginner
Intermediate
Employee Engagement
Giving
Volunteering
Missions
From Recruitment to Retirement, How to Infuse Goodness into the Employee Journey

Creating a purpose-driven culture is a journey that takes thoughtfulness, creativity and cross-company collaboration. In this workshop, you’ll work with other leaders in the Benevity client community to brainstorm ideas for making meaningful connections with your people along their employee journey — from recruitment all the way to retirement. You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with a solid action plan and a deep understanding of the existing Goodness levers you have at your fingertips, going beyond the usual approaches to giving, volunteering, matching, incentives, Missions and grants.

Takeaways: You’ll walk away with a plan to engage employees across your company in every stage of their career.

 
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
Master Class: Building an Impactful and Engaging Internal Community Strategy

Want the blueprint to creating a comprehensive internal community strategy that supports broader business goals, while bolstering your employee engagement, ESG and DEI efforts? In this hands-on workshop, Benevity’s community and ERG experts will share their insights and lead you through goal setting, stakeholder identification, measurement planning, communications tactics and more. You’ll walk out of the workshop with the framework and building blocks necessary to launch an amazing internal community. You’ll also be some of the first to see Benevity’s new ERG product and how it integrates with Spark!

Takeaways: You’ll receive hand-outs to help you shape your ERG program.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Community Investment
Grants
Streamlining Your Granting Program

Creating a laser-focused granting program that’s still inclusive and impactful is easier when you have the right knowledge and tools. In this workshop we’ll discuss industry trends and look at real-life case studies and valuable resources you can use to up-level your program. Then we’ll lead you through a step-by-step approach you can use to enhance your program, get buy-in from all the people invested in it and report on your impact. The result? A thoughtful granting program that resonates and engages with, and demonstrates value to, your stakeholders.

Takeaways: A worksheet to help you gain acceptance and approval for a new strategy from stakeholders that matter.

Beginner
Intermediate
Reporting
Employee Engagement
Measurement
Take the Complexity out of CSR Analysis and Planning

Forget analyzing data and sifting through piles of spreadsheets on your own — we’ll take you through Benevity’s data analytics and reporting software to help you transform complex data into trends and insights that deliver impact to your program and your company. We’ll also explore opportunities for improvements across a variety of data points, so you can optimize your program even further and tell a compelling story!

Takeaways: A workbook and set of techniques to get insights from Spark data using Benevity Reporting.

Be sure to bring: A laptop to follow along using your own environment in Benevity Reporting.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Program Launch
Employee Engagement
Communication Best Practices for Optimal Program & Campaign Success

You’ve worked hard to set up a best-in-class employee engagement program to engage your people throughout the year. Don’t let a lack of program and campaign awareness hold you back from achieving your program’s true participation potential! This hands-on workshop will guide you through the basics of how to build an effective communications plan using an intuitive communications framework designed to drive awareness and participation success for your program. Learn the components of what makes up a great communications plan and why taking a 12-month calendar approach that focuses on communication reach and frequency can help you deliver better awareness outcomes for your program.

Takeaways: You'll walk away with useful marketing tools, resources, tips, and templates you can use for your own program and have the opportunity to connect with your peers to share ideas.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
Global Programs
Volunteering
Developing a Best-in-Class Volunteering Program

If your goal is to build a best-in-class volunteering program, this hands-on workshop is for you. We’ll guide you through the tactics of producing impactful campaigns at the global level. And, through action-oriented exercises, you’ll learn practical approaches to sourcing relevant opportunities within local communities of dispersed teams. You’ll leave the session with insights from leading companies on how you can build a network of ambassadors who can champion your program in their respective locations. You’ll also get an opportunity to learn from CSR pros who have implemented global programs, and get creative ideas to increase engagement.

Takeaways: You’ll receive tips on adapting your program to a diverse, global audience.

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Goodness Matters for First-Timers: Meet Your GM Buddy

Is this your first time at Goodness Matters? Join us for this session to get the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your GM experience, and meet your Goodness buddy, who’ll show you the ropes!

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception Infused With Goodness

Let’s come together under the palm trees to enjoy some cocktails and locally inspired food, make connections and support a local nonprofit.

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Yoga in the Park
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
A Big Benevity Welcome

Welcome to Goodness Matters 2022! Join Benevity's CEO Kelly Schmitt for an update on our community's incredible impact, and be some of the first to take a look at our vision for what's next in corporate purpose. Our Chief Impact Officer Sona Khosla will take you through the highlights from our State of Corporate Purpose Report, hot off the press for Goodness Matters! 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations 

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.


10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Doing Well by Doing Good: How the “S” is Shaping Business Strategy in the Boardroom

Have you ever experienced a moment that ended up shaping the course of your life or career? For Maya Chorengel, co-managing partner of TPG’s The Rise Fund and Benevity board member, it was trips to the Philippines to visit family that led her on the path to becoming an impact investing powerhouse. Seeing inequity firsthand stirred a passion, but how exactly did that fashion a career as a pioneer and leader in impact investing? Join Maya to hear her story, followed by a fireside chat about how “impact” is measured, and how we can truly deliver on the S in ESG. 

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Conversation with Jonathan Van Ness

We’re kicking off Goodness Matters 2022 with curiosity, self-love and a healthy dose of optimism with Jonathan Van Ness – activist, co-star of Queer Eye, NYT best-selling author, and host of the Getting Curious podcast and Netflix series.

Who better to share what true belonging feels like, living your truth and finding inspiration to make the world a better, more equitable place?

We’ll chat about all of that, plus some gems of wisdom from their new book, Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life. And hopefully we’ll all learn a little about how to practice self-care so we have more to give – both in life and throughout our corporate purpose journeys.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Measurement
Community Investment
Reporting

Advancing Equity in Corporate Societal Engagement

CSR professionals are at the center of corporate responses to the growing community needs and calls for racial justice that have arisen over the past two years.  As social impact leaders, their expertise and innovation has been critical in driving impact both within and outside their organizations during these extraordinary times. This session will draw from lessons learned through CECP's daily interactions with its 220+ companies and data from CECP's Giving in Numbers report to illuminate how commitments made in 2020 translated to action in 2021. We’ll revisit the compelling peer learnings from a partner-led Racial Equity Summit in 2020 that informed 10 concrete actions for companies to move promise to action and highlight examples of companies that have enacted high impact programs and initiatives. The session will close with insights on where corporations can continue to focus resources and intention to further advance this timely and important work.

Intermediate
Advanced
Program Ideas
Employee Engagement
Admin Hacker: Self-Serve Tools for Greater Efficiency and Impact

Want to learn how to use Spark to streamline your program management and onboard new employees faster? In this session, you’ll get proven strategies to help you bring more scale, automation and efficiency to your day-to-day program management. We’ll delve into the world of Spark and showcase all its innovative features available at your fingertips. Plus, we’ll walk through specific recommendations for streamlining and automating your existing CSR program so you get the most out of the platform.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Community Investment
Program Ideas
Automate, Automate, Automate: Let Workflows Reduce Your Granting Workload

Whether you’re granting locally, nationally or all over the world one challenge persists: managing your granting lifecycle! We’ll show you how the right tools and processes can boost your efficiency, so you can achieve all your goals and have peace of mind understanding the magic behind the scenes of automation. Together, we’ll determine if automation is right for your program, how to create an automation and how to leverage automation based on your existing application forms.

Beginners
Intermediate
ERG
Employee Engagement
You Belong at UPS: Increasing Inclusion and Engagement With Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

Despite a global pandemic, organization-wide transformation and a shift in the way we all show up at work, UPS’s BRG program has continued to thrive and provide a space for global inclusion and engagement. In this session, you’ll learn how the UPS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team helps BRGs drive growth, innovation and community impact.

Beginners
Intermediate
Employee Engagement
Volunteering
Program Launch
Program Ideas

Build a Culture of Goodness through your CSR Program

New to CSR or looking to deepen your understanding of how to run an industry-leading program? In this session, you’ll learn how to use your purpose program as a key business differentiator to attract, retain, and develop top talent. Join Benevity’s Aneil Rajaram and Isha Varma as they walk through the key principles of program design and ideas on how to infuse Goodness into each step of the employee journey, from onboarding new hires to creating regular engagement. Along the way, they'll share inspiring examples and tips from Benevity clients.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Open Space, Peer-led Sessions

Open Space is your opportunity to make meaningful connections with kindred spirits who share your goals or challenges. Jump into a conversation about a topic that resonates most with you — and then move on to the next topic whenever you’re ready.

Community Investment
Causes
Employee Engagement
Measurement
Reporting

Digging into Data: Advancing Digital Transformation for Nonprofits 

In 2020, TechSoup ran one of the largest global research studies of civil society ever fielded to understand data handling practices and digital readiness among nonprofits. The study and report provide new insights about nonprofit technology capabilities — and how it impacts the companies that support them. Compared to purpose-driven companies, nonprofit organizations have very different tech capacities. This is particularly true of their data handling capabilities which is critical to understand as a part of the data supply chain which we all rely on to demonstrate our impact. This session will present results from their study, cover key highlights, and suggest ways to advance digital transformation for your nonprofit partners.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

3:30 p.m – 4:15 p.m.

Open Space, Peer-led Sessions

Open Space is your opportunity to make meaningful connections with kindred spirits who share your goals or challenges. Jump into a conversation about a topic that resonates most with you — and then move on to the next topic whenever you’re ready.

ESG
Measurement
Reporting

Show Me The Money – Growing Your CSR Budget

The pandemic accelerated business trends in tech, work, entertainment, health, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Social pressures pushed companies to figure out how to respond to a new landscape in ways that empathized, propelled the brand forward, and had real impact. Everyone knows they must take their brands in a purposeful direction, but not that many know the pitfalls or dynamics of such a thing in their own companies.

During this session, you will:

  • Learn how to work with colleagues from marketing, human resources, and operational departments to grow your social impact budget
  • Understand the needs of colleagues in these roles to set — and reach — everyone’s goals
  • See case studies of these topics in action
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
Open Space Reflections

Did one (or all!) of your conversations during Open Space reframe the way you’ll approach one of your challenges? Do you want to hear great learnings from the other conversations you weren’t able to attend? Let’s get together and share our “aha” moments and insights.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Corporate Goodness Awards (aka the Goodies) Gala

Get ready for one big night of inspiration and celebration as we recognize gamechangers in the Benevity client community who are boldly leading a new era of purpose. Nominations are open now!

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Goodies Celebration Dinner and After Party

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Morning Wellness Walk
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Rise of the Stakeholder

If there’s one big headline we can all agree upon from the last couple of years, it’s the indisputable rise of the stakeholder. Businesses are shifting from focusing on shareholders to a much broader set of stakeholders, including employees and customers. Hearing from all stakeholders has many benefits, including culture co-creation, and inclusive organizational strategy and employee programs. This discussion will tackle the what and how of making the shift, bringing in the voice of employees and customers, and community boards or beneficiaries for grants. Panelists:
Patrice Thramer, Nike
Shannon Sinunu, Apple
Aisha Thomas-Petit, AMC Networks 

10:00 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Inspired-10s — Clients

Get a firsthand look at the specific (and unexpected!) things companies are doing to create more impact and bring their purpose to life. Hear from changemakers who have worked through executive alignment, helped their people find a sense of personal purpose and even engaged their consumers in creating more social impact. Sharing their story:

  • Atlassian
  • Pfizer
  • CSAA
10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

11:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Inspired-10s — Causes

We’ll hear from nonprofits about how they are navigating the most pressing global challenges to continue to make an impact. Sharing their story:

  • The Trevor Project
  • Count Us In
11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
Measurement
Community Investment
ESG
Reporting
Grants
Measuring the S in ESG

With rising interest in ESG, more leaders are bringing enhanced focus, alignment and action to business aspects that used to be considered the realm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability — but are now core to every company’s strategy. In this session, Jason will share with us the opportunity and importance of raising the bar on social impact measurement, creating better S data and addressing market demand.  He’ll be joined by Jane Moran, Benevity’s Chief Technology Officer, for a discussion on data, analytics and measuring your impact. 

Beginner
Intermediate
Volunteering
Employee Engagement
Rebuilding Community and Attracting New Volunteers

When the pandemic launched us into a virtual world, LinkedIn’s Social Impact team found themselves struggling to engage new employees in their signature volunteer mentorship program: LinkedIn Coaches. Learn how they ignited internal community (and a sense of camaraderie!) while providing employee volunteers with the training needed to become valuable mentors to professionals facing barriers. Like a book club for creating impact, the refreshed community (called Coaches Crews) groups 5 to 10 employees under a Crew Leader to prepare for and take part in impactful volunteer events with colleagues from across the company.

Beginner
Intermediate
Employee Engagement
Volunteering
Missions
The Hybrid Future of Volunteering

If you have a newly hybrid workforce, Discover has all the tips and ideas to help you revamp your volunteering program and engage everyone. They were quick to redefine volunteerism at the start of the pandemic, expanding their program to reward small Acts of Goodness and offering virtual, drive-through and socially distanced events. They also used Missions to promote social causes and matched participation points with volunteer rewards. The results? Overall participation grew 12% year over year, with 86% more people participating and 115% more volunteer hours tracked.

Beginner
Intermediate
Giving
Program Ideas
Employee Engagement
The Power of Letting Your Employees Lead

How does one small shift in mindset lead to a 550% increase in employee donations? Just ask Twitter! For its first two years, the company’s employee giving program was seen as an extension of their corporate giving program a way for employees to support causes that mattered to Twitter. In 2020, they flipped that approach, so what mattered to Twitter’s people was what mattered to Twitter. Employees could now donate to causes they personally cared about and, as you can see, the results were pretty incredible.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
ERG
Volunteering
Reporting

Activate Your Employees to Scale Your Impact

PagerDuty wasted no time launching a 100% virtual volunteer program in May 2020, kicking off with a full week of 20 activities over five days and engaging 17 partners focused on advancing equity in our communities — all via Zoom. And it’s still going strong. They wrapped 2021 with 87% volunteer engagement, 5,200+ volunteer hours (nearly double from 2020) and partner-centric programs that leverage technical pro bono and skills-based volunteering. Learn how they did it through a combination of engaging ERGs and social impact champions, doubling down on reporting and reducing program friction.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Community Investment
Grants
Volunteering
Boldly Committing to Everyone You Serve

The John Deere Foundation launched its Bold Commitments in March 2021, with plans to invest $200 million over the next 10 years to ensure all their stakeholders prosper. The funds will support their home communities, farmers and their greatest asset — their employees — through equitable access to resources and education, improved sustainability and employee volunteerism. Their vision for these integrated programs is to unlock economic, social and environmental value for everyone John Deere serves.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
Global Programs
Giving
Demystifying Global Program Expansion

Prior to 2021, only U.S. employees had access to the Intel Foundation donation matching program, creating a sense of inequity among employees. Using inclusion as their North Star, Intel’s small team embarked on a journey to model a global program that delivered maximum impact with minimal administrative burden — and they did it! Within a year, they launched donation matching in every country where they have employees. Hear all about their wins, challenges and lessons learned along the road to success.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
Missions
ERG
The ERG Booster AAA Needed

With service as a core value, AAA was proud to have benchmark-surpassing volunteer rates, but even they weren’t spared by the pandemic-induced engagement drop. Like all of us, they had to rethink everything. Enter ERGs + Missions. AAA leveraged ERG communities to share their passions with their coworkers and get them involved in easy, integrated ways — from Missions challenges to virtual volunteering events to customized giving opportunities. Learn how it led to increased participation across the board, with Missions participation up 116% and volunteering up 42% year over year.

Beginner
Intermediate
Employee Engagement
Program Launch
Giving
Volunteering
Hootsuite for Good: Beating the Benchmarks 

Within four months of launching their program in September 2021, Hootsuite was blowing Benevity benchmarks out of the water! Learn the tactics they used to accelerate their success — including increasing their matching limit by 10x during their first-ever HootMatch event. Plus, they’ll share tips on how they launched the program to their people in a way that got them excited and ready to participate.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Community Investment
Grants
Culture
Sharing Power to Advance Impact: The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy

While advancing opportunity and building thriving communities are values that drive many CSR programs, corporate philanthropy can sometimes work counter to these values by imposing restrictive, compliance-oriented practices on nonprofits. Trust-based philanthropy flips the script so that nonprofits have the agency and support they need to innovate, grow, and achieve impact. In this session we’ll explore what it looks like to embody trust-based philanthropy, and the benefits when grantmaking practitioners invest the time and energy to fully embrace this approach.  

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
ERG
Employee Engagement
Culture

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization 

How do you feel about those who vote differently than you do? Surveys show that Americans have become more fearful and hateful of supporters of the opposing political party, and imagine that they hold much more extreme views than they actually do. In this session, Dr. Coleman explores the partisan divide in the U.S. and how conflict resolution and complexity science can provide guidance for dealing with seemingly intractable political differences.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
ERG
Employee Engagement
Program Ideas
Reinventing Employee Engagement With Benevity’s New ERG Product

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are employee-led groups driving positive action and some of the world’s most successful companies rely on them to create a community of culture and belonging. Vital to DEI initiatives, ERGs often work hand in hand with CSR teams. In this session, we will introduce Benevity’s new ERG product and explain how it will empower your teams to come together in support of the issues that matter most to them. You’ll leave the session understanding the power of ERGs and how expanding your ERG program can boost your overall impact.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Grants
ERG
Volunteering
Community Investment
Engage, Educate and Empower for Equity

In 2021, Excellus launched their Health Equity Awards to use their privilege and resources to create change. More than 150 nonprofits applied through Benevity for awards up to $30,000 each. And, since inclusivity was the goal, they shifted their application review to bring in their ERGs and clinical team. They gathered more inclusive feedback and selected 18 recipients, investing more than $388,000 in total. Excellus is now partnering with award recipients to engage employees in aligned volunteer opportunities and using PR to educate their communities on health disparities, the investment and its impact so far.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Employee Engagement
Volunteering
Skills-Based Is the New Volunteering

With two years of crises still negatively affecting nonprofits globally, RBC stepped up their skills-based volunteering program to help employees and communities work together to find actionable solutions for long-term change. Partnering with their Leadership Development team and Taproot Foundation, they created a 12-week virtual program and four-day hackathon focused on BIPOC communities leveraging Benevity as their home base. The initiative brought together 275 global employee volunteers to provide $3.9 million in services to their charitable partners. Learn why and how they’re now exploring expanding the program even more.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Program Launch
Volunteering
Employee Engagement
Global Programs
All In, All Over the World

How did Jacobs go from sporadic pockets of employee giving to major global activism? By upping their global game in a big way, expanding their program to include 55,000 employees in 39 countries and coming out of the gates with special matching, payroll giving, Missions, user-created content, exec support and the secret sauce — their worldwide Ambassador Network. Now, 18 months in, they have three grants workstreams, paid time off to volunteer, open matching and volunteer rewards, too. And it’s paying off. Learn how all of this led to three periods of participation growth and a best-in-class ambassador program.

Beginner
Employee Engagement
Volunteering
Giving
Program Ideas

Liberty Torchbearers:  Moving from Programs to a Culture

Five years ago, Liberty Mutual Insurance ran two highly successful episodic employee engagement programs— Give with Liberty, an employee giving match program— and Serve with Liberty, corporate service days with curated projects around the globe. These programs were executed as separate efforts on two different platforms.  However, they did not reflect the broader cultural statement that Liberty was looking to make about its support of employees giving back to the communities they called home. With a commitment to building a best-in-class employee volunteering and giving program, Liberty Torchbearers was launched adding another program Volunteer with Liberty and three years ago moved the programs to a single platform. The Torchbearers’ identity offered a broader meaning linking the company’s values with a synergistic integrated employee engagement program that embodies Liberty Mutual values. Sylvia Stevens-Edouard will share this story and how Liberty Mutual continues to drive connection and inclusion as integral to culture and brand.

Intermediate
Advanced
Culture
Program Ideas

Web3 101 and the Future of Good: The Blockchain’s Effect on Social Impact

Wondering what is web3? What’s the deal with NFTs? What do tokens and blockchain actually do? This session provides an overview of web3's various elements including tokens, NFTs, decentralized finance, DAOs, blockchain and more. Then we dig into how these new technologies and digital assets can influence social impact now and into the future. Whether you already have a wallet with crypto, or you’re new to the space and ready to learn, you’ll walk away with some new nuggets of information!

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Networking Break + Tech Stations

Take a break and connect (or reconnect!) with your fellow attendees, visit the Speakers’ Corner or check out one of our demo stations to explore Benevity’s solutions.

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Embracing Bittersweet Moments as Fuel for Hope

If you’ve ever wondered why you like sad music . . .
If you find comfort or inspiration in a rainy day . . .
If you react intensely to music, art, nature, and beauty . . .
Then you probably identify with the bittersweet state of mind.
It’s a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death — bitter and sweet — are forever paired.

In this closing session, New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Cain will share how she employs a mix of research, storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and longing, and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and transcendence.