The Forum: A CSR Immersion Program


Thank you to our 2020 Forum Sponsor, William Blair

Six Week Virtual Program: Fall 2020

Wednesdays, September 16th, 23rd, 30th & October 7th, 14th, & 21st from 2-5pm ET

The Forum is a comprehensive program for corporate citizenship professionals with one to five years of experience in the field to receive immersive, hands-on education within a small cohort. Not only will you develop useful skills, the network and connections fostered during The Forum will help propel your career. This year's virtual Forum will include 6 weeks of interactive instruction, a small group project and breakouts, and resources to view between class sessions.

Want to learn more about this year's virtual format? Check out our recent Forum Information Session for an overview: 


Action, On Purpose

Following your in-depth learning, all participants will have the opportunity to put the learnings to action through a hands-on, group exercise. You and your team will make key decisions about the structure and execution of a contributions program, which you’ll build entirely from the ground up. The six weeks of sessions will culminate with a round of group presentations and a graduation ceremony to acknowledge the accomplishments of the group.

Connections + Community

We believe connectivity is one of the greatest assets in our field and The Forum will connect you with your peers and with helpful resources. All participants will also receive materials on planning and managing an effective corporate contributions program. With our event being virtual this year, Forum will continue to offer networking and engagement opportunities via a group project, and small group conversations and breakouts.

Learning Objectives

By the end of The Forum, participants will be able to

  • Explain the value of corporate citizenship and how it can support business objectives
  • Understand the full scope of the corporate citizenship role
  • Build a comprehensive and strategic contributions program


ACCP Member: $2,495

Nonmember: $2,995

Tuition includes:

  • Educational services and materials
  • Access to peers after The Forum via provided contact information

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Understand the structure of a signature corporate citizenship program and how it can be developed in support of business strategy
  • Deepen knowledge of the importance of meaningful corporate citizenship activities for employee satisfaction and how to structure activities to create benefits for all
  • Understand legal aspects of foundation giving from a domestic and international perspective
  • Articulate the importance of impact measurement on programming decisions and understand how to identify key measurement activities
  • Gain insight into the nonprofit budgeting process to drive knowledgeable assessment of the financial strength of your NGO partners
After The Forum Action Template
(Microsoft Word Document)

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