Earlier in the year, we shared a list of upcoming social impact conferences. We anticipated a renewed sense of purpose. We expected an increase in shared industry knowledge. We looked forward to lots of in-person networking. Obviously, the global pandemic changed everyone’s plans. Many conferences have been postponed or have evolved into virtual experiences. Take a look at the latest updates.
Invest in deeper integrations in partnership work. Consumers today, especially Gen Z and Millennials, want to see true connections and meaningful impact beyond one-time campaigns. Causes and companies will need to work harder than ever before to ensure cause efforts are ‘authentigrated’ by all partners and not at risk of being seen as cause-jacked promotional stunts.
The work done now by both nonprofits and companies to keep audiences, particularly employees, engaged will be valuable long after a virtual environment is no longer necessary to keep people safe. The shift to virtual has forced organizers to refocus on what is absolutely vital to success and has in many cases uncovered better, more efficient ways to achieve goals.
Recent events have only emphasized how a safe and secure home can make all the difference. Owning a Habitat home offers hope for more families every day. Please join the campaign by sharing your support using #HomeIsTheKey on social media and visiting habitat.org/homeisthekey.
A COVID-19 resource roundup for Cause Partnership Professionals
Companies with strong cultures and core values tied to partnerships tend to perform better. It’s not surprising that many of the companies with the best CSR reputations also make up the Fortune 100 – Disney is an excellent example. Companies that demonstrate their genuine commitment by using their products, services and profits to make a lasting impact will experience greater employee and customer loyalty.
For Momentum is proud to have been an advisor on this campaign and helped to form a new partnership between Cynthia Rowley and CARE. Both brands are women-focused and share philosophies around giving women inspirational choices. For IWD 2020, Cynthia Rowley will donate 15 percent of sales from a special selection of products to benefit CARE’s mission and women’s empowerment efforts.
Need a social impact refresher to start off your 2020 planning with a bang? Check out our two upcoming February 18th webinars For Business Only: Social Impact Partnership Refresher Course and For Nonprofits Only: Corporate Alliance Refresher Course.
As we plan for 2020 we have curated a list of several awesome conferences (some of which we will be speaking at!) where you will learn, grow, and hopefully come away with resources that can expand your social impact in the world this year. Check out our list below and let me know if you have any you would add in the comments!
One of the best ways to build a deep and lasting connection with donors is by creating cause-related experiences. These events bring the cause to life through storytelling and hands-on experiences which allow participants to feel the personal impact of a donation.