Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Corporate Community Investment: A Forum for Not-for-Profits

Is gaining support from the corporate community important for your organization?

Plan on attending Volunteer Vancouver's upcoming panel... Corporate Community Investment: A Forum for Not-for-Profits

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver

Developing relationships with businesses can be of huge benefit to your organization. And often the benefit far exceeds financial support. Hear from a panel of community investment leaders and learn what they are looking for from the not-for-profit community. They will share some trends as well as challenges and opportunities from the corporate perspective. Join us after the forum for an informal wine and cheese – appetizers provided by Potluck.


Tracy Logan – Business Objects

Tracy is passionate about engaging the corporate world with community-based organizations in meaningful and mutually beneficial ways. In her current role as the Director of Business Objects' community investment program, she leads a virtual team focused on a wide range of community initiatives.

Laurie Edward – Mountain Equipment Co-op

As Community Involvement Coordinator, Laurie administers Mountain Equipment Co-op's national funding programs, including the Environment Fund and Expedition Fund, as well as national partnerships with outdoor and environmental groups. She supports the network of MEC stores in meeting local community involvement objectives. As a member of the Social and Environmental Responsibility team, Laurie is working to sustain MEC's long-standing commitment to wilderness conservation while directing new energy and resources to the outdoor recreation community.

Sue Tomney - TransAlta

As Director, Communications and External Affairs at TransAlta, Sue leads a department that oversees all aspects of media relations, communications, government relations, aboriginal affairs and community investment for Canada's largest non-regulated electric generation and marketing company. Her work in community investment paved the way for what has become a very successful volunteer program for TransAlta retirees (POWER - Projects Organized With Energetic Retirees), which secured corporate support for initiatives that resulted in over 10,000 volunteer hours in the community since 1998.

Brad Beattie – Volunteer Vancouver

Brad Beattie leads the Business Services team at Volunteer Vancouver where he connects skilled business professionals with volunteer opportunities in their communities. Brad facilitates the Community Investment Network in Greater Vancouver. Brad has volunteered on various boards and committees since he was 13. Currently, he serves as a board member for Leadership Vancouver.

Space is limited...register now!

Before November 5th:
Cost: $30 members/ $45 non-members

After November 5th:
Cost: $40 members/ $55 non-members

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