A blog by Cause Consulting
Workshops, Speaking + Conference Engagements
We love to speak, teach, and learn from other social impact professionals.
As business strategists, program architects, and storytellers, we understand the value of collaboration and are eager to share our curious, courageous, and caring approach with your team, community, and stakeholders.
Below is a sample of workshops and speaking engagements our team has led. Please contact us if we can design a customized session or workshop for your conference or company.
Making Your Social Impact + ESG Programs Work Harder
How can you further drive your current social impact and corporate responsibility program to be best-in-class? Learn how to apply Cause Consulting’s “Invest, Engage, LeadSM” signature program strategy and framework to help assess your current programs, identify opportunities for enhancement, unleash assets, increase employee engagement, and establish a road map forward.
Design Thinking for Social Impact
Are you challenged to generate fresh solutions to complex corporate responsibility, business, and social problems? Would you like to unleash new ideas from your internal and external teams? Learn how to use the power of human-centered design processes to drive creativity and innovation within your organization and among your partners.
Architect a Unique Signature Social Impact Program
Learn how to select a relevant pressing issue and design a signature social impact that’s right for your company. Understand the process and begin to establish the decision Guideposts that will steer your strategy and implementation work.
Trends and Best Practices in ESG + Corporate Social Impact
From corporate social impact and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and today’s Era of Innovation, get up to date on the current trends and best practices within ESG and Corporate Social Impact.
Writing Your First ESG Report
Companies today are under increased pressure to be transparent about how they address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Learn how to conduct a materiality assessment, engage with stakeholders and subject matter experts both internally and externally, establish science-based targets, adopt third-party frameworks, and embrace the ongoing process of strategy development and refinement.
Communications + Impact Storytelling
Discover how to craft and activate compelling social impact communications strategies. From understanding and mapping target audiences, and crafting concise and compelling stories, to maximizing the suite of internal and external communications tools, learn how to tell human and data-focused stories of impact.
When + How to Take a Stand on Controversial Issues
Business leaders must constantly grapple with a wide range of pressing social issues and crises. Discover tools and strategies to help understand your audience and connect the dots, formulate effective responses, and take purposeful action to deliver business and social impact.
Outcome-Based Measurement for Impact
Uncover the transformative power of outcome-based measurement, empowering your team to create, implement, measure, and communicate your impact effectively. Learn to apply logic models to define your unique point-of-view, establish clear business goals, and focus on specific program outcomes to drive meaningful change.
Aligning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) + Social Impact
Learn how to cohesively integrate your Social Impact and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) strategies to improve lives. Acquire the knowledge to identify emerging and growing needs within local communities and how to develop strategies to activate your company’s resources and DEI commitments.
Increasing Visibility for Your Community Initiatives
Internal advocates are critical for the success of your community initiatives, fostering a sense of ownership, commitment, and belonging. Learn how to amplify your social impact programs within your organization, engage key leaders as champions, and clearly align community investments with your organization’s purpose, goals, and vision.
Maximizing the Power of Public-Private Partnerships
Discover how collaborative efforts behind public-private partnerships can address complex societal issues. Learn how to activate company resources, internalize social impact objectives, and create long-term, sustainable partnerships to drive transformative change.
How to be a Strong Corporate Social Issue Leader
Today, brands have more opportunities than ever to share their authentic voice, perspective, and expertise around complex social issues. Stakeholders are also seeking to develop deeper relationships with the brands they trust, placing more scrutiny on brand reputation. Learn how to determine where and how your company can further lead around an issue through advocacy, engagement campaigns, and other strategies.
Finding the Right Balance in Your Social Impact Strategy
Dig into tips, potholes, and evolving best practices to enhance the impact of your corporate contributions. Determine how your company can continuously balance responsive vs. proactive grant-making; giving shorter-term vs. longer-term grants; making fewer larger vs. numerous smaller investments; supporting proven vs. experimental initiatives; and other hot social impact topics.