Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar Series | Navigating the Technology Options: Grant Management and Volunteer Systems

Thursday, November 19, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $50.00
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Grants and volunteer management systems are vital for the success of corporate philanthropy strategies however, the vast number of options can make the selection process feel overwhelming and at times impossible to tackle. Join your midwestern corporate philanthropy peers to discuss tactics for sorting through the technology options and learn strategies to identify a platform that best aligns with your corporate programs.

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Michelle DiSabato, founder and president, Community Impact Consultants, Inc.

Michelle DiSabato, founder and President of Community Impact Consultants, Inc. (CIC), is a Philanthropic Impact subject matter expert with more than 20 years of experience developing, designing and implementing multi-million-dollar philanthropic initiatives and programmatic social impact analyses. Prior to founding CIC, Michelle was a CSR manager at a Fortune 10 global organization, where she managed one of the largest installed grants management systems (200+ users in more than 15 locations and led their measurement initiative to determine the impact of their community engagement. During her tenure at the global organization, Michelle spent time abroad managing the organizations international giving and employee programs from Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2008, Michelle transitioned into a strategic results consultant and launched CIC working with a wide array of clients in industries ranging from healthcare and finance to consumer products and entertainment providers, helping them align their giving strategies to meet their business and social responsibility goals, while leveraging and optimizing technology to maximize efficiency. Michelle recently led Blackbaud’s Impact Advisory Services which partnered with the giving community to help them make the most of their social investments and tell their impact story using data, results and a shared language before rejoining CIC in July 2018.  Michelle currently serves on the Advisory Board of A Fresh Chapter, a non-profit, dedicated to healing the emotional scars of cancer. 

Kim Foster, advisor, Kim Foster Consulting, LLC

From her first job out of college, Kim Foster has been entrenched in the nonprofit sector. She has gleaned lessons from her grant making experience with the National Endowment for Democracy, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Francis Family Foundation. Her expertise spans finance and investments, strategic planning, database management, data migration, process improvement, and streamlining. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience and observations made during partnerships with nonprofits, Kim provides guidance to refine and improve process and data use for foundations and nonprofit organizations to best navigate the ever-changing legal and tax obligation landscape.

Recommendations are grounded in best practices and emerging trends in philanthropy that are customized for clients’ specific culture and environment. Kim is committed to win-win relationships between funders and nonprofits and advocates for opportunities to streamline processes and harness technology to reduce the burdens on the staff of both organizations. Kim graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and received an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $50


November 19, 2020 at 12 Noon EDT


Programming: Laura Collier via email or call 313-752-0964
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

These webinars are designed specifically for corporate foundations and giving programs, made possible through CMF’s partnership with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Philanthropy Ohio.

2020 Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar Series

01/16/2020 | Aligning Corporate & Philanthropic Strategies (Hosted by Philanthropy Ohio)
04/23/2020 | Corporate Giving Trends (Hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
11/19/2020 | Navigating the Technology Options (Hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations)


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