Business Involvement in Non-Profits
Dave Kiersznowski – Founder & Co-Owner, DEMDACO
Pat McCown – CEO & Co-Founder, McCownGordon Construction
This session will foster a conversation around the opportunities, and explore whether there are responsibilities, for business involvement in non-profits. Business involvement in the arts will provide one of many specific examples for discussion in this breakout session. Some of the topics in the breakout will be:
- Should businesses feel a sense of responsibility to be involved in non-profits?
- What are some of the ways that businesses can become involved with non-profits? Are the concepts of time, talent and treasure still applicable today?
- Should businesses become involved in non-profits that might have some views that don’t perfectly align with the core values of the business or the business owners?
- Should businesses seek to influence (shape) more or to serve more in their involvement with non-profits?
The session leaders will then moderate a discussion to allow participants to share their experiences in businesses being involved with non-profits.
Who Might Find This Helpful
Those in business who are involved or are contemplating involvement with non-profits might find this session beneficial. In addition, those who might be in other vocational fields, but are still contemplating becoming involved with non-profits might find this session helpful. Finally, those in the non-profit world who would like to understand how those in business think about their involvement with non-profits might find this session helpful.Topics: Business, Non-profit
Church: Christ Community Church, Kansas City