Business Involvement in Non-Profits


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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:

  1. Should businesses feel a sense of responsibility to be involved in non-profits?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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
Conferences: CG2013
Church: Christ Community Church, Kansas City