ACCP: The Forum

October 29-November 1, 2019 | Chicago, IL

Widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive professional development programs available, ACCP: The Forum is an interactive two and a half day program targeted toward corporate citizenship professionals with limited experience.

During this intensive, two and a half day workshop, you will gain understanding of topics such as:

  • the strategy of giving
  • employee engagement
  • signature programs
  • cause branding & cause marketing
  • matching gift campaigns

You will participate in a hands-on exercise building a contributions program from scratch. You will practice making key decisions about the structure and what to include. You will also receive comprehensive materials covering the basics for planning and managing an effective corporate contributions program.

Following rigorous educational sessions, you will have time to relax in the evening at several networking events held at local venues. These events offer you an opportunity to forge long-lasting relationships that continue well beyond the conclusion of the program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of The Forum, you will be able to:

  • Explain the value of corporate citizenship to the business as a whole
  • Identify the motivation for corporate giving and analyze its role in planning community programs and grants
  • Understand the full scope of the corporate citizenship role
  • Describe the different components that can make up the corporate citizenship function
  • Become familiar with an impact measurement model

Key Learning Points

  • Understand the legal aspects of foundation donations and giving domestically and internationally
  • Learn how dinners, events, and sponsorship can be strategically positioned in the corporate citizenship function
  • Gain insight into the nonprofit budgeting process to better assess the financial strength of your NGO partners
  • Learn about the importance of impact measurement on programming decisions
  • Learn about the corporate citizenship program of a leading organization
  • Explain key components of a corporate citizenship function including matching gifts, federated campaigns, employee volunteerism, cause marketing and branding

Highlighted Learning Activity

Work through a corporate citizenship case study, building a corporate citizenship program from scratch to understand the considerations involved.

The Participants 

The Forum is consistently rated the best short-term management education program in the nation for practitioners new to corporate citizenship. The Forum focuses on the individual needs of attendees, whether they are relatively new in their roles or have extensive business experience, because it is limited in size (usually around 30 attendees). Connect with your fellow attendees using #accpforum.


Members: $2,495
Nonmembers: $2,995


  • Educational services and materials
  • Most meals
  • Access to peers after The Forum via provided contact information
  • All events

*Hotel, airfare and ground transportation not included

After The Forum Action Template
(Microsoft Word Document)