As a nationally-known consultant, trainer, and speaker, Susan is dedicated to helping nonprofits and businesses partner more effectively for real impact on pressing social issues. Click Here to contact Susan to speak at your event.
Working with businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations internationally for more than 20 years, Susan continually pushes the envelope to find NEW ways to address issues of business growth and nonprofit sustainability through strategic business partnerships.
Susan’s book, Strategy for Good” Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century, will be released in March 2011. Susan has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week, Convenience Store News, and The Akron Times Beacon.
Susan is a dynamic and energetic speaker offering memorable and thought provoking presentations. She can deliver a customized, unforgettable keynote address for nonprofit fundraisers, corporate events, or as a breakfast, luncheon or after-dinner speaker at association meetings and conferences. Listen to a sample. Click Here
Do Good and Do Well:
How Community Involvement Can Transform Your Business and Increase Your Bottom Line
In this presentation, you will discover how your company’s heartfelt give back can do “double duty” to also help build business in four key areas. Giving back is not just a nice to do – it’s a need to do. If you are not giving back you could be losing business!
Other topics include:
5 SUPER Strategies for Business Giving Given today’s economic climate, the SUPER strategies offer proven approaches to easily help increase the impact of your company’s giving in the community…and on your bottom line.
Moving Beyond Checkbook Philanthropy No dollars? No worries! Learn about commonly overlooked business resources you can leverage that are invaluable in helping grow nonprofit capacity to do good in the community.
Business Giving Strategies: You’re Never Too Small to Make a Difference
Strategic Philanthropy for Women Business Leaders
Selected Recent Speeches and Presentations
December 2011 ”Be a Change Agent Through Heart Smart Giving” – TEDxWomen Crestmoor Park – Denver, CO.
October 2011 The Symposium: National Service as a Strategy for School Success – Thompsonville, MI. ”Beginning with the End in Mind.” Sponsored by the Michigan Community Service Commission.
- “Sue’s presentation on measurement was the most helpful to me. She provided a very understandable way to think about this – a way to work through it. I could use more of that!”
- “Beginning with the End in Mind transformed our way of thinking in becoming “laser focused” for maximum validation of tracking/presenting outcomes.”
September 2011 Business Cares Luncheon – Ft. Collins, CO. ”Strategy for Good.” Sponsored by Business Cares, United Way of Larimer County.
September 2011 AmeriCorps Performance Measurement Institute – Bethesda, MD. ”Evidence-Basis for AmeriCorps Interventions.” Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
September 2011 ”Pro Bono Volunteer Generation” – Wichita and Lawrence, KS. Sponsored by the Kansas Volunteer Commission.
September 2011 AmeriCorps Performance Measurement Institute – Bethesda, MD. ”AmeriCorps Grantee Roles and Responsibilities in Performance Measurement/Management.” Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
July 2011 ”Volunteer Generation Tips and Strategies” – Dodge City, Hays, Wichita and Lawrence, KS. Sponsored by the Kansas Volunteer Commission.
September 2010 Multi-State State Service Commissioner Summit – Little Rock, AR. ”Nonprofit Leadership Skills for the 21st Century.” Sponsored by the Arkansas Service Commission and the Corporation for national and Community Service.
September 2010 AmeriCorps Grantee Board Institute – Washington, DC. ”Nonprofit Stewardship.” Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
September 2009 State Service Commissioner Institute – Washington, DC. ”Strategic Partnerships with Businesses.” Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
November 2008 Denver Fundraising Summit, Denver, CO. ”Cause Marketing: Building Profitable Relationships with Corporate Partners.” Sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Success.
September 2008 State Service Commissioner Development Institute – Washington, DC. ”Strategic Partnerships with Businesses.” Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
June 2008 Nonprofit Executive Director Leadership Program – Denver, CO. “Effective Communication for Business Partnerships.” Sponsored by the Denver Department of Strategic Partnerships.
February 2007 Colorado Conference on Volunteerism & Service-Learning – Colorado Springs, CO. ”Strategic Partnerships with Businesses.”