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Susan Hyatt

Corporate Giving and Community Investment

  • Companies often don’t believe it’s possible to start something meaningful in the community with no philanthropy budget.
  • Leaders are unclear about the philanthropy options beyond the checkbook that is unique, demonstrates values, and taps core business competencies.
  • How do you balance altruistic motivations and business growth to “Do Good AND Do Well.”
  • Employees wish to be actively engaged in the community, but leaders are too busy to identify where to start.

Susan Hyatt’s presentations and workshops draw on more than 20 years experience designing, brokering and measuring the impact of business and nonprofit partnerships. She shares the essential knowledge of why giving back matters, how to design a high-impact community investment program, while inspiring action.

How Your Audience Benefits:

Susan’s speeches and workshops provide business leaders:

  • An understanding of the latest concepts, trends and business drivers of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community investment
  • The core components of impactful community investment programs
  • Community giving best practices for companies of all sizes
  • How to get company buy-in while elevating the importance of CSR and high impact community engagement
  • Inspiration to take action to strengthen corporate responsibility and community investments



Do Good and Do Well: How Giving Back Can Accelerate Business Growth

Giving back is not just a ‘nice to do’ – it’s a business ‘need to do.’ Discover how your company’s heartfelt giving and community engagement can do “double duty” to build business in four key areas.

Mobilize Engagement for Community Impact

Learn the latest trends in corporate social responsibility and business giving. Elevate the buy-in from key players in your company.

Be a Change Agent Through Heart Smart Giving

You are never “too small” to make a difference! Leaders are changing the face of business giving. They’re moving beyond checkbook philanthropy to relationship-based support. Become a change agent through Heart Smart Giving.

Navigating Corporate Social Responsibility

What is CSR and why is it important?  Learn current trends, external drivers and internal stakeholders and the business benefits of CSR.

Susan Hyatt Training


Susan Hyatt Training

Tapping Corporate Resources

Learn the 5 biggest mistakes to avoid when approaching companies, how to identify high potential business prospects and craft your case for support to make your ask stand out.

The Power of Partnerships

Get past thinking of businesses as donors.  Develop more strategic, win/win partnerships with businesses that provide you access to much needed resources to continue doing your important work in the community.

Measuring Impact

Design or revisit your program’s current performance measurement and approaches to insure it gets you the high quality information you need to clearly show your program’s impact.

Understanding CSR

Explanation and updates on the state of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Corporate Citizen, including trends, growth, and changes that impact corporate giving and sponsorships to nonprofits.


David Hessekiel

Susan Hyatt shares tons of insights, case studies and practical advice 
sure to inspire companies to do well by doing good.

David Hessekiel, President
Cause Marketing Forum, Inc.

Kim FrawleySusan’s real world examples and practical seven step plan for strategic business giving help leaders reap new dividends for their company and society.

Kim Frawley, Director, Corporate Responsibility
Pfizer Inc.

Anna CunninghamSusan Hyatt’s ideas for community investment create positive impact for both business and neighborhoods.

Anna Cunningham
Manager-Global Responsibility

Starbucks Coffee Company

Business leaders who implement what they learn from Susan will not only help their community but grow their company from the benefits of becoming more altruistic.

Wendy Spencer, CEO
Corporation for National and Communtiy Service


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CEO of BIG PURPOSE BIG IMPACT, Susan Hyatt provides ideas and tools for actively managing social responsibility, community impacts and giving strategies.  For more than 20 years, Sue has worked with domestic and international nonprofit organizations providing training and consulting on resource development and strategic partnerships with businesses.

She specializes in corporate social responsibility, business-nonprofit partnerships, nonprofit board and organization development, performance measurement, and evaluation.

She was a founder and executive director of B:CIVIC, a nonprofit that promotes and advances business philanthropy and community involvement for the betterment of Colorado communities.

She is the four-­time award-­winning author of Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century.


To book Sue for a speaking engagement or to provide a workshop, please call 720-593-0808 or Click Here to Send an Email.