WEBINAR: Will the relationships between corporations and nonprofits change due to the pandemic?

The CEOs of CAF AmericaACCP (Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals), and CyberGrants will discuss the corporate philanthropic response to date, share perspectives on the giving landscape and projections for 2021, and comment on what needs to be done to support the charitable sector's survival. The webinar will be hosted by Stacy Palmer, Editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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Stacy Palmer has served as a top editor since the Chronicle of Philanthropy was founded in 1988 and has overseen the development of its website, Philanthropy.com.

She plays a hands-on role in many Chronicle services, such as its Philanthropy Today daily newsletter and its webinar series offering professional development for people involved in fundraising, grant seeking, advocacy, marketing and social media

Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, serves as President and CEO of CAF America and President of CAF Canada. An internationally recognized speaker, Ted has over 30 years of experience in advising global philanthropy and is an expert in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global philanthropy and risk management. In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, he is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) and holds the information security management certification ISO 27001. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth helping clients contribute over $1 billion in the United States and in 110 countries around the world.

He is co-editor of the new book Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide published by CharityChannel Press. He has authored People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits and Fundraising on the Internet and co-authored five other published books on philanthropy. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement and was the founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Advisors in Philanthropy Foundation, and The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Carolyn Berkowitz is the President and CEO of ACCP (The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals), leading all aspects of the association to deliver on its objective - to be the strategic resource for companies and their purpose-driven leaders so that they can be successful in realizing their commitment to sustainable impact.

Under her leadership, ACCP focuses on providing resources and networking opportunities to help corporate citizenship professionals grow their professional skills, stay ahead of industry trends, and have access to insights that will help them design and deliver high-impact results.


Mark Layden has successful executive leadership tenures with some of the world’s top technology brands, such as SAP, Applied Systems, and FICO, including international stints in Germany and France. Mark joined CyberGrants in 2015 and has spearheaded tremendous growth in company revenue, clients,  product development and employee retention.

Mark is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where he played football and acquired a degree in Economics. Mark lives in Chicago with his wife and four kids and is an avid Chicago Bears fan.