Please join us in welcoming Julie Coleman! Julie will be speaking at our Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 12PM – 1PM, at our Biltmore location.
Expectations for businesses driving sustainable social change are high and continue to increase. Key stakeholders (employees, customers, investors, vendors, etc.) are demanding that business take a lead role in tackling social or environmental issues. So, what does this mean for you and your business?
Julie Coleman, Principal of Julie Coleman Consulting, will discuss how knowing your business’s “Why” is where it all begins, the ROI for Community Engagement regardless of your size, and tips on how your business can determine its role and the value it provides to its community.
Julie Coleman Bio
With nearly 20 years’ experience in philanthropy and a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Julie’s unique perspective allows her to create a methodology that can be tailored to each client. Julie’s background includes serving as Director of Public Relations at the American Red Cross, Vice President of the Community Foundation and Director of Community Relations at US Airways, and Executive Director of the Arizona Public Service Foundation, among other roles. Her experience in this profession is a rarity as she worked directly for non-profit organizations with “boots on the ground”. She also worked for private sector corporations cultivating partnerships and purposefully guiding strategy behind programs resulting in millions of dollars in donations to impactful community programs and projects.
Julie set the stage for corporations to embrace a culture of strategic philanthropy by determining new and innovative focus areas aligning with specific brands, negotiating partnership agreements and managing cross-sector relationships, implementing new programs utilizing cause-related marketing and promoting a culture of volunteerism by planning and organizing community events. Her approach is collaborative with a focus on impact and making a meaningful and sustainable difference.
As a philanthropic leader throughout her career, Julie served on several non-profit boards, including Hospice of the Valley, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Treasures 4 Teachers and Arizona Humane Society. She also served as a faculty associate at Arizona State University and on the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Julie received the American Red Cross Tiffany Award for Employee Excellence and was recognized as a finalist for the PR News’ Non-Profit Award for a cause-related marketing program she derived and implemented.
This extensive and practical experience grants Julie the ability to see the full picture and address each client’s needs carefully, thoughtfully and successfully. She prefers working peer-to-peer, with a strong belief in collaboration, servant leadership and shared purpose. Her passion, dedication and rigor allow her to build relationships with key stakeholders spanning nonprofits, businesses and individuals, helping them cultivate change in their communities and organizations alike. Julie is truly a champion for societal good.
Lunch is complimentary!