Social Impact through Employee Engagement

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Social Impact through Employee Engagement

Are you a Corporate Social Investor (CSI)*? Do you want to explore opportunities to scale your impact by engaging corporate employees in your activities?? Do you want to know what opportunities you have to get started with employee engagement?


Are you a Corporate Social Investor (CSI)*? Do you want to explore opportunities to scale your impact by engaging corporate employees in your activities, but you don’t really know how it is possible in your context? Then join us in Brussels!

In collaboration with Rotterdam School of Management, this course will support you to design and implement your employee engagement activities with the purpose to generate social impact. We believe that as a CSI, engaging employees is an excellent opportunity to provide valuable financial and non-financial support to social purpose organisations (SPOs) and scale social impact.

Based on our research "Social Impact through Employee Engagement" and on real life case studies, this workshop will help you design your employee engagement programmes by:

  • Getting to know how to design an employee engagement strategy
  • Understanding how you can match employee engagement activities with the SPO’s fundamental needs
  • Assessing what you can offer and explore what action strategies you can take to maximise your social impact
  • Learning about how you can redirect the discussion and attention towards impact-driven engagement activities.

*A Corporate Social Investor (CSI) is any vehicle formally related to a company that aims to create social impact - i.e. impact-first or impact-only organisations linked to companies.

Who should attend

This course is especially relevant for corporate social investors: corporate foundations, corporate social impact funds, corporate social businesses, corporate social accelerators, shareholder foundations.


  • Member fee: 1200‚Ǩ
  • Non-member fee: 2400‚Ǩ

If you are an EVPA member, don’t forget you have priority access to the courses and pay 50% of regular fees.

Registration and deadlines

  • Registration: deadline 28/02/2020. You can register here. Places are limited, so be sure to book your place as soon as possible.
  • Scholarships: deadline 28/02/2020. Some scholarships are available for EVPA members who cannot afford the course fee. Please find here all the information on how to apply.

More information

Download the cancellation policy here.

Should you have further inquiries, please send an email to


Lonneke Roza

Lonneke Roza

Lonneke is an Academic Researcher within the Rotterdam School of Management and specialises in employee engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility. Within her research, Lonneke holds a keen interest in community involvement strategies.

Kay Cameron

Kay Cameron

Kay leads on Lloyds Bank Foundation's skills based volunteering partnerships with the Foundation's sponsoring corporate - Lloyds Banking Group. She manages a range of programmes - both long term and one-off - including Charity Mentoring, a Trustee Matching Programme, and an annual 'Skills Exchange' initiative. In the 6 years since skills based volunteering programmes were introduced, over 750 charities have partnered with Lloyds Banking Group colleagues.

Karoline Heitmann

Karoline Heitmann

Karoline Heitmann is Corporate Initiative Manager at the European Venture Philanthropy Association's (EVPA). She is leading EVPA's research on corporate social investing and is a published author on topics such as employee engagement and strategic alignment between corporates and corporate foundations.

Next to this, she organises events for corporate social investors (such as corporate foundations, impact funds, accelerators, social businesses) across Europe and supports the organisation of the C Summit, Europe's first and only corporate philanthropy and social investing summit.

Sara Seganti

Sara Seganti

Sara is Impact Europe's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager, and as a trainer in the social impact field.

Before, Sara provided secretariat support to the Italian Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's Presidency of the G8. She is today the Secretary General of Social Impact Agenda per l'Italia, the Italian network for impact investing. She is a graduate in political philosophy and holds a master's degree in management of social enterprises from Bocconi Business School.

Yves Carbonnelle

Yves Carbonnelle

Yves Carbonnelle is the Global Head of Engagement at The Human Safety Net. The mission of The Human Safety Net is to create lasting impact on vulnerable people's lives. Yves' goal as the Global Head of Engagement, is to build a brand and a group with purpose by engaging the entire organisation.