Libby Lai-Bun Chiu – Past President

Libby Lai-Bun Chiu, Chief of Staff, Illinois Arts Council

Libby is the Chief of Staff at the Illinois Arts Council, where she also manages the Arts and Foreign Language program, and is advisor to the Education Leaders Institute, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Libby is an adjunct professor at Goucher College where she teaches Arts Education and International Arts Policy.  Libby’s past service includes senior leadership positions at Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education, Harris Theater Chicago, The Boston Conservatory, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities and Boston Public Schools.  In addition to the CR Group, she is active in community service at Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and is on the Board of Overseers of The Boston Conservatory.

The CRG Annual Meeting

Join Us on the Evening of Wednesday, July 13, 2011, for the Annual Meeting of the Corporate Responsibility Group of Chicago at The Cliff Dwellers Club for great food and spectacular views and help us celebrate the past year and welcome our new Officers and Directors for 2011-2012!

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 South Michigan Avenue
22nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Please RSVP to Colleen Coughlin by Friday, July 8 at or by calling 1312.666.2776

Measuring Success

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m.
Adjourn: 9:00 a.m.

Speaker: Todd Lapin, President, Alliance Consulting Partners

Host: Quarles & Brady
300 North LaSalle Street
Suite 4000
Chicago, Illinois 60654

As the CR Group ends its 2010-2011 breakfast program series focused on Transformative CSR Leadership, we are pleased to welcome Todd Lapin to discuss some other key areas that need to be measured, evaluated and communicated to the various stakeholders.  Many grant makers put most of their effort into the front end of the process (evaluating the merits of proposals prior to approval) and not so much after the grant has been made.  If we consider grants as investments, it makes sense to evaluate success over time.  Looking at grants as investments, we should expect a reasonable return from the grantee in terms of human gain.  Program evaluation is generally viewed as being difficult to implement, but with today’s tools this process is now much more manageable for both the grantor and grantee.  Todd Lapin will discuss how corporations and nonprofits can work together to develop successful outcomes-based partnerships.

The second segment of today’s discussion will focus on tools for managing, tracking and measuring the success of employee giving programs and employee volunteer programs, which many corporations are emphasizing.  Todd will provide a brief overview of products that can help manage and streamline employee matching gifts and volunteerism programs, along with an update on some of the newer tools that are now available.  We also want members and guests to contribute to this discussion based on their own experiences.