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Cunningham, Cori

Cori Cunningham is the founder of C. Cunningham Advising and an accomplished consultant and solutions-oriented leader with more than a decade of experience advising corporations and social sector organizations on strategies designed to drive positive change. She specializes in uniting teams and stakeholders around common missions, and is a highly skilled strategic planner, analyst and facilitator. Cori works with clients to align community engagement strategies with business goals in the corporate sector, and create thorough and thoughtful plans for identifying and securing corporate relationships in the social sector.

Posts by Cunningham, Cori

  • Impact Moment: Verizon Foundation Builds Grantee Capacity and Data Collection through a Coordinating Partner (06.18.15 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board Verizon Foundation has built a successful partnership with the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) to help with the development and execution of its teacher training program, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS). Through VILS, Verizon partners with schools to provide comprehensive, ongoing teacher training on […]

  • Impact Moment: Ford Motor Company Fund Creates Process Efficiencies to Manage International Grants (05.14.15 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) is the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company and directs its funding into four priority areas: sustainability, community needs, education, and driving safety. To facilitate the management and measurement of its international grants, Ford Fund has partnered with a third-party […]

  • Impact Moment: Procter & Gamble’s Customized Data Collection Solution (05.07.15 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board Data has been discussed at length recently through various Giving Thoughts blogs and articles, including in the recent series publication by Daniel Shapiro and Scott Cody of Mathematica Policy Research entitled “Data Quality to Further Philanthropy’s Mission.” It’s always interesting to hear from companies about how they’re […]

  • Impact Moment: How Strategy Impacts Measurement Approaches in the Utility Sector (04.30.15 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board Operating in a regulated sector, utilities companies face unique challenges with regard to their giving strategy and measurement methodology. Duke Energy, Entergy, and PSE&G shared their perspectives on this during The Conference Board’s research working group, Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments. You can download the […]

  • Impact Moment: Walmart Foundation Identifies Outcomes for a Signature Giving Area (04.23.15 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board During the past few years, the Walmart Foundation has immersed itself in the issues surrounding hunger relief and nutrition to develop both a funding strategy and measurement methodology for creating long-term impact. In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation made a $2 billion commitment to hunger relief […]

  • Approaching Social Impact Measurement (11.21.14 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board On Tuesday, November 25, The Conference Board will release Framing Social Impact Measurement, a key business issue report that will give companies an understanding of current thinking surrounding the practice. This is an area that has long been on The Conference Board’s research agenda, and in October […]

  • New Research Working Group Report Addresses Social Impact Measurement (10.09.14 )

    By Cori Cunningham, Program Director, The Conference Board The Conference Board this month published Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments, the report of a 14-company research working group that examined challenges related to impact measurement. Authored by Cori Cunningham, the complete report is available free, and can be downloaded here.

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