Innovative Corporate Philanthropy: Scalable Giving
Looking for ways to develop or expand your corporate philanthropy? Want to give back more often in ways nobody else does? This presentation will share how your business -- no matter how big or small -- can create a corporate giving program that’s impactful, scalable, and sustainable and that is built into your company’s culture. Dan Graham, CEO of BuildASign.com, will share the lessons he learned through the creation of BuildASign.com’s self-funded philanthropy program and how he approaches helping other companies do the same.
Founder & CEO
Dan Graham oversees the growth strategy of BuildASign.com and plays a key role in the company’s philanthropic efforts and talent acquisition. Dan co-founded BuildASign.com in March 2005 and has since bootstrapped the company to great success. Dan is a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Central Texas award. He is also a recipient of the Austin Business Journal's 2012 Best CEO Award, and was named 2012 Austinite of the Year and the Business and Entrepreneurship category winner by Austin Under 40, recognizing his success as a business owner as well as his commitment to philanthropic work. As a native Austinite, Dan personally gives back to the Austin community through participation on the Board of Directors for numerous philanthropic organizations in Austin including United Way for Greater Austin, Caritas of Austin, Citizen Generation and the Austin Chamber of Commerce among several others. He also acts as a mentor to aspiring young entrepreneurs, working with Capital Factory, Incubation Station and The University of Texas at Austin’s 1 Semester Startup. Dan earned undergraduate degrees in computer science and philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.