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Sam Caplan, Natalya DeRobertis-Theye and Laura Steele

The State of Corporate Purpose: Insights from CECP's 2021 Giving in Numbers Report

In this episode of Impact Audio, Submittable’s own Sam Caplan, Natalya DeRobertis-Theye, and Laura Steele break down their big takeaways from the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose annual report.

The State of Corporate Purpose: Insights from CECP's 2021 Giving in Numbers Report

20 MIN

Join Submittable’s impact team to hear which trends are shaping the future of philanthropy.



The world of philanthropy is evolving swiftly. Priorities are constantly shifting, processes are being reimagined, and funders are seeking out the best practices to make a meaningful impact. Luckily, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose puts out an annual report examining the state of corporate giving. 

This episode of Impact Audio features Submittable’s own Sam Caplan, Natalya DeRobertis-Theye, and Laura Steele. They discuss the trends illuminated in this year’s Giving in Numbers report and how they’ll shape the sector in 2022 and beyond. 

Listen to learn:

  • How community investment has grown and evolved

  • The biggest opportunities in the CSR landscape

  • What it takes to make real progress around equity 

  • Where measurement fits in  

We hope you enjoy listening!


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Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

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Natalya DeRobertis-Theye

Natalya is a product marketer at Submittable focused on helping organizations get a ton of value out of the platform. She is a bookworm, adventure enthusiast and card-carrying cat lady as well as a writer and yogi.

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Laura Steele

Laura Steele is a content writer and editor at Submittable. She also writes fiction and nonfiction. You can read some of her stories and essays at laurapricesteele.com.


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