Speaking at ACCP

ACCP Speaking Information and RFP Process

Are you a purpose-driven, social impact professional with knowledge to share with CSR and ESG professionals? We’d love to hear more about you and your expertise.

Please read this page thoroughly and complete the form to submit your RFP. ACCP evaluates general RFPs on a rolling basis for WebcastsMember Group meetings, Summits, and other ACCP Programs. Please note, if you are interested in speaking at our Annual Conference, please visit our site here for the Conference RFP. 

ACCP is always on the lookout for inspiring speakers that will share practical and innovative insights to advance the corporate social impact field. Speakers with first-hand CSR, ESG, & DEI expertise and direct social impact knowledge, or non-practitioners with a corporate co-presenter are preferred.

ACCP is committed to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable corporate citizenship sector and desires for participants of all backgrounds and experiences to see themselves represented and included in our work. Thus, we actively encourage and source diverse presenters to participate as speakers at ACCP programs & events. Interested speakers may submit more than one proposal for consideration.

Content Focus

Purpose & Polarization
Sample topics include:

  • CSR’s role in support of corporative social activism and civic engagement
  • ESG and CSR in a changing political environment
  • ESG in the United States versus globally
  • Communicating your Social Impact story in the face of ESG backlash

Equity & Inclusion
Sample topics include:

  • Advancing racial equity through community involvement
  • Analyzing existing CSR practices for racial equity
  • The State of Corporate DEI Initiatives in the wake of Affirmative Action
  • Social Impact Teams and Corporate Supplier Diversity Practices

Impact Measurement
Sample topics include:

  • Social Return on Investment
  • Evolving impact measures
  • Effective grantmaking practices
  • How to use data to inform strategy

Participatory Practices
Sample topics include:

  • Trust-based philanthropy and participatory grantmaking
  • Volunteer Ambassador/Council programs
  • Incorporating employee voice and transparency into social impact programs
  • Engaging Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Professional Growth and Career Progression
Sample topics include:

  • Key leadership skills of CSR professionals
  • Cross functional collaboration and communication
  • Influencing without authority
  • Building skills and pathways for professionals of color in CSR and ESG

Please note, while ACCP will focus the majority of our content on our 2024 priorities, we are open to considering topics outside of those listed above.


ACCP’s audience includes CSR & ESG practitioners looking to learn from real-world experiences and bring back actionable takeaways to support their corporate social impact efforts. Participants come from a range of backgrounds, industries, locations, company-sizes, and career levels. Check out our members here.

Rules of Engagement and Solicitation

Participation as a Speaker for an ACCP program is greatly appreciated, and we know our community benefits from the inclusion of professionals working in and with corporate citizenship. Our programs exist for the advancement of knowledge in the field. To ensure the best experience for all attendees, we have a strict no-solicitation policy for all attendees, speakers, and guests. To learn more about our policies, click here.

Speaker Agreement

If selected, speakers must sign an agreement provided electronically by ACCP and return it before the stated deadline. The speaker agreement includes preparation deadlines and more information on participation. Marketing and website promotions can be discussed before the agreement signing. Any possible legal issues will be addressed on a speaker-by-speaker basis, so please let us know if you have any concerns when you submit your RFP form.    

Program Types

Below are the typical learning programs offered at ACCP. Please keep these formats in mind when submitting your RFP:

  • Webcast: Conducted virtually, monthly webcasts are typically done presentation style and are generally comprised of 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of audience Q&A. These sessions are recorded and allow attendees the opportunity to engage via chat, Q&A viand/or polls.
  • Member Groups: ACCP’s member group meetings are generally only open to CSR practitioners who are current members of ACCP. We offer a variety of member groups by experience level and/or topic area of interest. Most of our member groups meet quarterly and are approximately 45 minutes in length. These meetings may include a short presentation or case study (15-20 minutes) with the rest of the time dedicated to open discussion and idea sharing.
  • Topical Thursdays: Topical Thursdays typically occur on the second Thursday of each month and include case studies and discussion on trending topics relevant to CSR/ESG. These are 45-minutes in length. Similar to member groups, presentations typically last 15 minutes and allow the rest of the time for members to discuss and share anything related to the topic.
  • Summits: Our Summits typically take place over two afternoons and are conducted virtually via Zoom meeting from 1-5 PM ET. Summits combine presentations, fireside chats, panel conversations, and opportunities for attendees to participate in breakout discussions on the topic. Presentation portions of our Summit will be recorded and made accessible to registered attendees.
  • Forum: Forum is an in-person comprehensiveeducationalprogram for professionals new to the field of corporate social impact to receive immersive, hands-on education alongside a cohort of peers.This 3-day program focuses on the typical components of a corporate social impact program and includes opportunities for networking, peer sharing, case study deep dives, conversations with CSR leaders, and more.

In 2024, ACCP will host two Summits on the following topics:

  • Advancing Purpose Amidst Polarization (March)
  • Impact Measurement (December)


Please fill out the form below to submit your RFP for consideration.

If you have any further questions, please email speakers@accp.org


As a nonprofit organization, we benefit from speakers willing to share their expertise without the expectation of payment in the spirit of community building, networking, and advancing the field of CSR.

*Please note, speakers with fees will still be considered.  

Yes, ACCP is flexible on session format. Please note the main speaker and/or person submitting the RFP will be responsible for sourcing and coordinating the involvement of multiple speakers. 

Select virtual sessions are recorded and made available to participants and ACCP members. If you have concerns about recording, please let us know when you submit your RFP form.

Your participation in an ACCP program is greatly appreciated, and we know our community benefits from the inclusion of professionals working in and with corporate social impact. To ensure the best experience for all attendees, we have a strict no-solicitation policy for all attendees, speakers, and guests. To learn more about our policies, click here.

ACCP’s priority is offering high-quality programming that advances the knowledge and practice of corporate citizenship. Although we offer sponsorship opportunities for many of our programs, speakers are selected based on their expertise, and all speakers, including sponsors, must follow our non-solicitation policy. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

ACCP holds prep sessions with all our speakers for quality assurance and content alignment purposes. In addition, speakers will be requested to share content outlines and slides at least one week ahead of the scheduled speaking engagement.

If you need to edit your submission, please contact speakers@accp.org

Please fill out the form below to submit your RFP for consideration. If you experience any issues completing the form, please contact speakers@accp.org.  

Yes, we welcome multiple RFP submissions. 

ACCP will review submitted proposals on a rolling basis and notify the submitter if we would like to move forward with your proposal. If you have further questions, please email speakers@accp.org

If your RFP is accepted, ACCP will schedule a Zoom meeting to get to know you and further understand your content.

Thank you for your submission.