Category Archives: Expert Resource

Civil Discourse – Leaders Can Bring it Back

Civil discourse has all but disappeared in recent years. We now live in a time of hyper- partisan positioning and blame. Media sources and politicians alike pump out biased information in the quest for ratings and personal gain at the expense of good decision making focused on the best interests of our communities and nation. …

Corporate Philanthropy and Business Values

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The Evolution and Elevation of Corporate Philanthropy Corporate philanthropy has evolved immensely over the past few decades. Our recent conversation with three CEOs adds light to this shift and provides helpful insights to others that are looking to weave philanthropy more tightly into the culture of their companies. Below, we share the corporate philanthropy experiences …

Ellen Wood, vcfo President & CEO, Published in Texas CEO Magazine

Texas CEO Magazine

How does an economic development plan created almost 20 years ago still inform the city of Austin’s success? Click here to read the latest edition of Texas CEO Magazine for more from Ellen Wood, vcfo’s President & CEO.

vcfo President & CEO Ellen Wood Featured in Wall Street Journal

Changing work environments are a “…brand new competitive element.” Ellen Wood, vcfo President & CEO, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Read the article, As Amazon, McDonald’s Raise Wages, Small Businesses Struggle to Keep Up, here.

vcfo Joins Austin Chamber of Commerce for COVID Business Workshop Webinar

On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 vcfo partnered with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to host the first-ever Business Workshop webinar. Ellen Wood, vcfo President and CEO and Bobby Jenkins, President of ABC Home & Commercial Services discussed protecting your cash and your people during the COVID-19 crisis. The discussion was moderated by Hahn Public Relations …

vcfo President & CEO Ellen Wood Featured in Texas CEO Magazine

“The COVID-19 crisis presents CEOs with a remarkable leadership opportunity.” Ellen Wood, vcfo President and CEO, was featured in the newest edition of Texas CEO Magazine. Read her article about leadership during the Coronavirus pandemic- COVID-19 and Beyond: The Leadership Challenge of Our Lifetime – here.

vcfo Partners with Austin Chamber and TWC for Power Up Webinar

On Monday, April 6, 2020, Kim Flores, Vice President of Human Resources at vcfo, moderated the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s webinar with the Texas Workforce Commission. Flores was joined by three representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the corresponding new legislation: Angela Ford Special Claims Manager of Unemployment Insurance …