Sample Agendas

The 2018 National Conference has something for everyone! To help plan your time at the conference, here are some sample agendas for different types of participants.

THURSDAY
4:00 pm  Newcomers’ Orientation
5:00 pm  Connections Mixer

FRIDAY
8:00 am  Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 am  Opening Plenary
10:45 am  Hall of Outsized Impact
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch, by Funding Area
1:15 pm  Hiring and Managing Great Staff
3:00 pm  Building a Mission-Aligned Investment Portfolio: From Concept to Reality
4:30 pm  Opening Night Reception
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds

SATURDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 am  Morning Plenary
10:15 am  10 Tips for Filling Out Your Form 990-PF
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch and Member Meeting
1:45 pm  Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest
3:30 pm  Big Idea Session: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration
6:30 pm Host Night Reception at FringeArts

SUNDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast Plenary
8:45 am  Technology for Better Grantmaking
10:30 am  Gender Norms: Understanding Their Impact on Your Giving
12:00 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary

THURSDAY
9:00 am  Trustee Leadership Seminar (additional fee)
5:00 pm  Connections Mixer

FRIDAY
8:00 am  Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 am  Opening Plenary
10:45 am  Hi Ho! Off to Court We Go…
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch, by Funding Area
1:15 pm  A Governance Tune-Up
3:00 pm  How Client Feedback Can Improve Philanthropy
4:30 pm  Opening Night Reception
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds

SATURDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 am  Morning Plenary
10:15 am  Equity, Real Costs, and Impact
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch and Member Meeting
1:45 pm  Ignore the Market’s Ups and Downs! Develop Targeted Returns
3:30 pm  Big Idea Session: Investing in Game Changers
6:30 pm Host Night Reception at FringeArts

SUNDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast Plenary
8:45 am  Ready, Set, Engage! Crafting Interactive Learning Agendas
10:30 am  Moving Ahead with Advocacy and Policy: A Hands-On Workshop
12:00 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary

THURSDAY
9:00 am  Authentic Conversations in Philanthropy (additional fee)
5:00 pm  Connections Mixer

FRIDAY
8:00 am  Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 am  Opening Plenary
10:45 am  Making a Shift from Transactional to Transformational Grantmaking
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch, by Funding Area
1:15 pm  Change Up Your Questions: Align Your Grantmaking Process With Your Values and Vision
3:00 pm  Mapping Your Ecosystem for Greater Impact
4:30 pm  Opening Night Reception
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds

SATURDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 am  Morning Plenary
10:15 am  Maximize Your Impact When Saying Goodbye
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch and Member Meeting
1:45 pm  Integrating Feminism into Philanthropy
3:30 pm  Big Idea Session: Using Data to Strengthen Civic Engagement
5:00 pm  Salon: Summon the Courage to Be Daring
6:30 pm Host Night Reception at FringeArts

SUNDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast Plenary
8:45 am  Behavioral Finance: What’s Your Investor Personality?
10:30 am  Moving Ahead With Advocacy and Policy: A Hands-On Workshop
12:00 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary

THURSDAY
2:00 pm  Mural Arts Walking Tour (additional fee)
5:00 pm  Connections Mixer

FRIDAY
8:00 am  Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 am  Opening Plenary
10:45 am  Creative Approaches to Community Foundation Asset Development
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch, by Funding Area
1:15 pm  Cybersecurity Is More Than Just a Password
3:00 pm  Engaging with Local Media to Increase Impact and Support Democracy
4:30 pm  Opening Night Reception
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds

SATURDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 am  Morning Plenary
10:15 am  Why and How to Invest in Nonprofit Talent
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch and Member Meeting
1:45 pm  Ensure Your Grantee’s Organizational Strategy Includes a Revenue Strategy
3:30 pm  Big Idea Session: Using Data to Strengthen Civic Engagement
6:30 pm Host Night Reception at FringeArts

SUNDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast Plenary
8:45 am  When Troubling Financials Lead to Creative Grantmaking
10:30 am  Unique Giving Strategies to Spark Economic Development
12:00 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary

THURSDAY
5:00 pm  Connections Mixer

FRIDAY
8:00 am  Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 am  Opening Plenary
10:45 am  Diverse Voices: Adding Community Members to a Family Foundation Board
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch, by Funding Area
1:15 pm  Making the Case for Equity-Advancing Grantmaking
3:00 pm  Limited Resources, Unlimited Possibilities
4:30 pm  Opening Night Reception
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds

SATURDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 am  Morning Plenary
10:15 am  Getting Ready for Evaluation as a Process for Continual Learning
12:00 pm  Plenary Lunch and Member Meeting
1:45 pm  Perpetuity or Spend-Down: Not a Binary Decision
3:30 pm  Big Idea Session: Investing in Gamechangers
6:30 pm Host Night Reception at FringeArts

SUNDAY
7:30 am  Breakfast Plenary
8:45 am  Philanthro-Ethics: Developing Your Self-Awareness as a Funder
10:30 am  Engage the Right Talent at The Right Time to Maximize Grantmaking Impact
12:00 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary