CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Trustee Leadership Seminar
Additional fee; preregistration required
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Authentic Conversations in Philanthropy
Additional fee; preregistration required
2:00 – 4:00 pm Mural Arts Walking Tour
Additional fee; preregistration required
2:00 – 4:00 pm [FULL] Coffee and Conversation at The Monkey & The Elephant
Additional fee; preregistration required.
1:30 – 4:00 pm Next Gen Fellows Service Project
For current and former fellows only
4:00 – 8:00 pm Registration Open
4:00 – 4:45 pm Newcomers’ Orientation
5:00 – 6:15 pm Connections Mixer
5:00 – 7:00 pm Next Gen Convening
Additional fee; preregistration required
 6:30 – 8:00 pm  [FULL] Dinner and Conversation at The Rooster.
Additional fee; preregistration required

7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 – 10:30 am Opening Plenary
10:45 – 11:45 am First-Person Perspectives
12:00 – 1:00 pm Plenary Lunch, by Funding Area
1:15 – 2:30 pm Early Afternoon Sessions:
A Governance Tune-Up
Change Up Your Questions: Align Your Grantmaking Process With Your Values and Vision
Cybersecurity Is More Than Just a Password
Half of What You Know About Your Investment Policy Statement Is Wrong
Hiring and Managing Great Staff
Insights Into Awarding Scholarships
Making the Case for Equity-Advancing Grantmaking
Ramping Up Your Impact: Overcoming Obstacles
What Should I Be Asking My Investment Professionals?
1:30 – 4:30 pm Site Visit: Immigrant Communities Thriving
Preregistration required
3:00 – 4:15 pm Late Afternoon Sessions:
Building a Mission-Aligned Investment Portfolio: From Concept to Reality
Engaging With Local Media to Increase Impact
For Impact: Get Your Team and Funding Processes on the Same Page
How Client Feedback Can Improve Philanthropy
Limited Resources, Unlimited Possibilities
Mapping Your Ecosystem for Greater Impact
Reducing Barriers and Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Philanthropy
The Local Impact Investment Opportunity
Vision and Purpose: How to Align Board and Staff
4:30 – 6:00 pm Opening Night Reception
5:30 – 7:00 pm Chair’s Reception for Donors
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds
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7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 – 8:45 am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:45 – 9:45 am Morning Plenary
9:45 – 10:15 am Break in Exhibit Hall
9:45 am – 12:00 pm Site Visit: Sustainable Urban Development for All
Preregistration required, FULL
10:15 – 11:30 am Morning Sessions:
10 Tips for Filling Out Your Form 990-PF
A Framework for Foundation Investing in a Low-Return Environment
Equity, Real Costs, and Impact
Getting Ready for Evaluation as a Process for Continual Learning
Maximize Your Impact When Saying Goodbye
Moving From Idea to Initiative
Rural Philanthropy: Realizing Your Community’s Vision for Success
Transitioning from Awarding Grants to Making Investments
Why and How to Invest in Nonprofit Talent
12:00 – 1:30 pm Plenary Lunch and Member Meeting
1:45 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Sessions:
Effective Leadership: Lessons From the World of Improv
Ensure Your Grantee’s Organizational Strategy Includes a Revenue Strategy
How Grassroots Initiatives Can Have Global Reach and Impact
Ignore the Market’s Ups and Downs! Develop Targeted Returns
Integrating Feminism Into Philanthropy
Perpetuity or Spend-Down: Not a Binary Decision
Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest
The Essentials of Donor Advised Funds
TBD
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 – 4:45 pm The Big Idea: Catalyzing Change
Investing in Game Changers
Harnessing the Power of Collaboration
Using Data to Strengthen Civic Engagement
5:00 – 6:00 pm Free Choice
6:30 – 8:30 pm Host Night Reception at FringeArts

7:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 – 8:45 am Breakfast Plenary
8:45 – 10:00 am Early Morning Sessions
Behavioral Finance: What’s Your Investor Personality?
Philanthro-Ethics: Developing Your Self-Awareness as a Funder
Raising Your Policy Awareness
Ready, Set, Engage! Crafting Interactive Learning Agendas
Technology for Better Grantmaking
Turning Today’s News Into Tomorrow’s Grants
When Troubling Financials Lead to Creative Grantmaking
 10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
 10:30 – 11:45 am Late Morning Sessions:
Engage the Right Talent at the Right Time to Maximize Grantmaking Impact
Gender Norms: Understanding Their Impact on Your Giving
Let It Go: Streamline Your Application and Reporting
Moving Ahead With Advocacy and Policy: A Hands-On Workshop
Unique Giving Strategies to Spark Economic Development
 12:00 – 1:30 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary

 

Note about 2018 National Conference sessions: Sessions are designated as 101, 201, or 301. Here’s what to expect from each:

101 FundamentalsAssumes participants have limited or no prior knowledge of or experience with the subject

201 ApplicationFocused on building on or enhancing participants’ existing knowledge of a subject through analysis, practice implementation, and/or deeper learning

301 Thought LeadershipEngages participants’ experience/expertise in strategic, innovative, and/or complex subjects