Thursday Schedule

Preconference Programs

Trustee Leadership Seminar
Additional fee; preregistration required

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This 1-day seminar is designed especially for trustees and board members of leanly staffed foundations looking to increase their impact, hone their leadership skills, and more effectively manage change as they advance the missions of their organizations. Learn more about the seminar and register now or add it to your National Conference registration.

Coaching Essentials Seminar
Additional fee; preregistration required

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mural Arts Walking Tour
Additional fee; preregistration required and availability limited
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Recognized internationally as the “City of Murals,” Philadelphia is a dynamic public gallery of urban art that showcases local artists and communities. With a docent from Mural Arts Philadelphia—the nation’s largest public art program—as your guide, join colleagues on a walking tour of murals in the conference neighborhood. Please note that this is a walking tour and may not be physically suitable for all participants.

Coffee and Conversation at The Monkey & The Elephant
Additional fee; preregistration required and availability limited
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Philadelphia’s first and only nonprofit coffee shop employing youths who have aged out of foster care. Enjoy first-rate coffee and baked goods while learning from the café’s founder and staff how those purchases support the nonprofit’s program. Transportation will be provided.

Next Gen Fellows Service Project
Additional fee; preregistration required
1:30 – 4:00 pm

Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 Next Gen Fellows cohort and program alumni will spend the afternoon engaged in service to our host community. Participants will work with the Fairmount Park Conservancy in the watershed (e.g., planting, clearing brush). Specific activities are weather- and need-dependent.

Dinner and Conversation at Rooster Soup Co.
Additional fee; preregistration required and availability limited
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Not only is Rooster Soup Co. a delicious offering of famed chefs Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, but 100% of its profits go to support vulnerable Philadelphians through Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative. Enjoy an intimate dinner with leaders from the restaurant and Broad Street Ministry, who will discuss their unique and compassionate take on social services. The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Registration Open
4:00 – 8:00 pm

Visit the registration desk tonight to pick up your conference materials. Ask your conference questions and download the conference app.

Newcomers Orientation
4:00 – 4:45 pm

New to Exponent Philanthropy? You’re not alone. Meet fellow members and Exponent Philanthropy staff, who will help you make the most of your conference experience and all your membership has to offer.

Connections Mixer
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Kick off the conference with structured networking activities designed to get you moving and connecting with your peers. You’ll leave the mixer energized and equipped with tips you can use to make connections throughout the conference.

Next Gen Convening
5:00 – 7:00 pm
For staff, trustees, and others ages 18–35 (give or take) involved in giving.

Preregister during your conference registration process.

Young people engaged in philanthropy bring unique perspectives, gifts, and challenges to the table. Join with your peers in this next generation–only space at a nearby restaurant for heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, thoughtful activities, and dialogue. Come away energized, inspired, and connected.
Hosted by Exponent Philanthropy’s Next Gen Fellow