For the first time, you can be a part of the Independent Sector conference from any screen, anywhere you are. The Embark Stream will combine broadcasts of plenary sessions with an exclusively curated program with some of the conference’s best speakers. But don’t expect to just sit and watch. Using Social Q&A, you can pose your pressing questions directly to the speakers in real time.
Join us for a few minutes or a few hours. The Embark Stream is free of charge, though registration is required.
Take a critical look at the American election scene to get insight into how the 2016 election results, both state and federal could affect the country and the sector’s work in the coming years. Learn about the deep challenges in the electoral process, including shifts in campaign finance and demographic engagement and its impact on the next generation of leaders.
Alberto Ibargüen, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Daniel Stid, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour
María Elena Salinas, Univision
Trevor Potter, Campaign Legal Center
The civil rights movement didn’t remake America overnight. In fact, the events of this decade show that its work isn’t finished. How can you capture the zeitgeist today? How can you keep your coalition engaged over the long years necessary to achieve permanent social change?
Bob Moses, Algebra Project, Inc.
Mee Moua, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
|11:00am||Alberto Ibarguen, Knight Foundation||Interview with Derrick Feldmann, Achieve|
|11:20am||Javier Benavidez, South West Organizing Project||Interview with Derrick Feldmann|
|11:40am||Scott Beale, Atlas Corps||Interview with Derrick Feldmann|
Widely considered to by England’s most promising new choreographer, Liam Scarlett honored MCB in 2012 with Viscera, his first commissioned work for an American company. This performance features choreography by Liam Scarlett and music by Lowell Liebermann.
|12:00pm||Miami City Ballet||Performance (recorded)|
Fundraising competition has grown significantly. Explore new innovations in how data can be used to drive and evaluate your fundraising program.
Greg Hagin, CCS
Ian Swedish, CCS
When it comes to changing the world, a passion for social justice isn’t enough. To build momentum, gain allies, and get noticed by a public overwhelmed by the demands of competing causes, you need to be equipped with a top-notch strategic communications plan. This session will share insights and tips on how to improve your own communications.
|12:30pm||Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks||Interview with Derrick Feldmann|
|12:50pm||Ahmen, Nonprofit Leader, Hip Hop Artist||Interview with Stephen Smith|
|1:10pm||Matt Boote, PeaceTech Lab||Interview with Stephen Smith|
|1:30pm||Robin Koval, Truth Initiative||Interview with Stephen Smith|
The richest resource in the charitable sector is the passion of the individuals who want to strengthen the common good. Explore how various forms of service are leveraging time and talent to influence some of the most complex challenges of our day.
Michael Brown, City Year
Rachael Chong, Catchafire
Toby Chalberg, Points of Light
Kiesha Moodie, Teach For America
moderated by Allison Clear Fastow, Blue Engine Media
Learn how online crowdfunding is transforming the way in which charities approach in-kind giving, how this new approach to fundraising is helping charities become more effective and efficient, and how online crowdfunding is also them build stronger relationships with donors through transparency, and tangibility.
Liz Deering, 121 Giving
Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, St Vincent de Paul’s Disaster Services Division
In 2015, Independent Sector launched an extensive series of community conversation called “Threads” to explore our collective ability to solve the world’s greatest problems in coming years. We not only examined trends shaping our work, but we discussed what’s holding us back and what’s working. In this session, we’re excited to share that journey with you.
Diana Aviv, Feeding America
Neil Nicoll, YMCA of the USA
Steve McCormick, The Earth Genome
|3:15pm||Erica Greeley, Independent Sector||Interview with Derrick Feldmann|
Session Category : Embark Stream