Building an Effective and Reflective Democracy: Expanding Voting Rights, Leveling the Playing Field, and Engaging Citizens
The charitable and philanthropic sector has a critical role to play in engaging people in everyday democracy; how can we expand that work and best play that role?
Leaders: Wendy Field, Miles Rapoport, Common Cause
Poverty, Inequality, and the Power of State Budgets
Explore the philanthropic community’s increasing engagement with state policy to address inequality.
Leaders: David Biemesderfer, Florida Philanthropic Network; Nicolas Johnson, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Successfully Evaluating Membership Organizations
Discuss how membership organizations should evaluate programs and how to strike a medium between indirect activities that are difficult to measure, and what funders need to see to determine their return on investment.
Leader: Lori James, Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative
Arts Engagement and Corporate Success: New Research
Learn about the results of new research on corporate perceptions of how arts engagement and education connects to workforce skills and success.
Leader: Bruce Whitacre, Theatre Forward
Working with Organized Labor: Why and How
Despite increasing collaboration between organized labor and community-based organizations and philanthropy, many nonprofits do not know how to approach the labor movement; learn from United Way’s years of partnership with the labor movement.
Leader: Ana Avendaño, United Way Worldwide
Cultivating the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Your City: What Works and What Doesn’t for Nonprofits
Few cities have the right ingredients to cultivate social innovation and entrepreneurship among nonprofits; this session will discuss what’s worked (and what hasn’t) in different cities with an opportunity to brainstorm local solutions.
Leader: Lauren Harper, Center for Social Change
More Than Grants: Employee Development as the Key to Growing Your Impact
The Bush Foundation invests significantly in developing the skills and leadership capacity of its employees using a portfolio of activities to help staff think bigger and think differently to do more good in communities the foundation serves.
Leaders: Stephanie Andrews, Duchesne Drew, Dominick Washington, Bush Foundation
Capacity Building 3.0: Recasting the WHO, WHAT and HOW of increasing social sector Impact
CB 3.0, a targeted capacity building process and framework is grounded in the notion that building the capacity of all actors in any social sector ecosystem depends on the development of “relational capacity.”
Leader: Julie Simpson, TCC Group