Saturday, September 08, 2012

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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AdNet Preconference Program

Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Early registration is $350 for AdNet members and $475 for non-AdNet members. Separate registration is required.

*There is an optional AdNet Management Session and Lunch on Sunday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

This can’t-miss preconference event is for donor services and development staff of all experience levels and from community foundations of all sizes. You and your peers will also have many opportunities to reconnect and share your ideas and stories. Don’t miss out. Register today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact cochairs Lisa Jolley (614-545-3244) or Kevin Moore (814-454-0843) for more information.



8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Center for Community Foundation Excellence - Community Foundations Fundamentals

SOLD OUT

Two-day Session
September 8 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
September 9 - 7:30am to 5:15pm

Cost is $595 for members and $809 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.

A well-trained staff and a well-informed board are critical to success. Designed for both new and experienced employees, this course will help you master the unique aspects of the field in short order.



3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CEO Network Retreat - Leadership for a Community's Brighter Future: Why Strategy Matters

Sponsored by Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc.

Only CEOs of a community foundation may attend this event. Cost is $350 for members and $500 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required. SOLD OUT

Two-day Session
September 8 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Includes Dinner)
September 9 - 7:30am to 12:00pm (Includes Breakfast)

The CEO Retreat is based on the work of Michael Porter, a leading authority on competitive strategy and the application of strategic principles to social problems. His work will be adapted by FSG, CFLeads, and CF Insights and applied to the unique roles of community foundations. Topics will include how to work with the board to achieve strategic clarity, aligning for stronger community leadership, aligning the business model, and the role of the CEO as  strategist. 

Read a piece from Michael Porter. Mr. Porter will not be in attendance.



Sunday, September 09, 2012

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7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Session Recording

Bring the conference home with you for training, reviewing sessions, or to share with those unable to attend. We offer the opportunity to purchase mp3 multimedia recordings that include audio recordings of conference sessions. Session PowerPoint and resource materials, an exhibitor/sponsor list, and important information about the Council are also included. In addition, resources will be available on the Web at the Live Learning Center.

Pre-conference Orders – $159
Onsite Orders – $179
Post-conference Orders – $329

Order early and save!



7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Center for Community Foundation Excellence - Community Foundations Fundamentals: Day 2

SOLD OUT

Cost is $595 for members and $809 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.

A well-trained staff and a well-informed board are critical to success. Designed for both new and experienced employees, this course will help you master the unique aspects of the field in short order.



7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CEO Network Retreat - Leadership for a Community's

Only CEOs of a community foundation may attend this event. Cost is $350 for members and $500 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required. SOLD OUT

Two-day Session
September 8 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Includes Dinner)
September 9 - 7:30am to 12:00pm (Includes Breakfast)

The CEO Retreat is based on the work of Michael Porter, a leading authority on competitive strategy and the application of strategic principles to social problems. His work will be adapted by FSG, CFLeads, and CF Insights and applied to the unique roles of community foundations. Topics will include how to work with the board to achieve strategic clarity, aligning for stronger community leadership, aligning the business model, and the role of the CEO as  strategist. 

Read a piece from Michael Porter. Mr. Porter will not be in attendance.



8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Preconference: Learning Forum: How Older Adults are Leading Community Change

This event is free, but separate registration is required. Breakfast is included.

Hear all about the Community Experience Partnership—a network of nine community foundations helping older adults tackle serious local issues. This rich, multiformat session will feature strategies used, lessons learned, and practical tools you'll be able to use at your foundation.

Speakers are from the following Organizations:

• Baltimore Community Foundation (MD)
• California Community Foundation
• Grand Rapids Community Foundation (MI)
• Maine Community Foundation
• The New York Community Trust
• Northland Foundation (MN)
• The Oregon Community Foundation
• Rochester Area Community Foundation (NY)
• Rose Community Foundation (CO)
• CPR Group



8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
AdNet Preconference Program

Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Early registration is $350 for AdNet members and $475 for non-AdNet members. Separate registration is required.

*There is an optional AdNet Management Session and Lunch on Sunday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

This can’t-miss preconference event is for donor services and development staff of all experience levels and from community foundations of all sizes. You and your peers will also have many opportunities to reconnect and share your ideas and stories. Don’t miss out. Register today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact cochairs Lisa Jolley (614-545-3244) or Kevin Moore (814-454-0843) for more information.



8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
FAOG Preconference Day

Program cost is $150 and the meeting and dinner cost is $45. Separate registration is required.

Join us for a full-day of accounting, investment, IT, and HR programming—including UBIT, donor-recommended investment management, HR compliance, understanding investment fees, and more. Talk to your peers during lunch about the topics that keep you awake at night, and wrap up with the always-anticipated FAOG business meeting and networking dinner. You’ll have fun while earning valuable CPE.



12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Preparing Your Community Foundation for Global Grantmaking

Cost is $150 for members and $250 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.

This half-day seminar and workshop will teach you how to participate in cross-border grantmaking and provide hands-on training on key tasks such as expenditure responsibility and equivalency determination. You’ll also learn the essential skills needed to comply with legal and regulatory requirements of international grantmaking, including those related to donor-advised funds, and how international intermediaries can support a community foundation’s global grantmaking. “Preparing Your Community Foundation for Global Grantmaking” will cover the following key topics:

* Pathways to global grantmaking
* Working through international intermediaries
* Expenditure responsibility (overview and a hands-on exercise)
* Equivalency determination (overview and a hands-on exercise)
* Anti-terror compliance
* Additional concerns in global grantmaking, including country in-flow restrictions, currency exchange, and more
* Introducing global grantmaking to your donors

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn what it takes to fulfill the global aspirations of your donors!

 



1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Digital Strategies for Community Foundations

This event is free, but separate registration is required.

The Knight Digital Media Center at USC/Annenberg is hosting this workshop for community foundation leaders who want to explore strategic opportunities in the digital age. Aimed at CEOs and program and communication professionals, the session will cover strategies, new approaches, and best practices for fostering informed, engaged communities.



1:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Film + Video Festival: Fambul Tok

A film by Sara Terry, Libby Hoffman, and Rory Kennedy

Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness. As it shares the ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), the film explores a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals—and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities.


1:00 PM - 5:55 PM
Film and Video Festival

Now in its 45th year, the Council on Foundations Film + Video Festival is the premier showcase for grantmaker-funded media. This year’s slate of films embodies the dynamic power media can have to raise awareness and reflect change.

The films will be shown at the times indicated on the session calendar. On-demand screening will also be available if you’d like to view a film on your own. Please request tapes in the screening room.



1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Advanced Legal Seminar: Charitable Giving Implications of the 2012-2013 Income and Estate Tax Environment and Gifts of Retirement Assets

 

Cost is $59 for members and $109 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.

 

Taxpayers face a large tax increase in 2013 when the Bush Tax cuts expire. What steps should charitable gift planners take in 2012 to plan for the future tax world? What advice should donors be given when Congress delays the extension of the IRA charitable rollover? The seminar answers these and other questions as both the in-depth technical nuts and bolts of the current and future income and estate tax environment are discussed and how those environments impact charitable giving by individuals. Also discussed are strategies for handling charitable giving through gifts and bequests of retirement assets. Specific areas to be addressed include*:

·         The future of estate taxes

·         Charitable IRS rollover

·         Planning for charitable gifts of appreciated stock in light of future tax rate changes

·         Proposals to change the income tax deduction for charitable gifts

·         Lifetime and testamentary charitable gifts from retirement accounts

·         Funding trusts with retirement assets

·         How to leave a retirement account to both family and charity

·         Estate planning with retirement assets

 

A Q&A component will provide an opportunity for questions on the above topics and any other legal issues that keep you awake at night.

 

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
The Advanced Legal Seminar has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana Supreme Court for a maximum of 2.75 credit hours. For more information, please contact the Council’s Legal department at legal@cof.org or 703-879-0713.

 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

While advance preparation is not necessary and there are no prerequisites for registering, the seminar is intended for intermediate to advanced learners. CPAs who participate in this group-live event can earn 2 CPE credits. Learning objectives include: The nuts and bolts of the current and future income and estate tax environment; how those environments impact charitable giving by individuals, and; strategies for handling charitable giving through gifts and bequests of retirement assets. For questions or concerns, please contact the Council’s Legal department at legal@cof.org or 703-879-0713.

 

The Council on Foundations is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

  

*subject to minor changes pending evolving regulatory developments and timing constraints.

 



1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Growing Faster and Smarter: Applying Lessons from the Irvine Community Foundation Series

This event is free, but separate registration is required.

8/16/12 - EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-REGISTERED.

Younger, smaller community foundations are succeeding with proven approaches to marketing, staffing, financial sustainability, board engagement, and community leadership. Join us for an interactive workshop where you’ll work with, and learn from, the practitioners and consultants who created the Community Foundations Series from The James Irvine Foundation.



2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lumina: The Conversation Continues

SAVE THE DATE
Pre-Conference Session
Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans
Johnson Meeting Room
September 9,  2pm – 5pm


2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Film + Video Festival: Sin Pais (Without Country)

A film by Theo Rigby

Two years ago, immigration agents stormed the Mejia’s house looking for someone who didn't live there. Sam, Elida, and Gilbert were undocumented and became deeply entangled in the U.S. immigration system. With intimate access and striking imagery, this film explores the complexities of the Mejia’s new reality of a separated family.


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Hours



3:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Film + Video Festival: The Learning

A film by Ramona Diaz

American teachers established the English-speaking public school system in the Philippines100 years ago. Now, in a striking turnaround, American schools are recruiting Filipino teachers. This film is the story of four Filipino teachers who come to Baltimore hoping to use their earnings to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. However, the women’s idealistic visions of the job soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities.



3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Hours



4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
FAOG Business Meeting

Business Meeting 4:30 – 5:30 in Celestin II

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Bourbon House New Orleans  144 Bourbon Street (Sponsored by Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc.)



4:35 PM - 5:55 PM
Film + Video Festival: Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale

A film by Marilyn Ness

What if your life-saving medicine contained deadly viruses—and the drug manufacturers, the government, and your own doctors knew but failed to warn you? This film chronicles how a “miracle” treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans, as well as the hemophilia community’s powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and make it safer for all.


 



5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Orientation

Is this your first Council conference? Do you want some tips for making the most of your time in New Orleans? Either way, stop by. You’ll be glad you did.


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ProNet Annual Dinner

The cost is $30 for ProNet members and $45 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.

Ready to talk shop with your peers? Hear some new ideas and share a few of your own? Please join program officers from around the country at the award-winning Red Fish Grill. It’s located at 115 Bourbon Street, one block off of Canal Street and walking distance from the conference hotel.

Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers at 5:00 p.m. We’ll elect the new ProNet Steering Committee, meet some special guests, and hear from a keynote speaker doing amazing work in the Big Easy. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Register now to be automatically entered for a chance to win a free iPad! Make sure to enter ProNet Dinner into the Fund Designation field.

You can also mail a check to Jackie Mahoney, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, 6 Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203. Checks should be made out to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Please write ProNet dinner in the memo line.



Monday, September 10, 2012

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7:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Registration Hours



8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Opening Breakfast Plenary - Designing Our Future

George Orwell once said, "He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future." New Orleans is a great city to explore past, present, and future, given its resilience through the centuries. That’s why we’re officially opening the conference with a glimpse into the Big Easy’s past, an exploration of community philanthropy’s present—including donor-advised funds and the community foundation business model—and a glimpse into the sector’s future from new Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill.


9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Hours



9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Break



9:45 AM- 11:10 AM
Film + Video Festival: No Tomorrow

A film by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth

Risa Bejarano was the subject of a recent PBS documentary, "Aging Out," about teenagers leaving foster care. In a shocking turn of events, Risa was brutally murdered, and the film about her last year of life unexpectedly became the centerpiece of a dramatic death penalty trial. "No Tomorrow" takes viewers inside the suspenseful trial and challenges their beliefs about capital punishment.



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Beyond Grants: Strengthening Communities through M

As community foundations embrace a leadership role their communities, they are discovering that engaging residents must be a key part of their strategy. The Community Engagement Panel being convened by CFLeads is uncovering and documenting best practices in this area. Come for a progress report and to share your insights.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Changing of The Guard: Managing CEO Transitions

CEO transitions aren’t always easy. Representatives from three community foundations that have recently undergone a leadership change will offer a look at their planning, their search process, and the institutional reorganization that resulted.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Community Foundations and Online Giving: A Perfect

Foundation staff seeking online strategies to be community leaders, support important issues, and attract new donors will benefit from lessons learned by foundations that are using three distinct strategies: (1) a proprietary online donation portal, (2) a social-media driven “match day,” and (3) partnering with online charity DonorsChoose.org.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
GenX and the Millennials: Understanding the NextGe

The Council on Foundations has partnered with 21/64 and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to profile next generation leaders in philanthropic families, including community foundation donors. Join the leaders of the study and community foundations that are focusing on the Next Gen to discuss the outcome of this landmark research, which will inform the legacy of philanthropy for years to come.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Impact Investing through the Community Foundation

Sponsored by Russell Investments

Panelists from rural and urban community foundations will share their experiences with impact investing and discuss risk-taking, intermediary relationships, donor engagement, and navigating organizational culture.



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Raising Community Endowment: Your first act of Civ

As part of an ongoing series focused on raising unrestricted assets, this session will look at discretionary assets within the larger framework of a community foundation leadership agenda and help you identify key elements to successful discretionary endowment fundraising.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Special Presentation: Learn About HUD Secretary’s Award Winning Partnerships

The 10 recipients of the HUD Secretary’s Award for Community Foundations are being announced during the opening breakfast plenary. Join us for this session to learn more about the winning public-philanthropic partnerships.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Washington Update

With a presidential election on the horizon and Congress poised to review the tax code, the remainder of 2012 is shaping up as an exciting political year that offers the philanthropic field an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its effectiveness, value to society, and collaborative power of partnering with government. Join members of the Council’s public policy department as they share the latest news from Washington, D.C., and offer tips on how to navigate the sometimes muddy political waters. You’ll also hear how community foundations are partnering at the federal, state, and local levels to promote positive philanthropic policies.



11:15 AM- 12:20 PM
Film + Video Festival: Cafeteria Man

A film by Richard Chisolm

After several angry kids brought their horrible cafeteria food to the Baltimore City School Board, food expert and chef Tony Geraci came to town as the new food and nutrition director. His plan: feed kids healthy, locally-sourced meals, teach them nutritional awareness, and offer them vocational opportunities in the world of food. “Cafeteria Man” chronicles Geraci’s tenacious efforts to kick-start school reform in Baltimore.

 



11:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Break



11:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Keep it simple: How a Community Foundation can use a single application for multiple donor advised funds (Learning Lab)

Sponsored by WizeHive

Running multiple grant and scholarship programs with donor-advised funds requires numerous applications and review processes, which places an administrative strain on foundations. Representatives from Wizehive will discuss how online systems can ease administrative burdens and expand programs by streamlining the application, review, and communication processes involved with awarding funds.



12:00 PM- 1:30 PM
Lunch Plenary: How Citizen Engagement Shapes Today’s Political Landscape

Politics is always a hot topic of conversation, but never more so than during a presidential election year. Join Pulitzer Prize journalist and Washington Post political columnist Eugene Robinson for an exciting conversation on the current political landscape, how citizen engagement influences that landscape, and what this means for community foundations.


1:30 PM- 1:45 PM
Best Practices for Online Applications - Scholarsh

Sponsored by ScholarSelect

Online application forms can greatly improve the process and experience for you, your applicants, your committee members, and your donors.  Learn how to navigate the online world, including application design, collecting applicant information, reviewing the applications you receive, and selecting the recipients.  Receive real-life examples and tips from those "in the know."



1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Dessert Break in Community Central



1:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Site Session: City Reinvention

Discover how a community foundation partnered with national and local funders to create a community revitalization initiative in the wake of a natural disaster. Key stakeholders will share how residents from Broadmoor and Faubourg Lafitte reimagined their neighborhoods and the landscape of the city, as well as the opportunities that emerged, the pitfalls that were overcome, and the lessons everyone learned during this five-year effort.


1:40 PM- 3:05 PM
Film + Video Festival: Better This World

A film by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway

The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of plotting to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, “Better This World” is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime, and betrayal. It follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends while getting to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.


 



2:00 PM- 2:15 PM
How do they do it? Part 1: New Insights into onlin

Sponsored by Crown Philanthropic

Explore how the expectations for online donor environments are being redefined. We'll look at how the latest systems can help you deliver multi-instrument information, and touch upon the ways technology is supporting multigenerational donor development; expanding feedback and transparency surrounding the impact of grants, improving communication, and collaboration between families and foundation staff; and how unique marketing tools are helping  to capture and retain critical donor relationships.



2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Breaking the Barriers to Philanthropic Support of

Thanks to a generous grant in 2011 from the Knight Foundation, the Council formed a working group of grantmakers, practitioners, scholars, and legal experts to (1) examine what tax changes or clarifications could help nonprofit media meet the information needs of communities and (2) issue a report about how to implement those changes. Representatives from the Nonprofit Media Working Group will discuss their findings and subsequent recommendations to the IRS to enable greater philanthropic support of nonprofit news and information services.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Community Indicator Reports: How Data Supports Act

Hear how community foundations are using research and data to strengthen and improve overall community well-being and make a case for increased action, new coalitions, engaged philanthropy, and positive change. This information also can play a major role in determining how foundations are perceived in their local communities. In addition, panelists will share how they conducted their research and some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way.



2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Engaging Donors in Light of Changing Demographics

Many community foundations are situated in areas that have experienced substantial demographic shifts. This session will look at strategies undertaken by community foundations to engage  donors of color and address critical issues facing the changed human development landscape locally and regionally. Enjoy this preview.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Fundraising & Community Investment: The Road to S

Community foundations have always had two customers: their funders and their community. But can they have two missions? Hear success stories—and lessons learned—from two foundations that have worked to align internally around the needs of the community.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
How do they do it? CEOs reflect on Community Leade

Be a fly on the wall during a conversation between some of the most forward-thinking and innovative leaders in the community foundation field. You’ll hear them ruminate about the tough challenges and hard-earned victories associated with staffing, funding, and setting strategy to move a community leadership agenda. 


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Investment Performance and Strategy Update (CPE credits are available)

Sponsored by Russell Investments

Preview performance results and strategy from the community foundation investment survey and look at the long-term records of community foundations and markets as they relate to supporting different spending rates.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
While advance preparation is/is not necessary and there are/are no prerequisites for registering, the seminar is intended for intermediate learners. CPAs who participate in this group-live event can earn 1.5 CPE credits. Learning objectives include:

• Industry trends in spending policies for endowments
• Portfolio construction of community foundation endowments
• Analysis of investment returns
For questions or concerns, please contact Edward Jones, director, conference programming with the Council at jonee@cof.org or 703-879-0752.


The Council on Foundations is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

 



2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Social Impact Bonds 101

Social Impact Bonds are making news across the country—but what are they? How do Social Impact Bonds work, and what do they mean for your organization? This session will explain the Social Impact Bond concept and answer common questions about their scope and function.


2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Youth Philanthropy: How We Include Young Voices i

What is the role of community foundations in training the next generation of philanthropists?  Join us for an engaging session with youth philanthropy program participants and several young community foundation staffers—and leave inspired by their enthusiasm and resourcefulness.



3:10 PM- 4:35 PM
Film + Video Festival: Where Soldiers Come From

A film by Heather Courtney

From a snowy, small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, this film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. It offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from—and the way one faraway conflict changes everything.

 


 



3:40 PM- 3:55 PM
Mobile Philanthropy: The San Diego Foundation's App Development (Learning Lab)

Nearly 50 percent of web searches originate from smart phones, making the mobile optimization of your website a must. In this session, the San Diego Foundation will share firsthand lessons from working with iPhone, iPad, and Android apps (so you don’t have to learn the same ones).


4:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Break



4:00 PM- 4:15 PM
How do they do it? Part 2: Preparing your foundati

Sponsored by Crown Philanthropic

Curious about what other foundations are doing to meet donor expectations for enhanced online environments, and how they’re achieving their goals by adopting leading-edge technology? This session will provide brief insights from two community foundations that have recently made the commitment to expand their online donor and staff capabilities by shifting from Web-based solutions to new technology platforms. You'll also receive valuable feedback from Crown Philanthropic



4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Digital Communications Strategies That Work

To develop and support an effective website, you need to apply strategic thinking to your messaging, apply a curator’s eye to content and design, and make sure your copy is crisp and compelling. This session will provide you with tools and techniques for focusing your online communications—including content strategy—with an eye toward storytelling and best practices for usability and design.



4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Getting Creative-Building a Culture of Philanthrop

Develop connections with current and potential donors who have not seen the community foundation as relevant to the way they work/live/gift using a model that is fluid, flexible, and largely being created by the entrepreneurs themselves.


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Grants to Individuals: Beyond the Basics

Making grants to individuals means more than just scholarships! Bring your burning questions for the Q&A portion of this interactive session, which will help you navigate these sometimes tricky legal waters.


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Innovating Internal and External Partnerships

Learn how your community foundation peers are collaboratively fundraising in multiple communities, through work with public libraries, growing prospect and donor lists, securing major endowment grants, and forging new internal partnerships between the grantmaking, donor relations, and communications departments—and then replicate some of these practices in your own shop.


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Mapping Foundation Operations to Mission (CPE credits available)

How does effective community foundation financial management contribute to outcomes in the community? How do donor cultivation and engagement enhance a foundation’s ability to achieve social impact? Does the operations department at a community foundation play a role in its mission work? Hear the stories and successes captured from both “on the ground” programs and those responsible for running the day-to-day business of a foundation.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
While advance preparation is/is not necessary and there are/are no prerequisites for registering, the seminar is intended for intermediate to advanced learners. CPAs who participate in this group-live event can earn 1.5 CPE credits. Learning objectives include:

• Gain clarity on roles and responsibilities within a community foundation and how each contributes to the achievement of the foundation’s mission.
• Help participants identify mission-related assessment questions for all roles and responsibilities within the foundation.
• Understand what quality outcome and impact data look like and how to use them to map foundation operations to mission.

For questions or concerns, please contact Edward Jones, director, conference programming with the Council at jonee@cof.org or 703-879-0752.

The Council on Foundations is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.



4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
New Insights into Donor Advised Funds: Myths and R

Donor-advised funds are the engine of growth for community foundations. But questions abound: How are donors engaged? Do they leave bequests? Do they contribute to philanthropic impact? Find out what is myth and what is reality based on the latest research from FSG/CF Insights. Enjoy this preview.



4:30 PM- 4:50 PM
Partnerships with Purpose: Building Agency Endowme

Sponsored by Russell Investments

Learn all about a new toolkit developed by the Iowa Council of Foundations (with support from a CFLT Ideal Lab Grant) that will help you grow agency endowment funds at your community foundation. From PowerPoint presentations to workbooks, you’ll receive everything you need to create purposeful, long-lasting partnerships.


4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Yes you can! Keys to Building a Strong Diversity Strategy for your Community Foundation Board

The 2010 Census revealed the new face of communities large and small, one that likely is dramatically different from when your community foundation was established. How can you create a board and organization that reflects—and respects—today’s realities? Learn from others who have figured it out, and discover how you can share your expertise as well.


4:40 PM- 6:40 PM
Film + Video Festival:The Interrupters

A Henry Hampton Award-winning film by Steve James, Alex Kotlowitz, and Zak Piper

This film is the powerful story of Ameena, Eddie, and Cobe, three antiviolence crusaders who use bravado, humility, and humor to protect their Chicago communities and “interrupt” the violence they once perpetuated. Shot over the course of a year, “The Interrupters” captures their work and reveals their inspired journeys from criminals to courageous allies for peace. According to the New York Times, it has “put a face to a raging epidemic and an unforgivable American tragedy.”

 

 



5:00 PM- 5:20 PM
Civic Engagement & Neighborhood Revitalization: Sm

Discover how the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and the Knight Foundation have partnered on a neighborhood revitalization project that is making a huge difference in the community and helped develop a new crop of young leaders.



5:30 PM- 5:50 PM
Community Foundation Centennial Update (Learning Lab)

In 2014, community foundations will celebrate a historic milestone by recognizing the proud legacy and visionary future of community philanthropy.  Join us for a briefing on Centennial planning to date, next steps, and a presentation from KIMBIA on a national day of giving. You’ll also have an opportunity to share your expectations for the Centennial celebration and its legacy.


6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Evening Networking Event: The Contemporary Arts Center

The networking event is always a highlight of the conference, and this year will be no exception. Join us and experience the distinctive Contemporary Arts Center, home to daring experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance art, dance, music, video, and sculpture that shine a spotlight on unique community-based programs and initiatives. You’ll have plenty of time to renew old acquaintances, meet new friends, and of course, enjoy the food, drinks, and music that make the Big Easy famous.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Start / End Time

Session Title & Description


7:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Registration Hours



8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Breakfast Plenary: The Power of Design Thinking

Breakfast available at 7:15 AM

The Stanford Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, more affectionately called "the d.school," is a world-renowned, multidisciplinary hub for innovators tackling some of the world's messiest problems through “design thinking”—a methodology for creative problem-solving that has been at the heart of product breakthroughs at Proctor & Gamble, patient care at GE Healthcare, and decreasing infant mortality in Nepal. Join a hands-on learning experience in the basics of design thinking and learn the power of human-centered design, iteration, and collaboration.



9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Hours



9:30 AM- 9:45 AM
A little less conversation and a lot more action – using tools for business model insights (Learning lab)

Sponsored by CF Insights

Do you have questions about your path to sustainability and business model? Need information and insights?  Learn what tools are available to you through CF Insights and get started on the path to a stronger business model. CF Insights staff members will provide a quick review of what you can use and how our team can assist you. You'll leave ready for action.



9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Break



9:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Site Session: Grow Dat and ReThink This: Youth-Led

Come hear about two local food and health initiatives with a New Orleans twist: Grow Dat! Youth Farm, a program that nurtures a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food, and Kids ReThink New Orleans Schools, a student-led change initiative focusing on school reform issues, healthy lunches, and restorative justice. You’ll see and learn from the students about their leadership in food system reform, how their efforts are growing a healthier community, and the holistic approach each organization and the work takes. Light clothes and sunscreen are recommended. Water will be provided. Check out this video!


9:45 AM- 11:20 AM
Film + Video Festival:The Power of Two

A film by Marc Smolowitz

“The Power of Two” offers an intimate look at half-Japanese twin sisters, their lifelong battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis, survival through miraculous double lung transplants, and improbable emergence as authors, athletes, and global advocates for organ donation. Featuring expert interviews and deeply personal testimony from the twins, the film provides unprecedented insight into the personal and societal aspects of this modern medical miracle affecting millions worldwide.

 


 



10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Business Champions for Young Children

Listen to representatives from ReadyNation offer their insights on the most effective strategies and tactics for engaging the business community in support of early childhood programs. They will offer specific examples from their work and share some of the lessons they’ve learned.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Community Leadership for Economic Development - Le

Members of the Rural Development Philanthropy Collaborative will share stories and strategies illustrating what community foundations can accomplish when they take on a leadership role in economic development efforts.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Donor Perception Studies and The Insights They Pro

The Center for Effective Philanthropy has done dozens of donor feedback studies for community foundations. Panelists involved with these studies will discuss some of the lessons they’ve learned and provide actionable strategies for more effectively engaging and communicating with donors.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Herding Cats: How to Best Manage & Coordinate Mult

Sponsored by Russell Investments

Does this sound familiar? You’ve allowed certain donors to retain their investment advisers. Now your operations are strained, your portfolio management and allocation processes are cumbersome, your investment results aren’t meeting expectations, and your development goals aren’t being met. Is there a better solution? Come to this session and find out.



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Integrated Outreach: Successfully Inviting Your Au

The Oregon Community Foundation’s regional and statewide outreach efforts are designed to get people to give and serve. However, these successful efforts are not just about event management. They also involve setting strategies, monitoring goals, reporting to leadership, and more. Members of the foundation team will share strategies and lessons learned.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Leadership at the Edge: Do you have the stomach fo

Community foundations are venturing into public policy, an area that is fraught with potential risk but also great returns. Some are taking on volatile social questions, while others are taking on policymakers and elected officials. Foundation representatives who manage civic leadership projects will share their adventures in public policy. Enjoy this preview.


12:00 PM- 1:30 PM
Movie with a Mission - A Community Conversation about "The Interrupters"

Pick up your lunch in Community Central and join us for opening remarks by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Then, join a thought-provoking and idea-igniting dialogue around violence in our communities. With the powerful award-winning film, The Interrupters, as a backdrop, engage with fellow funders and other key leaders in meaningful conversations where we identify strategies and solutions to stem this violence. The Interrupters is the powerful story of Ameena, Eddie, and Cobe, three antiviolence crusaders from CeaseFire Chicago who use bravado, humility, and humor to protect their communities and “interrupt” the cycle of violence they once perpetuated. Shot over the course of a year, the film captures their profoundly important work and reveals their inspired journeys from criminals to courageous allies for peace. From acclaimed producer-director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and best-selling author Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters has “put a face to a raging epidemic and an unforgivable American tragedy,” according to the New York Times. Saving young people from self-destruction and reclaiming our communities from the grip of violence is everyone’s business. The Interrupters is the catalyst for this important conversation. This event is cosponsored by the Council on Foundations and Media Impact Funders.


1:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Site Session: Mobile Education Workshop (TICKETS REQUIRED)

NOTE:  Limited space is available--visit the registration desk in Community Central to get yours.  A number of areas in Louisiana have launched education reform efforts featuring comprehensive strategies that work with the whole child and focused efforts to develop transformational school leadership. See these approaches at work in schools and in a planned community, and hear from emerging leaders about their work and partnerships with foundations.


1:15 PM- 2:45 PM
Film + Video Festival: Our School

A film by Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma

Three Roma children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradition, and bigotry with humor, optimism, and sass. This film is a captivating and often funny story about hope and race, as well as an elegy about generational prejudice and squandered opportunities.

 


 



1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Dessert Break in Community Central



1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
GAB Fest 2012 (Extended Learning Lab)

Embolden’s GAB Project premiered at last year’s Fall Conference to a wildly receptive audience. Get an update and see how this unique tool allows you to compare your website’s key usage metrics with those of your peers and provides unique insight into the effectiveness of your website and online communications initiatives.


2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Leader to Leader: The Risks and Rewards of Impact Investing for CEOs and Trustees

Open to CEOs and Board Members

Impact investing is an excellent way for community foundations to unleash more capital into their communities using assets such as debt and equity in addition to grants. Join us for a high-level overview of impact investing from both a governance and operational perspective using discretionary and donor-advised dollars.



2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
10 things I wish I had known as a New Board Member

Being on the board of a community foundation is exciting and challenging. Veteran board members will share some of the important lessons they’ve learned and provide valuable insights so that you can also be a productive supporter of your foundation’s mission. Bring your burning questions for the Q&A at the end.


2:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Community Convener: Enhancing your facilitation skills

Community foundations know that an important piece of their role as community leader involves convening and collaborating with other key community stakeholders.  Effective facilitation helps maximize individuals' contributions to these conversations and their commitments to the decisions made and partnerships formed. Come to this workshop to learn the skills necessary to broker agreements and reach consensus on critical community issues.



2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Creative Affordable Employee Benefits

Sponsored by Russell Investments

Join representatives from four foundations as they share how they’ve implemented creative, affordable ways to reward their employees, help to cover health care costs, and leave staff feeling valued. Have a question or something to share? You’ll definitely have a chance to participate in the discussion.



2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Donors of Color: Investing in the Supply Side of

Join us for a candid conversation with the Community Investment Network and representatives of “Giving Circles,” donors of color who leverage their time and talent to create change. Discussion topics will include supporting philanthropic leadership, learning-centered practices, inclusive philanthropy, social justice and equity, and collaborative influence.


2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Fundamental Principles of an Effective Donor Expe

What is the definition of an effective donor experience? Representatives from the Silicon Valley Foundation will share their techniques for developing and cultivating strong, consistent relationships with donors built on outstanding customer service.


2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Public Partnerships: The Perils and Promise for Community Foundations

Many community foundations are considering how to better leverage their grantmaking with public funds on issues such as low-income housing availability, economic revitalization, lingering unemployment, problematic education outcomes, and health care access.  With the prospect of dramatic federal budget cuts, local and state governments will be faced with managing deep reductions in social, education, and infrastructure programs. Can community foundations more effectively utilize the precious funds they receive from federal and state sources, while positioning themselves to proactively help local governments untangle and align complex funding streams for maximum benefit? Learn how public partnerships are forming from community foundations with  long-term government affiliations, as well as some with more recent relationships catalyzed by mission-related priorities.


2:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Redefining Community: Expanding Place-based Fundin

Are you interested in partnering with intermediary organizations to facilitate international grantmaking? Hear all about the benefits of these partnerships, including the ability to offer additional donor-advised fund platforms with minimal additional overhead.

Interested in learning more about global grantmaking? Be sure to register for the preconference seminar, “Preparing Your Community Foundation for Global Grantmaking,” taking place on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.



2:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Site Session: The Brainstorming Bus Tour: Communicating Your Impact (NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE)

 (NO MORE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE) Climb aboard as the Greater New Orleans Foundation leads a bus tour through the heart of the city to visit three nonprofit organizations: Market Umbrella,  devoted to cultivating the field of public markets for public good; Idea Village, a leader of local entrepreneurship; and The Lens, an award-winning, Web-based news site. Learn more about these organizations and share best practices in communications with your peers.


2:35 PM- 2:55 PM
The Latest in Legal Publications

Hear about the latest and greatest publications available from the Council’s legal team—available for purchase on-site—and get a sneak peak at what’s on the horizon.


2:50 PM- 4:15 PM
Film + Video Festival: To Be Heard

A film by Roland Legiardi-Laura, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan, and Eddie Martinez

This award-winning PBS production tells the story of three Bronx, N.Y., high school students and three innovative, courageous educators who develop a unique program using literacy and poetry to empower young people through language. In our country—where two thirds of all those enmeshed in the penal system are functionally illiterate and only one in eight adults can read well enough to understand the U.S. Constitution—"To Be Heard" helps show why we are in need of new approaches to these problems.

 



3:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Break



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
A new generation of community foundations: New win

In recent years, community foundations have emerged in Zimbabwe, Egypt, Palestine, Thailand, and elsewhere. What distinguishes these community foundations—many of which operate in situations of extreme poverty, political instability, and aid-dependence—from their older counterparts? Are the two generations at odds with each other, or do they still belong to the same family? What does the new generation have to offer the old generation and vice versa? Enjoy this preview.

Interested in learning more about global grantmaking? Be sure to register for the preconference seminar, “Preparing Your Community Foundation for Global Grantmaking,” taking place on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Annual Giving at Community Foundations – Lessons L

The Pasadena Community Foundation and the Santa Barbara Foundation have both had annual giving programs for many years. While Pasadena uses annual giving to fund operations, Santa Barbara uses it to build endowments. Hear how these programs have evolved over time, and then share your own annual giving strategies, successes, and failures.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Big Data: What It Is and Why It Matters for Community Foundations

Learn all about the big data phenomenon and discover how you can use large public datasets—most of them free or inexpensive—to monitor issues, identify opportunities, tell your community foundation’s story, and engage the communities you serve. You’ll leave with specific tools and data sources that you can start using immediately.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Curious gifts: working with donors to convert comp

Community foundations are often asked to consider gifts beyond traditional stock and cash. Hear how three foundations turned these offers into win-win situations for everyone involved.


4:00 PM- 4:20 PM
Fostering Innovation in our Communities and Oursel

Hear all about a new program, the Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, that sits uniquely at the intersection of community problem-solving, donor stewardship, and targeted grants. Fellows will receive up to $300,000 over a three-year period to develop, test, and implement ideas that could dramatically improve life in the state.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
HR Department of One (CPE credits available)

Sponsored by Russell Investments

For many community foundations, the HR function is either an add-on to an individual’s job description or the sole responsibility of one person. Learn how to create a sound HR infrastructure for your foundation during this interactive session.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
While advance preparation is/is not necessary and there are/are no prerequisites for registering, the seminar is intended for intermediate learners. CPAs who participate in this group-live event can earn 1 CPE credits. Learning objectives include:

• Learn the difference between tactical, consultant and strategic HR.   
• Be able to audit their current HR offering in their organization.    
• Use developed action to implement positive change. 

For questions or concerns, please contact Edward Jones, director, conference programming with the Council at jonee@cof.org or 703-879-0752.

The Council on Foundations is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.



4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Leader to Leader: Collective Impact

Open to CEOs and Board Members

Collective impact is generating a lot of buzz across the community foundation field. What is it? How is it different from other forms of collaborative action? What is the role of community foundations in leading and supporting these efforts? These questions and others will be answered during this special session for trustees and CEOs.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
The History and Future of the National Standards f

Since the National Standards were adopted in 2000, nearly 500 community foundations have participated in the accreditation program. Come and participate in a spirited discussion about the history, vision, and philosophy of the National Standards, which will be revised again in 2013.


4:20 PM- 6:10 PM
Film + Video Festival: A Conversation About Freedo

A film by Stanley Nelson

This film is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism. We will view clips from the film during this special session as Saket Soni, executive director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, leads a lively discussion about the continuing relevance of the Freedom Riders in today’s society.


 



4:30 PM- 4:50 PM
Supporting resilient nonprofits: What have we lear

Community foundations lead the field in engaging grantees in decision-making and collaborating with other funders. How do we translate what we’re learning into strategies for building resilient nonprofits? Panelists will share the surprising findings from recent research on grantmaking practices and profile community foundations that are equipping nonprofits to serve their communities for many years to come.


5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Happy Hour in Community Central

Meet fellow attendees and get the evening off to a great start with delicious refreshments.

This event is sponsored by Stellar Technology Solutions.

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Free Wi-Fi is available in all meeting rooms, September 10–12. Check your e-mail and share conference stories with colleagues, family, and friends.



6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Next Gen Reception

Sponsored by Razoo Global Corporation

Join us at the Next Gen Reception to celebrate the strengths of the next generation of community foundation leaders and to share the successes of their multi-generational mentors. Next Gens and non-next gens alike are invited to enjoy some mixing and mingling followed by a short presentation by Razoo on innovation and best practices to take your community match day to the next level!



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Start / End Time

Session Title & Description


7:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Registration Hours



8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Plenary A - Divided We Fall: Moving from silos to the commons

Breakfast will be available

After spending several years creating civic engagement programs to deal with misperceptions of Muslim Americans, philanthropic leaders will discuss the lessons they’ve learned, the opportunities they’ve discovered, and what philanthropy can do to bridge these and other social divides and develop an agenda for the common good. You’ll also hear from community foundation representatives and others about building inclusive processes for marginalized populations, creating “bridges of cooperation and understanding,” and stemming the tide of division and intolerance.



8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Plenary B - Transforming Communities Through Higher Education: The Louisville Experience

Breakfast will be available

Community transformation is not for the meek. It truly takes a village to create a cohesive community. Louisville, Ky., has transformed its community using a multifold higher education strategy that:

• Creates a college-going culture
• Leverages the business community’s unique points to accelerate attainment 
• Prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship
• Makes postsecondary education accessible and affordable
• Increases educational persistence, performance, and progress

Join this committed group of leaders to hear more about their strategy and the lessons they’ve learned long the way.



8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Plenary C - Coming Home: Responding to the Needs of Today’s Veterans

Breakfast will be available

Community foundations are well positioned to respond to the needs of a new generation of American military veterans as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end. But who are these new vets, what challenges do they face on the home front, and how are their needs different from previous generations? A nationally recognized veteran and advocate will paint the picture of the current decade’s veterans. Several community foundations will share the lessons they have learned from their grantmaking in this arena.  The plenary will double as a “listening session” for the two key military offices participating in the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative,  The National Guard and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  The Council will also launch its new Veterans Philanthropy Community of Practice—a dynamic learning community that attendees can join on the spot.



8:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Plenary D - ArtPlace: The Nationwide Movement Toward Creative Placemaking

Breakfast will be available

ArtPlace is a collaboration of national foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts to accelerate creative placemaking across the United States.Join us to learn more about this growing network of funders and others who are bringing the arts to our nation's cities.



9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Hours



9:30 AM- 9:45 AM
A little less conversation and a lot more action – using tools for business model insights (Learning Lab)

Sponsored by CF Insights

Do you have questions about your path to sustainability and business model? Need information and insights?  Learn what tools are available to you through CF Insights and get started on the path to a stronger business model. CF Insights staff members will provide a quick review of what you can use and how our team can assist you. You'll leave ready for action.



9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Break



10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
A Strategic Alliance that Resets the Philanthropic

Last January, The Philanthropic Initiative merged with The Boston Foundation to create a new philanthropic entity. Later this spring, Silicon Valley Community Foundation merged with the Entrepreneurs Foundation.   What was each side thinking about the merger and how has it gone so far? Hear from officials representing both sides and find out whether this portends a different/stronger role for community foundations as a resource and catalyst for a wide range of donors?


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Balancing Humanistic and Technocratic Approaches in

Mirroring the philanthropic community as a whole, community foundations are increasingly focusing on strategic philanthropy and community leadership. Yet some in the field believe that foundations are dictating solutions instead of responding to the needs of their communities. Hear how community foundations can balance the need to be responsive and adaptive with the need to apply rigor and strategy to their giving. Enjoy this preview.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Collaborate, Cooperate, Consolidate, Close

Nonprofits are struggling to serve our most vulnerable citizens while resources continue to shrink. What is a community foundation’s role in building nonprofits’ capacity to serve their constituents beyond traditional grantmaking? How do foundations challenge nonprofits to collaborate, consolidate, cooperate and close? These questions—and more—will be addressed.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Developing Your Advocacy Plan: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference on Capitol Hill

Advocacy takes many forms besides influencing a specific piece of legislation, but foundations often struggle with creating effective advocacy plans. Join other foundation leaders and the Council’s field operations director to learn how to develop a strategy, participate in interactive breakout sessions, and road-map a successful advocacy plan specifically for your foundation.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Incorporating a Major Gift Approach to Community F

Community foundations traditionally generate referrals from the professional adviser community as part of their fundraising efforts. However, many are now searching for ways to expand their fundraising by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual prospects directly. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of incorporating this type of fundraising into community foundation practices.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Innovations in the Engagement of Your Community

Community foundations can be the ‘go-to’ place for community knowledge, thought-leadership, resources about philanthropy, and leadership on policy in their region.  You'll hear how The Pittsburgh Foundation is launching an ambitious project to provide social impact statement to help donors better visualize their impact.  You'll learn about how The Seattle Foundation has opened up knowledge of their program officers and placed those online, freely available to individual donors or their philanthropy advisors.  And you'll hear about the technologies, tools available to you to further engage your donors, policy makers and the public as community foundations remain vital in today's changing philanthropic marketplace.


10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Practical Risk Management for Community Foundation

Sponsored by Russell Investments

This fast-paced workshop will explore best practices in risk management. Learn how to (1) gain the clearest possible perspective, (2) effectively engage your board, and (3) avoid common mistakes when designing and implementing a risk management strategy—and more.



10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Super Cool Tools for Communicators (Extended Learning Lab)

There are many tools available today to help you share your stories easily and effectively. This fun and engaging session will introduce you to an arsenal of super cool tools and techniques—from low-tech to sophisticated—to make your community foundation’s stories stand out.


11:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Break



12:00 PM- 1:30 PM
Closing Lunch Plenary: Food Fuels Philanthropy

Food often defines our nation’s cities, and New Orleans is no exception. But despite the Big Easy’s reputation for calorie-laden gumbo and crawfish étouffée, there is a growing focus throughout the city on healthier eating. Join us as we combine a look at New Orleans’ rich culinary culture with a discussion about confronting, and winning, the war against obesity as identified in the documentary “The Weight of the Nation”—and how philanthropy is occupying a key seat at the table.


2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Native Americans in Philanthropy - Regional Acti

September 12th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Bucktown Room

Join NAP for their central Regional Action Network in New Orleans where they will gather native and philanthropic representatives to discuss and define actions on both individual and collective action to improve the effectiveness of grant making in Indian Country; in addition, raising the profile and importance of leadership in Indian Country.
Register here
Contact: dmanuel@nativephilanthropy.org