The CFUnited 2020 Agenda is now available.

12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

DEI Training

Dialogues: Affinity Group Meet & Greet

CFUnited 2020: Power of Place Kick-off!

Renaissance Foyer

Ontario West

TBD Location

Ontario West

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Featuring the CF Professionals Newbie Lounge!

Ontario East

7:30 pm

Dine Arounds

Various Restaurants Around Detroit

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

8:00 am – 8:45 am

8:45 am – 9:30 am

Registration Desk Open

Exhibit Hall Open

Breakfast

Affinity Group Meetings

Renaissance Foyer

Ontario East

Renaissance Ballroom

TBD Locations

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakout A

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

Ontario East

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout B

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

CFUnited 2020: Power of Place Welcome & Lunch

Renaissance Ballroom

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Opening Plenary: Anchoring Power of Place

Panelists:
Mike Goorhouse, Community Foundation of Holland/ Zeeland
Neel Hajra, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Isaiah Oliver, Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Surabhi S. Pandit, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Mackenzie Price Sundblad, CFRE, Huron County Community Foundation

The opening panel uplifts a new generation of executive leaders, all local to Michigan community foundations, that represent the diversity of our country’s demographics in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and age. It exemplifies a centering of equity needed and being championed by and for community foundations. It elevates their approach to changemaking as they seek to innovate, lead, collaborate, and engage. Join our opening plenary as we exemplify a new era of community philanthropy, suitably rooted in Michigan leadership and a full display of how place matters to each of us and our community foundations.

Renaissance Ballroom

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Transition Break

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Deep Dives Sponsor Workshops 1

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

Ontario East

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breakout C

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities.

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power.

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership

Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CFUnited Reception

Location to Come

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Exhibit Hall Open

Renaissance Foyer

Ontario East

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast & Plenary: Symposium on the Catalyzing Role of Community Foundations
Moderator/Opening Speaker: Andy Stoll, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Panelists:  Sarah Owen, President and CEO, Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Jay Williams, President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Deana James, President, St. Croix Foundation
James Head, President and CEO, East Bay Community Foundation

Tuesday morning’s plenary dives into navigating the disruptions occurring in local communities across the country and the catalytic role of community foundations. By addressing the new connected age of our economy, Andy Stoll of Kauffman Foundation provides a compelling case for the future of wealth generation in America. Exploring important trends influencing local economies from small towns to major cities, this plenary will uncover the power of cultivating the roots of philanthropy—love of humanity—for resident engagement, uplifting voices otherwise not heard, and forward-thinking perspectives on new strategies for community foundations to deliver a promising tomorrow for all

Renaissance Ballroom

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakout D

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

Ontario East

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout E

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Renaissance Ballroom

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Deep Dives Sponsor Workshops 2

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

Ontario East

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breakout F

Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

Panelists:
Sasha Zuflecht, Manager of the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
TBA, TBA, The Boston Foundation

Details on the session are TBD.

Do No Harm: How Community Foundations Can Support LGBTQ Community Members

Panelists: James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation
Bob Eichinger, TBA, The Chicago Community Trust
Heidi Beirich, Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center & SPLC Action Fund
Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Philanthropy has an important role to play in ensuring the health and safety of LGBTQ people. Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues reached a record high in 2017. However, of the $50 billion award annually by foundations, only $160 million — or one quarter of one percent — targets LGBTQ communities. 

THRIVE: Thomasville Heights: Shifting Power Through Resident-Led Grantmaking

Panelists: Kathleen Wagner, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mindy Kao, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Sivan Hines, Donor, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas, Deputy Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Jovan Miles, Principal, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Driving social change requires shifting power and resources from those who have it to those who do not. In philanthropy and grantmaking, funders can do that by transferring decision-making power from staff and donors to the community itself. What started as a learning journey in 2016 for donors interested in the opportunity gap has transformed to an actual shift in power. 

It's Good To Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

Panelists: Ginger Mlakar, Senior Counsel & Director, Donor Relations, Cleveland Foundation
Jennifer Trivelli, Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, Cleveland Foundation

This session showcases an interdepartmental collaboration between Advancement and Marketing colleagues to execute an initiative called Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation,
which is an alternative to giving days, and which we believe is unique to the Cleveland Foundation. Our initiative, which spans donor relations and development work, special events,
social media, web content and traditional advertising and marketing, has led to approximately 72 new organizational/endowment funds and increased the amount held in our 291 such funds by 94% to $146.4 million in just three years. It has also raised the prole of such funds in the
community and reinforced the importance of building community endowment among donors, the nonprofit community and area nonprofit boards. We believe that foundations interested in growing their organizational funds, endowments or other partnerships would benet from seeing
the evolution of our initiative and can take similar practices back to their communities to strengthen the nonprofit sector in both immediate capacity and long-term viability. The session is also a great example of Advancement and Marketing united in a common goal.

Yes to Data, No to Donors: An Innovative Scholarship Program Raises Funds & Engages Community Partners & Cross-Team Leadership
Panelists: Neel Hajra, JD, CEO, Ann Arbor Community Foundation
Jillian Rosen, MBA
Shelley Strickland, PhD

Details on this session TBD.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy Hour

TBD Location

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Closing Keynote

Details to come

Renaissance Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meetings TBD

TBD Location

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