The CFUnited 2020 Agenda is now available.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020

12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

Renaissance Foyer

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DEI Training

Ontario West

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dialogues: Affinity Group Meet & Greet

TBD Location

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

CFUnited 2020: Power of Place Kick-off!

Ontario West

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Featuring the CF Professionals Newbie Lounge!
Come grab a drink and a bite as you meet with our exhibitors and get to know your fellow attendees.

Ontario East

7:30pm

Dine Arounds

Various Restaurants Around Detroit

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Renaissance Foyer

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Ontario East

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast

Renaissance Ballroom

8:45 am – 9:30 am

Affinity Group Meetings

TBD Locations

9:30am – 10:30am

Breakout A

Community Foundations Learning for Equity and Impact

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.

How to Wear Multiple Hats and Do Good Work, Too

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. 

Beyond Data: Understanding Community Connectedness

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. 

Elevating the Message: Justice Focused Communications Strategies

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.

Philanthropic generational family planning for advisors

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

Details on this session TBD.

10:30 am – 11 am

Networking Break

Renaissance Ballroom

11 am – 12 pm

Emerging Practices of Racial Justice and Equity in Community Foundations

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.

Motown Special: Mo Data Mo Problems

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. 

GA- Getting beyond the C-Suite: partnering with corporations to engage future philanthropists

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. 

Endowment Fundraising

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.

C - It’s Good to Be Thanked: The Business Case for Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation

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

Renaissance Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop on Wheels 1

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

Renaissance Ballroom

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breakout C

Making Headlines – Community Foundations Support Local Media to Save Democracy

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.

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

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. 

O - Collective Giving: A Look at Statewide and Multi-State Models

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. 

Place-Based Grantmaking, Localization & Data: Strategies for Effective Disaster Recovery

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.

Stronger Together: Funder Collaboratives, A User’s Manual

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

TBD Location

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Renaissance Foyer

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Ontario East

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast & Plenary Session

Renaissance Ballroom

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakout C

Making Headlines – Community Foundations Support Local Media to Save Democracy

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.

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

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. 

O - Collective Giving: A Look at Statewide and Multi-State Models

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. 

Place-Based Grantmaking, Localization & Data: Strategies for Effective Disaster Recovery

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.

Stronger Together: Funder Collaboratives, A User’s Manual

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

Renaissance Ballroom

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout C

Making Headlines – Community Foundations Support Local Media to Save Democracy

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.

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

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. 

O - Collective Giving: A Look at Statewide and Multi-State Models

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. 

Place-Based Grantmaking, Localization & Data: Strategies for Effective Disaster Recovery

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.

Stronger Together: Funder Collaboratives, A User’s Manual

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

Making Headlines – Community Foundations Support Local Media to Save Democracy

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.

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

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. 

O - Collective Giving: A Look at Statewide and Multi-State Models

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. 

Place-Based Grantmaking, Localization & Data: Strategies for Effective Disaster Recovery

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.

Stronger Together: Funder Collaboratives, A User’s Manual

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

Details on this session TBD.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop on Wheels 2

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Deep Dives

Making Headlines – Community Foundations Support Local Media to Save Democracy

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.

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

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. 

O - Collective Giving: A Look at Statewide and Multi-State Models

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. 

Place-Based Grantmaking, Localization & Data: Strategies for Effective Disaster Recovery

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.

Stronger Together: Funder Collaboratives, A User’s Manual

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

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner and Closing Keynote

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020 

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