October 19-22| Preconference October 17-19 | Cleveland, Ohio

2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations

A Transformative Idea. A Remarkable Future.

All Programming



  • All Days

  • Friday, October 17

  • Saturday, October 18

  • Sunday, October 19

  • Monday, October 20

  • Tuesday, October 21

  • Wednesday, October 22

Friday, October 17

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Staff at Conference


4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Advancement Network (AdNet) 2014 Annual Conference - Registration


Saturday, October 18

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advancement Network (AdNet) 2014 Annual Conference - Day 1


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals - Day 1


The Westin, Vanda North & South, 6th Floor

Sunday, October 19

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advancement Network (AdNet)2014 Annual Conference - Day 2


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ProNet Pre-Conference


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals - Day 2


The Westin, Vanda North & South, 6th Floor

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Anchor Institutions: Peer Learning Exchange


The Westin, Vanda Room North, 6th Floor

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CEO Retreat: Donor Advised Funds and Public Policy


The Westin, Orchid Ballroom East, 6th Floor

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Communities Confronting Climate Impacts: A Pivotal Role for Community Foundations


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Building Collaboration: A Conversation for Foundation and Higher Education Leaders


The Westin, Orchid Ballroom West, 6th Floor

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet with International Participants


7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Kick-off Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Monday, October 20

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

First Time Attendee Orientation


Room 26C

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary - Learning from Our Past to Enhance Our Future


Grand Ballroom

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Learning Lab - A New Approach to an Old Concept – Improving Investment Policy by Refining Risk Management


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mid-Morning Plenary - The Future of Community Foundations: Media as a Catalyst for Community Engagement


Grand Ballroom

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Salon - Not Your Grandfathers' Community Foundation ?


Room 25AB

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Learning Lab - Effective Use of Measurement to Assess Need & Monitor Outcomes


2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Deep Dive - Giving Days: What’s Working , What’s Not, and the Future for Online Giving Campaigns


Junior Ballroom A

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Deep Dive - Scholarships, Fellowships and Student Loan Forgiveness


Junior Ballroom B

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Engaging Next Gen Donors: Enhancing Today’s Strategies for Tomorrow’s Donors


Room 25AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Global Perspectives for Local Action


Room 25C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Hand-in-Hand: Development and Finance Together for Growth


Exhibit Level Room 21

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Harnessing Encore Talent for Addressing Society’s Challenges and the Opportunity for Community Foundations


Exhibit Level Room 22

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Know & Go Sessions


Exhibit Level Room 23

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Media Deserts Project: Addressing Community News and Information Needs


Exhibit Level Room 11

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Once in a Century Opportunity: How to Market Community Foundation Centennials


Room 26AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Telling Powerful Stories to Engage the Community


Exhibit Level Room 10

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Understanding the Impact: Learning from Evaluating Place-Based Work


Room 26C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Washington Update: Tax Reform in the Next Congress


Exhibit Level Room 20

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Learning Lab - A New Approach to an Old Concept – Improving Investment Policy by Refining Risk Management


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Building Sustainable Cities: Role of Community Foundations in a Global Context


Exhibit Level Room 12

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Investing in People: Place Based Strategies for Nurturing Diverse Leadership


Exhibit Level Room 11

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Investment Performance and Strategy


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Know & Go Sessions


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Local Issues. Local Solutions. Communicating the Value of Community Foundation Donor Advise Funds


Room 25AB

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our Movement. Our Moment. Canada's Focus on Collective Impact and Action


Exhibit Level Room 20

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Outside the Lines: Foundations' Role in Reinventing Public Education in Cleveland


Exhibit Level Room 21

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Philanthropy, Accountability, and Community: A Conversation


Room 26C

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What Does Your Community Care Most About: Using Design Thinking in Philanthropy


Exhibit Level Room 22

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Networking Reception at the Cleveland Museum of Art


Tuesday, October 21

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast


Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Learning Lab - Effective Use of Measurement to Assess Need & Monitor Outcomes


9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Morning Plenary - The Changing World of Community Foundations: What To Learn from It and How To Embrace It


Grand Ballroom

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Workshops Based on the 10 Roles of Community Foundations


12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Learning Lab - Generating ROI through Technology, Part 1: The Key Empirical Findings of The 2014 Donor Experience Study


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: A Changing Landscape: Access, Research and the Future of Health Care


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: From Vision to Transformation: How the Arts Can Drive Community Change


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: Land Use as a Connector and Economic Driver


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: Philanthropy’s Role in Changing the Landscape of Out-of-School Time Programs


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

What's New with National Standards-Salon


Room 25AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

“Where Do You Work?” 29 Million Americans Want to be Asked this Question!


Room 25C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

A Community-Centered Approach to Impact Investing


Exhibit Level Room 11

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Board Management! How to Get the Best Out of Your Board


Exhibit Level Room 21

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Bouncing Back: Leveraging Partnerships to Build Community Preparedness


2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Building the Capacity to Address Racial Equity and Inclusion Going Forward


Exhibit Level Room 10

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Community Foundations: Engines for Local Workforce Success


Exhibit Level Room 20

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Community Foundations: Knowledge Hubs, Dot Connectors and Collaborative Learners


Room 25AB

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Deep Dive - Agency Funds and Affiliates – New Ideas about the Role of the Community Foundation


Junior Ballroom B

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Exceed Your Goals - A Model for Endowment Campaigns That Work!


Exhibit Level Room 22

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Fresh Ideas from the International Youth Community Philanthropy Summit


Room 26C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Impact Investing Public Policy:Social Impact Bonds and Beyond


Exhibit Level Room 12

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Know & Go Sessions


2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Residents as Partners: Expanding Your Role and Your Impact-Part 2


Junior Ballroom A

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Learning Lab - Generating ROI through Technology, Part 2: The Key Empirical Findings of The 2014 Donor Experience Study


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Achieving Our Mission Through Policy and Advocacy


Room 26C

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Building Dynamic Communities Through the Arts


Exhibit Level Room 11

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Community Leadership through Economic Empowerment of Nonprofit Partners


Exhibit Level Room 20

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Creating Synergies and Capacity through Public Partnerships


Exhibit Level Room 21

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

From Here to There - Ebola's Effects and the Role of Private Philanthropy


Exhibit Level Room 12

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Know & Go - FLASH Learning


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Lessons from the Field: What Really Works in Place Based Funder Collaborations


Exhibit Level Room 10

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Leveraging Federal Resources to Catalyze Community Solutions


Exhibit Level Room 22

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Strategic Philanthropy: Old Wine in New Bottles?


Room 25AB

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

We Are Philanthropy


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What's New with National Standards


Room 25C

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, October 22

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Plenary: The Global Evolution of Community Foundations


Grand Ballroom

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Learning Lab- Sustaining the Programs You Fund


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Assets, Capacities, Trust: Why Community Philanthropy Matters from Austin to Zagreb


Room 25C

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Community Development and Government Partnerships: A Roundtable Discussion


Junior Ballroom A

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Engaging Active Citizens to Advance Your Philanthropic Goals


Room 25AB

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Investment Manager Diversity: The Hardest Taboo to Break


Room 26C

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Merging Community Foundations, Legal Practice and Pitfalls


Junior Ballroom B

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Strange Bedfellows: The Dynamic Relationship between Community Foundations and Social Venture Partners


10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Learning Lab - Sustaining the Programs You Fund


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closing Lunch Plenary: Leading Into the Future


Grand Ballroom

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Staff at Conference


4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Advancement Network (AdNet) 2014 Annual Conference - Registration


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advancement Network (AdNet) 2014 Annual Conference - Day 1


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals - Day 1


The Westin, Vanda North & South, 6th Floor

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advancement Network (AdNet)2014 Annual Conference - Day 2


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ProNet Pre-Conference


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals - Day 2


The Westin, Vanda North & South, 6th Floor

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Anchor Institutions: Peer Learning Exchange


The Westin, Vanda Room North, 6th Floor

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CEO Retreat: Donor Advised Funds and Public Policy


The Westin, Orchid Ballroom East, 6th Floor

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Communities Confronting Climate Impacts: A Pivotal Role for Community Foundations


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Building Collaboration: A Conversation for Foundation and Higher Education Leaders


The Westin, Orchid Ballroom West, 6th Floor

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet with International Participants


7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Kick-off Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

First Time Attendee Orientation


Room 26C

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary - Learning from Our Past to Enhance Our Future


Grand Ballroom

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Learning Lab - A New Approach to an Old Concept – Improving Investment Policy by Refining Risk Management


11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mid-Morning Plenary - The Future of Community Foundations: Media as a Catalyst for Community Engagement


Grand Ballroom

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Salon - Not Your Grandfathers' Community Foundation ?


Room 25AB

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Learning Lab - Effective Use of Measurement to Assess Need & Monitor Outcomes


2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Deep Dive - Giving Days: What’s Working , What’s Not, and the Future for Online Giving Campaigns


Junior Ballroom A

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Deep Dive - Scholarships, Fellowships and Student Loan Forgiveness


Junior Ballroom B

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Engaging Next Gen Donors: Enhancing Today’s Strategies for Tomorrow’s Donors


Room 25AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Global Perspectives for Local Action


Room 25C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Hand-in-Hand: Development and Finance Together for Growth


Exhibit Level Room 21

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Harnessing Encore Talent for Addressing Society’s Challenges and the Opportunity for Community Foundations


Exhibit Level Room 22

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Know & Go Sessions


Exhibit Level Room 23

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Media Deserts Project: Addressing Community News and Information Needs


Exhibit Level Room 11

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Once in a Century Opportunity: How to Market Community Foundation Centennials


Room 26AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Telling Powerful Stories to Engage the Community


Exhibit Level Room 10

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Understanding the Impact: Learning from Evaluating Place-Based Work


Room 26C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Washington Update: Tax Reform in the Next Congress


Exhibit Level Room 20

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Learning Lab - A New Approach to an Old Concept – Improving Investment Policy by Refining Risk Management


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Building Sustainable Cities: Role of Community Foundations in a Global Context


Exhibit Level Room 12

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Investing in People: Place Based Strategies for Nurturing Diverse Leadership


Exhibit Level Room 11

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Investment Performance and Strategy


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Know & Go Sessions


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Local Issues. Local Solutions. Communicating the Value of Community Foundation Donor Advise Funds


Room 25AB

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our Movement. Our Moment. Canada's Focus on Collective Impact and Action


Exhibit Level Room 20

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Outside the Lines: Foundations' Role in Reinventing Public Education in Cleveland


Exhibit Level Room 21

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Philanthropy, Accountability, and Community: A Conversation


Room 26C

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What Does Your Community Care Most About: Using Design Thinking in Philanthropy


Exhibit Level Room 22

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Networking Reception at the Cleveland Museum of Art


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast


Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Learning Lab - Effective Use of Measurement to Assess Need & Monitor Outcomes


9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Morning Plenary - The Changing World of Community Foundations: What To Learn from It and How To Embrace It


Grand Ballroom

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Workshops Based on the 10 Roles of Community Foundations


12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Learning Lab - Generating ROI through Technology, Part 1: The Key Empirical Findings of The 2014 Donor Experience Study


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: A Changing Landscape: Access, Research and the Future of Health Care


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: From Vision to Transformation: How the Arts Can Drive Community Change


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: Land Use as a Connector and Economic Driver


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site Session: Philanthropy’s Role in Changing the Landscape of Out-of-School Time Programs


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

What's New with National Standards-Salon


Room 25AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

“Where Do You Work?” 29 Million Americans Want to be Asked this Question!


Room 25C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

A Community-Centered Approach to Impact Investing


Exhibit Level Room 11

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Board Management! How to Get the Best Out of Your Board


Exhibit Level Room 21

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Bouncing Back: Leveraging Partnerships to Build Community Preparedness


2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Building the Capacity to Address Racial Equity and Inclusion Going Forward


Exhibit Level Room 10

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Community Foundations: Engines for Local Workforce Success


Exhibit Level Room 20

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Community Foundations: Knowledge Hubs, Dot Connectors and Collaborative Learners


Room 25AB

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Deep Dive - Agency Funds and Affiliates – New Ideas about the Role of the Community Foundation


Junior Ballroom B

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Exceed Your Goals - A Model for Endowment Campaigns That Work!


Exhibit Level Room 22

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Fresh Ideas from the International Youth Community Philanthropy Summit


Room 26C

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Impact Investing Public Policy:Social Impact Bonds and Beyond


Exhibit Level Room 12

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Know & Go Sessions


2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Residents as Partners: Expanding Your Role and Your Impact-Part 2


Junior Ballroom A

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Learning Lab - Generating ROI through Technology, Part 2: The Key Empirical Findings of The 2014 Donor Experience Study


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Achieving Our Mission Through Policy and Advocacy


Room 26C

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Building Dynamic Communities Through the Arts


Exhibit Level Room 11

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Community Leadership through Economic Empowerment of Nonprofit Partners


Exhibit Level Room 20

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Creating Synergies and Capacity through Public Partnerships


Exhibit Level Room 21

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

From Here to There - Ebola's Effects and the Role of Private Philanthropy


Exhibit Level Room 12

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Know & Go - FLASH Learning


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Lessons from the Field: What Really Works in Place Based Funder Collaborations


Exhibit Level Room 10

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Leveraging Federal Resources to Catalyze Community Solutions


Exhibit Level Room 22

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Strategic Philanthropy: Old Wine in New Bottles?


Room 25AB

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

We Are Philanthropy


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What's New with National Standards


Room 25C

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Break in Community Central


Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Plenary: The Global Evolution of Community Foundations


Grand Ballroom

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Learning Lab- Sustaining the Programs You Fund


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Assets, Capacities, Trust: Why Community Philanthropy Matters from Austin to Zagreb


Room 25C

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Community Development and Government Partnerships: A Roundtable Discussion


Junior Ballroom A

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Engaging Active Citizens to Advance Your Philanthropic Goals


Room 25AB

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Investment Manager Diversity: The Hardest Taboo to Break


Room 26C

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Merging Community Foundations, Legal Practice and Pitfalls


Junior Ballroom B

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Strange Bedfellows: The Dynamic Relationship between Community Foundations and Social Venture Partners


10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Learning Lab - Sustaining the Programs You Fund


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closing Lunch Plenary: Leading Into the Future


Grand Ballroom