2015 Annual Meeting | April 24-28, 2015 | San Francisco, Ca

Leading Together

Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World

2015 Annual Meeting - Civil Society SessionsCivil Society Sessions

While traditionally defined as institutions and organizations outside of the governmental and business sphere, civil society and the responsibility for a successful democracy is now becoming a collective accountability. How can philanthropy catalyze a just and equitable society? Programming in this area will look at both challenges and opportunities for civil society both here and across the world. Meet the Working Group that planned these sessions.

Session support provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.



  • All Days

  • Sunday, April 26

  • Monday, April 27

  • Tuesday, April 28

Sunday, April 26

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Leadership in Action - Civil Society with Cornell Williams Brooks


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 7-9, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Data and Diversity...Gaining Momentum


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Public-Private Partnerships Series: The Connection between Broadband, Equity, and Economics


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What’s Faith & Philanthropy Got to Do with Justice?


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 12/13, Lower B2 Level

Monday, April 27

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SITE SESSION: Civil Society: Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders


1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Helping People Accumulate Enough for a Stable Life (CPE)


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 12/13, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Maximizing Social Media for Social Good


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 3/4, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Public Private Partnership Series: Federal Innovation and Philanthropic Engagement Needed to Address Rural Childhood Poverty


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Disability and Development: The Urgent Need for Inclusive Civil Society Programs


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

Tuesday, April 28

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Building a Civil Society with Police: Getting to Trust


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 1/2, Lower B2 Level

8:35 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

What Measures, Matters: Including the Arts in Your Community Indicator Initiative


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

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

As the South Goes, So Goes the Nation


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

Increasing Social Impact through Funder Alignment Network


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 3/4, Lower B2 Level

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Leadership in Action - Civil Society with Cornell Williams Brooks


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 7-9, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Data and Diversity...Gaining Momentum


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Public-Private Partnerships Series: The Connection between Broadband, Equity, and Economics


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, Lower B2 Level

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What’s Faith & Philanthropy Got to Do with Justice?


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 12/13, Lower B2 Level

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SITE SESSION: Civil Society: Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders


1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Helping People Accumulate Enough for a Stable Life (CPE)


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 12/13, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Maximizing Social Media for Social Good


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 3/4, Lower B2 Level

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Public Private Partnership Series: Federal Innovation and Philanthropic Engagement Needed to Address Rural Childhood Poverty


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Disability and Development: The Urgent Need for Inclusive Civil Society Programs


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Building a Civil Society with Police: Getting to Trust


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 1/2, Lower B2 Level

8:35 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

What Measures, Matters: Including the Arts in Your Community Indicator Initiative


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

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

As the South Goes, So Goes the Nation


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

Increasing Social Impact through Funder Alignment Network


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 3/4, Lower B2 Level