Leading Together
Annual Conference | Dallas, TX | April 23-26, 2017

All Programming

 





  • All Days

  • Saturday, April 22

  • Sunday, April 23

  • Monday, April 24

  • Tuesday, April 25

  • Wednesday, April 26

Saturday, April 22

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

Center for Community Foundation Excellence Fundamentals Course - Day 1


Sunday, April 23

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

Center for Community Foundations Excellence Fundamentals Course - Day 2


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Collaborate & Innovate: Equalizing the Playing Field of Black Business Ownership in the U.S.


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Refining the Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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

The Future of Immigration and the Role of Philanthropy


9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Finding New Narratives for Rural America: A Concert of Ideas


11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Grantmaking into Latin America: Regulatory Challenges, Strategic Partnerships, and Emerging Opportunities


12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Philanthropy’s Role in Strengthening America’s Democracy


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

New Attendee Welcome Reception


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating Reasons for Hope Networking Reception


Monday, April 24

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast


8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Plenary: Philanthropy's Role in Vibrant Communities


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

100&Change: The Surprising Challenges of a $100 Million Grant Competition


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Americans Speak Out About the Arts


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Economic Development for Whom?


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Engaging Foundations to Improve Behavioral Health Policy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

FreshLo - Blending Food, Culture, and Creative Placemaking to Invigorate Communities


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How Safe Is My Gift? How Safe Should it Be? Charitable Gift Assets in Bankruptcies, Clawbacks and Litigation Claims


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Investing in the Arts: Three Models for Creating Community in Mexico


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Six Ideas to Strengthen Community


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tax Reform in the 115th Congress


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Global Framework for Mission Related Investment in Energy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What’s Next for Community Health: An Overview


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

Bachman Lake Site Session


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

City Square — Cottages at Hickory Crossing Site Session


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

Board, Alumni, Career Pathways, & Working Group Thank You Lunch


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

Grantmaking Into China: A Closed-Door Dialogue on Strategies under New Foreign NGO Law


12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learning Lab: Mindful Messaging: Getting Inside the Brain of Your Audience


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

Lunch


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learning Lab: ESG Framework Investment Approach


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

2020 Census: What's At Stake for Philanthropy


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

Adaptive Community Leadership


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

Amplifying the Foundation's Mission Through Impact Investing: the President's Perspective


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

Building Audiences for the Arts


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

Building Healthy Communities through Housing Stability


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

From Ivory Tower to Neighborhood: the Academy and Community Development


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

Funding Food, Water, and Women Across Silos and Across Movements


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

How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact


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

Race, Faith and Violence: Interfaith Approaches to Compassionate Communities


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

Value Chain Coordination to Build Food System Infrastructure - Food LINC


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

What’s Next for Community Health and Resiliency: A Leadership Discussion


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

Learning Lab: Can Foundations Influence Legislation Without Incurring Tax or Jeopardizing Exempt Status?


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

International Grantmaking By U.S. Community Foundations


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Leadership in Action: Sports Philanthropy in Action and on Impact


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Speed Networking


4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learning Lab: More Efficient Grantmaking and Knowledge Building


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

Opening Networking Reception at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science


Tuesday, April 25

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Mary McClymont


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Sandy Vargas


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Sherece West-Scantlebury


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Tony Pipa


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Leadership in Action: Harnessing Tragedy to Build a Better Community - Dallas's Leaders Reflect


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Local Collaboration on Global Goals – Bridging Sectors for Collective Impact 


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Accelerating Resilient Water Systems through Impact Investing and Philanthropy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Community Foundations Disruptions


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dallas Faces Race


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Equity in Action


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Excellent Art in Rural America


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

International Grantmaking in the Trump Era


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leveraging Data to Inform Strategy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Salon Discussion with 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award Winners: Excellence in Public Partnerships


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Selling Social Change: The Case for Funding Demand Generation


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Youth Employment: Lessons for the Workforce Talent Pipeline in New York City


12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Annual Meeting of the Members & Council Awards


1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AT&T Stadium Site Session


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Attracting Diverse Talent


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Better and Stronger: Grantmaker Collaboration to Improve State Policies for Children


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Catalytic Capital: Maximizing Your Mission through Impact Investing


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Conquering Philanthropic Divide: A New Model for Cross Sector Impact in Rural Regions


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Distinguished Service Award Salon


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Funding at the Intersection of Arts Education Advocacy, Policy, and Program Delivery


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Good Bridges Make Good Neighbors: The Foundations of Transnational Community


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Good Bridges Make Good Neighbors: The Foundations of Transnational Community


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Learning from the World to Build a Healthy Future Together


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Foundation Investment and Finance Issues Beyond the First 100 Days


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Importance of Community Foundation National Standards: A Discussion with Leaders in the Accreditation Field


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Water STEPS: Water Scarcity, Trade, Energy, Politics and Security


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

Learning Lab: Café Momentum


4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tackling Life’s Impossibilities: The Giving Pledge and Ambitious Philanthropy in the 21st c.


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

Global Philanthropy Reception and Dinner


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Out @ #COFAnnual: The LGBTQ and Ally Reception


Wednesday, April 26

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables


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

Leadership in Action: Thinking Globally and Acting Local – Philanthropy Leading Together on Complex Issues


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Learning Lab: NGOsource – The Power of Partnership


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Changing the Culture to Prevent Suicide


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Developing Authentic Relationships with Grantees


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Legal Aid Relationships Can Enhance Your Grantmaking


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Leveraging Federal Investments to Foster Sustainability in Communities: Lessons Learned and Lessons Earned


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

New Data on International Giving: Opportunities for U.S. Philanthropy to Engage Globally


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Oil Spill: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Philanthropy in America’s Sea


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Raising Your Voice in the Public Policy Sphere: The Time Is Now


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Real Change for Families: Community Foundations Helping to Create Family Economic Security


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Serving Communities by Sharing What We Know


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Supporting Civic Engagement through Technology and Community-Centered Design


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

Listening and Leading in a Divided America


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

Center for Community Foundation Excellence Fundamentals Course - Day 1


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

Center for Community Foundations Excellence Fundamentals Course - Day 2


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Collaborate & Innovate: Equalizing the Playing Field of Black Business Ownership in the U.S.


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Refining the Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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

The Future of Immigration and the Role of Philanthropy


9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Finding New Narratives for Rural America: A Concert of Ideas


11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Grantmaking into Latin America: Regulatory Challenges, Strategic Partnerships, and Emerging Opportunities


12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Philanthropy’s Role in Strengthening America’s Democracy


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

New Attendee Welcome Reception


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating Reasons for Hope Networking Reception


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast


8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Plenary: Philanthropy's Role in Vibrant Communities


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

100&Change: The Surprising Challenges of a $100 Million Grant Competition


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Americans Speak Out About the Arts


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Economic Development for Whom?


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Engaging Foundations to Improve Behavioral Health Policy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

FreshLo - Blending Food, Culture, and Creative Placemaking to Invigorate Communities


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How Safe Is My Gift? How Safe Should it Be? Charitable Gift Assets in Bankruptcies, Clawbacks and Litigation Claims


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Investing in the Arts: Three Models for Creating Community in Mexico


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Six Ideas to Strengthen Community


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tax Reform in the 115th Congress


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Global Framework for Mission Related Investment in Energy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What’s Next for Community Health: An Overview


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

Bachman Lake Site Session


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

City Square — Cottages at Hickory Crossing Site Session


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

Board, Alumni, Career Pathways, & Working Group Thank You Lunch


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

Grantmaking Into China: A Closed-Door Dialogue on Strategies under New Foreign NGO Law


12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learning Lab: Mindful Messaging: Getting Inside the Brain of Your Audience


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

Lunch


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learning Lab: ESG Framework Investment Approach


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

2020 Census: What's At Stake for Philanthropy


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

Adaptive Community Leadership


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

Amplifying the Foundation's Mission Through Impact Investing: the President's Perspective


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

Building Audiences for the Arts


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

Building Healthy Communities through Housing Stability


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

From Ivory Tower to Neighborhood: the Academy and Community Development


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

Funding Food, Water, and Women Across Silos and Across Movements


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

How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact


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

Race, Faith and Violence: Interfaith Approaches to Compassionate Communities


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

Value Chain Coordination to Build Food System Infrastructure - Food LINC


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

What’s Next for Community Health and Resiliency: A Leadership Discussion


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

Learning Lab: Can Foundations Influence Legislation Without Incurring Tax or Jeopardizing Exempt Status?


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

International Grantmaking By U.S. Community Foundations


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Leadership in Action: Sports Philanthropy in Action and on Impact


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Speed Networking


4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learning Lab: More Efficient Grantmaking and Knowledge Building


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

Opening Networking Reception at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Mary McClymont


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Sandy Vargas


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Sherece West-Scantlebury


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Tony Pipa


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Leadership in Action: Harnessing Tragedy to Build a Better Community - Dallas's Leaders Reflect


9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Local Collaboration on Global Goals – Bridging Sectors for Collective Impact 


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Accelerating Resilient Water Systems through Impact Investing and Philanthropy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Community Foundations Disruptions


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dallas Faces Race


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Equity in Action


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Excellent Art in Rural America


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

International Grantmaking in the Trump Era


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leveraging Data to Inform Strategy


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Salon Discussion with 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award Winners: Excellence in Public Partnerships


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Selling Social Change: The Case for Funding Demand Generation


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Youth Employment: Lessons for the Workforce Talent Pipeline in New York City


12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Annual Meeting of the Members & Council Awards


1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AT&T Stadium Site Session


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Attracting Diverse Talent


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Better and Stronger: Grantmaker Collaboration to Improve State Policies for Children


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Catalytic Capital: Maximizing Your Mission through Impact Investing


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Conquering Philanthropic Divide: A New Model for Cross Sector Impact in Rural Regions


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Distinguished Service Award Salon


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Funding at the Intersection of Arts Education Advocacy, Policy, and Program Delivery


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Good Bridges Make Good Neighbors: The Foundations of Transnational Community


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Good Bridges Make Good Neighbors: The Foundations of Transnational Community


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Learning from the World to Build a Healthy Future Together


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Foundation Investment and Finance Issues Beyond the First 100 Days


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Importance of Community Foundation National Standards: A Discussion with Leaders in the Accreditation Field


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Water STEPS: Water Scarcity, Trade, Energy, Politics and Security


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

Learning Lab: Café Momentum


4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tackling Life’s Impossibilities: The Giving Pledge and Ambitious Philanthropy in the 21st c.


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

Global Philanthropy Reception and Dinner


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Out @ #COFAnnual: The LGBTQ and Ally Reception


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables


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

Leadership in Action: Thinking Globally and Acting Local – Philanthropy Leading Together on Complex Issues


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Learning Lab: NGOsource – The Power of Partnership


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Changing the Culture to Prevent Suicide


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Developing Authentic Relationships with Grantees


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Legal Aid Relationships Can Enhance Your Grantmaking


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Leveraging Federal Investments to Foster Sustainability in Communities: Lessons Learned and Lessons Earned


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

New Data on International Giving: Opportunities for U.S. Philanthropy to Engage Globally


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Oil Spill: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Philanthropy in America’s Sea


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Raising Your Voice in the Public Policy Sphere: The Time Is Now


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Real Change for Families: Community Foundations Helping to Create Family Economic Security


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Serving Communities by Sharing What We Know


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Supporting Civic Engagement through Technology and Community-Centered Design


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

Listening and Leading in a Divided America