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

Leading Together

Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World

2015 Annual Meeting - Community FoundationsCommunity Foundation Sessions

As place-based hubs for local knowledge and resident needs, community foundations serve as anchors to both unify and inform how philanthropy leads a variety of stakeholders to work together. Sessions focus on forward-looking issues of community foundation sustainability, leadership, and ability to address systemic change in the interest of driving the future of the philanthropic field. Meet the Working Group that planned these sessions.

Event Highlight

Coming Together: Community Foundation Reception with Special Guest Speaker Robert Putnam
Sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation

Saturday, April 25-6-8 p.m.

Community foundation leaders are invited to kick off their 2015 Annual Meeting experience at an exclusive reception, and conversation with special guest, Robert Putnam, leading Political Scientist and author of Bowling Alone and the just-released New York Times bestseller Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.

Drawing early praise for his newest book that combines compelling personal stories with rigorous research, Dr. Putnam provides a groundbreaking examination of inequality and opportunity: the growing class gap among American young people and the implications for social mobility. As described by the New York Times, “Widening income gaps, [Putnam] argues, have brought profound but underappreciated changes to family life, neighborhoods and schools in ways that give big advantages to children at the top and make it ever harder for those below to work their way up.”

Please join your colleagues for this meaningful exchange and opportunity to examine this crisis and its implications in our communities.

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  • All Days

  • Friday, April 24

  • Saturday, April 25

  • Sunday, April 26

  • Monday, April 27

  • Tuesday, April 28

Friday, April 24

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

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


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

Saturday, April 25

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

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


3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Executive Leadership: Public Policy Challenges & Leadership Opportunities for Community Foundations


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

Coming Together: Community Foundation Reception with Special Guest Speaker Robert Putnam


Nob Hill A-D, Lower B2 Level

Sunday, April 26

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

Leading Together Across Generations: New Direction in Philanthropy


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Seven Ideas to Jumpstart the Economy (CPE)


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

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

Built to Last: Community Foundations as Anchor Institutions


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Impact Investing and Community Foundations: What Have We Learned So Far?


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Scholarships: Unique Challenges and Issues (CLE)


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

Monday, April 27

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

Lasting & Powerful Impacts: Investing in People to Change Social Policy


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Passing National Standards (CLE)


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

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

What Type of Fund Is It? (CLE)


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

Tuesday, April 28

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

Leading Together with Policymakers: How Funders Can Work with Policymakers to Address Root Causes


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

Achieving the Gold Standard: Building Your Unrestricted Endowment


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

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


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

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

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


3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Executive Leadership: Public Policy Challenges & Leadership Opportunities for Community Foundations


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

Coming Together: Community Foundation Reception with Special Guest Speaker Robert Putnam


Nob Hill A-D, Lower B2 Level

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

Leading Together Across Generations: New Direction in Philanthropy


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Seven Ideas to Jumpstart the Economy (CPE)


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

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

Built to Last: Community Foundations as Anchor Institutions


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Impact Investing and Community Foundations: What Have We Learned So Far?


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Scholarships: Unique Challenges and Issues (CLE)


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

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

Lasting & Powerful Impacts: Investing in People to Change Social Policy


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

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

Passing National Standards (CLE)


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

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

What Type of Fund Is It? (CLE)


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

Leading Together with Policymakers: How Funders Can Work with Policymakers to Address Root Causes


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

Achieving the Gold Standard: Building Your Unrestricted Endowment


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level