Geared toward program and development staff members.
Sunday, September 9 - 12-5 p.m.
Cost is $150 for members and $250 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.
This half-day seminar and workshop will teach community foundation program officers and grant managers how to work through intermediaries and participate in cross-border grantmaking. It also will cover the essential skills needed to comply with legal and regulatory requirements of international grantmaking, including those related to donor-advised funds. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn what it takes to fulfill the global aspirations of your donors.
ProNet Annual Dinner
Sunday, September 9 - 5-9 p.m.
The cost is $30 for ProNet members and $45 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.
Ready to talk shop with your peers? Hear some new ideas and share a few of your own? Please join program officers from around the country at the award-winning Red Fish Grill. It’s located at 115 Bourbon Street, one block off of Canal Street and walking distance from the conference hotel.
Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers at 5:00 p.m. We’ll elect the new ProNet Steering Committee, meet some special guests, and hear from a keynote speaker doing amazing work in the Big Easy. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Register now to be automatically entered for a chance to win a free iPad! Make sure to enter ProNet Dinner into the Fund Designation field.
You can also mail a check to Jackie Mahoney, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, 6 Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203. Checks should be made out to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Please write ProNet dinner in the memo line.
Getting Creative-Building a Culture of Philanthropy Among Entrepreneurs
Monday, September 10 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Develop connections with current and potential donors who have not seen the community foundation as relevant to the way they work/live/gift using a model that is fluid, flexible, and largely being created by the entrepreneurs themselves.
Business Champions for Young Children (Learning Lab)
Tuesday, September 11 - 10:00-10:20 a.m.
Listen to representatives from ReadyNation offer their insights on the most effective strategies and tactics for engaging the business community in support of early childhood programs. They will offer specific examples from their work and share some of the lessons they’ve learned.
Hot Off the Presses: The Latest in Legal Publications (Learning Lab)
Tuesday, September 11 - 2:30-2:50 p.m.
Hear about the latest and greatest publications available from the Council’s legal team—available for purchase on-site—and get a sneak peak at what’s on the horizon.
A new generation of community foundations: New wine in old bottles?
Tuesday, September 11 - 4:00-5:00 p.m.
In recent years, community foundations have emerged in Zimbabwe, Egypt, Palestine, Thailand, and elsewhere. What distinguishes these community foundations—many of which operate in situations of extreme poverty, political instability, and aid-dependence—from their older counterparts? Are the two generations at odds with each other, or do they still belong to the same family? What does the new generation have to offer the old generation and vice versa?
Supporting resilient nonprofits: What have we learned and where do we go from here? (Learning Lab)
Tuesday, September 11 - 4:30-4:50 p.m.
Community foundations lead the field in engaging grantees in decision-making and collaborating with other funders. How do we translate what we’re learning into strategies for building resilient nonprofits? Panelists will share the surprising findings from recent research on grantmaking practices and profile community foundations that are equipping nonprofits to serve their communities for many years to come.
Innovations in the Engagement of Your Community
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:00-11:30 a.m.
How can community foundations more effectively communicate their impact to donors, policymakers, and the public? Learn how two foundations used new information tools to communicate with and engage multiple audiences and inspire the people of their community.
Collaborate, Cooperate, Consolidate, Close
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Nonprofits are struggling to serve our most vulnerable citizens while resources continue to shrink. What is a community foundation’s role in building nonprofits’ capacity to serve their constituents beyond traditional grantmaking? How do foundations challenge nonprofits to collaborate, consolidate, cooperate and close? These questions—and more—will be addressed.