Separate registration is required for many of these events. Space is limited. Register today.
CEO Workshop - Transforming Your Role and Impact: Leadership Through Challenging Times
Saturday, January 26 - 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost is $189 for members and $339 for nonmembers. CEOs attending this session will receive a discount registration on Peer-Learning Workshop: Navigating Your Organization's Transition.
The Council is once again partnering with the National Center for Family Philanthropy to present a one-day workshop designed specifically for family foundation CEOs. Drawing on the National Center’s 15 years of research, education, advocacy, and support for the field, the workshop will examine the complex and connected systems that CEOs operate in—family, foundation, business, and community—with a special focus on navigating conflict and leadership through challenging times. Stephanie Smith, a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on preventing, managing, and resolving conflict, will lead participants through skill-building exercises to help them achieve success. In addition, small group consultations will address participants’ challenges in a confidential, supportive setting. Don’t miss this interactive, engaging session featuring leading CEOs from family foundations across the country.
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Institute for New Philanthropists
Saturday, January 26 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, January 27 - 9-11 a.m.
Cost is $269 for members and $419 for nonmembers.
Are you starting a foundation or another giving vehicle? Leading a foundation through some new strategies? Take advantage of this multigenerational learning experience designed for anyone embarking upon a philanthropic journey. Regardless of your role, you will leave with useful information on investment strategies, grantee evaluation, and other timely topics.
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A Private Wine Tasting at the Award-Winning J. Lohr Vineyards
Saturday, January 26 - 3-5 p.m.
This event is currently at capacity and preregistration is closed.
Join us to experience two hours of immersion in the world of wine. This outing is for enthusiasts of all types, from the merely curious to the master connoisseur. This is a rare opportunity to talk with wine makers; pick up tips on selecting, buying, and serving the right vintage; and hear about the Lohr family’s philanthropy.
Giving with Confidence: NNCG Member and Friends Convening
Sunday, January 27 - 8-10 a.m.
Registration is not required.
Join a lively discussion about the roles consultants play in fostering high-impact and fulfilling family philanthropy. Colburn Wilbur will kick off the conversation by highlighting the seven core principles for effective family giving illustrated in his new book, Giving with Confidence, coauthored with Fred Setterberg. Family philanthropists, consultants, and colleagues are welcome.
Presenter: Colburn Wilbur, trustee and past president, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Moderator: Lee Draper, president, Draper Consulting Group
Peer-Learning Workshop: Navigating Your Organization’s Transition
Sunday, January 27 - 8-11 a.m.
Cost is $89 for members and $139 for nonmembers. For anyone registered for the CEO Workshop, cost is $69 for members and $119 for nonmembers.
Today's family foundations are part of a constantly changing world. Some changes are caused by transitions within a community, while others are necessitated by trustee or staff turnover. Each transition presents an opportunity to engage in new thinking and examine fresh approaches to increase a family's ability to effect positive change in the world. As a follow-up to the CEO Workshop, this preconference session aims to equip all leaders in family giving—staff, trustees, and their professional advisers—with an understanding of the most likely transitions encountered in family foundations, and the important considerations in managing through those transitions. With this shared framework in hand, attendees will workshop their own stories of transition through peer-consulting groups and explore solutions.