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

Leading Together

Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World

2015 Annual Meeting - Economy & FinanceEconomy & Finance Sessions

Foundations are driving economic growth and providing strategic direction to key areas of social investment. To build stronger neighborhoods, cities, and regions requires a strong understanding of the current economic landscape. These sessions will explore how foundations can set priorities for investment and partnership. Meet the Working Group that planned these sessions.



  • All Days

  • Sunday, April 26

  • Monday, April 27

  • Tuesday, April 28

Sunday, April 26

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

Case Study: Engaging the Next Generation on Climate Change with Divest/Invest Philanthropy


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

Impact Investing: The Nuts and Bolts


Nob Hill A/B, 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.

Moving Deals Forward: Creating an Ecosystem for Investable Opportunities (CPE)


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

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

Working in Partnership with Donors for Greater Impact


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

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

Humanizing the System: One Community's Approach to Lifting Families Out of Poverty


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 5/6, Lower B2 Level

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

The Elephant in the Family Room: What are You Doing with Your Corpus?


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

Monday, April 27

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SITE SESSION: Creating an Innovative, Vibrant & Inclusive Economic Landscape


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

Arts and Culture as an Economic Driver (CPE)


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

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

Impact Investing: What to Expect over the Next 10 Years


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

Insights and Innovations in Effective Foundation Financial Management


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

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.

The Biggest Issue You’ve Never Thought About: Water in the 21st Century


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

Tuesday, April 28

7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Leadership in Action: Finance and Economy with Arthur Brooks


Club Room, Atrium Level

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

Making Our Hardest Hit Cities Whole Again: Lessons from Detroit and Beyond (CPE)


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste: Focusing on Scalable, Transformative Innovation


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

Achieving the Gold Standard: Building Your Unrestricted Endowment


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

Case Study: Engaging the Next Generation on Climate Change with Divest/Invest Philanthropy


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

Impact Investing: The Nuts and Bolts


Nob Hill A/B, 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.

Moving Deals Forward: Creating an Ecosystem for Investable Opportunities (CPE)


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

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

Working in Partnership with Donors for Greater Impact


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

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

Humanizing the System: One Community's Approach to Lifting Families Out of Poverty


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 5/6, Lower B2 Level

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

The Elephant in the Family Room: What are You Doing with Your Corpus?


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SITE SESSION: Creating an Innovative, Vibrant & Inclusive Economic Landscape


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

Arts and Culture as an Economic Driver (CPE)


Golden Gate, Salon C3, B2 Level

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

Impact Investing: What to Expect over the Next 10 Years


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level

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

Insights and Innovations in Effective Foundation Financial Management


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

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.

The Biggest Issue You’ve Never Thought About: Water in the 21st Century


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

7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Leadership in Action: Finance and Economy with Arthur Brooks


Club Room, Atrium Level

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

Making Our Hardest Hit Cities Whole Again: Lessons from Detroit and Beyond (CPE)


Nob Hill C/D, Lower B2 Level

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste: Focusing on Scalable, Transformative Innovation


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

Achieving the Gold Standard: Building Your Unrestricted Endowment


Nob Hill A/B, Lower B2 Level