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

Leading Together

Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World

2015 Annual Meeting - Natural Resources & Energy SessionsPublic Policy and Legal

In this dynamic political environment, the Council’s policy work in Washington is more important than ever. This year’s public policy and legal sessions will tackle emerging issues and include the ever-popular Washington Update to bring members up-to-speed on legislative and regulatory action in Washington. If you are looking for substantive legal content, the Council’s legal staff together with distinguished nonprofit attorneys will present 10 hours of legal programming (California CLE credit has been requested).



  • All Days

  • Friday, April 24

  • Saturday, April 25

  • Sunday, April 26

  • Monday, April 27

  • Tuesday, April 28

Friday, April 24

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

Philanthropy and Public Policy: Executive Challenges, Leadership Opportunities


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

Saturday, April 25

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Philanthropy and Public Policy: Executive Challenges, Leadership Opportunities


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

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Evolution of American Philanthropy


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

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

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


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

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


Sunday, April 26

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

Top 10 Ways Foundations Can Get Into Trouble (CLE)


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

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

Washington Update: What to Expect from the New Congress (CLE)


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

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

Coordinated Disaster Response: Working with Government for More Efficient Outcomes (CLE)


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

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

Public-Private Partnerships Series: The Connection between Broadband, Equity, and Economics


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, 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

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

Words Matter: Messaging Philanthropy for Today's Policy Realities


Foothill G, Atrium Level

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

Public Private Partnership Series: Federal Innovation and Philanthropic Engagement Needed to Address Rural Childhood Poverty


Nob Hill C/D, Lower 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

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

Public Interest Reporting: The Nonprofit Media Landscape (CLE)


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

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

An Artful Approach to Community Revitalization and Public-Private Partnerships in San Francisco


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

Foundations and Political Activity: Current Rules and What’s in Store for 2015-2016 (CLE)


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

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

Philanthropy and Public Policy: Executive Challenges, Leadership Opportunities


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

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Philanthropy and Public Policy: Executive Challenges, Leadership Opportunities


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

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Evolution of American Philanthropy


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

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

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


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

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


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

Top 10 Ways Foundations Can Get Into Trouble (CLE)


Golden Gate, Salon C2, B2 Level

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

Washington Update: What to Expect from the New Congress (CLE)


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

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

Coordinated Disaster Response: Working with Government for More Efficient Outcomes (CLE)


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

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

Public-Private Partnerships Series: The Connection between Broadband, Equity, and Economics


Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 10/11, 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

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

Words Matter: Messaging Philanthropy for Today's Policy Realities


Foothill G, Atrium Level

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

Public Private Partnership Series: Federal Innovation and Philanthropic Engagement Needed to Address Rural Childhood Poverty


Nob Hill C/D, Lower 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

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

Public Interest Reporting: The Nonprofit Media Landscape (CLE)


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

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

An Artful Approach to Community Revitalization and Public-Private Partnerships in San Francisco


Golden Gate, Salon C1, B2 Level

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

Foundations and Political Activity: Current Rules and What’s in Store for 2015-2016 (CLE)


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