8:15 – 9:00 Registration
Continental breakfast will be served.
9:00 – 12:30 Morning Session
All participants will convene in the Curry Ballroom.
Speaker: Rebecca Riccio, Program Director, Northeastern Students4Giving
9:10 The Economic Outlook for the Commonwealth
Distinguished Lecturer: Barry Bluestone, PhD, Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
9:30 Funding Social Impact in the New Economy
Keynote Speaker: Janet Atkins, CEO Ridgeway Philanthropy and Management Committee, SilverBridge Institute
10:30 Enterprising Nonprofits: Lessons learned from nonprofits using market-oriented solutions to advance their missions.
Moderator: Dennis Shaughnessy, Executive Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, Northeastern University
- Daniel Cordon, Director of Transitional Employment, Haley House Bakery Café
- Nick Pieri, Boston HandyWorks Manager, Pine Street Inn
- Jean Horstman, CEO, Interise
11:30 Navigating the Social Impact Market: How to assess the value propositions of social change funding models and strategies
Moderator: Stephen M. Pratt, Director of Financial Sustainability, Root Cause
- Erika Eurkus, Senior Director, Accion USA
- Bill Pinakiewicz, Vice President, Eastern Region, Nonprofit Finance Fund
- Joe Kriesberg, President, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Upon registration, participants may order a boxed lunch from Haley House Bakery Café and select an affinity group table.
1:45 – 2:45 Afternoon Panels
Participants will choose one of the following breakout sessions:
A. Social Justice and the View from the Grassroots: The socioeconomic case for funding small, community-based organizations
Moderator: Elenore Garton, PhD, Vice-chair, Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation
- David Moy, Program Officer, Hyams Foundation
- Jude Goldman, Executive Director, The Lenny Zakim Fund
- Henry Allen, Executive Director, The Discount Foundation
B. Funding Evaluation on a Scale that Works: How can funders and grantees collaborate to develop practicable, sustainable evaluation strategies?
Moderator: Mindy Fried, PhD, Principal, Arbor Consulting Partners
- Rebecca Donham, Senior Program Officer, MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation
- Jon Feinman, Executive Director, InnerCity Weightlifting
- Anisha Chablani-Medley, Chief Knowledge Officer, Roca
C. Innovations in Grant Making: “Traditional” philanthropy on the cutting edge
Moderator: Ellen Remmer, Managing Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative
- Shani Dowd, Director, InSight, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
- Raj Melville, Executive Director, University Initiatives, Deshpande Foundation
- Sheila Peterson, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, State Street Foundation
- Dana Samuels, Executive Director, TUGG
D. Decisions with Impact: Student Philanthropy in Action (This session begins at 12:30.)
In conjunction with the conference, the Learning by Giving Foundation is sponsoring a video contest for student philanthropists across the country who will apply their philanthropic knowledge and decision-making skills to compete for $10,000 on behalf of a nonprofit organization of their choosing. During this special breakout session, participants will watch and discuss the top ten video submissions. All participants are welcome to attend this session to experience philanthropy education in action at the college level. However, only student philanthropists will be allowed to vote for the winning video. Please note that if you attend this session, you must report to the Curry Ballroom for lunch rather than joining an affinity group.
Introduction: Louise Sawyer, Executive Director, Learning by Giving Foundation
Guest Speaker: Dana Samuels, Executive Director, TUGG
3:00 Announcement of the Learning by Giving Foundation’s Decisions with Impact Student Video Competition
Speaker: Alex Buffett Rozek, President and Chairman of the Board, Learning by Giving Foundation
3:15 Closing Remarks
Speaker: Jeff Poulos, Executive Director, Associated Grant Makers