Forum: Shifting Landscape for Funding Change 10/23/2018

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Fall Forum: The Shifting Landscape for Funding Change

AFP Golden Gate is proud to partner with Foundation Center West to produce the Fall Forum.

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 10:00AM to 12:30PM | Coffee Reception from 9:30-10:00AM
World Affairs Council Building @ 312 Sutter Suite 200 in San Francisco 94108 | Montgomery BART  Note: It's easy to walk past the building as it has a narrow facade!

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Many disruptions are in motion in the fund development field when it comes to funding change, social change. As nonprofit fundraising professionals, how do we keep up, pivot our organizations, and stay authentic with our constituencies? This Forum sheds light on key questions -- and offers up some of the terms, trends and ideas shaping what is becoming our everyday reality as development leaders.


You may have read The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy recently co-authored by Heather McLeod-Grant, and certainly one of the trends to watch. Heather will tell us more about it and overview the shifting landscape for funding change, demystifying terms and concepts that every fundraising leader needs to understand and be able to explain to others, e.g. Impact Investing.

Heather is the co-founder of Open Impact and a social entrepreneur, author, and consultant with 25 years of experience in social change. She is coauthor of the bestselling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Economist, and numerous case studies, articles and other publications. Previously she was the principal of McLeod-Grant Advisors. Heather helped lead the nonprofit practice at Monitor Institute and served as a McKinsey & Company consultant. She began her career as an Echoing Green Fellow when she cofounded Who Cares, a national magazine for young social entrepreneurs published from 1993 to 1999. She is a Venture Partner with Draper-Richards-Kaplan and has served on local, national, and global nonprofit boards. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and an AB from Harvard University.



Mario Lugay serves as Justice Funders' Innovation Director, partnering with philanthropy and field practitioners to scale innovation and coordinated action that advances social movements. He is currently an advisor to the High Net Worth People of Color Donor Collaborative, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Guidestar, and is the founder of the technology platform, Giving Side. In 2016-2017, Mario was awarded a Civic Innovation Fellowship at Stanford's Hasso Platner Institute of Design ("the"). Mario will share promising trends in fundraising as a key part of reinvigorating people's civic journeys toward transformational change and bring us up to date on the work with the HNW POC Donor Collaborative.

Doug Seckinger is Director of Strategic Partnerships at Tides Foundation where he leads partnerships and business development across the organization. Doug is passionate about mobilizing philanthropic and investment capital for social change and will talk with us about Donor Advised Funds and their role in the shifting landscape for funding change. Doug previously managed Threshold Foundation, the oldest progressive donor network in the country and has an MBA from the Haas School of Business and was a Social Impact Fellow at RSF Social Finance. He also holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has a background in mental health services.

Cynthia Nimmo is the President and CEO of the Women's Funding Network, a global network of women's funds, donors, foundations and philanthropy professionals. She has overseen the development of multiple impact tools, including a social change measurement tool which has been used by hundreds of organizations, and been licensed to corporations such as Nike Inc. Prior to joining the philanthropic sector, Cynthia helped develop, the first online network for women, pioneering the notion of online community with over one million women. She is the daughter of an immigrant, raised in a bi-national family, and deeply committed to global relationship and dialogue. Cynthia will share her perspective on the role of women in funding social change, particularly in closing the gap between women engaged in the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors and women in the social sector.

Sean Kosofsky will talk with us fundraising and technology, highlighting trends to watch. For 25 years, Sean has transformed organizations, inspired people to action, and magnified the impact. He's raised millions for charities, candidates, campaigns and community organizations. When he was Executive Director for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a national leader in bullying prevention, Sean helped grow it from a startup to a sophisticated national organization. He created and launched their cutting-edge #Day1 Campaign on CBS Sunday Morning to five million viewers. #Day 1 has been adopted by The Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, and Rutgers University, to name a few. Other experience includes posts as executive director for NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, policty and political director for Triangle Foundation (now Equality Michigan), and co-chair for the campaign to defeat the North Carolina anti-marriage equality ballot measure in 2012. His current home base is Mind The Gap Consulting, LLC.

10/23/2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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