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LEADING TOGETHER TECH

LEADING TOGETHER TECH LAB THE COUNCIL TECHLAB Council Central | Golden Gate Ballroom The Council TechLab is your resource to talk with technology experts that have their fingers on the pulse of the tech industry, discuss solutions for productivity, travel and other interests. Attendees will be able to ask the experts at any time or book one-on-one times with the experts to discuss: • Emerging tech solutions • Practical and real-time applications of best practices • How-tos on everything from creating a twitter handle to creating a paperless work environment • Testing and hands-on trials of tech solutions MEET AND GREET WITH COVISION Members of the CoVision team will be available in the Tech Lab on Monday April 27th from 10:30am - 5:00pm to answer questions, explore ideas and provide demos. Please be sure to stop by and visit! SCHEDULE SUNDAY, APRIL 26 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:45 am - 11:15 am Social Networking Analysis and Partnerships 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Apps to Boost Personal & Professional Productivity 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Learn to Tweet 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Unlocking the Secrets of LinkedIn Thought Leadership 1:30 am - 2:00 pm Tips & Tricks to Get to Know Your Tablet Inside & Out! 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Grant Management Tech Tools 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Building Your Personal Facebook Presence MONDAY, APRIL 27 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:45 am - 11:15 am Top 10 Apps for Out-of-the-Office 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Leveraging Twitter for You and Your Foundation 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Apps to Boost Personal & Professional Productivity 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Maximizing Facebook Pages for Your Foundation 1:30 am - 2:00 pm Grant Management Tech Tools 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Top 7 Travel Apps: Road Warriors’ Tools on the Road 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Social Networking Analysis and Partnerships TUESDAY, APRIL 28 | 7:15 am – 10:00 am 8:00 am - 8:30 am Evaluating and Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profiles & Your Foundation’s LinkedIn Profile 9:30 am - 10:00 am Tips & Tricks to Get to Know Your Tablet Inside & Out! SESSION DESCRIPTIONS Generating Impactful Facebook Pages for Your Foundation Social media isn’t only for individuals – it’s time for your foundation to stand out on Facebook. Learn how you can share information, invite people to events, update people about what’s new in your foundation, and more with your Facebook page. Grant Management Tech Tools Did you know there is a variety of tech out there that can help you receive, review, and manage grants? From online platforms to software, we will share some tech tools to help you better manage grants. Building Your Personal Facebook Presence Not doing much with your personal Facebook profile? You’re probably not alone, but you can definitely put it to use for more than checking up on how your old classmates are doing. If you would like to learn how you can utilize your personal Facebook for more than just that, this is the session for you. Apps to Boost Personal & Professional Productivity We’re constantly being asked to do more with less – and less time. In this session, we will share a legion of ready-to-go apps to help you get rid of manual processes, automate your workflows and see a measurable difference in the way you manage your life and work time. Learn to Tweet Want to share your thoughts and links with the world? Get on Twitter. The TECHbar team will get you set up and Tweeting in minutes. Hands-on tutorial with your device. Unlocking the Secrets of LinkedIn Thought Leadership Ever wished you could be a LinkedIn thought leader but didn’t think you have the ideas or experience to stand out and be sought out? Come sit in and learn how you can stand out on LinkedIn. More than just an online resume, your LinkedIn profile connects you to the virtual marketplace of the business world. Tips & Tricks to Get to Know Your Tablet Inside & Out! It’s time to take full control over your tablet, and get to know how to use it! In this hands-on session, you are in control – become a mobile ninja! Top 10 Apps for Out-of-the-Office You are out of the office on the road at client meetings or an event, but you still need to keep the fires burning at the office and in your personal life. This session will unveil 10 top apps that will come in handy and help with productivity, travel arrangements, conference calls, scheduling and more. Top 7 Travel Apps: Road Warriors’ Tools on the Road Do you go on a lot of business trips? Better organize your trips, keep tabs on your expenses, and more with these great travel apps! Evaluating and Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profiles & Your Foundation’s LinkedIn Profile Ever wondered if you could better utilize your LinkedIn profile? Well now you can! Learn how you can improve your profile and evaluate each others’ LinkedIn profiles for constructive feedback that you can take away with you! Social Networking Analysis and Partnerships This session will be an introduction to the use of Social Network Analysis by foundation professionals. A technique utilized by evaluation professionals, it helps identify people and relationships. Learn why social network analysis is valuable and how it can help you achieve better impact through relationships. 16 Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting | www.cof.org

HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY IN A DESTABILIZED WORLD FOCUS AREAS #COFAnnual #Philanthropy NATURAL RESOURCES & ENERGY Within the frame of “Hope of Philanthropy in a World of Finite Resource,” this track aims to increase foundation participation in natural resource grant making. Sessions will inform participants of the serious nature of the threats to the planet and to inspire a renewed sense of urgency and purpose to solve them. With generous support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. ECONOMY & FINANCE 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. Sessions will explore how foundations can set priorities for investment and partnership. CIVIL SOCIETY While traditionally defined as institutions and organizations outside of the governmental and business sphere, civil society and the responsibility for a successful democracy is now becoming a collective accountability. How can philanthropy catalyze a just and equitable society? Programming in this area will look at both challenges and opportunities for civil society both here and across the world. Session support provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS As place-based hubs for local knowledge and resident needs, community foundations serve as anchors to both unify and inform how philanthropy leads a variety of stakeholders to work together. Sessions focus on forwardlooking issues of community foundation sustainability, leadership, and ability to address systemic change in the interest of driving the future of the philanthropic field. Reception support from the San Francisco Foundation. FAMILY FOUNDATIONS The dynamic nature of family philanthropy is informed by past legacy and forward-looking innovation from living donors and next generation engagement. Around the world, family philanthropists serve as change agents to leverage partnerships and spark collective action. Sessions are designed to help incorporate innovative strategies and new giving models in your own foundation, bringing about even greater change in your community. CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS Business is a central and undeniable influencer to effect positive social change around the globe, often coupling traditional grantmaking and with a range of tools and approaches for social investment. This track elevates examples of companies acting in new and different ways, thereby opening up a host of possibilities for the wider philanthropic field. Reception support from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. GLOBAL Given the increasingly global nature of philanthropy, the 2015 Annual Meeting includes programming for foundation leaders who support international activities. Sessions will discuss a range of topics that include the regulatory and practical challenges of global grantmaking, as well as philanthropy’s role in designing the Sustainable Development Goals, and new tools that track community philanthropy globally. POLICY This year’s public policy and legal sessions will tackle emerging issues such as public interest reporting and non-profit media and the connection between broadband, equity and economics, and will include the ever-popular Washington Update to bring members up-to-speed on legislative and regulatory action in Washington. The Annual Meeting will offer 10 hours of legal programming. EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Foundations have long been at the forefront of leadership with the power to influence, convene and affect positive transformation. Leading effectively through today’s times of constant change requires new thinking and approaches. These session topics explore emerging and evolving executive challenges and help foundation leaders consider ways to enhance effectiveness at the organizational and individual level. www.cof.org | Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting 17

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