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LEADING TOGETHER SCHEDULE SUNDAY, APRIL 26 OPENING BREAKFAST PLENARY 8:00 am – 10:30 am Yerba Buena Salon 7/9 Lower B2 Level Teamwork, Creativity, and Disruption: Leadership Lessons from the Original Innovators Today’s most complex challenges are defined by dichotomies of wealth amidst economic growth, a planet strained by increasing population and climate change, and global societies where basic freedoms and rights are at risk. Against this backdrop, collaboration and collective leadership are tantamount to social change and progress. Hear from Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of The Innovators, about the original digital age pioneers, how innovation really happens collaboratively, and what philanthropy can learn as we lead together during these destabilized times. SPECIAL SESSION 10:30 am - 11:00 am Nob Hill A/B Lower B2 Level New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation New to the Council? Is this your first Council conference? Find out tips for making the most of your time in San Francisco, and what resources are available through Council membership. Stop by! You’ll be glad you did. LEARNING LAB 10:45 am – 11:15 am Council Central California Endowment In the past year, The California Endowment’s online community has surged to more than 300,000 people engaged in health-related issues. The Endowment leveraged Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr in its Get Covered/Asegúrate initiative to help enroll 4 million uninsured Californians in coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Their Sons & Brothers, #SchoolsNotPrisons, and #Health4All social media efforts are changing the social norms surrounding issues of health equity - including health care access for undocumented Californians - and engaging new and younger audiences in the issues. In this session, discover the power of social media to activate people, change the narrative and catalyze change. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Golden Gate C2 B2 Level Top 10 Ways Foundations Can Get Into Trouble (CLE) Foundation law can be filled with unsuspecting traps - from corporate sponsorships, donor pledge fulfillment, to self-dealing transactions. Council attorneys Suzanne Friday, Lara Kalwinski and Bryan Del Rosario count down ten of the most common ways that foundations can run afoul of the law and discuss how to avoid trouble. This session will cover issues relevant to all foundation types as well as some specific to Family, Corporate and Community Foundations. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Yerba Buena Salon 1/2 Lower B2 Level Philanthropy’s Role in Free Speech, Press and Religion The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris jumpstarted a global conversation about the importance of fundamental democratic values. Democratic nations rallied together en masse in order to demonstrate a strong consensus about the need to protect these values in civil society. Yet, millions across the globe celebrated these attacks as a justified response to what they perceived as religious denigration. These events remind us of the ongoing need for civil discourse that allows disparate ideologies to have voice. What is philanthropy’s role to ensure open speech, inclusion of ideological and religious differences, privacy, and the right to assemble? CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Yerba Buena Salon 10/11 Lower B2 Level Taking a Stand for Foundation Leaders: A Growing Trend for Foundation Leaders? Sometimes foundations are celebrated as “neutral conveners” around controversial issues. But, many foundation leaders are instead taking strong stands on critical issues in their communities (education, health, police brutality, and more). Is this a new trend? What are the benefits and pitfalls? Come meet respected foundation CEOs who take stands. 18 Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting |

HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY IN A DESTABILIZED WORLD SUNDAY, APRIL 26 SCHEDULE #COFAnnual #Philanthropy Seven Ideas to Jumpstart the Economy (CPE) Seven ideas. Seven minute presentations. One Hour. This fast-paced session will kick off the conference’s programmatic focus on finance and economy. Attendees will be immersed in some of the most exciting and provocative ideas in philanthropy that can ultimately be implemented in your diverse communities. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Location Yerba Buena Salon 12/13 Lower B2 Level Impact Investing: The Nuts and Bolts Everyone knows about impact investing, but how do you start your foundation down a path to utilize this emerging tactic? This session will provide an interactive discussion on the tools you need to have and the initial steps you need to take with your staff and board to incorporate impact investing as part of your philanthropic strategy. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Location Nob Hill A/B Lower B2 Level Leading Together Across Generations: New Directions in Philanthropy Millennials and Next Gen’ers think differently than previous generations, and that is increasingly evident in philanthropy. This session will explore how their contrast of attitudes are shaping giving patterns. This session will also cover how these shifts connect with the long term efforts of community foundations, paying particular attention to the large transfer of wealth that is projected to occur in the next several decades. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Nob Hill C/D Lower B2 Level Breaking the Corporate Collaboration Barrier: A Case Study on SFGives With the booming tech sector bringing job and income growth to San Francisco as well as surging housing costs, a backlash of anti-tech sentiment fueled protests against gentrification and evictions. Against this backdrop, Tipping Point Community partnered with Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to issue a challenge to the business community. Their goal was to raise $10 million to fight poverty in San Francisco through a campaign called SFGives. Within a brief 60 days, SFGives exceeded its fundraising goal with support from companies of various sizes and historical philanthropic involvement. Across the United States, many other communities have expressed an interest in galvanizing around a pressing social issue, but cross-sector and corporate collaboration have proven challenging. This session will explore the business case for participation in this campaign among key corporate donors, as well as their role ‘beyond the check’ including collaborative efforts. Additionally, Tipping Point Community will share insights regarding their role as the facilitator of the collaborative, how they accomplished such fundraising success and their long-term social impact goals. Attendees can expect to hear best practices that may be applied to similar issue or place-based initiatives. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Yerba Buena Salon 3/4 Lower B2 Level There is No “Planet B”: Why a Healthy Environment is Essential for a Healthy Community This session will prove that no matter what you fund or care about, a healthy planet is essential to the health of communities across the globe. Join President Mary Robinson and Walter Isaacson for a conversation to explore the connections between the environment and issues including poverty alleviation, public health, reducing social conflict, supporting vulnerable populations, education, and human rights. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Club Room Second Level Washington Update: What to Expect from the New Congress (CLE) What’s happening on Capitol Hill that could impact foundations? What is on the radar screen of policy makers in Washington? Will Congress take action on tax reform this year? Momentum is building for a major overhaul of our tax code, and it is imperative for philanthropic organizations to weigh in on the conversation. Find out how the decisions being made in the nation’s capital affect the work you do in your community. Hear from Council staff and colleagues about what is being done and learn what you can do as well. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Yerba Buena Salon 5/6 Lower B2 Level | Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting 19

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