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LEADING TOGETHER

LEADING TOGETHER SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE WIFI To access Conference WIFI Network name: Annual2015 Password: Knight15 Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation CONFERENCE APP Stay up-to-date and receive real-time alerts on sessions and breaking news. DOWNLOAD AT www.cof.org/app FRIDAY, APRIL 24 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals - Day 1 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Funder’s Strategy Session on Human Services 12:00 pm - 6:15pm Philanthropy and Public Policy: Executive Challenges, Leadership Opportunities - Day 1 SATURDAY, APRIL 25 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals - Day 2 8:30 am - 12:45 pm Philanthropy and Public Policy: Executive Challenges, Leadership Opportunities - Day 2 9:00 am - 11:00 am Community Foundations Global Event 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Evolution of American Philanthropy - Part 1 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Public Policy Challenges and Leadership Opportunities for Community Foundations 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Evolution of American Philanthropy - Part 2 SUNDAY, APRIL 26 8:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Breakfast Plenary 10:30 am - 11:15 am Break 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch - Leadership in Action Series 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Break 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Leadership in Action Series 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Networking Event This program is printed with soy inks on 100% recycled content, 100% post-consumer waste, processed chlorine-free. It was printed in the San Francisco area to reduce emissions due to shipping. The Council has implemented a number of sustainability practices at this year’s Annual Meeting. To view them, go to www.cof.org/2015-annual/ sustainability. With thanks to our conference Sustainability Partner Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation MONDAY, APRIL 27 8:30 am - 10:30 am Breakfast Plenary 10:30 am - 11:15 am Break 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break - Membership Meeting 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Break 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Plenary 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception Row 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Global Reception and Dinner TUESDAY, APRIL 28 7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast - Leadership in Action Series 8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakout Sessions 9:30 am - 10:00 am Break 10:00 am - 11:00 am Breakout Sessions 11:00 am - 11:30 am Break 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Lunch Plenary 2 Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting | www.cof.org

HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY IN A DESTABILIZED WORLD WELCOME #COFAnnual #Philanthropy Welcome to the 2015 Annual Meeting! This first-of-its-kind Council on Foundations conference unites our full membership and philanthropic networks as one. This year’s conference underscores the importance of coming together to address – as one philanthropic community – some of today’s toughest challenges. This unified conference will facilitate sharing across the field, while still recognizing the unique needs of professionals at different foundation types. By looking outside ourselves and across the landscape, by leading together, we can take unified action and increase philanthropy’s impact in society. With over 90 sessions and events, this conference will host some of the most important discussions in the field about emerging trends, innovation, and the role of philanthropy. As a strategic leadership organization for the field, the Council is the first and right place for these conversations to take place. We provide an indispensable forum for civil discourse about the issues facing philanthropy and the people it serves. The imperative for collective action has become increasingly urgent in the face of complex global problems. Our meeting theme, “Leading Together: Hope and Opportunity in a Destabilized World” acknowledges that philanthropic leaders must show collaborative leadership if we are going to address the important issues of our time. No single entity can create economic opportunity, secure our natural resources, and strengthen democratic society without partners. With guidance from a set of stellar Working Groups, the programming at the Annual Meeting focuses on three urgent areas that, if philanthropy is successful in helping stabilize, we can create greater stabilization around the world: • Natural Resources and Energy. Though over 7.1 billion people now live on earth, the planet’s population is expected to increase rapidly in coming decades. An increasing population will strain existing natural systems as well as continue to impact climate change as people consume more energy and resources. Foundations have repeatedly catalyzed action that have helped communities adapt to changing ecosystems. Programming in this focus area looks at how foundations are helping mange systems for sustainable resources and building resilience amidst a changing natural world. • Civil Society. A healthy civil society is critical to the success of democracy and strengthens our civic values. It is the individuals and institutions that are independent of governments, the platform where the people exercise the freedoms of speech and association, where individuals may coalesce around shared interests, purposes and values, and where diversity is embraced. Programming in this area looks at both challenges and opportunities for civil society, both here and across the world. • Economy and Finance. The long-term health and prosperity of our global economy depends on the ability of the private sector to create jobs and shared opportunity. 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. Programming in this track explores how foundations can set priorities for investment and partnership. Philanthropy has diverse knowledge, experience, and assets that contribute to the vibrancy and creativity of our sector. As such, the Annual Meeting includes special programming developed by community foundations, family philanthropists, and corporate foundations to showcase approaches and capacities of different social actors in the broader giving ecosystem. By understanding the varied roles and resources within philanthropy, we are better equipped to collaborate together. As we meet in the heart of San Francisco, a place defined by a forward-thinking spirit, you’ll also see examples of new and emerging types of philanthropy and examine how technology can help our efforts. A wide variety of new session designs will showcase trends in the field, big ideas, and emerging forms of practice. Thank you for joining this incredible community of professionals as we build a unifying approach around important issues facing the field. Jot down some new ideas. Learn a lot. Meet new people. Enjoy! Sincerely, Vikki Spruill President and CEO Council on Foundations 3 www.cof.org 2015 Council on | Council Foundations on Foundations Annual Meeting 2015 Annual | www.cof.org Meeting 3

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