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LEADING TOGETHER SCHEDULE TUESDAY, APRIL 28 KNOW & GO 8:35 am – 8:55 am Golden Gate C3 B2 Level What Measures Matter Including the Arts in Your Community Indicator Initiative Community indicator initiatives help identify and track local community priorities. That is, “What Measures, Matters.” These metrics typically include information on health, education, and employment, but often exclude arts and culture due to a lack of reliable longitudinal data. This session will explore the Local Arts Index and the value of county-level arts measures as a way to determine community health and vitality. KNOW & GO 8:55 am – 9:10 am Golden Gate C3 B2 Level Funder and Non Profit Collaboration – Connecting Youth to Nature Successful cross sector collaborations build alliances to solve problems and achieve shared goals. But many are in name only as leaders are unable to confront challenges, adjust values, change perspectives, and learn new habits. Explore skills necessary for effective cross sector leadership and learn how to measure dimensions of success. KNOW & GO 9:15 am – 9:30 am Golden Gate C3 B2 Level The Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste: Focusing on Scalable, Transformative Innovation Up to 40% of the food produced in the United States is wasted, representing nearly 5% of US GHG Emissions, while 1 in 5 Americans is unsure of where there next meal is going to come from. Regardless of the lens your organization uses, this session will be a great way to better understand the complex dynamics of food waste and how we can all work better with one another to scale solutions through a range of foundation tools. We will discuss how different funders are coming to the table from a range of perspectives. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yerba Buena Salon 10/11 Lower B2 Level Creative Capital for the Planet: Leveraging Philanthropy Investments with Finance Partners When capital markets take note of social issues, the result can be a dramatic increase in awareness, impact, and behavior change of both individuals and institutions. This session will explore pathways to leverage philanthropy funds with impact capital and show the kind of power such pathways can generate. CleanTech and the conservation are capital intensive and offer especially strong opportunities for investment. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yerba Buena Salon 12/13 Lower B2 Level Fostering an Engaged Citizenry: What Does it Take? The education and engagement of citizens spans the entire lifecycle of the individual. From schoolaged civic education and expanding voter participation, to corporate volunteerism and nonprofit service, engaging human capital in democratic participation enriches society across all sectors. Through the lens of voting rights and access as a lens for engaged citizenry, the session will explore trends and opportunities to engage and unite individuals and communities, particularly those who are most marginalized. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 am – 11:00 am Club Room Second Level Participatory Grantmaking Philanthropy has seen an increased interest in using both a for-profit and venture approach to its grantmaking, and the field has seen a proliferation of open competitions for ideas as a way to spur innovation and openness in the field. At the same time, some nonprofit leaders have expressed concerns that this model of funding exacerbates the inherent power imbalance between funders and grantees and prevents meaningful partnerships. In this discussion, nonprofit and foundation leaders will discuss the merits and shortcomings of participatory grantmaking. 34 Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting |

HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY IN A DESTABILIZED WORLD TUESDAY, APRIL 28 SCHEDULE #COFAnnual #Philanthropy Increasing Social Impact through Funder Alignment Network In 2009, the State Street Foundation in partnership with the City of Boston launched a new model for funder collaboration to address existing fragmentation between the many and varied funding streams that support young people living in Boston’s neighborhoods with high poverty and violence. Today, The Collaborative has grown to over 100 members across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, Including state/city funders and corporate, community, institutional, and family foundations that In total represent $400M in annual grant making and public resources. With Root Cause Consulting acting as the backbone organization, the work is driven by shared leadership and financial commitment for core operations from multiple sustaining leaders: State Street Foundation, The Boston Foundation, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley, BNY Mellon, The Trefler Family Foundation, and the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yerba Buena Salon 3/4 Lower B2 Level At the heart of the Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative efforts has been the development of the Career Pathways Framework – a tool designed to support comprehensive resource development and capacity building of programming to put youth ages 11 to 24 years old on paths to positive youth development, academic success, and employability. In total, it is projected that $10.7M is aligned with the Framework. In this session, Collaborative members will share how public and private funders have built a learning community, strengthened relationships, and aligned members’ understanding of best practices. The session will highlight how funders inform each other’s work and leverage investments to bring about systems change. Unlikely Global Collaborations Increasingly, U.S. foundations are partnering with international development actors in new ways - collaborating to make pooled grants, undertake shared research agendas, and working together to increase the impact of global programs. At the World Bank, growing numbers of Trust Funds, like the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, allow private foundations and governments to co-fund programs across sectors and geographies that target shared development goals. In 2013, a range of American foundations joined with USAID to launch the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy, which is now led by the South African-based Global Fund for Community Foundations. This organization researches researches how local resources can better reduce donor dependence and increase sustainability of civil society. Additionally, under the leadership of Raj Shah, USAID has embarked on a new path of partnerships, often with foundations, through its newly revamped Development Lab which oversees Global Development Alliances and new processes for co-creation of global programs with non-traditional partners. Organizations involved in these collaborations between philanthropic actors, governments, and multilateral development agencies will discuss how they established these partnerships and what challenges and opportunities they uncovered along the way. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yerba Buena Salon 1/2 Lower B2 Level Achieving the Gold Standard: Building Your Unrestricted Endowment Endowment building is an evergreen topic for community foundations and was a very popular session at the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations. The focus of this session will be endowmentbuilding case studies from community foundations of various sizes, including a particular emphasis on unrestricted asset building. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nob Hill A/B Lower B2 Level | Council on Foundations 2015 Annual Meeting 35

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