Friday, November 15
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Salon A Foyer (Lower Level)
Changing Policy Through Storytelling
While the United States has witnessed a recent wave of activism among youth, many of us still feel powerless to create change. Combat this “engagement paralysis” by learning how to empower yourself or others through the power of storytelling. You’ll discover real-world examples of personal struggles that translated into policy remedies, learn the steps for crafting a compelling narrative, and walk away feeling empowered to create change in your community. Presented by Young Invincibles
Connecting With Rural Communities
Many people have set their sights on rural communities with renewed interest since the 2016 election, but philanthropy, grantees, and intermediaries have often struggled to forge meaningful connections. Reasons for the disconnect vary, but there are some key tactics you can enlist to create more effective, deep, and sustainable relationships. If you’ve been trying to make connections in rural communities with little or mixed success, come to this session for some guidance, feedback, and support. Presented by PhilanthropywoRx
Funders and consultants have offered their insight on “doing the work” of diversity, equity, and inclusion, but this workshop will take those conversations to the next level. You will learn how to embed DEI principles into your organization, and what that really looks like from an operations perspective. Hear from several nonprofit COOs who sit at the intersection of strategy, people management, and resource allocation who have used their roles to advance DEI practices. Presented by Capital Partners for Education
Reforming Philanthropy in America: Top-down, Bottom-up, or in Between?
There is steady conversation in our sector about the need for a “reckoning” with the history and the practices of philanthropy in America with some concluding that that the entire philanthropic “system” has become deeply ineffective and requires serious, systemic reform. Some advocate that the most effective means of reform is through the policy/regulatory process. Others suggest that philanthropy should “lead with its principles,” defining a new, values-driven, self-regulatory framework that can fundamentally alter the ways philanthropy works. This conversation will explore the issues at play in the current debate, examine specific approaches and proposals for reform, and seek input from the community on whether this ongoing debate is pointed at the most pressing problems facing philanthropy in America today. Hosted by Independent Sector
Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management and Professor of Nonprofit Management at North Park University
The Changing Landscape of Religion, Spirituality, and Identity in America
To change minds and motivate people, you must tap into their moral beliefs. For millions of Americans, a key source of those beliefs is spirituality and/or religion. Fetzer Institute and Hattaway have teamed up for a groundbreaking study of spirituality in America, exploring how people experience and practice spirituality within and outside traditional religions. Learn how to connect your changemaking work to deeply held beliefs that give people hope, to humanity and the greater good, and to the meaning and purpose in life. Presented by Fetzer Institute More about this workshop: Can Connecting Your Work to Spiritual Values Make Changework More Effective?
The Fetzer Institute
University of Chicago
Hattaway Communications, Inc.