Sunday Schedule

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Schedule at a Glance

Slides and Resources are listed under their appropriate session.

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Inspirational topics presented with a philanthropy lens

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Sessions focused on philanthropy's fundamentals 

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Sessions designed specifically with seasoned practitioners in mind

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Opportunities to celebrate Exponent Philanthropy’s 20th anniversary

Preconference Programming  

Foundations 101NatCon16-book-icon

9:00 am – 4:30 pm | This seminar is now full. 

Get up to speed on foundation essentials by examining the components of running a foundation: governance, legal issues, and grantmaking. Learn the basics, get valuable tips, and build your network as you learn with and from foundation colleagues. For more information and to register, go to Foundations 101.

Speakers: Jeff Haskell, Foundation Source, Lake Success, NY, and Betsy Brill, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd, Chicago, IL

Coaching for Effective PhilanthropyNatCon16-lightbulb-icon

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | This program is now full.

Based on years of experience integrating coaching into Exponent Philanthropy’s work, as well as practical experience with foundation leaders as a core part of our Master Juggler Executive Institute, the new Coaching for Effective Philanthropy program translates popular business coaching skills to the field of philanthropy. Learning how to coach will enable you to deepen your relationships, develop your capacity to serve and lead, and give you the satisfaction and fulfillment of bringing out the best in yourself and others. The 2016 program is now full. Contact Stephen Alexander to be the first to hear about our next coaching program.

Speaker: Jen Lachman, Lachman Consulting, Alexandria, VA

Walking Tour: The 606 Trail

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm | This tour is now full. 

Register for this tour when your register for the conference. Additional fee required.
Get moving! Start your conference early and enjoy an afternoon walking tour of the eastern mile of the new 606 Trail, primarily in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. Learn about the process of re-imagining an old railroad viaduct into a modern city park and trail, which knits together neighborhoods the railroad once divided. We’ll conclude with a special Chicago snack. A bus will take us to the starting point, and the tour will be led by a docent with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Walking Tour: Changing Neighborhoods

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm | This tour is now full. 

Register for this tour when you register for the conference. Additional fee required.
Chicago is a mosaic of neighborhoods, and we’ll explore two fascinating, ever-changing ones. Discover the art, architecture, and history of Pilsen, originally a Czech neighborhood but now home to Chicago’s largest Hispanic community. Also visit Bronzeville, a mecca of African-American history on Chicago's South Side, just miles south of downtown. We’ll have a drive-through of Chinatown, Greektown, and Little Italy as well. A bus will take us to each neighborhood starting point, and the tour will be led by a docent with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Connections Mixer

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kick off the conference with structured networking activities designed to get you moving and connecting with your peers. You’ll leave the mixer energized and equipped with tips you can use to make connections throughout the conference.

Facilitator: Alex Toma, Peace and Security Funders Group, Washington, DC

This session is generously supported by The Washington Square Health Foundation.  

Washington Square Health Foundation

Registration Open

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Visit the registration desk tonight to pick up your conference materials! Ask your conference questions and download the conference app.

Chair's Reception

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Invitation only, for Exponent Philanthropy Donors