Off and Running at the 2016 National Conference

PhilanthroFiles is on a quick hiatus this week for the 2016 National Conference, and we look forward to bringing you a conference recap here next week. In the meantime… Watch your email for daily highlights from the conference. Sign up for our email newsletter >> Join the conversation on Twitter using #ExPhil16. Mark your calendar … Continue reading Off and Running at the 2016 National Conference

Inspiration, Outsized Impact at Close of 2014 National Conference

By Ebonie Johnson Cooper on behalf of Exponent Philanthropy Creating solutions to society’s most persistent problems is the true power of philanthropy. This message was clearly delivered by Veronika Scott, founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan and the youngest recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, during the closing plenary of Exponent … Continue reading Inspiration, Outsized Impact at Close of 2014 National Conference

Put Your Point of View Into Play: 2014 National Conference Panelists Discuss Trends, Path to Solutions

By Courtney M. McSwain on behalf of Exponent Philanthropy Changing U.S. demographic trends, advances in technology, political polarization, and geographic mobility all impact the way communities are addressing social problems today. This was the underlying message conveyed at Friday’s spotlight panel, on the second full day of Exponent Philanthropy’s 2014 National Conference. Panel moderator Michael Dimock, president of … Continue reading Put Your Point of View Into Play: 2014 National Conference Panelists Discuss Trends, Path to Solutions

2014 National Conference Opens to Themes of Urgency, Impact

By Ebonie Johnson Cooper on behalf of Exponent Philanthropy Although we may not realize it, Americans today make data-driven decisions almost instinctively. Who books a hotel room without reading online reviews or makes a restaurant reservation without consulting Yelp? We rely on crowdsourced evaluations to inform our choices on everything from dating to shopping. Yet … Continue reading 2014 National Conference Opens to Themes of Urgency, Impact

Walk and Talk Washington’s Past and Present at the 2014 National Conference

By Lauren Kotkin, Exponent Philanthropy Like many people, places, and things in Washington, D.C., our 2014 National Conference hotel, the Washington Hilton, has its own Wikipedia page. You can read about its architect, current owner, and historic events that occurred at the hotel. It even shares the hotel’s nickname, the Hinckley Hilton, referencing John Hinckley, Jr.’s attempt … Continue reading Walk and Talk Washington’s Past and Present at the 2014 National Conference

Learn With Peers at the 2014 National Conference

By Lauren Kotkin, Exponent Philanthropy Peer salons are back! Back at our 2014 National Conference, that is. They’ll take place on the second day of the conference, Friday, October 31, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Curious to know more? Here is a Q&A with Senior Program Director Janice Simsohn Shaw, who is planning these fun, interactive sessions. What are … Continue reading Learn With Peers at the 2014 National Conference

What Does It Take to Rebuild a Neighborhood? 2014 National Conference Site Sessions

By Lauren Kotkin, Exponent Philanthropy The riots of 1968 destroyed many parts of the District of Columbia; buildings were left in rubble and residents moved away leaving vacancies across the city. This 1979 map, from a report by the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, marks neighborhoods then considered “sound” or “distressed.” Fast forward 25 years. … Continue reading What Does It Take to Rebuild a Neighborhood? 2014 National Conference Site Sessions

What You Will Find in Washington, DC at the 2014 National Conference

By Lauren Kotkin, Exponent Philanthropy “Washington is broken. It’s time to fix Washington.” These words are usually spoken by those who come here to govern the country. But they don’t actually live here. Who does live here, in the District of Columbia? I do, along with several Exponent Philanthropy colleagues, more than 600,000 people in the district … Continue reading What You Will Find in Washington, DC at the 2014 National Conference

Highlights on Global Grantmaking at the Exponent Philanthropy National Conference

By Mary Beth Gallagher, The William Hinman Foundation As a global grant maker at the recent Exponent Philanthropy 2012 National Conference, it was exciting to meet other foundations engaged in international work. It was valuable to get into detail at key panel discussions on global networking and to explore how to leverage opportunities in global philanthropy. … Continue reading Highlights on Global Grantmaking at the Exponent Philanthropy National Conference

Impressions from the ASF National Conference

By Ted Donley, The Donley Foundation At the recent ASF 2012 National Conference in San Francisco, I was captivated and inspired by several speakers and sessions in particular. I would like to share with you my favorites and what I learned from them. Favorite Session: Funding Advocacy, Mobilizing Partners, Catalyzing Change The amazing ASF member … Continue reading Impressions from the ASF National Conference