Breakout Session Presentations

Blending Technology with Tradition
Blending Technology with Tradition
Technology and tradition need not be adversaries. Linking technology and tradition helps nonprofits and foundations expand their reach, improve their programs and amplify access to experiences that enrich communities.
Speakers
Adrian Anantawan, Conservatory Lab Charter School
Kimberly Hamilton, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Christian Øverland, The Henry Ford
Moderator
Aaron P. Dworkin, Sphinx Organization

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Income Inequality
The True Cost of Income Inequality
What implication does growing income inequality have on the economy, democracy, and opportunity? This session presented data on the magnitude of the challenge facing the U.S., and its impact on the nation’s social fabric and economic growth through three lenses: health, diversity, and the prospects for the next generation. Speakers shared both conservative and liberal viewpoints.
Presented by Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action
Speakers
Gail C. Christopher, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Tamara Draut, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action
Ron Haskins, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Moderator
Abigail Carlton, Rockefeller Foundation

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Using Networks to Scale Up
Using Networks to Scale Up
What will it take to help networked organizations be powerful platforms for scaling proven programs or interventions? This session discussed the kinds of investments in technology and organizational capacity, partnerships with evidence-based programs and funding strategies that will help build networks that can make significant progress in addressing some of the vast needs that exist in society today. 
Presented by The Bridgespan Group
Speakers
Kate Markin Coleman, YMCA of the USA
Carolyn S. Miles, Save the Children Federation
Kevin Jordan, Local Initiatives Support Corporation 
Stacey Stewart, United Way Worldwide
Moderator
Jeffrey L. Bradach, The Bridgespan Group

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Digital Advocacy

Digital Advocacy Master Class
Tech gurus revolutionized the use of digital outreach during the 2012 presidential election. Putting their opposing politics aside, our speakers shared what worked, and built a digital "playbook" so nonprofits can incorporate cutting-edge tactics when tackling their most pressing challenges.
Presented by The Joyce Foundation
Speakers
Patrick Ruffini, Engage, LLC 
Michael Slaby, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Moderator 
Ellen S. Alberding, The Joyce Foundation 

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Leadership Lessons
Leadership Lessons: Integrity and Power Dynamics
What values and skills are key to successful collaborations between funders and nonprofits? This interactive workshop focused on research done by the Center for Creative Leadership on the importance of character strengths for leaders, specifically integrity, bravery, perspective and social intelligence. Participants will also learn influencing skills which are critical when power dynamics are at play.
Presented by Center for Creative Leadership
Speakers
Karen Dyer, Center for Creative Leadership
Sue Simmons, Center for Creative Leadership

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Next Generation of Change
The Next Generation of Change
As younger talent enters the nonprofit workforce - Gen Xers and especially Millennials - there will be an undeniable challenge and opportunity to redefine the next generation of leadership for change. This session featured examples from people across the generations who are on the leading edge of the next generation of change. 
Speakers
Presented by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Frances Kunreuther, Building Movement Project
Decker Ngongang, Echoing Green
Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Building Movement Project
Moderator
Trish Tchume, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

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Big Data
Big Data
Accumulating data is mechanical – understanding and utilizing data takes vision and creativity. Speakers shared first-hand examples of how data can be used to reveal essential truths, spot trends and craft solutions. 
Speakers
Kristin Cambell, National Conference on Citizenship
Jacob Harold, GuideStar USA, Inc.
Michael Smith, The White House
Moderator
Bradford K. Smith, The Foundation Center

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Digital Advocacy

NYC Experiments in Civic Inclusion
Explore how authentic civic engagement worked and the role of institutions in successful civic inclusion projects in New York. Participants discovered models they can learn from and tools they can implement at their own organizations. 
Speakers
Maria Bauman, Urban Bush Women
Jill Eisenhard, Red Hook Initiative
Sarah Johnson, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute
Scott Millstein, Coro New York Leadership Center
Sondra Youdelman, Community Voices Heard 
Moderator
Will Friedman, Public Agenda

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Brand Masters
Brand Masters
Branding is much more than a catchy logo or tagline. A great brand can elevate your organization and move your donors, volunteers and partners beyond awareness to a deeper level of engagement. In this session, advertising and PR experts shared how their corporate clients build and leverage their brand and how you can apply these best practices to your nonprofit organization to maximize your reach and impact.
Speakers
Presented by The Ad Council
Robert Baiocco, Executive Creative Director; Consultant
Beata Gutman, Edelman
Wendy MacGregor, AOL; Former CMO, Feeding America
Moderator
Peggy Conlon, Ad Council 

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Digital Advocacy

Conversation with American Express Leadership Awardee
In this interactive session, Sarah Johnson, director of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, discussed the connections between the work of an artist and leadership skills, sharing key takeaways from some of the Hall’s innovative education and community engagement programs. Sarah also explored approaches to program development — from idea generation to the creation of effective, mature programs with demonstrated social impact, and to apply this process to an arts project and an initiative for your own organization.

Speaker:
Sarah Johnson
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute

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Key Issues in Tax Reform
PPAI: Key Issues on Tax Reform
A lively, interactive discussion of the hot topics in tax reform, including UBIT, non-cash contributions, the charitable deduction, nonprofit advocacy, and community and private foundation issues. Hear from academic experts and practitioners about concerns and problems with the current system and discuss with other nonprofit professionals their practical approaches to dealing with current regulations and proposed reforms. Continental breakfast will be served.
Speakers
UBIT/Commercial Activity:
Jill Manny, Executive Director, National Center on Philanthropy & the Law, New York University School of Law
Angela Williams, Senior VP & General Counsel, YMCA of the USA
Nonprofit Advocacy and Political Activity:
Greg Colvin, Principal, Adler & Colvin
Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Moderator

Kyle Caldwell, Program Director - Pathways Out of Poverty, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

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