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2013 National Conference Featured Speaker Videos and Transcripts
Judith Rodin Keynote Address
"Leveraging the Power of Innovation"

In her opening plenary keynote, Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, discussed “recombinant innovation” applied to social challenges, illustrating her thesis with numerous success stories supported by the Foundation and stressing the need for "new kinds of partnerships, re-configured business models, recombining existing assets and existing approaches, and more openly seeking and sourcing new ideas.” Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation

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Judith Rodin and Wynton Marsalis
"Leveraging the Power of Innovation"

Like two musicians engaged in “call and response,” Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and musician-composer-advocate Wynton Marsalis hit every note in pursuit of collaborative innovation -- to pool everyone’s talents, tackle our problems together, and build one national narrative where all are included.
Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation

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Diana Aviv & Stephen B. Heintz "Our Common Purpose"
(Part One)

IS President and CEO Diana Aviv and Rockefeller Brothers Fund President and IS Board Chair Stephen Heintz dialogued on the absolute necessity of rejecting the “paralysis analysis” and tapping the strengths of our sector – a workforce inspired by service, our legacy of achievement, our mighty financial platform, and the trust the public places in us – to recreate and accelerate an equitable and just society.

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Diana Aviv & Stephen B. Heintz "Our Common Purpose"
(Part Two)

IS President and CEO Diana Aviv and Rockefeller Brothers Fund President and IS Board Chair Stephen Heintz dialogued on the absolute necessity of rejecting the “paralysis analysis” and tapping the strengths of our sector – a workforce inspired by service, our legacy of achievement, our mighty financial platform, and the trust the public places in us – to recreate and accelerate an equitable and just society.

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Diana Aviv, Stephen B. Heintz & Maria Hinojosa
"Our Common Purpose" (Part Three)

Maria Hinojosa joins IS President and CEO Diana Aviv and Rockefeller Brothers Fund President and IS Board Chair Stephen Heintz as they continue the dialogue on rejecting the “paralysis analysis” and tapping the strengths of our sector – a workforce inspired by service, our legacy of achievement, our mighty financial platform, and the trust the public places in us – to recreate and accelerate an equitable and just society.

Rapid Fire Panel video is available immediately after the discussion.

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Connie Rice 2013 John W. Gardner Leadership Award Recipient Remarks
2013 John W. Gardner Leadership Award honoree Connie Rice, civil rights activist and founder of Advancement Project, described the transformation of Los Angeles communities once wracked by gang violence and recommended a person-to-person strategy for changing the world: “Walk with your opponent, learn their life, and help translate what they need to hear.”
Sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations

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Sarah Johnson 2013 American Express NGen Leadership Award Recipient Remarks
2013 American Express NGen Award recipient Sarah Johnson, director of Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall, called on the arts community to “show up, and bring the resources of the arts to the larger effort…at a time of startlingly rapid change and the merging of genres, when so many divisions seem to be falling away.”  Sponsored by American Express Foundation

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Kenneth I. Chenault and Geoffrey Canada
"A Commitment to Leadership" (Part One)

Side by side: college roommates and life-long friends passionately share their thoughts on leadership that “makes a real difference in this country” to enable “every person to rise to the level of their potential.” They are American Express CEO and Chairman Ken Chenault and Harlem Children’s Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada, joined by moderator Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Sponsored by American Express Foundation

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Kenneth I. Chenault and Geoffrey Canada
"A Commitment to Leadership" (Part Two)

Side by side: college roommates and life-long friends passionately share their thoughts on leadership that “makes a real difference in this country” to enable “every person to rise to the level of their potential.” They are American Express CEO and Chairman Ken Chenault and Harlem Children’s Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada, joined by moderator Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Sponsored by American Express Foundation

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Emmett Carson 2013 Public Policy Action Institute
Keynote Address

PPAI opened with an inspirational plenary address by Emmett Carson, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who admonished the nonprofit sector to stop being afraid of engaging in lobbying and to stand up and fight for our causes.
Sponsored by The Cleveland Foundation, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Washington Council Ernst & Young

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