Leadership & Management Sessions


Enterprise Philanthropy - An Entrepreneur's Perspective on Playing to Win

Panelists: Josh Trautwein, Fresh Truck; Rosalind Smith, Women Empowerment Initiative for Change; Sam Greenberg, Y2Y Moderator: Paul Swindlehurst, Seacoast Philanthropy Services
Join three of the Boston area’s most innovative, successful entrepreneurs as they reveal how taking non-traditional approaches to business creation and philanthropy has been a key to their success.  The amazing growth of their charitable businesses has been powered by effective storytelling, great branding, and a disciplined approach to financial development and forecasting. Learn how they leveraged these and other strategies to great effect. You will develop fresh insights and approaches to your own fundraising practice while seeing new possibilities and opportunities for your organization.

The CEO/CDO Relationship: Navigating through Difficult Situations

Presenters:  Shelley Goode and Abby Maxman of Oxfam America
Moderated by David Woodruff of MIT

An aligned and trusting relationship between the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Development Officer is critical to driving the mission, programs, and development of any organization. Two officers from Oxfam America, a leading global organization working to end the injustice of poverty, will discuss their personal insights on this important relationship and their approach to fundraising, operations and personnel.

Trends in Philanthropy

A Panel led by Brian Nevins, CCS Fundraising
Have recent events changed how we operate? Join a panel of CDOs, moderated by Brian Nevins of CCS Fundraising, for a 30,000 foot discussion about the effects of world events on our industry. Using long-term and short-term data trends from Giving USA - and panelist and client experiences - we will discuss the pressing issues and encourage audience participation for a lively session.

Leveraging Trends To Cultivate Effective Relationships

Presented by Travis Kilpatrick of Liberty Mutual Foundation and Alana Hill of College Bound Dorchester
The stream of data and trends in philanthropy today comes at an ever-increasing rate. With such a wide range of recommendations and examples available to all, how do you sift through the details and prioritize what your organization needs in order to fundraise well? Learn how one development team stays on top of trends to drive their strategy and maintain their focus on individual relationships.


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