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Philanthropy in Action
January 19-20, 2017

Radisson Blu Minneapolis
35 South Seventh Street

At Philanthropy in Action, we've pulled together the ideas and tools you need to think deeply about moving your work forward, taking action and creating change!

This year's large plenaries are with:

  • Vu Le of Nonprofits With Balls, with a nonprofit perspective on philanthropy in action, and
  • Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading forecasting firm that researches technology and answers “What’s the future of X?” for a global client base. She'll discuss predicting technological change and what you can do about it now, which is also covered in her third book: The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream.

You'll also hear from: 

  • Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: addressing collaboration and lasting change
  • Keesha Gaskins, director for the Democratic Practice–United States, Rockefeller Brothers Fund: speaking on democracy and civic engagement
  • Katherine Haynes Sanstad, program director, Health Futures Lab, Institute for the Future: speaking on equity and the future philanthropic agenda
  • Jason Saul, Mission Measurement: speaking on evaluation
  • Susan Taylor Batten, president and CEO, ABFE: speaking on racial equity
  • David Biemesderfer, president and CEO, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers: on the state of philanthropy
  • Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota State Representative: on the state of philanthropy
  • Susan Hammel, MCF executive in residence: speaking on mission investing
  • Gayle Ober, president, George Family Foundation: on the state of philanthropy
  • The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota staff: presenting on design thinking