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*** As of 6:30 pm on 9/9/15, the Forum is SOLD OUT! To be on the waiting list, please register by clicking the form image below. You will be emailed if a seat becomes available, and will need to confirm we can charge your card within 24 hours of receiving the email. If you do not receive an email, that means all seats are gone. ***


Development Executives Roundtable and AFP Golden Gate present:

Is It Time To Disrupt Philanthropy...Again?                                                 THE ROSSO FORUM

Kay Sprinkel Grace, Chair

Philanthropy and the development profession are changing faster than most of us can track. Join your fellow colleagues, philanthropists and thought leaders, for an afternoon of mind-stretching conversation as we think together about how philanthropy is evolving: what needs to be disrupted, what needs to be preserved, and what the "new philanthropy" requires of professionals and communities.

An Overview of the Afternoon:

1:30 pm - Check-in


2:00 pm - Opening Remarks

Kay Sprinkel Grace, Forum Moderator


2:10 pm - Challenging the Orthodoxies of Philanthropy

Gabriel Kasper, Senior Manager, Monitor Institute


2:50 pm - Unpacking the US Trust Study on High Net-Worth Philanthropy

Matt Laufman, Senior Nonprofit Advisor, U.S. Trust


3:00 pm - Philanthropist Panel

Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation           

Alec Perkins, Board Member, Tipping Point Foundation    

Diane B. Wilsey, Philanthropist                                                

Moderated by: Mina Kim, Evening Anchor, KQED News and Host, Friday Forum


3:50 pm - Adaptive Organization Panel   

Dennis Bartels, CEO, The Exploratorium                                

Grace Garey, Co-founder, Watsi                                            

Matt Taylor, Director of Strategy and Operations, IDEO.org        

Moderated by Anne Marie Burgonye, Managing Director of the Social Innovation Initiative, Emerson Collective


4:30 pm - "Philanthropy 3.0"      

Kay Sprinkel Grace in Conversation with Bill Stancyzkiewicz, Director of The Fund Raising School, part of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, Indianapolis


4:55 pm - Closing Remarks 

Kay Sprinkel Grace, Forum Moderator


5:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking Reception at the Omni Hotel


You won't want to miss this important event! Tickets are selling fast, and seating is limited, so reserve your seat today!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 -- 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Bank of America Auditorium, 555 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Networking reception following at the Omni Hotel, 500 California Street


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Thank you to the Rosso Forum's Generous Sponsors!



News from our Partners: 

San Francisco Foundation Center

Upcoming Half-Day Workshops at Foundation Center, with Eric Jacobson

September 15 Making Your Case for Support: In this workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a convincing case for support, and how to use it to gain funding for your cause.


Each of these workshops are:

* very interactive and actionable!  

* held from 9:30am-12:30pm at SF Foundation Center, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco.   

* are $95

* Taught by Eric Jacobson. Eric has over ten years of experience in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He currently helps nonprofits and foundations make it easier to achieve their missions and attract support to their causes through strategic planning, smarter fundraising, and more effective messaging. During his time in philanthropy, Eric supported organizations small and large to improve their financial sustainability, enhance their communications, conduct scientific research, and develop their programs. He worked at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, where he supported integrated management of California’s freshwater resources and managed a portfolio of grants focused on financial sustainability and communications. He also worked on the Andes-Amazon Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. There, he developed and implemented strategies and grants and led the development of a monitoring and evaluation system for the Initiative.


For more info, contact: Sarah Jo Neubauer, Manager, Capacity & Leadership Development, Foundation Center, sjn@foundationcenter.org


Thank you to DER’s Community Partners:


Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter 


Craigslist Foundation  


Foundation Center, San Francisco   


Grass Roots Fundraising 


Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired 


Preservation Park Oakland

The CBO Center


The Globe Newspaper


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