Saturday, October 6
Next Generation Retreat
The Hub, 901 Mission Street
Meet in the hotel lobby.
Join us in The Hub’s inspiring environment for a rare opportunity to learn and connect with other next generation foundation peers, ages 18–35, give or take. The retreat provides an interactive opportunity to explore values, generational personalities, and resources—and make action plans. Registration is now closed.
Presenters: Niki Calastas, Hurliman Scholarship Foundation, Redwood City, CA; Cara Donley, The Donley Foundation, Chicago, IL; Katie Marcus Reker, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, Studio City, CA; Janice Simsohn Shaw, Association of Small Foundations, Washington, DC; and Lana Volftsun, The One Percent Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Impact Working Group Symposium
Union Square 23–24
The IWG is composed of ASF members who are committed to increasing the impact of their own foundations and those around them. They champion ASF’s Getting to Impact Initiative and meet throughout the year to shape its curriculum. This symposium is only open to current IWG members.
Foundant Users’ Group
Foundant Technologies invites you to a special meeting for ASF member clients. Please join us for this free event featuring small group training sessions, peer presentations, and a discussion regarding future Foundant GLM product development efforts.
Master Juggler Exclusive
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street
Meet in the hotel lobby.
Foundation executive directors play unique roles—grantmaker, executive, and, at times, board wrangler, family counselor, media spokesperson, and negotiator. Join us for a special off-site dinner event to connect with fellow EDs, and engage in an intimate conversation with Kim Meredith, Executive Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). Registration is now closed.
Saturday Night Supper Club
Offsite; meet in the hotel lobby.
Truly a culinary city, San Francisco has incredible restaurants practically on every corner. For Saturday preconference participants or others who arrive early for the conference, let us know if you’d like to gather with your peers for an informal outing to a local eatery.
Sunday, October 7
Preregistration required. Check availability at the conference registration desk.
ASF New Member Orientation
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
New to ASF? You’re not alone. Meet fellow members and ASF staff who will help you dig into all your ASF membership has to offer.
Presenter: Henry Berman, Association of Small Foundations, Washington, DC
National Conference Newcomers’ Orientation
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
New to the conference? Let us assist with your game plan! This orientation will jump start your networking and showcase must-see portions of this year’s conference.
Presenter: Lauren Kotkin, Association of Small Foundations, Washington, DC
Funding Early Childhood Development
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
How can you strengthen the focus and effectiveness of your giving in early childhood development? Explore current issues and debates; learn what works, what doesn’t, and why from your grantmaking peers; and develop action plans to improve your giving strategy and impact.
Presenter: Garrison Kurtz, Dovetailing, Seattle, WA
Wealth Management Strategies
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
With a focus on cutting-edge solutions, integrated strategies, and a personalized approach to building and preserving family legacies, today’s era of investing, wealth planning, and philanthropy is quite unique. Join us to learn about and discuss new approaches in wealth management. Presented by Graystone Consulting.
Your Cup of Tea: Topical Networking
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Start your day—and the conference—by connecting with colleagues in your field of interest over a cup of tea (or coffee) and some lively conversation. Find a few familiar faces and discover many new ones who will enhance your conference experience and your work long after. Choose from one of seven funding affinities: Arts, Education, Environment, Global, Health, Human Services, or Place-Based.
The Human Services tea and Place-Based tea will be hosted by ASF and facilitated by Hanh Le of ASF and Holli Rivera of Intentional Philanthropy, Bethesda, MD, respectively. We would like to thank our affinity group partners for hosting the following teas:
Grantmakers in the Arts provides leadership and service to advance the use of philanthropic resources on behalf of arts and culture. GIA is the only national association of private and public funders making grants to artists and arts organizations in America.
Facilitator: Frances Phillips, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco, CA
Grantmakers for Education is a membership organization for private and public philanthropies that support improved education outcomes for students from early childhood through higher education.
Facilitator: Chris Tebben, Grantmakers for Education, Portland, OR
Environmental Grantmakers Association works with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action.
Facilitator: Rachel Leon, Environmental Grantmakers Association, New York, NY
Grantmakers Without Borders is a philanthropic network of public and private foundations and individual donors who practice social change philanthropy with the goal of bringing about a more just world.
Facilitator: Pete Stanga, Edge Funders Alliance (formerly Grantmakers Without Borders), San Francisco, CA
Grantmakers In Health is a nonprofit, educational organization that helps foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people by strengthening grantmakers’ knowledge, skills, and effectiveness.
Facilitator: Kate Treanor, Grantmakers in Health, Washington, DC