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Conference Breakout Sessions
National Conference Feb 23-25, 2020
Seattle, WA at Motif Hotel

Conference programming will include Breakout Sessions in four tracks:

Membership + Communications
Innovation + Leadership 

Conference Pre-Reads

Pre-read articles below related to our plenaries and breakout tracks.


Blueprint for Impact: Dismantling Structural Inequities 

Daring Women: Kris Hermanns Says Leader Must Learn to Make Good Decisions in an Ambiguous World 

Investing On the Edge: Taking Risk in Philanthropic Giving 

The Case for Funding Black Led Social Change

Why Nonprofit Organizations Should Take Risks More Often -- Even If It Means Failure

Achieving Community Impact Through Strategic Collaborations 

Why and How Do Nonprofits Work Together?

Membership + Communications:

PowerUP! & Expand Your Reach: Harness the Power of Social Media 

Why Social Media Matters to Nonprofits

The Social Network Effect- Good News for All Nonprofits

Growing Younger: Strategies for Making Membership More Age-Inclusive 

Millennial Impact Report

Create a More Diverse Membership and an Inclusive Organization 

AECF Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Employing Strategic Planning As A Power Tool 

Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Groundwork for Good Fortune: The Real Power of Strategic Planning

Ten Keys to Successful Strategic Planning for Nonprofit and Foundation Leaders

Innovation + Leadership:

Diversity Equity and Inclusion: Honest Dialogue and Guided Discussion

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack 

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Organization

The Intersection of Race, Gender and Philanthropy: Findings From the Field and How They Relate to You 

Female Donors Give More To Women’s, Girls’ Causes - The NonProfit Times

The Apparitional Donor

From Safe to Brave: Courageous Conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Privileged and Marginalized

What's Missing from the Conversation: The Growth Mindset in Cultural Competency

Real Talk from a Non-Profit Leader: A new Age for Building Trust, Community and Power-Sharing 

What They Need, When They Need It, For as Long as They Need It: How Silver Lining Mentoring Supports Youth in Foster Care to Ensure They Reach Their Full Potential

Power, Privilege, and Effectiveness: Are Funders Connecting the Dots?


Thank you to the breakout committee co-chairs, Marion DeForest (Washington Women’s Fdn, Seattle) and Susan Benford (The Philanthropy Connection, Boston), who led this fabulous national team.

Grantmaking: Kris Kaminishi (WaWF) and Vivian Manekin (Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle)

Education: Kit Bakke (WaWF) and Lauren Paver (Impact Austin)

Membership + Communications: Michelle Hynes (ninety-nine girlfriends), Sharon Hammel (WaWF) and Sarah Carroll (Impact100 Sonoma) 

Leadership + Innovation: Clare O’Brien (Impact100 Cincinnati), Susan Barley (WaWF) and Cedra DuFlon-Heide (WaWF)

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