Overall Conference Highlights
Phil Buchanan sets the stage for the conference’s opening session and introduces Ellie Buteau, who presents findings from CEP’s latest research on foundation CEOs’ perceptions of impact.
During a talk titled Little Bets, best-selling author Peter Sims shares his theory on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset by encouraging people to learn through small setbacks. He then discusses his research with Grant Oliphant, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and relates it to the field of philanthropy.
Harvard Professor Roland Fryer discusses his work in education research, then engages in a discussion with Kathy Merchant, president & CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, on the broader implications his work has for philanthropy.
Majora Carter speaks about philanthropy’s role in nurturing talent in the nonprofit sector during the dinner keynote presentation.
Nadya Shmavonian, Dan Cardinali, Mario Morino, and Denise San Antonio Zeman discuss why nonprofit performance management matters and what funders can do to support it.
Fay Twersky of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation presents her new research on the challenges foundation CEOs face, then discusses the findings with Steve McCormick and Karen Hein, MD.