The 2019 Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference is finally here! If you’re one of the nearly 500 attendees joining us in Minneapolis-St. Paul tomorrow, we look forward to welcoming you to the Twin Cities. Unable to be with us? Fear not! We’re excited to share that we’ll be livestreaming several plenary sessions over the coming days!
Tune in to hear from speakers like Pulitzer Prize-winning author and sociologist Matthew Desmond, political philosopher and bestselling author Michael Sandel, and CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles, among others.
Via this link, please join us virtually for the following sessions (please note all times are Central Time):
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:45pm – 4:55pm CT: Welcome
4:55pm – 5:15pm CT: Opening Remarks from Heinz Endowments President and CEP Board Chair Grant Oliphant
5:15pm – 6:30pm CT: “Money and Markets in a Just Society” with bestselling author and political philosopher Michael Sandel.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:15am – 9:30am CT: Morning Kickoff
9:30am – 11:00am CT: “Philanthropy and Policy: Undue Influence or Crucial Strategic Lever?,” in which CEP will for the first time share initial findings of new research on what foundations are doing in the policy realm, followed by a discussion among a panel of foundation leaders and trustees.
12:45pm – 2:15pm CT: “Philanthropy’s Role in Moving Beyond Political Divisions,” featuring a talk by John Inazu, Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University of St. Louis, followed by a panel discussion among philanthropic leaders.
7:45pm – 9:00pm CT: “Color Commentary” with comedian, actress, and CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:00am – 9:15am CT: “Poverty, Eviction, and Exploitation: A Vicious Cycle,” featuring a talk by Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer-winning Evicted, followed by a panel discussion with philanthropic leaders and local tenants’ rights advocates.
1:00pm – 2:15pm CT: “Putting it Together: What Effective Philanthropy Looks Like Right Now,” in which a panel of philanthropic leaders will reflect on the main themes of the conference and what effectiveness entails right now.
We hope you’ll join us virtually for these talks and discussions! You can also follow along from afar via Twitter by following the hashtag #CEP2019.
Ethan McCoy is senior writer, development and communications, at CEP.