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Next Week in San Diego - #ForumCon14!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Right now San Diego is overrun with folks dressed up as heroes for ComicCon, but next week when the Forum's Annual Conference begins, the real heroes arrive.

The Forum's Annual Conference is a key opportunity each year for regional association staff to come together for skill building sessions, networking, and thought provoking discussions with philanthropy leaders. We hope to see you there. Check out the Annual Conference page for a conference agenda, information about our presenters, the hotel, and all the fun activities we have planned for #ForumCon14. Oh, and if you're Tweeting along, be sure to use our hashtag to keep up with all the action.

We are honored to have the following sponsors at next week's annual conference. We hope you will connect with each of them during a session or break to learn more. To make identifying them easier, representatives from our sponsor organizations will have a white ribbon on their name badge.


Organizations Who Give Back LiveGoode LiveGoode is a proud sponsor of this year's Forum Annual Conference in sunny San Diego, our hometown! We look forward to welcoming you to our sunny city! Did you know that San Diego is also being called, one of America's Kindest Cities?! We were recently rated 7th in the country by Volunteer Match for cities with the most giving opportunities, listed via their website. We can't agree with this generous statement more, and are excited to get to know the regional associations that help improve the quality of philanthropy nation wide! We Can Help Your Members Track Their Impact At LiveGoode, we believe that giving back is about quality just as much as quantity, and we are dedicated to helping our users find out more about how and why their stakeholders give. We can help your member organizations track their community impact easily with our new free mobile app. Our Mobile app, LiveGoode, combined with our data analytics can help you understand where your giving dollars will make the most impact. You can download our mobile app in the iTunes App Store here Enjoy your visit to San Diego, and look for us at the conference! LiveGoode will be sponsoring the opening plenary and breakout session on Tuesday, July 29.


Our connectivity conference sponsor Jitasa (the largest national finance and accounting services provider for nonprofits) is offering several great promotions for our conference attendees (and your grantees). You can select one of the following: • One Month Free of Jitasa Managed Nonprofit Accounting Services • Nonprofit Accounting Support Services starting at $600 a year. The Jitasa Nonprofit Accounting Support Center provides nonprofit accounting expertise when you need it. Jitasa can help you understand and properly perform grant tracking and reporting requirements, setup best practice chart of accounts and accounting procedures, and/or answer any other nonprofit accounting questions that come up throughout the year. To learn more about Jitasa's services and to access the above promotions, please visit: Jitasa is sponsoring wi-fi access for attendees throughout the conference.


Mission Edge LogoMission Edge welcomes members of The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers to our great city of San Diego. We are honored to sponsor such an event. San Diego is home to thousands of nonprofits who benefit from the great work of funders, and the work of the Association. An educated funding community is key to a vibrant nonprofit sector and we thank you for all you do. Mission Edge will be sponsoring an afternoon break on Tuesday, July 29 at 3:15 pm.


Graystone Consulting a business of Morgan Stanley is excited to be able to join the attendees of the 2014 National Conference for Regional Associations in San Diego on Tuesday, July 28th. We have over 40 years of experience in advising clients as fiduciaries and helping them to navigate the complexities of the global financial markets. Clients have selected us because of our Research, Resources and Rankings. To date we advise on over $192 billion in client assets and our Advisory Business is ranked #1 in the number of nonprofit clients. We understand and appreciate the work you do and would love to be of help. Please join us at the Tuesday morning break to learn more about Graystone Consulting. We look forward to being of continue support to the Forum and to the Regional Associations. Graystone will be sponsoring a morning break on Tuesday, July 29 at 10:15 pm.


Harder+Company Community Research is delighted to be a sponsor for the 2014 Forum Annual Conference this year. We will be hosting the breakfast on Tuesday, July 29, as well as co-leading a roundtable session on funder collaboration in partnership with San Diego Grantmakers (SDG). Harder+Company has been working closely with SDG in recent years to facilitate cross-sector planning on issues important to the local community, and we have an extensive history of helping funders and funder groups throughout the country to evaluate and plan their initiatives. We look forward to this and other great discussions at the conference! Harder+Company will be sponsoring a breakfast roundtable on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 pm.


North Peak is a leading partner to nonprofits, foundations and associations for CRM technology. We are proud of our collaboration with the Forum on the Salesforce solution that helps Regional Associations build stronger member relationships. With this year's annual conference in our San Diego backyard we look forward to seeing many of our cohorts in person for the first time. North Peak is a virtual sponsor.

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