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Speaker Bio- Laura Tomasko

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07/2015

Laura works at the White House, assigned to the Office of Social Innovation as a Policy Advisor and to the Council on Environmental Quality as Deputy Associate Director for Public Engagement. Previously at the Council on Foundations, she advanced impact investing and public-philanthropic partnerships. Before joining the Council, she held roles at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Central New York Community Foundation, and The Children’s...

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Collaborations in the Field

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07/2015
This extended afternoon session will feature a Partnership Hub for one-on-one conversations and a series of 20 minute Mini-Sessions to spotlight innovative work in the field and spark ideas for greater collaboration among all the organizations serving philanthropy.
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Pre-Conference Session: RA Staff Summit

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07/2015
The power of the Forum Network is the expertise, insight, and advice that is shared among the 250+ staff nationwide. But while listserve discussions and phone conversations are useful, there is nothing like meeting face-to-face with the only people who really understand the work that you do every day. During this extended session you will get to know your colleagues as more than just voices on a conference call!
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Philanthropic Investing for Social Innovation

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07/2015
We are experiencing a dramatic change in the practice of philanthropy, including the tremendous growth and interest among foundations in employing a wide range of financial strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. How are regional associations both taking a leadership role in impact investing and equipping themselves to be responsive to members’ questions and needs? This session will provide a brief overview of impact investing from the national perspective, along with specific examples of how regional associations are approaching this work with their membership. In direct response to Forum member surveys, the session will also touch briefly on pay for success, investing in social entrepreneurship, and mission investing to complement your grantmaking. You will leave the session with resources and ideas to help you continue the learning both on your staff and on behalf of your members.
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50 Shades of Engagement

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07/2015
Actually, with 33 regional association members and more than 5,500 organizations to serve, there are probably a lot more than “50 shades” of engagement and tracking tools. Ask your questions, share your challenges, and bring your ideas (the crazier, the better!) to share during this facilitated discussion. We know you’ll walk away with more than one new technique to please your members and have them asking for more.
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The Future of Digital Engagement for Associations: 5 Web Trends to Follow

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07/2015

Web technologies move fast, but recently we've seen the rise of a handful of new trends in digital storytelling, online engagement strategy, design, and technology that are appear to be here to stay. In this session we will discuss these trends to help your organization stay ahead of the cure and future-proof your online communications investments.

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Breakout Session: Forum/Foundation Center Data Partnership: Grant Data Made Useful for Every Region!

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08/2014
A breakout session at the 2014 Forum Annual Conference to learn more about a Foundation Center and Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington partnership and how the Forum Network can collaborate with The Foundation Center in the future.

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