In addition to a celebration of NCFP’s 20th Anniversary, the Symposium explored key themes, trends, and bold ideas generated over the year by the Imagining the Future initiative. We unveiled several new NCFP research initiatives including Pride of Place, a report exploring how boards stay true to the original geographic focus of the family foundation after trustees have moved away.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at ncfp@ncfp.org or 202-293-3424.   Download a PDF of the Final Printed Program.

Check out the graphic sketches from the program here.
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Friday, September 14 • 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Audacious Philanthropy: Early Stage to Big Bets

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Solving big, intractable problems often requires risky, innovative solutions. How can you identify organizations, leaders, and social innovators that are in a position to achieve audacious results? What are your roles as an early-stage funder beyond just the grantmaking dollar? How can you leverage your connections, reputation, and expertise to help position a social entrepreneur or changemaker institution so that it may take advantage of a “Big Bet” investment from you or another funder or collaboration of funders? Hear from a panel of social entrepreneurs and donors discussing their perspectives on the required elements of effective partnerships that help take an idea from early stage to audacious results.

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Website: Audacious Project

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Friday September 14, 2018 12:15pm - 2:00pm PDT
Nikko I & II Ballroom, 3rd Floor Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102