Preconference Mini Dives & Site Visits (Add-on)

Looking for something enlightening and engaging to do the morning of the conference? We've got you covered. Preconference tickets can be purchased as a $25 add-on option when you register for the conference. 

Trust-Based Philanthropy: Cultivating a Culture of Trust 

People think they know what trust-based philanthropy is—unrestricted grants and streamlined paperwork—but it’s actually much more. Through relationships based on transparency and mutual learning, power imbalances are addressed and a more equitable, impactful nonprofit sector is realized. Li, an early champion of trust-based philanthropy, will lead this mini-dive with Drew Black of the Arthur Dean Foundation and Jennifer Danic of Steuben County Community Foundation. They will take you through the process of creating a culture of trust and mutual accountability. 

Speakers: Philip Li, President & CEO, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, @phipster, @RSClarkFdn; Drew Black, Director of Grantmaking, Arthur Dean Foundation; Jennifer Danic, President & CEO, Steuben County Community Foundation, @jenniferdanic, @SteubenCoCF

Depolarizing Within: Looking Inward & Changing Attitudes

Ever find yourself feeling contempt for the “other side” of the political divide? You’re not alone. Political polarization is one of America’s most pervasive and serious problems—because of it, many of society’s problems go unresolved. Experts from Braver Angels, the preeminent national organization dedicated to bridging the partisan gap, will lead the session. You will walk away with new methods to engage politically without demonizing.

Speakers: Lili Lutgens and Don Byrd, Braver Angels, @braverangels

Equitable Grantmaking in Practical Terms

Equitable grantmaking is a buzzy term, but how do you apply it in the real world? Eric Weinheimer of Bank of America will guide you through his journey and the lessons he learned along the way. He will explore how internal DEI work creates a more equitable grantmaking process and the possibilities that open up as a result. No matter where you are on the DEI path, you will find value from this session. In addition to a panel discussion, there will be opportunities for engagement in activities and discussion. 

Speaker: Eric Weinheimer, Senior VP and Philanthropic Strategist, Bank of America, @BankofAmerica; Guadalupe Pimentel Solano, Community Leadership Officer, Central Indiana Community Foundation, @CICFoundation; Tracy Souza, President & CEO, Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County; Susan D. Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Operations & Grants Administration, Lumina Foundation, @LuminaFound

Foundant Insider Scoop

Whether you’re a new user or a long-time client, Foundant Technologies invites you to bring your software questions and find out how your peers are using their solutions to tackle the challenges of streamlining administrative tasks, building relationships with nonprofits and communities, and more. You’ll learn tips and tricks, review recent product releases, and get a sneak peek at what’s on the roadmap for future enhancements. Foundant also welcomes your product ideas and wants to learn how they can help you make philanthropy easier and more impactful.

Speakers: Kevin Vahlbusch, Functional Consultant for Strategic Advancement; and Rosie Sprangers, Sales Engineer, Foundant, @Foundant

CICF, Cook Medical & Goodwill Impact Investing Site Visit

See a great example of impact investing and multi-sector collaboration done right by visiting the new medical device manufacturing facility on Indianapolis’ east side. You will travel to the facility, a result of the combined effort of The Indianapolis Foundation, Cook Medical, IMPACT Central Indiana, and Goodwill Commercial Services, and learn how it came about and its benefits to the community. You’ll enjoy morning refreshments and learn from Indy Fresh owners Michael McFarland and Marckus Williams. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet plant workers and members of Goodwill’s mission team to hear their stories and experience on this exciting project.

Speaker: Juanita Easterling, Director of Plant Operations, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana; Michael McFarland and Marckus William, Owners, Indy Fresh

Agape Therapeutic Riding Site Visit

Interested in learning about a great organization while enjoying beautiful fall weather? This session is for you. Did we mention you’ll get to ‘horse around’ with elegant equines? You will explore the charming Greenfield grounds of Agape, where individuals with physical, emotional, cognitive, and social disabilities receive horse-assisted learning and therapy programs. You will see why horses are great teachers—and much more.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 -
8:30am to 11:30am EDT