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Philanthropy Forward '17 Conference

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:30pm to Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:30pm EDT
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
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The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

For detailed conference information, visit the Philanthropy Forward conference page.

Thought leaders Phil Buchanan, Dr. Eddie Glaude and Trista Harris will keynote Philanthropy Forward '17

Philanthropy Forward ’17 is set to inform and challenge Ohio funders to consider their practices, strategies and goals within the current political context, addressing equity disparities. Incorporating themes of leadership development and maximizing impact, experts will provide tools to address early literacy, neighborhood instability, gender gaps, racial disparities and immigrant populations. The conference will also focus on the future of philanthropy with insight into the current state of the sector – fueled by recent research – addressing transitions, change and the leadership pipeline. With several networking and roundtable discussions, discover how to shift failures to successes, effectively fund advocacy and civic engagement and hear from three exceptional leaders October 4 – 6 in Cleveland.

Phil Buchanan
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Leading Effective Organizations in Complex, Changing Times



Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Princeton University
The Value Gap: A Challenge to Equity



Trista Harris
Minnesota Council on Foundation
The Future of Philanthropy




Member Rate

$540, early bird rate before September 6
$590 after September 6

Reminder - Multiple member registrations - One person from your organization must register at the full conference rate in order to receive the multiple rate.

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Conference Eligibility

Conference attendance is open to Philanthropy Ohio Members, Professional Partners who are current members of Philanthropy Ohio and those who are eligible nonmembers. Click here to view eligibility. 

Refund Policy

Philanthropy Ohio will refund registration fees, less a $50 processing fee, for cancellations received before August 28. No refunds are available after that date.

Dates to Remember

September 6 - Early bird registration ends
September 13 - Discounted hotel rate ends

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