Featured Speakers

Carol Cone - On Purpose, CEO

Dr. Richard Lapchick - UFC DeVos Sports Business Management, Program Chair

Jon Duschinsky - The Conversation Farm, Founder

Jay Samit - SeaChange International, CEO


Saturday July 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
July 26th 9:00 am - 8:00pm
Jul 27th 9:00am - 5:000pm 
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JW Marriott at L.A. Live - Downtown Los Angeles 
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Mandi Wimmer 
The Giving Back Fund 
(310) 649-5222 

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The Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit is a day long, classroom style retreat for staff and managers of foundations large and small. Through our speakers and interactive panels you'll learn cutting edge information, techniques and tips for growing your established nonprofit or getting your new organization off the ground. Plus, our built in networking breaks give you an opportunity to create lasting connections with other nonprofit leaders and our event speakers

Speakers from industry leading organizations will be covering:

  • How to use Social Media to support your cause and grow your organization
  • New Fundraising techniques and tactics that you should be using 
  • Regulations and Compliance issues for nonprofits you need to know
  • New marketing concepts and approaches for any size budget 
  • Innovation in the nonprofit world and what it means for your organization
  • How crowdfunding can change the way you fundraise.
  • Getting celebrity participation for your cause and raising public awareness
  • And MORE!

Summit Agenda**

7:00 a.m.  

Registration & Coffee Reception 

8:00 a.m.

Welcome & State of the Industry Annual Update
Erika Williams & Marc Pollick, President & Founder - The Giving Back Fund

8:20 a.m.  

Raising a Billion Dollars: Secrets From One Who Has
Dr. Pamela Divinsky, Chief Strategy Officer – The Conversation Farm

8:50 a.m. 


Leveraging Social Media: Cutting Through the Clutter
Moderator – Marc Pollick
Lori Schwartz, Managing Partner – Story Tech
George Scott, General Manager – NFL Club Sites Digital Media
Rebekah Iliff, Chief Strategy Officer, AirPR

9:45 a.m. 

Networking Break

10:00 a.m. 

Legal Compliance & Risk Reduction: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
Moderator – Marc Pollick
 Michael Drath, Vice President – Magaya Insurance
Matt Elkin, Partner – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Erica Lindo, Compliance Specialist - Annual Registration Management Services, LLC 

10:50 a.m. 

Cause Marketing with the Experts: The Power of Authenticity in this Transparent World
Moderator – Rob Simmelkjaer, Vice President of NBC Sports
Elliot Kotek, Chief of Content & Co-Founder – Not Impossible
Carol Cone, CEO – ON PURPOSE

11:40 a.m. 

Thriving in the Innovation Era
Jay Samit, CEO – SeaChange International

12:30 p.m. 

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. 

Fundraising in the Digital Age:Crowdfunding, CRM and More
Moderator - Jon Duschinsky
Sean O’Neil, Director of Sports, Music and Entertainment  - IfOnly
Gary Wohlfeill, Director of Marketing – Crowdrise
Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy – Blackbaud

2:15 p.m. 

Engaging the Power of Celebrity in Your Nonprofit:
Moderator – Marc Pollick
Katie Kornfield, Vice President, Communications & Entertainment Partnerships – Entertain Impact
Todd Krim, President and CEO – The Krim Group
Amber J Lawson, CEO - Good Amplified  

3:00 p.m. 

Networking Break

3:15 p.m. 

Featured Speaker: Believing in What They Cannot See
Dr. Richard Lapchick, Program Chair - UFC DeVos Sports Business Management 

3:45 p.m. 

Closing Remarks 
Marc Pollick, Founder & CEO- The Giving Back Fund 

** Subject to change, new speakers still being added!