Thursday September 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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DoubleTree Hotel 
East Syracuse, NY 13057  



Lisa Fasolo Frishman, Executive Director 
NY Funders Alliance 

Join us for the New York State Fall Funders Meeting
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Join funders from across New York State in Syracuse to hear from experts in their field about issues that matter to grantmakers, and to network and connect with colleagues around the state.  

                             Fall Funder Meeting Agenda*

*The agenda will continue to evolve and we will add speakers, titles, and details as they become available.

9:00 am - Registration and Light Breakfast

9:30 am - NY Funders Alliance Annual Meeting and Opening Plenary

Linda Swanson, Vice-President of the NY Funders Alliance Board of Directors

"The Power of Philanthropic Networks in Public Policy and Beyond"

David Biemesderfer, President & CEO, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

10:30 am - Networking Break

10:45 am - "Understanding The World of Impact Investing"

Melissa Bradley, Director, American University Center for Innovation in the Capital.

Brian Nagendra, Senior Investment Associate, Capital Innovation, Living Cities.

12:15 pm - Networking Break

12:30 pm -  Lunch Buffet

12:45 pm - "Engaging and Empowering Residents: How Funders Can Use Participatory Budgeting" 

Josh Lerner is co-founder and Executive Director of the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), a non-profit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, across the US and Canada. Through programs that PBP has launched and supported, over 200,000 people in 17 cities have directly decided how to spend $170,000,000.  He is the author of Making Democracy Fun: How Game Design Can Empower Citizens and Transform Politics and Everyone Counts: Could Participatory Budgeting Change Democracy?

2:00 pm - Networking Break

2:15 pm - 
Breakout Sessions

  • "Measuring What Matters: Targeted Reporting & Practical Evaluation Models for Granteespresented by Kent Gardner, Chief Economist and Erika Rosenberg, Principal at Center for Governmental Research.
  • "Community Credit: A New Perspective on America's Communities" presented by Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President at the NY Federal Reserve Bank.
  • "The Value of Systems Level Thinking in Grantmaking" presented by Len Bartel, Chief Strategist at New Sightlines.
  • The Evolution of Corporate Philanthropy: Understanding My Role in a Changing Profession” presented by Maureen Flynn, Managing Director, Corporate Social Engagement at Changing Our World.
  • "Foundations, Policy, and Advocacy: Changing Outcomes for NY's Children" presented by Lisa Klein, Executive Director at the Alliance For Early Success and Jason Sabo, Founder of Frontera Strategy.

3:30 pm - Event Concludes

3:45 pm - Post Meeting Conversations

Put it to work! Attend one of the sessions below for information conversations around the following topics:

Early Childhood with Dr. Lisa Klein and Jason Sabo

Participatory Budgeting with Josh Lerner

Community Credit with Javier Silva

Foster Care System in NYS with Rashida Abuwala

Register Now!If you need to reserve a hotel room, please click here. The NY Funders Alliance rate is $109.00.