Annual Conference Filled with Firsts
Our annual conference in Cincinnati (November 8-10) was filled with a number of firsts for OGF:
- First use of our new conference brand, Philanthropy Forward: Eyes on the Future, Feet on the Ground, representing both the “big picture” and practical aspects of the conference’s 25 different sessions, site visits and networking events.
- First use of a Social Media Squad, composed of volunteer OGF members, who tweeted their way through the conference, with 145 tweets we’ve counted.
- Video interviews with two plenary speakers: Ralph Smith of the Annie E. Casey Foundation who talked about sector agnostic partnerships; and Mark Rosenman, director of Caring to Change, who talked about foundations and the common good (find interviews located on the sidebar).
- A paperless conference: attendees didn’t lug around heavy binders this year, as we handed out jump drives filled with all the conference handouts and PowerPoints. An additional benefit: even those members who couldn’t attend the conference can access the materials online, as we posted a zip drive with all the handouts here.
And it’s not too early to save the dates for Philanthropy Forward ’11: October 24 – 26, in Columbus.
Entry filed under: Annual Conference 2010.