Why choose Philanthropy Forward ’13?
With the dozens – perhaps hundreds – of philanthropy-related learning and networking opportunities you can attend, why should you choose Philanthropy Ohio’s annual conference? We asked some of our members that very question and here’s what they said:
It’s the perfect place to reconnect and refresh.
It’s very high quality content yet very cost effective.
The networking opportunities, engaging site visits and in-depth analysis of issues make the conference very special.
A great opportunity to share ideas and lessons learned with colleagues regarding the day-to-day challenges in our jobs.
Superb networking and learning opportunity.
I brush up on core skills I need to do my job more effectively.
Our conference, November 12 – 14 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown (a brand-new, high-tech treat in and of itself!) is packed with sessions designed by philanthropy for philanthropy, thanks to a very successful call for sessions we issued this year (a first for us). We’re also excited to bring Van Jones to the conference for a funders’ only reception and then a keynote open to nonprofits and the wider public.
Yet, we haven’t packed the schedule so tightly that you won’t have time to connect with colleagues – because we know that adult learning comes in informal settings as well as in classroom training. One of the new ways to connect is through our Wednesday lunch “job alikes” where you’ll sit down with others who do the same work as you, who share the same interests and challenges, for open space discussion about whatever is on your mind. And, our host event is at the beautiful statehouse, where we’ll also be honoring some friends of philanthropy.
Head on over to philanthropyforward.org to find out more about the content and schedule. And, be sure to check out the incentives we’re offering to those who register early this year. You can also listen to more reasons your colleagues are registering for the conference . Ready to register? Go online to register with a credit card or download the PDF to send a check.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at Ohio’s largest gathering of people engaged in philanthropy!
Claudia Y.W. Herrold