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2014 NCNG Annual Meeting: Maximizing Impact
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2/26/2014 to 2/27/2014
When: 2/26/2014
Where: United States

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2/26/2014 to 2/27/2014

When:Wednesday and Thursday, February 26-27
Where:Grandover Hotel
1000 Club Road
Greensboro, North Carolina  27407
United States
Ret Boney

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 2/21/2014

Annual Meeting 2014 


The NCNG Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for grantmakers to network and learn about emerging issues in North Carolina.  Whether you are from a small foundation, community foundation, corporate giving program, or larger private foundation, there is always something for everyone. 


The annotated agenda below provides a glimpse of the program offered this year. View the full program brochure including session descriptions here.

Day One, Wednesday, February 26

Pre-Conference Sessions (9:00am)

  • Legal Compliance for Foundations
  • Community Foundation Connection: The What’s Up, the Who’s Where and the Who’s Who
  • What Education Funders Need to Know about Effective Education Evaluation   

The conference opens at noon with lunch and the opening plenary presentation:

Kathleen Enright: Cultivating a Culture of Impact in the "Post-Normal” Reality


Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (2:00pm)
  • Leading with Technology – Not Technology Leading You
  • Aging in Place 
  • The 21st Century Program Officer

Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (3:40pm)

  • N.C. Community Colleges are Leaping the Skill Gap
  • The Boardroom is Changing 
  • Branded: What Your Brand Says about You

A reception for new and prospective members will begin at 5:30pm. All NCNG members are invited to join the reception featuring local foods at 6:00pm. 

At 7:00pm, join your colleagues for a social dinner or Dinner and a Movie: "Change Comes Knocking."

Day Two, Thursday, February 27

Enjoy breakfast on your own at the Grandover's Di Valletta restaurant or the Café Espresso. 

Morning Concurrent Sessions (8:50am)

  • Digging Deeper: A Seat for Everyone at the Food Funding Table
  • Creating a Common Grant Approach 
  • Beyond the Numbers
  • Contest Philanthropy
Mid Morning Concurrent Sessions (10:30am)
  • Education Innovations: A Look at Some of North Carolina’s Most Creative Reform Efforts
  • National and Local Funding Partners: The Power and the Promise
  • Storytelling 101
  • Turbulent Times Call for Nonprofit Capacity Building

Lunch and the keynote talk will begin at 12:20pm:

Karl Stauber and David Dodson: Constructive Disruption: Philanthropy’s Role in Spurring Community Renewal


The 2014 Annual Meeting will close at 2:30pm.

Registration Information

Register here or send in the registration form in the Annual Meeting program and registration packet.

To help NCNG with spacing considerations, please use the online or hardcopy registration to let us know which sessions you would like to attend.  

Early and Group Rate Registration: Save on registration costs by registering before Jan. 15, 2014, or by registering four or more people.

Final Registration: The final registration deadline is Feb. 21, 2014.

Non-NCNG members: Non-NCNG foundation colleagues are welcomed at the Annual Meeting but will be charged a registration surcharge.

Registration confirmation: Registrations received through Feb. 21 will be confirmed by email upon receipt. 

Driving directions and additional details for all related events will be sent the week before the event. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the NCNG office.

Dress is business casual.

Payment Information
Payment by check is preferred – it saves NCNG money and allows us to continue to offer a less expensive registration option. Please send the registration form with payment via fax, email or mail to the address below. Checks should be made payable to NCCF/NCNG. One payment may be submitted for group registrations. 

North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
3739 National Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Tel: 919-967-7410; Fax: 919-781-6527; email:

Hotel Information

The Grandover Hotel in Greensboro has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $155, available through January 29, 2014. Call (800) 472-6301 and mention "North Carolina Network of Grantmakers.” The Grandover Hotel is located at 1000 Club Road, Greensboro, NC 27407.

Additional Hotel Option: Sheraton Greensboro Hotel, 3121 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC 27407, (336) 292-9161.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!

The Duke Endowment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Blumenthal Foundation

The Cannon Foundation

Foundation For The Carolinas

Cone Health Foundation

John Rex Endowment

Community Foundation of Western North Carolina 

Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation

Fund for Democratic Communities


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