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Plenary Presentations

Opening Plenary: Innovation and Impact

Adam Smith, CEO, Foundation for Young Australians

Italian Philanthropy's Role in Changing Society
Stefania Mancini, Vice President, Assifero (Italy)
Prof. Stefano Zamagni, President, Italian Charity Commission

The Future of WINGS
Marissa Camacho Reyes, Executive Director, WINGS
Fernando Rosetti, Chair, WINGS

Importance of Philanthropy Research
Barry Knight, Consultant, KMP Ltd (UK)
Paula Johnson, The Philanthropic Initiative (USA)
Bradford Smith, President, The Foundation Center (USA)

Concurrent Sessions - Effective Philanthropic Collaborations

Communicating the Value of Foundations to Key Influentials

Mark Sedway, Philanthropy Awareness Initiative (USA)
Vicki Rosenberg, VP Education, Communications & External Relations, Council of Michigan Foundations (USA)
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Role of Grantmaker Associations in Forging More Effective Collaborations
Massimo Lanza, Chair, European Foundation Centre Network Building Committee (Belgium)
Kristin Lindsey [PDF], Executive Vice President and COO, Council on Foundations (USA)

Concurrent Sessions - Engaging Strategically with Policymakers

Advocacy and Public Policy on a (shoestring) Budget

Katarina Minarova, Head Coordinator, Association of Slovak Community Foundations
Johanna Hendricks, CEO, West Coast Community Foundation / South Africa Community Foundation Association
Hamid Abidin, Board Member, Association of Philanthropy Indonesia

Communicating Your Cause

Monica Patten, President and CEO, Community Foundations of Canada
Andre Degenszajn, Knowledge Manager, Grupo de Institutos, Fundações e Empresas (Brazil)

Getting Down to Business with the Global Status Report on Community Foundations
Vera Billen, Philanthropy Advisor, King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium)

Partnering for Success: Using Collaborative Relationships to Educate and Influence Policymakers

Dr. Marwan Awartani, Secretary General, Universal Education Foundation (Palestine) / Chair, Arab Foundations Forum
Laura Dittel, Slovak Donors Forum

Concurrent sessions - Improving the Legal & Enabling Environment

How the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and TrustAfrica Are Engaging with Civil Society and Policymakers. How the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank Are Helping Create an Enabling Environment?
Luis Alberto Fierro, Resource Mobilization Lead Specialist, IDB Office in Europe (Italy)

Improving the Legal & Enabling Environment for Philanthropy
David Moore, Vice President - Legal Affairs, The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Gina Anderson, former CEO, Philanthropy Australia
Hanna Surmatz, Legal Counsel, European Foundation Centre (Belgium)

Leadership Role of Associations in Promoting Standards and Self-Regulation
Lourdes Sanz, Effectiveness and Services Director, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (CEMEFI)
Lydia Enrile, former President, Association of Foundations and League of Corporate Foundations (Philippines)
Janet Mawiyoo, CEO, Kenya Community Development Foundation

Concurrent Sessions - Innovations/Capacity Building

How Not to Make Disaster Grantmaking a Disaster
Sylvia Admans, CEO, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (Australia) 
Andrew Ho, Manager, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations (USA)

Improving Philanthropic Impact
Moderator: Rosa Gallego García, Chair, Donors and Foundations' Networks in Europe (DAFNE) / Deputy Manager, Spanish Association of Foundations
Presenters: Marilyn Darling, Founding Partner, Signet Consulting; Chet Tchozewski, Founder & President Emeritus, Global Greengrants Fund
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Resources referenced in the session:
1. The two books about Complex Adaptive Systems by Dr. John Holland, Professor Emeretus at University of Michigan are Hidden Order and Emergence. Both are published by Perseus Books.
2. The website from which participants can download a free copy of the study, A Compass in the Woods: Learning through Grantmaking to Improve Impact
3. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) as a source of good information about new thinking regarding evaluating and learning to improve impact

Indigenous Philanthropy: Moving Philanthropy Forward in Africa
Janet Mawiyoo, Co-Chair of African Grantmakers Network and CEO, Kenya Community Development Foundation

Innovation for Greater Impact / Scaling-up
Hans Fleisch, CEO, Association of German Foundations
Dr. Lester Salamon, Director, Center for Civil Society Studies, Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
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