CEO Track

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Please note that the CEO Track is an exclusive Independent Sector member benefit. The CEO Summit is open to both member and non-member CEOs. To reserve your spot in these sessions, please follow these instructions:

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Quantifying Impact Is the Unicorn in Philanthropy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 • 4:00 - 5:30 PM
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Data is available all the time and everywhere, yet we’re challenged in harnessing it. If we adopt a data-driven culture, we can revolutionize our organizations with improved insights, increased efficiency, and greater collaboration. This session will examine how you can use data analytics to improve outcomes and strengthen your impact.

Driving Demand

Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 11:30 - 1:00 PM
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Just because there’s a clear need for a social program or service doesn’t mean there’s demand. We call this the “need-equals-demand fallacy.” And it’s widely felt. Join speakers to discuss the steps that organizations can take to stimulate beneficiary participation. (Presented by The Bridgespan Group)

CEO Session: Conversation with IS President and CEO Dan Cardinali

Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 11:30 - 1:00 PM
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At his first conference as Independent Sector president and CEO Dan Cardinali and IS Board Chair Neil Nicoll will host an engaging conversation with IS member CEOs and heads of organizations. This session will be an opportunity to dialogue about how organizations can work together to strengthen the communities they serve.

CEO Summit: The Added Burden of Race with Dr. David Williams

Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 2:30 - 4:00 PM
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Why does race and ethnicity matter so profoundly for health in the U.S. and elsewhere? Internationally recognized Harvard professor David R. Williams will discuss health trends by race and immigrant status and stunning new research on the added burden of race. He presents why moving a health equity agenda forward is central to the personal […]

Aligning to Enhance Economic and Racial Equity

Friday, November 18, 2016 • 8:30 - 10:00 AM
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The Bay Area’s economic boom left many people behind. As the new leader of The San Francisco Foundation, Fred Blackwell sought to realign the organization to ensure equity for everyone in the Bay Area. Come hear about what it took to make this pivot and what’s being learned along the way.

Leading with Neuroscience in Mind

Friday, November 18, 2016 • 10:30 - 12:00 PM
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Presented by Center for Creative Leadership The powerful intersection of brain science and leadership has profound implications for leaders and organizations at all levels. This highly interactive session offers a focused, engaging, and high-application exploration of the emerging field of “neuroleadership” to help us live, learn, and lead with enhanced energy, attention, and emotional regulation […]

Conversation with the 2016 Gardner Leadership Award Winner

Friday, November 18, 2016 • 10:30 - 12:00 PM
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Bryan Stevenson, multi-award winning Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Join this year’s Gardner Leadership awardee in a riveting conversation about his journey in protecting human rights and promoting social justice.