Thursday October, 29, 2015
Rosso Medal Awards Dinner
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy honors outstanding individuals with the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fundraising. The award is named in honor of Hank Rosso (1917 – 1999), a founder of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and founding director of The Fund Raising School. This dinner will celebrate and honor the 2015 Medal Recipient/s whose contributions have benefited the profession immeasurably. Information about the medal recipients forthcoming.
Reception: Cash Bar
Reservations accepted until October 21, 2015
Reservations are made with the symposium registration. One may attend both the symposium and dinner or either one of the events alone.
Friday, October 30, 2015
|7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.||Continental Breakfast/Registration
|8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.||Opening Session
Dr. Amir Pasic, Dean, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Hasbro, Inc
Keynote Topic: Philanthropic Leadership for Social Impact [Watch video replay]
|10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Break|
|10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Breakout Session 1:
The Role of Faith and Spiritual Values
We know the role of religious values and faith traditions in giving to religious organizations. However, we still need to know how pervasive these values are in influencing not only religious giving, but also philanthropic giving to secular causes as well. Hear from leaders of several major faith traditions about the interrelationship between these traditions and all philanthropic giving.
Giving Days…Every Day
Recently created giving days such as “Giving Tuesday” have contributed to a heightened sense of philanthropy among the general population in the United States and around the world. But have such “giving days” increased philanthropy or merely concentrated giving that would have occurred anyway? What does the research data say? Also, what did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge tell us about donors’ motivations for giving?
Social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook provide excellent platforms for creating awareness, building a brand, and connecting people. But how effective are social media for fundraising? What do we still need to know about how to engage prospective donors through social media?
|11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Break|
|12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon
Dr. Dwight Burlingame and Dr. Tim Seiler
Session: Breaking 2%
Kim Laughton, President of Schwab Charitable
Description: We are witnessing one of the largest periods of wealth generation and wealth transfers in history, yet charitable giving has always hovered around 2% of GDP. What are our best hopes of unlocking a greater portion of this wealth for charitable good? What role might various charitable vehicles play in increasing giving by making it as tax effective, flexible and convenient as possible? [Watch video replay]
|1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.||Break|
|1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.||Breakout Session 2:
Philanthropy has become formalized on a global scale in the last several decades, while at the same time building on traditions and cultural characteristics. Along with these developments comes the realization that fundraising professionals should not only acknowledge and understand these differences, but should also convert knowledge into practice when engaging diverse donor groups in philanthropy. Researchers and experienced practitioners can share information that guides fundraisers toward proficiency in practice.
Women in Philanthropy
Women’s role in philanthropy and fundraising continues to grow. Learn from a leading researcher and a leading fundraising practitioner about some key components that are necessary to engage women even more deeply in philanthropic giving.
|3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Break
Break service available
|3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.||Breakout Session 3:
Insights into Motivations for Giving
While we know there are a variety of reasons why people give, what do current research and practice tell us about the key motivations and benefits of giving – both outright gifts and planned gifts?
Youth in Philanthropy
Will today’s youth recreate philanthropy and fundraising based on their own ideas, communication preferences etc.? How will that look different from what we know today? Hear from two experts in youth philanthropy as well as today’s youth regarding their approach to philanthropy and fundraising.