2014 Giving Institute Summer Symposium
July 24-27, 2014


We look forward to welcoming you and your consulting colleagues to The Giving Institute’s 2014 Summer Symposium. This year’s Symposium will take place July 24-27 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Registration for Symposium is open now. Read on to learn more, and register today!

Program Preview
The 2014 Summer Symposium aims to provide the timely information on fundraising trends and research that you have come to expect. In addition, this year’s educational program focus on Philanthropy: The Future, The Firm.  Below is a highlight of some of the educational content you can expect during Symposium. Stay tuned for more updates.
Speakers and Panelists

  • Eric Nee, Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review – Global Philanthropic Trends
  • Ruth Jones, CEO, Social Venture Partners – Social Venture Philanthropy: From Giving to Investing
  • Frank Barry, Director of Digital Marketing, Blackbaud  - Social Media Musthaves for Member Firms
  • Tom Sulewski, CPA, Clark Nuber & John Jennings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry – Best Practices for Professional Services Firms

Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, July 24, 2014
8:00am – 2:00pm                             GI/GUSA Business
2:00pm – 5:00pm                             Summer Symposium Opening Sessions
7:00 – 9:00pm                                 Wine Tasting and Welcome Reception

Friday, July 25, 2014
8:00am – 4:30pm                             Summer Symposium Educational Sessions
Evening                                           Dine Around Dinners

Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:00am – 4:30pm                             Summer Symposium Educational Sessions
7:00pm – 10:30pm                           VIP Fireworks Experience – (Vancouver’s Signature Event!)

Sunday, July 27, 2014
9:00am                                           Informal Breakfast on Own


Registration for the meeting is now open! Be sure to register early to avoid late registration fees.

Register Now!

Category Before June 24th After June 24th
Member $1,050 $1,150
2nd member from same firm $850 $950
3rd member and beyond $750 $850
Non-member $1,150 $1,250
Guest Meal Package $375 $375
Guest Event Tickets (Thurs/ Sat) $125 $125


The Symposium will take place at the beautiful Renaissance Harbourside in Vancouver, BC. World-renowned cuisine, luxury hotels and unique venues, all add up to an unforgettable conference experience in Vancouver. Visitors are sure to experience a modern, cosmopolitan city that blends culture and landscape.

The discounted group rate for Summer Symposium is $189 CAD per night. You can reserve your room online or by contacting the hotel at 1.855.823.6348 (reference Giving Institute). Book your room by June 24, 2014 to secure the group rate.