2014 Giving Institute Summer Symposium
July 24-26, 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 24-26 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Registration for Symposium is now closed! We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

2014 Summer Symposium Schedule
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 programs focus on Philanthropy: The Future, The Firm.  Below is schedule for the educational sessions or Summer Symposium 2014.
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 & Pamela Ryan, President, Lucent Strategies – Best Practices and Standard Benchmarks of a Professional Service Firm

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
8:00am – 2:00pm GI/GUSA Business Meeting
2:00pm – 2:15pm Welcome to Summer Symposium
Rachel Hutchinson & Sarah Howard
2:15pm – 3:45pm Leveraging One’s Ethical Duty of Care Obligation to Clients
Nouman Ashraf
3:45pm – 4:15pm Networking Break
4:15pm – 5:45pm Philanthropy that Gives Back: Teaching Family Teamwork, But With Real Money
Tom Rogerson
7:00pm – 9:00pm Wine Tasting and Welcome Reception
Friday, July 25, 2014
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Global Philanthropic Trends
Eric Nee
10:45am – 12:00pm Best Practices and Standard Benchmarks of a Professional Service Firm
Tom Sulewski, John Jennings & Pamela Ryan
12:00pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Philanthropy: How Has it Changed and Where is it Going?
Faye Wightman
2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break II
3:00pm – 4:15pm Fundraising in the Asian Community
Dr. Tom Matthews
Erik Dierks
Candice Tsang
4:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Comments
Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Panel Discussion
Craig Leach, James Marcus & David King
10:15am – 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am – 12:00pm #GivingTuesday, New Power and Lessons from a Movement
Henry Timms
12:00pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm Social Venture Philanthropy: From Giving to Investing
Ruth Jones
2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break II
3:00pm – 4:15pm Social Media Musthaves for Member Firms
Frank Barry & Sarah Barnes
4:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Comments
7:00pm – 11:00pm VIP Fireworks Experience

Departures

Registration

Registration is now closed! We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

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

               

Hotel
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.