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  • 2017 Statewide Conference on Philanthropy
    November 1, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Join us on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Milwaukee at the recently renovated Italian Community Center, with catering provided by the renowned Bartolotta Restaurants. It promises to be a day of collaboration with Wisconsin’s philanthropic leaders. As the state’s largest gathering of its kind, the conference attracts a diverse group of foundation and nonprofit professionals, trustees and philanthropists.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking and inspiring day of discussion around common goals, while networking with professionals in our field and sharing insightful lessons on how to best serve our Wisconsin communities.

Breakfast Keynote

Paul Schmitz  - Everyone Leads: Building the Culture for Collective Impact

Paul Schmitz is CEO of Leading Inside Out, a nonprofit and philanthropic advisory firm; Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum; and an Innovation Fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up. Paul previously served as CEO of the national leadership development organization Public Allies, was a social innovation advisor to the White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 list of nonprofit leaders in America.

Session Description:

Collective impact requires as much rigor in building the collective as it does in achieving impact. Ultimately, its success requires both leadership and a leadership culture that value inclusion, trust, continuous learning, and accountability. Join internationally known author and speaker Paul Schmitz on a journey through riveting stories of collective impact and community change efforts, while discovering insights sure to change your leadership style. You will leave feeling inspired, motivated and filled with a message of hope.

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Afternoon Keynote

Robert Egger - United we Stand; Divided We Fall

Noted nonprofit author and advocate Robert Egger was included in The NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 list of nonprofit leaders from 2006-2009. Robert was also named one of the L.A. Weekly’s 2016 People of the Year and 2015’s Conscious Leader of the Year by Conscious Capitalism.

Session Description:

Today’s nonprofit organizations and funders often find themselves in a vacuum. Both are dedicated to addressing community needs and each has something vital to contribute, but may find it challenging to collaborate in programming and problem solving.

Robert Egger sees the philanthropic community as a giant ecosystem, not siloed islands standing alone. Each participant has a role to play; that role is enhanced when it recognizes—and respects—the others.

As the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen and the leader of the D.C. Central Kitchen for 24 years, Robert has seen first-hand the power of an idea and how much can be accomplished when everyone is working toward a common goal. Come hear his story of how these kitchens, which recover locally sourced food to fuel a culinary arts training program for individuals leaving foster care or incarceration, have helped meet critical hunger needs while creating jobs.


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The conference will be attended by hundreds of Wisconsin foundation CEOs, trustees, grantmaking professionals, and nonprofit leaders.

To register online and pay via credit card or check, select registration above.

To register via mail, complete the Registration Form and submit payment.

We look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee!

Hotel Information

Courtyard Marriott - Milwaukee Downtown
300W. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203

A block of rooms have been reserved under "WPN" at a reduced rate of $131.00/night. Parking is $22.00/day.


Contact Amanda Buckley, Director of Program Development, or call her directly at 262.317.6005.

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631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202-5916, United States