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FORGING FORWARD: A VIRTUAL PHILANTHROPIC CONFERENCE SERIES FOCUSED ON IDEA SHARING, INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND A PATH FORWARD

  11:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST
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With many professional conferences cancelled, and as we all continue to sort through the constantly evolving messaging surrounding the situation, there is an even greater need to come together as an industry to have frank conversations around how COVID-19 is impacting philanthropy, healthcare, the global economy, and corporate social responsibility – and what we can collectively do about it.

To that end, Changing Our World and ONE HUNDRED launched FORGING FORWARD, a virtual philanthropic conference series focused on idea sharing, innovative solutions and a path forward. Every Friday, leading experts in our industry will be sharing a holistic view with you – in real time – on the challenges and opportunities in front of us all during the evolving COVID-19 situation.

PLEASE NOTE: With the summer months ahead, we will  be switching to bi-weekly FORGING FORWARD sessions.

The next session will take place on Friday, May 21st at 11:30AM.

Stay tuned for more information on topic and guests!

>>>PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Session #1 (March 20th) COVID-19: Where We Stand Today
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FIRST SESSION
Featuring: Chad Gobel, Chief Executive Officer, Gobel Group; and, Susan Raymond, Senior Consultant, Changing Our World.

Session #2 (March 27th) Part One: Engaging and Informing the Nonprofit Community / Part Two: Implications for Educational Institutions
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Featuring: Paul Clolery, VP & Editorial Director, NPT Publishing; Shannon McCracken, Chief Executive Officer, The Nonprofit Alliance; Mike O’Neil, SVP, University Advancement, Villanova University; and, Ed Manetta, Senior Athletics Fundraising Consultant, Changing Our World.

Session #3 (April 3rd) Part One: Responding to a Crisis While Planning for the Future / Part Two: How Organizations are Adapting in the Midst of a Pandemic
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Featuring: Ravi Sunnak, EVP, SDGs, Porter Novelli; Alison Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Comic Relief; Julie Gallagher, MBA, PMP, Vice President, Development Information Strategy and Operations, MSKCC; and Michael Reardon, PhD, Senior Principal, Business Consulting Services, Blackbaud

Session #4 (April 10th) Keeping Donors Engaged And Giving
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Featuring: Gavan Mooney, President and Chief Client Officer, Changing Our World; Tycely Williams, Chief Development Officer, America’s Promise; and, Kevin White, President and Chief Growth Officer, One&All.

Session #5 (April 17th) Part One: Fundraising in Today’s Environment / Part Two: Navigating the CARES Act
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Featuring: Kendra E. Davenport, CFRE, Chief Development Officer Operation Smile; Fran Brown, Managing Partner, CapinCrouse; and, Daniel D. Rubino, Chairman & CEO, Impact 360.

Session #6 (April 24th) How Companies are Responding to COVID-19
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Featuring: Carolyn Berkowitz, President and CEO, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals; Harriet Dominique, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs, USAA; and, Christina Goethe, Director, Corporate Responsibility, TD Ameritrade.

Session #7 (May 1st) Preparing for a Post COVID-19 Reality
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Featuring: Nathan Chappell, MBA, MNA, CFRE, President, Futurus Group; Dondi Cupp, Senior Vice President of Development, Oregon Health & Science University Foundation; and, Ben Feller, Partner, Mercury Public Affairs.

Session #8 (May 8th) COVID-19: Response on a Global Scale
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Featuring: Jeffrey L. Sturchio, CEO, Rabin Martin; Thomas Gensemer, Communications & Marketing, International Rescue Committee; and,  Sue Allchurch, Chief of Outreach & Engagement, United Nations Global Compact.

Session #9 (May 15th) Tough Times Don’t Last – Tough People Do!
Brought to you in partnership with the Washington Speakers Bureau, featuring Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner, as they explore how in times of difficulty and immense challenges, strong leadership is important now more than ever.

Session #10 (May 22nd) Balancing Act: Maximizing Impact while Navigating Risk
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Featuring: Carl Davis, Jr., Chief Development Officer, Girl Effect; Sara Weinstein, Partner, Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group; Matt Unterman, Principal, Not-for-Profit and Education Advisory Practices, Grant Thornton LLP; and, Dennis Morrone, National Leader, Audit Services, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices, Grant Thornton LLP.

Session #11 (May 29th) Growing Amidst a Crisis
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Featuring: Karen Gallardo, Senior Director of Major and Planned Giving, Best Friends Animal Society; Stephen Peeler, Executive Director, Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation; and, Deborah Ryan, Managing Director, Changing Our World.

Session #12 (June 5th) Nonprofit Best Practices: Before, During and After COVID-19
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Featuring: Mary Beth Martin, Esq., Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World; Mark T. Oster, National Managing Partner, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices,  Grant Thornton LLP; and, Matt Unterman, Principal, Not-for-Profit and Education Advisory Practices, Grant Thornton LLP.

Session #13 (June 12th) Success During COVID-19: Reflecting on Lessons Learned
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Featuring: Jim Friend, Managing Director, Changing Our World, Host, Advancing Our Church Podcast; Mandy Ryan, Managing Director, Changing Our World; Rob Wile, Senior Consultant, Changing Our World/ONE HUNDRED; and, Lauren Zamkow, Managing Director, Changing Our World/ONE HUNDRED.

Session #14 (June 18th) COVID-19: Moving from Crisis to Growth
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Featuring: Susan Raymond, PhD, Partner, ONE HUNDRED/Senior Consultant, Changing Our World.

Session #15 (June 26th) Strategic Globalization & Impact on Human Needs
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Featuring: Lauren Bradford, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Candid; Justin van Fleet, President, Theirworld; Scott Jackson, CEO, Global Impact; and, Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, Fountain House, CEO.

Session #16 (July 10th) Racial Inequity & What the Nonprofit/Social Impact Sector Can Do About It
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Featuring: Forest Harper, CEO, INROADS; Tiffany R. Warren, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group; and, Tycely Williams, Chief Development Officer, America’s Promise.

Session #17: ( July 23rd) Innovative Solutions During Challenging Time
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Part One: Engaging Donors Virtually in the Fall – Start Planning Now featuring Quincy Marr and Amy Beth Stern from Eventive Marketing.
Part Two: Fighting Hunger & Restoring Jobs During COVID-19 featuring co-founders of The FarmLink ProjectJames Kanoff and Caroline Ricksen.

SESSION #18 (August 20th) Part One: Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Donors’ Perception of Planned Giving? / Part Two: The New World for College Athletics & Implications for Advancement
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Featuring: Cynthia Eubank DiLeo, Director of Planned Giving at Environmental Defense Fund; Jonathan Gudema, Esq., Principal, Planned Giving Advisors, LLC; Mo Pepin, Manager, Planned Giving Marketing & Stewardship at Environmental Defense Fund; and, Ed Kull, Director of Athletics & Senior Director of Development at Fordham University.

SESSION #19 (September 3rd) Making Space: How to Effectively Partner with Youth 
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Featuring: Dennis Vega, Interim President & CEO, America’s Promise Alliance; Gabe Abdellatif, America’s Promise Youth Trustee, Senior at Pomona College; and, Azariah “Z” Estes, Ritenour High School, St. Louis, MO. 

SESSION #20 (September 11th) Part One: Advancing Your Organization in Recent Times / Part Two: Navigating Through Challenging Times – A Reflection & Looking Ahead
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Featuring: Creighton Drury, CEO of Partnership to End Addiction; and, Susan Raymond, PhD, Partner, ONE HUNDRED/Senior Consultant, Changing Our World.

SESSION #21 (September 18th) Effective Strategies for Building Meaningful Donor Relationships in Uncertain Times
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Featuring: Colleen M. Burdick, Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World, Inc.; Jim Friend, Managing Director, Changing Our World, Inc.; and, Michael Hutchinson, Managing Director, Changing Our World, Inc.

SESSION #22 (September 25th) The impact of COVID-19 at the Community Level: How is Atlanta Forging Forward?
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Featuring: Ann W. Cramer, Atlanta Community Leader and Former Director for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for the Americas; Terry Mazany, SVP for Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Former CEO of the Chicago Community Trust; and, Deborah Ryan, Atlanta Managing Director at Changing Our World, Inc.

SESSION #23 (October 2nd) Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 in Developing Countries
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Featuring: Sr Patricia Murry, Executive Secretary, UISG.

SESSION #24 (October 9th) Educating for Change – How to Focus Resources for Social Impact
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Featuring: Seth Goldenberg, Founder & CEO at The Epic Decade; Julia Jackson, Founder of Grounded; and, Meggie Palmer, Founder of PepTalkHer

SESSION #25 (October 16th) A Special Conversation in Support of WORLD FOOD DAY 
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Featuring: Barron Segar, President & CEO of World Food Program USA. (Just announced: WFP is receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020!)

SESSION #26 (October 23rd) The Future of Giving
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Featuring: Terry Young, CEO, Sparks & Honey; and, Carrie Morgridge, Chief Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation.

SESSION #27 (October 30th) The Purpose Connection: From Corporates to Brands to Consumers
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Featuring: Rebecca Marmot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever; Charles Trevail, Chief Executive Officer, Interbrand; and, Maureen Flynn, Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World.

SESSION #28 (November 6th) Managing & Motivating Teams 
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 Featuring: Sara Lipsky, Executive Director, Metro New YorkThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; and, Gavan Mooney, President & Chief Client Officer, Changing Our World.

SESSION #29 (November 13th) Increasing Support of Our Military/Veterans
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Featuring: Dan Dayton, U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission; Carl Blake, Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America; Terry Rhadigan, Executive Director, Communications Operations and Corporate Giving, General Motors Company; and, Emily Schell, Senior Consultant, Changing Our World.

SESSION #30 (November 20th) A Special Conversation in Support of World Children’s Day
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Featuring: Melissa (Missy) P. Dugan, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; James Kopp, VP of Development & Communications, SOS Children’s Villages USA; and, Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach for All.

SESSION #31 (December 4th) A conversation about The Donor Journey. 
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Featuring: Jeff Morrill, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, C Space; and, Lauren Zamkow, Managing Director, Changing Our World/ONE HUNDRED.

SESSION #32 (December 11th) Heroic Leadership
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Featuring: Chris Lowney, Vice Chair of Common Spirits.

SESSION #33 (December 18th) Revisiting the Paris Agreement Five Years In: What’s Next for Climate Philanthropy?
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Featuring: Elizabeth Amery, Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund; Justin Winters, Co-Founder & Executive Director, One Earth Philanthropy; and, Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance.

SESSION #34 (January 8th) Reflecting on the Past & Preparing for the Future
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Featuring: Gavan Mooney, President & Chief Client Officer, Changing Our World; Susan Raymond, PhD, Senior Consultant, Changing Our World; and, Mandy Ryan, Managing Director, Changing Our World.

SESSION #35 (January 15th) Political Changes In Washington & What They Mean For The Rest Of Us
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Featuring: Barbara Boxer, Former Democratic U.S. Senator from California; Michael DuHaime, Former Political Director of Republican National Committee/Partner at Mercury; and, Ben Feller, Former Chief White House Correspondent/Partner at Mercury & ONE HUNDRED. 

SESSION #36 (January 22nd) Building Communities While Maximizing Donor Retention and Loyalty
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Featuring: Cristine More, CFRE, Chief Philanthropy Officer/Vice President, Philanthropy Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; and, Mary Doorley Simboski ACFRE, Managing Director, Changing Our World. 

SESSION #37 (January 29th) COVID-19 & Implications for Higher Educations
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Featuring: Drew Bogner, President Emeritus, Molloy College and Interim President, The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.

SESSION #38 (February 5th) Handling COVID-19 Acess Challenges: How can leadership, funding, collaboration and science help?
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Featuring Stephen E. Peeler, CFRE, Executive Director, IDSA Foundation.
Want to learn more?  CLICK HERE to view the documents, studies, and articles that were referenced during the conversation.

SESSION #39 (February 12th) Consumer-Led Purpose and How We Got Here
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Featuring: Thomas Kolster, Founder & Creative Director of Goodvertising Agency. 

SESSION #40 (February 19th) Making Data Analytics Work for You
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Featuring: Nathan Chappell, Senior Vice President, DonorSearch Aristotle; and, Bill TeDesco, Founder and CEO, DonorSearch.

SESSION #41 (February 26th) Mentoring During The Pandemic And What It Looks Like Post Pandemic 
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Featuring: David Shapiro, CEO, MENTOR; and, Sadiq Ali, Executive Director, Maryland MENTOR.

SESSION #42 (March 5th) COVID-19 and the Global Impact it has had on Women and Girls
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Featuring: Sarah Brown, Chair, Theirworld and Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education; Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education; and, Elisha Rhodes, Chief Operating Officer at YWCA USA. 

SESSION #43 (March 12th) Bridging The Communications Gap Between Scientific Research And Philanthropy
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Featuring: Linda Tantawi, Chief Executive Officer, The Lustgarten Foundation.

SESSION #44 (March 19th) WORLD WATER DAY 2021: Celebrating Global Water Activism
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Featuring: Austin Alexander, Vice President Sustainability and Social Impact, Xylem, Inc.; and, Gloria Reuben, President, Waterkeeper Alliance.

SESSION #45 (March 26th) Volunteerism in the COVID Era
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Featuring: Rachael Chambers Director of Strategy and Planning, Cisco; Ashley Crawford, VP of Corporate Partnerships, Covenant House; and, Tod Monaghan, SVP, Individual Giving & Corporate Partnerships, Covenant House.

SESSION #46 (April 2nd) TRUTH BE TOLD: HOW AUTHENTIC MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS WINS IN THE PURPOSEFUL AGE
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Featuring: David Gallagher, President, Growth and Development, International Omnicom Public Relations Group; and, John O’Brien, MBE, EMEA Managing Partner, ONE HUNDRED AGENCY.
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SESSION #47 (April 9th) A Special Conversation in Honor of the: INAUGURAL RAISING OF THE AMERICAN FLAG OVER THE NEW NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, DC.
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Featuring: Dan Dayton, Executive Director, U.S. WWI Centennial Commission/Chairman, The Doughboy Foundation; and, Dr. Libby H. O’Connell, Commissioner, U.S. WWI Centennial Commission and Chief Historian Emeritus, History Channel.

SESSION #48 (April 16th) 2021 Virtual Summit Wrap-Up Session
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Featuring: Michele Markus, Head of Global Health Accounts,Worldwide Enterprise Lead, Omnicom.

SESSION #49 (April 23rd) Cryptocurrency and its Impact on the Nonprofit Sector
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Featuring: Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block.

SESSION #50 (April 30th) A conversation in support of #STOPAAPIHATE
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Featuring: Soon Mee Kim, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Omnicom Public Relations Group; Sara Porritt, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Omnicom Media Group; and, Denise Wong, CEO, One and All.

SESSION #51 (May 7th) The Literary Crisis in America
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Featuring: British Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

FORGING FORWARD 2021 Virtual Summit

Changing Our World’s Virtual Summit took place on April 14th to 16th.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDED SUMMIT SESSIONS
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