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Calendar of 50th Anniversary Events

Foundation Center's 50th Anniversary
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, all Foundation Center regional offices featured a series of special programs throughout 2006.

  • New York

  • September 27
    Open House, featuring demos of Center products, library tours, and special events with guest panelists.
  • Meet the Author Series:

  • March 6
    Stephanie Roth, The Accidental Fundraiser
  • April 4
    Peter York, A Funder's Guide to Evaluation
  • June 1
    Laura Fredricks, The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose
  • September 13
    Paul Connolly, Navigating the Organizational Lifecycle
  • Fall 2006
    Barbara Lawrence, BoardSource Sampler
  • December 2006
    Jane Geever, The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 5th ed.

  • Atlanta

  • April 7
    What's Up with Sarbanes-Oxley: Does It Impact My Nonprofit?
    Paul Fancher, Attorney, Troutman Sanders LLC
  • April 27
    Emergency Planning: Protecting Your Nonprofit's Assets
    Professor William Waugh, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
  • June 21
    Forming Corporate Alliances for Win-Win Relationships
    Professor Pam Scholder Ellen, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • July 13
    Business Plans for Nonprofits: An Effective Fundraising Tool
    John O'Kane, CFRE, MSW, Senior Vice President, Coxe Curry & Associates
  • September 29
    Wise Decision-Making in Uncertain Times: Using Nonprofit Resources Effectively
    Dennis Young, Ramsey Professor of Private Enterprise, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

  • Cleveland

  • April 12
    Funding Trends for Family Foundations, co-hosted by Ohio Grantmakers Forum
  • October 18
    Building for Philanthropy's Future: Honoring the Past, Responding to the Present, Anticipating the Future
    Janet S. Greenlee, University of Dayton; Michael Parks, The Dayton Foundation; Kristopher Parlett, The Iams Company; Judith M. Thompson, The Kettering Fund
  • November 17
    Building for Philanthropy's Future: Honoring the Past, Responding to the Present, Anticipating the Future
    Robert W. Briggs, GAR Foundation; Robert B. Jaquay, The George Gund Foundation; Randell McShepard, RPM International Inc.; Denise San Antonio Zeman, Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland
  • Web Features:

  • Funding Priorities and Decision Making: An Interview with Arthur Treuhaft, President, The Treu-Mart Fund
  • Five Questions About Economic Development Grantmaking for Four Ohio Community Foundation Leaders

  • San Francisco

  • February 23
    7th Annual Open House: "The Changing World of Foundation Fundraising." Topic: New foundations established within the last ten years
  • May 31
    Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Fundraising
    With authors Kim Klein, Janice Gow Pettey, and Mal Warwick
  • November 10
    Meet the Grantmakers: Trends in Bay Area Bank Philanthropy
  • November 14
    Itís How We Live: Branding Strategies for Socially Responsible Organizations
    Raphael Bemporad, Principal, Bemporad Baranowski Marketing Group (BBMG)
  • November 15
    Signature Special Events (about events held by nonprofits)
    Moderated by Lisa Hoffman, Nonprofit Consultant

  • Washington, DC

  • January 19
    Philanthropy Forum: Challenges for Nonprofits and Philanthropy
    Pablo Eisenberg, Senior Fellow, Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, Georgetown University
  • March 14
    Philanthropy Forum: The Federal Budget: What's Ahead for Nonprofits?
    Alan Abramson, Director, Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector Research Fund
  • April 28
    Foundation Funding in Metro DC
  • September 21
    Philanthropy Forum: Faith and Action-The Role of Religion in Social Services
    Professor Jo Anne Schneider, George Washington University
  • November 30
    Meet the Grantmakers: Celebrating Philanthropy in the National Capitol Region
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