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Center on Philanthropy symposium will focus on preparing for the future

Center on Philanthropy Symposium
Center on Philanthropy Symposium


November 5, 2012

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'Philanthrocapitalism' author Matthew Bishop and community service CEO Wendy Spencer will keynote Nov. 14 conference

INDIANAPOLIS -- Powerful new ideas are transforming philanthropy. What are these forces? How will they affect nonprofits’ and donors’ ability to make a difference?

These and other questions will be addressed during the annual symposium sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy, located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

The symposium, “Knowledge for Tomorrow's Philanthropy: Exploration. Action. Impact” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

The symposium will explore three key forces shaping philanthropy’s future and share how new information about these issues is preparing nonprofits and the people who care about them to lead effectively in changing times:

• How will tomorrow’s donors be different from today’s?
• Will technology and social entrepreneurship redefine giving?
• How will a changing global context influence philanthropy at home and abroad?

Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the opening keynote address.

Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist and author of “Philanthrocapitalism,” will deliver the luncheon keynote.

Symposium attendees will discover trends shaping the future of philanthropy and fundraising, learn how research and innovations can increase their impact, and build connections to extend their resources. They will exchange ideas with national and international nonprofit leaders, foundation executives, thought leaders, professionals, scholars and philanthropists.

Breakout sessions and panels include:
• Exploring Tomorrow’s Donors: Evolution, Transformation or The New Normal?
• Growing Philanthropy in the Global Community
• The Impact of Technology on Donors and Fundraising

The philanthropy conference is designed for nonprofit and foundation CEOs, board members and staff, philanthropists and donors, fundraising professionals and philanthropic advisors, scholars and researchers, as well as the general public.

Deadline for registration, which is $295 per person, is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Registration, conference details, speaker line-up and hotel information are available online.

Note to editors: Journalists covering the conference will receive complimentary registration; continental breakfast and lunch will be included with reservations received by Nov. 6. Media wishing to cover the event should contact Adriene Davis Kalugyer at 317-278-8972 or