The Global Philanthropy Forum

April 22 – 24, 2009
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

Strategic philanthropy, private enterprise and the civic sector all have a role to play. At the 8th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum Conference in Washington D.C., donors, social investors and emblematic agents of change from around the world will gather to strengthen and build the cross-sector alliances necessary to resolve these interwoven challenges.

While the size and scope of the problems are daunting, the collective potential of the philanthropic public and private sectors to solve them is vast. Innovation and collaboration are the hallmarks of the GPF community, which is ever strategic in its course.

Greener by Design

May 19 – 20, 2009
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Greener By Design is the premier conference for strategies, tools, and markets for product innovation.

Gaining Ground: Resilient Cities - Urban Strategies for Transition Times

October 20 – 22, 2009
Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC
Gaining Ground is one of the premier conference events in North America for leaders in business, policy, governance and education focussed on an integrated, regenerative approach to development and land use.

Family Office Exchange Fall Forum

February 11, 2009
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL
The Fall Forum is the premier conference presented by Family Offce Exchange' (FOX).  Open by invitation only to all Family Office Exchange members, the conference is held annually in Chicago each October, the Fall Forum provides an opportunity for family office and advisor members to hear from the industry's leaders on current trends and meet in peer groups to discuss practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Water Policy Fellowships

The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth call for applications for its Water Policy Fellowships.  Through the Fellowship program, the Foundation seeks to support emerging leadership, and promote better links between research and Canadian public policy by enabling partnerships between young researchers and non-governmental organization (NGO) mentors to address water policy issues.

Social Change Institute

We are excited about the upcoming Social Change Institute (SCI)  at Hollyhock, May 27- 31, 2009.

Selling Without Selling Out

Check out these videos of SVIers, including Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Greg Steltenpohl of Odwalla.

SVN 2009 Fall

October 22 – 25, 2009
Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, La Jolla, CA

One of the premier networking events for today and tomorrow's leaders in the social business movement.  For the past 21 years, the members of the Social Venture Network (SVN) have been at the vanguard of leading a historic change in our planet's history, forging a new way of doing business that attends not just to profits but also to justice, ecology, and the human spirit.

Media That Matters 2009

May 13 – 17, 2009
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC
Take your strategic media projects to new levels in an oasis of creativity and professional support. Media that Matters is an invitational conference and retreat for all disciplines of conventional and independent media.

Co-op America's Green Business Conference

November 11 – 12, 2009
Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Starving for a green connection? Roll up your sleeves and bite into the green business revolution at this hands-on conference.  Discover the power of the emerging green marketplace, learn how to market for success-yours and the planet's, network with green businesses like yours, and get inspired by innovative business leaders.  The 2008 Co-op America's Green Business Conference sold out, so register early for this great program.
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