Tactical Philanthropy Forum

I’m happy to announce the return of the Tactical Philanthropy Forum. Last year’s very successful event featuring Paul Brest and Bill Somerville sold out in just seven days and drew over a hundred people to the lively debate in San Francisco. You can see the video of that debate here.

Today we’re announcing a new Forum debate on January 20 in San Francisco. I hope you can join us!

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You’re invited to a special Tactical Philanthropy Forum with the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal.

In this session of the Tactical Philanthropy Forum we will introduce the concept of Unconstrained Philanthropy. Should donors and funders see their role as one of correcting and optimizing existing social systems or do they have an opportunity to remake the social fabric?

This Tactical Philanthropy Forum event brings together William Schambra of the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Bill Somerville of the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation and Paul Shoemaker of Social Venture Partners. The panel will engage in a robust debate of the appropriate role of donors and foundations in the complex systems of the social sector.

Sean Stannard-Stockton, CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors, author of the Tactical Philanthropy blog and columnist for the Chronicle of Philanthropy will moderate. The conversation will examine the practicality of funders striving to fix the root cause of social problems and the tradeoffs between focusing on tangible community issues versus tackling systematic interventions.

Like all Tactical Philanthropy Forum events, the conversation will center on real world applications and is designed for a cross-disciplinary audience. Anyone and everyone interested in a new and better social sector are encouraged to participate. Both social sector professionals and individual donors will enjoy the evening’s event. All attendees are asked to follow a strict policy of non-solicitation.

This event is offered in partnership with the Foundation Center and is being held in the World Affairs Council’s conference room. Please join us beginning at 6:00pm for wine and hors d’oeuvres.

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When:  January 20, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: The Foundation Center, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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One Comment

  1. Well, I think diversity is the key to working with the social system. I try to target a diverse market to gain interest into our veterans charity. I explain the root cause of the problem and how they can help us help the disabled veterans. Thanks for this post and I accept your invitation for January 2010.