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Philanthropy in the New Decade

Co-Sponsored by Pace University’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Hitachi America, Ltd.

Speaker Bios

Mark Popovich

Mark Popovich

Bio
Mark Popovich is a Senior Program Officer at The Hitachi Foundation and is responsible for their Business and Communities Grants Program. This program supports the Corporate Social Responsibility field. They also make investments aimed at improving prospects for lower wealth people through skills training and career development. He has helped shape the biannual State of Corporate Citizenship Surveys with Boston College. And he has contributed to the development of two national multi-foundation initiatives. The Jobs to Career Initiative focuses on work-based training for frontline workers across the health sector. The Hitachi Foundation is also a founding partner in the $50m National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

Presentation
The Great Recession and the State of Corporate Citizenship in the United States - To quote Thomas Paine, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Hard times make for hard choices. And choices made and actions taken in the tough times are the true gauge of the depth and durability of our values. We see concrete evidence for cautious optimism based on the attitudes, actions, and investment decisions emerging from a large, national, representative sample of business leaders surveyed at the heights of the economic recession.

Jay Frost

Jay Frost

Bio
Jay Frost is a 25 year veteran of the fundraising field. He has played a leadership role in a number of companies including FundraisingINFO.com (FRI), WealthEngine and Wealth ID, as well as serving as a fundraiser in New York and Washington and a grantmaker with the federal government. Today, Jay serves as a partner in BFTConnect LLC, providers of ContactReporter, and as Principal of Frost on Fundraising, the platform for his work as a lecturer, trainer and consultant on philanthropy and fundraising around the world.

Presentation
Fundraising 2.0: New Rules for a New Culture - Is your organization on Facebook? Is your donor tweeting? Are your colleagues LinkedIn? Should you care? We’ll take a close look at how fundraising is changing in the wake of the Web 2.0. We will explore the topics YOU think are important to determining what tools to use and how to use them and look at real world examples of organizations adopting or ignoring the social networks which surround them today.

Betsy Hills Bush

Betsy Hills Bush

Bio
Betsy Hills Bush is Program Officer for the Westchester Community Foundation. Betsy has twenty years of experience in the non-profit field, both on staff and as a volunteer and board member. She was legislative liaison with the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, then went to the law firm of Perlman & Perlman, where she founded their department of state registration and charitable solicitation law compliance for non-profit clients. Betsy also authored a monthly column on state and federal fund-raising laws for The Non-Profit Times. She received both her B.F.A. and her M.A. from New York University. She is an adjunct professor with the Dyson School of Public Administration at Pace University.

Presentation
Turbo-Charge Your Board without Getting Burned - Just as for-profit entrepreneurs need to line up investors who have both money and expertise to invest in their enterprises; non-profit executives need to think of board members as extending the expertise and resources of the organization at all times, not just during galas and fundraising campaigns. The board needs to be seen as a valuable resource for the organization and utilized accordingly. We’ll look at examples of how the right board members can really get an agency on the right track and make it “hot” – helping it bring in more resources and board members.