Conference Agenda – 2021 Philanthropy WV Annual Conference

October 27

1:30 p.m.Registration
2:30 p.m.New Member Orientation Coffee Hour
3:30 p.m.Pre-Conference Skill-Building Sessions
Legal Session: Legal Deep Dive on Evolving Issues & Examining Changes with Ben McDearmon, JD of the Council on Foundations. (Available on Zoom)
PEAK Mid-East Chapter MeetingBalancing Act:  Mental Health Resilience when Work meets Home – This is a time to connect with peers in a safe space for a discussion on how to support and sustain mental health resilience among grantees, staff, and peers. This hour and a half will include time to network and learn from each other’s best practices on this topic as well as others as they arise.
Foster Care Funder Roundtable: Collective Impact through Regional & Local Partners
5:00 p.m.Break
5:45 p.mWelcome Reception
6:15 p.m.Opening Dinner and Keynote: Leveraging this Moment to Lift Up WV’s Communities – State and national philanthropy, government, nonprofit, and business leaders will lead an action oriented discussion on using the attention on rural communities, national funding opportunities, and local solutions to build up West Virginia’s communities stronger for the future. Think Big, Be Bold, and Drive Change! (Available on Zoom)

October 28

7:30 a.mOptional fitness time (outdoor group walk or yoga session)
9:15 a.mBrunch Keynote: Amanda Andere, CEO – Funders Together to End Homelessness (Available on Zoom)
10:30 a.mBreak
11:00 a.m.Issue-Based Breakout Sessions
Addressing Housing: Deep Dive on Collaborative Response to Housing Justice
Education Funders Affinity Group: Lessons Learned on Collaborations & Education Needs Going Forward (Available on Zoom)
Addressing Substance Use Disorder: What’s Needed & Next to ensure Long-Term Recovery? (Available on Zoom)
12:00 p.mBreak
12:30 p.m.Luncheon Keynote: Advancing Trust Based Philanthropy through and after the Pandemic – Phil Li, President & CEO of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation (Available on Zoom)
2:00 p.m.Break
2:15 p.m.Role-Based Breakout Sessions
CEO & Board Member Track: Advancing New Practices & Changes at the CEO & Board (Available on Zoom)
Program Officers and Grants Management Staff: Identifying blindspots and opportunities to improve your community engagement and grantmaking program (Available on Zoom)
Scholarship Officers & Managers: Trends & Learnings a space to share the cheers and challenges of scholarship administration with your peers
3:30 p.m.Break
5:00 p.m.Reception & Annual Members Meeting
6:00 p.m.Evening Dinner Options
Dine Arounds on your own either at the resort or in the community: Philanthropy West Virginia will assist in coordinating pre-scheduled small group dinner for physical distancing; or
How Your Foundation can engage in Public Policy & Government Partnerships and Advocacycatered dinner session on-site

October 29

8:45 a.m.Morning Keynote Session: F.A.I.L.* Fest a high-energy session for celebrating failure as a mark of innovation, risk-taking and learning. Three panelists will share humorous and real stories of failures of which they learned from and made their work better. (broadcast out on Zoom) *F.A.I.L. = first attempts in learning
9:45 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Member Type Breakout Sessions
Private Foundation Session: Leveraging Your Impact – from broadband to better health to building up rural communities. A panel discussion of ways that private and family foundations can use their grantmaking to leverage bigger opportunities for their communities, nonprofit partners, and the residents they serve.
Investment & Endowment Management Session
Corporate Responsibility SessionThe future of Corporate Responsibility beyond COVID
Community Foundation & United Way SessionBuilding your Digital Fundraising beyond 2021
11:30 a.m.Break
12 p.m.Luncheon Keynote: Lessons on Lifting Up Your Community from America’s Best Communities with The Honorable Steve Williams, Mayor of Huntington, WV and Mary Witten Wiseman, CEO of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community (Available on Zoom)
1:30 p.m.15th Annual WV Spirit of Philanthropy Awards Ceremony (Available on Zoom)
3:00 p.mAdjourn