Breakout Sessions

Special Opportunity for Foundation Leaders and Trustees, “The Stories Leaders Must Tell” with keynote speaker Andy Goodman 

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” To lead, persuade and motivate in general, you must share what you believe in, what values have guided your actions and choices, why you have chosen the particular path you’re on (and, presumably, want others to follow.) Marshall Ganz, a lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, calls this form of public speech the “Story of Self.” In this session, Andy Goodman will familiarize you with Ganz’s powerful model, show examples of leaders sharing this story, and provide a tool to help you identify, develop and share your own Story of Self. 

Who should attend? This session is for presidents, CEOs, board members and trustees.  

Data Storytelling 

Join the CT Data Collaborative for this special workshop focused on becoming a skilled data storyteller. Learn to collect and communicate data to create compelling stories that motivate action.   

Who should attend? This session is for foundation staff in a wide variety of roles, including communications, development, program, operations and administration. 

Empowering Community Voices in Philanthropy:  

Hear stories from funders engaged in community-informed grantmaking, and explore the practices and lessons of this powerful and effective approach to philanthropy.   

Who should attend? This session is for staff and leadership involved in all aspects of the grantmaking process, from setting strategy to managing grants.  

 Understanding Connecticut Philanthropy: Stories from Sector Leaders  

In this special session, designed for those who are relatively new to the field of philanthropy, experienced funders will share stories, key lessons, and answer questions in this mid-morning version of a fireside chat.   

Who should attend? This session is for anyone new to Connecticut philanthropy or interested in learning more about your peers in this sector. 

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2024 - 11:30am EDT