May 2019—
9:30 am—2:15 pm

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 555403

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The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)’s biennial national conferences bring together foundation leaders and major donors to engage with the most pressing issues in philanthropy.

The 2019 CEP conference, Stronger Philanthropy, will be held May 7-9, 2019, at the Hilton Minneapolis. The conference will feature talks from influential and thought-provoking leaders and thinkers, as well as focused breakout sessions and ample opportunities to connect with peers.

The CEP Conference is a can’t-miss event for philanthropic leaders to come together, learn, and leave with resources and inspiration to help their organizations maximize their effectiveness. The conference is open only to foundation senior leaders, trustees and donors, and space is limited to 500 attendees.

Media Impact Funders will be organizing two sessions at this conference:

  • On the opening night of the conference, join us for Clips and Conversation with Time for Ilhan, which captures the behind-the-scenes drama of an insurgent campaign, tracking the unlikely rise of a Somali refugee who becomes one of the most prominent voices in a new generation of political leadership. We’ll be in conversation with the film’s director, Norah Shapiro, and Shawn Escoffery, executive director of the Roy Disney Foundation, moderated by our very own Vince Stehle, who is a member of the CEP’s board of directors.
  • On the second day of the conference, don’t miss the breakout session, Podcasting and Philanthropy. In this session, attendees will hear from reporter Samara Freemark, whose “In The Dark” podcast delves into the story of Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi man who, based on flimsy testimony amid extraordinary examples of prosecutorial abuse, has been tried six times for a grisly murder. The session will also discuss how National Public Radio approaches podcasting, and attendees will hear how The Heinz Endowments develops the thoughtful weekly podcasting series, “We Can Be: Stories of Community & Possibility,” hosted by Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant.