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NYU Wagner Philanthropy Conference

NYU Wagner Philanthropy

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

NYU Wagner Philanthropy Conference

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
*Early Bird Special* NYU Wagner Student (must show ID) Ended $12.00 $0.00
NYU Students (must show ID) Ended $15.00 $0.00
Students (Non-NYU) (must show ID) Ended $20.00 $0.00
Professionals Ended $30.00 $0.00

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Confluence, Career, Community


ATTENTION: We are SOLD OUT and the wait list has CLOSED. We have reached maximum capacity and cannot accommodate any person who has not already paid and registered for the conference. Thank you for your interest.

The inaugural Wagner Philanthropy Conference Philanthropy: Confluence, Career, Community will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 to convene students and professionals to examine the role of philanthropy in a wide range of sectors (from public policy to international development), build concrete grantmaking and fundraising skills, explore potential career paths, and to bring together a community of diverse individuals whose common interest is in philanthropy.

This conference is hosted by the student group at NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, Wagner Philanthropy, which is dedicated to exploring philanthropy's impact on public service and broadening students' networks in the areas of grantmaking and fundraising.

The day features discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities starting from 9:00am to 5:00pm, culminating with a Alumni-Student Networking Happy Hour event that begins at 5:00pm at nearby Sláinte pub. All attendees are welcome to attend the networking happy hour.

The schedule of events will be updated below on an ongoing basis as speakers are confirmed.



Purpose & Description

9:00am - 9:15am



9:15am - 11:00am

Welcome and

Panel 1

Remarks from Wagner Philanthropy

Philanthropy, Social Innovation and Government

(Co-sponsored by Bridge)

Discussion with Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, NYC Office of the Mayor; Moderated by Gara LaMarche, formerly of Atlantic Philanthropies and Open Society Foundations, current Senior Fellow, NYU Wagner

11:15am - 12:45pm

(Concurrent Sessions)

Breakout 1

Fundraising Skill Building

Led by Jonah Halper, President, ALTRUICITY INC; Co-Founder of NextGen:Charity


Breakout 2

Grantmaking Skill Building

Led by Amy Barger, Managing Director, Tiger Foundation

12:45pm - 2:00pm


Careers in Philanthropy Networking Lunch

(Co-sponsored by WMLO)

2:15pm - 3:10pm

(Concurrent Sessions)

Breakout 3

TED Talk: Technology and Philanthropy

Featuring Andrew Rasiej, Founder of MOUSE.org, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com, Chairman of NY Tech Meetup, Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation


Breakout 4

Performance Measurement and Management: What are Nonprofits Doing To Demonstrate Effectiveness?

Discussion with Ken Berger, President & CEO, Charity Navigator; Moderated by Dennis Smith, Associate Professor of Public Policy, NYU Wagner

3:25pm - 5:00pm

Panel 2 and Closing

Philanthropy Trends in International Development

Discussion with Amy Holmes, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Betsy Fuller Matambanadzo, Global Public Health Administrator, Bloomberg Philanthropies

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour

Alumni-Student Networking Happy Hour at Sláinte Pub
(304 Bowery Street)

(Co-sponsored by Wagner Management and Leadership Organization and the Wagner Student Association)

All conference attendees are cordially invited to the networking happy hour.


Your registration includes entrance to the whole day conference, Breakfast, Lunch, and opportunities to network with peers, colleagues, and leaders in the field. Your registration is also non-refundable.

Have questions about NYU Wagner Philanthropy Conference? Contact NYU Wagner Philanthropy

When & Where

NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
295 Lafayette
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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