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FORUM 2017: Forging Trust

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300 2nd St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Who is in power? How is that power representative and inclusive of the population supported by a nonprofit’s mission?

Charities Review Council invites you to FORUM 2017: Forging Trust, where we will confront these questions and deconstruct the cornerstones to maintaining public trust—one of the biggest hurdles of relevancy facing the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

Charities Review Council presents FORUM 17, our bi-annual gathering for Minnesota’s most engaged and passionate nonprofit and philanthropic leaders who dare to push dialogue forward and discover actionable solutions for building a more accountable, trustworthy social sector.


8am: Registration + Networking
9am: Program Begins (Keynote + Panel)
10:30am: Table Conversations
11:30am: End

12pm-1pm: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop (additional registration option)

DeRay McKesson
National Civil Rights Activist

With more than a half-million Twitter followers, DeRay is widely recognized and respected for “telling the truth, in public.” In April 2015, Mckesson and fellow activists Johnetta Elzie, Samuel Sinyangwe, and Brittany Packnett launched Mapping Police Violence, which collected data on people killed by police during 2014. In August 2015, the same group launched Campaign Zero, a ten-point policy plan for police reform. Mckesson and Elzie were awarded the Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award in 2015 for their activism. In 2015, Mckesson was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine and one of the 30 Most Influential People On The Internet by TIME Magazine in 2016. Mckesson is currently the interim Chief Human Capital Officer for Baltimore City Public Schools and a recent Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He is a 2007 graduate of Bowdoin College, and in 2016 he received an honorary doctorate from The New School in New York City.

Beyond the Surface: Not your traditional panel.

Following the keynote, Anita Patel will invite DeRay to join an engaging and intimate conversation with some of Minnesota's most experienced nonprofit and philanthropic leaders.

Anita Patel
Leadership Programs Director, Bush Foundation

Magui Rubalcava Shulman
Founder and President, Borealis Philanthropy

Jonathan Palmer
Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Kris Kewitsch
Executive Director, Charities Review Council

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop

Tip your inspiration from FORUM 17: Forging Trust into immediate action. Directly following the FORUM, we are offering an additional one hour, hands-on workshop that will give you an inside look at Charities Review Council's new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit, designed by and for nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, coalitions and municipalities.

With the DEI Toolkit, your organization can access an affordable and private assessment to start making your organization more welcoming, strong, and trustworthy today. Join us to be the very first to know about this groundbreaking new program.

To register, select the ticket that includes the DEI Workshop. Workshop includes lunch.

Facilitator: Kate Khaled, Founder & Managing Director, Imagine Deliver

Better Together Award

The Better Together Award will highlight a creative, collaborative, and authentic donor-nonprofit relationship that is changing the community for the better. Donors and nonprofits are eligible to apply. Donors applying should work in partnership with the nonprofit to complete the application requirements. For application instructions, visit here.

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To learn more, check out our website at smartgivers.org/forum

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