2019 Annual Conference Resources and Materials

Publication date: 
June, 2019

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the 2019 Annual Conference, The Power in Philanthropy. Session materials and related resources from the conference are available below. 

Photos from Pre-Conference & Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference: The Power in Philanthropy


Materials & Resources

Powering Up – Welcome and Opening Remarks
Let’s set the stage for why we have gathered. SDG leadership, including members of our Board of Directors and our new President & CEO Debbie McKeon share where we have come from, where we are, and the vision for our time together today.

The Power in Philanthropy
Imagine what philanthropy could really accomplish by better activating our collective power. How do we seize on - not shrink from - the evolving nature of power? How do we use our influence and command of resources to grow and share power, in new and transformational ways, across people and places?

The Power in Philanthropy: Lessons Learned from Walking the Walk
Leaders are recognizing that now, more than ever, we need to be bold with strategies that utilize our full breadth of power to achieve the social impact we, as a sector, seek. Yet demonstrating your power and leverage as a leader often is not without consequence. Hear from two renowned trailblazers as they share an honest look at the trials, tribulations and triumphs of their personal pathways to harnessing their power for good.

Wielding, Building, and Sharing Power: San Diego Case Studies 
Local philanthropy leaders are leveraging their power for transformational change and greater equity in San Diego communities. Hear creative examples related to youth development immigrant and migrant rights, and collaborative funding.

Breakout Session: Impact Investing Track
While San Diego is a hot spot for business, social, and financial innovation, not all San Diegans have the same access to resources to launch and grow businesses. For example, at our current rate of progress it will take 100 years for American women to reach equal representation in corporate leadership. In this session, a powerhouse trio of impact lenders look at lending - specifically gender lens investing - as a social change strategy, including a highlight of SDG’s new Women’s Empowerment Loan Fund.

Breakout Session: Vision for a Better California

New Power in Philanthropy  
Young, dynamic, and diverse talent is the future. Our day ends with the inspiring stories of San Diego’s rising generation of leadership, a good dose of hope for the future, and a dash of truth to power. A new generation of leadership across political, volunteer, nonprofit, philanthropy, and impact investing spaces share their personal stories, unique insights, and best advice for philanthropy.

A big THANK YOU to bkSOUL for their amazing performances!

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