IMPACT: Innovation + Philanthropy 2015

Event Date

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Event Location
First Baptist Church 2932 King Street Alexandria, VA 22302

Join us for a morning of innovation, learning, collaboration and networking. 

Featuring Keynote Speaker: 


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"Leadership is an action everyone can take, not a position few people can hold."  -Paul Schmitz

What leadership actions do you take and how do you help others take a seat at the table? These are just a couple questions that Paul Schmitz asks individuals to consider.

As a strong advocate for collective impact, Paul has spent his career developing leaders and bringing communities together to effect change.  Paul is the CEO of Leading Inside Out, a nonprofit and philanthropic advisory group. He also serves as Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions; and is the first Innovator in Residence at Georgetown University's Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies where he spent 21 years helping more than 5,600 diverse young leaders turn their passions to make a difference in careers working for community and social change. 

Following the keynote speaker, you may attend one of three interactive breakout sessions focusing on leadership development and community building. Breakout sessions include: 

More than Dollars & Deductions: Creating Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Among Local Businesses & Nonprofits: Grant and sponsorship dollars are key to supporting nonprofit operations and events, but that's not all businesses can offer. Nonprofits also have much more to offer businesses beyond a tax-deduction and a promotional opportunity. Join us for a conversation with local large, mid-size and small businesses and nonprofit representatives as they share innovative ways they are collaborating and creating mutually beneficial relationshipsSponsored by: BB&T Bank

Good, Better, Best: Understanding the Performance Imperative: In this era of scarcity and seismic change, high performance matters more than ever. The Performance Imperative (PI), a framework for social-sector excellence, defines high performance as the ability to deliver, over a prolonged period of time, meaningful, measurable and financially sustainable results for people or causes the organization is in existence to serve. The PI framework was designed to inspire, motivate and support nonrpofit leaders, board members, funders and consultants to build great organizations for greater social impact. Join us as we hear from PI Ambassadors (experts in the nonprofit sector) as they share stories and tips on how PI can positively affect the leadership, culture, mission, continuous learning and sustainability of your organization. Sponsored by: Mason Hirst Foundation 

Equity & Inclusion Begin Within: "Equity", "inclusion", "cultural competency" are words we keep hearing in the news and in our city and school plans, but what does that really mean and how can we authentically apply an "equity lens" to the work we are doing? Paul Schmitz believes organizations must begin by looking inward, using an "equity mirror" to examine our own composition, culture and policies that reinforce and perpetuate societal disparities. To do equity, we must also be equity. Join us and find out what that means for you and your organization. Sponsored by: Manchester-Stapleton Family Fund. 

The event concludes with a networking lunch and a brief information session on ACT's capacity building grant opportunities. 

From now until Tuesday, September 15, registration is $25 for individuals and $100 for groups of five. Starting September 16, this rates increase to $40 for individuals and $175 for groups. 

Take advantage of this special, early bird rate, and register today! 



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Breakout Session Sponsors

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Interested in sponsoring IMPACT? Please contact Brandi Yee, Chief Program Officer, or 703-739-7778.