As a new administration takes the helm in Washington, how will philanthropy navigate the road ahead?

Join us for the Funders’ Network Annual Conference in Saint Paul, Minn., March 20-22, 2017, for analysis and discussion of our post-election climate — and how funders can become even more engaged and effective.

Our annual conference offers several opportunities to learn from experts about philanthropy’s role in the months and years to come:

The Road Ahead: Funder Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges in 2017 and Beyond
Afternoon Plenary
4-5 p.m. Monday, March 20

The aftermath of the 2016 elections revealed a new political and social climate. Funders are examining ways to address opportunities and challenges at the federal, state, and local levels. This interactive panel of foundation leaders will engage in a lively discussion of new strategies and approaches as we grapple with a changing landscape and shifting roles for philanthropy.

David Abbott, executive director, The George Gund Foundation
Phillip Henderson, president, Surdna Foundation
Kate Wolford, president, The McKnight Foundation


Scot Spencer, associate director of advocacy and influence, The Anne E. Casey Foundation

Moving Forward: Navigating the New Political Landscape
Tuesday Morning Plenary
9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 21

Join us for a panel discussion providing post-election insight on issues such as equity, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship.

Tamara Draut, vice president of policy and research, Demos
Brentin Mock, staff writer, CityLab


Phillip Henderson, president, Surdna Foundation

For nearly two decades — and multiple presidential administrations — TFN has served as both an ally to and resource for the philanthropic community. We hope you’ll join us in Saint Paul as we discuss the post-election landscape and other topics of urgency to our network of funders.

Here are some resources and highlights to help you plan your trip:

▪ Conference Highlights
▪ Registration and Hotel Accomodations