Strategies in Social Investment Series 2018

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Strategies in Social Investment Series 2018: From Roots to New Growth
1.5 PD hours for students
Mandel School Noble Commons or Via Livestream
FREE and open to all.

February 21, 2018, Wednesday, 12:45-2:15pm
Charity vs. Philanthropy: A Historical Perspective

Brian Amkraut, Ph.D., Executive Director, Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program

What we now know as philanthropy operated along religious lines until relatively recently. Charity as religious obligation was essential in the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but the concept evolved as western political and economic structures disconnected from organized religion. Yet, these roots play a major role in philanthropy today even as purely secular options have emerged.

March 22, 2018, Thursday, 12:45-2:15pm
Moving Fast after 100 Years: The Transformation of Fundraising at United Way of Greater Cleveland

Dan Mansoor, MBAVP, Resource Development & Chief Philanthropy Officer, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Change is hard–especially with 104 years of inertia, but the United Way of Greater Cleveland is in the midst of a dramatic shift in how it does the “business of fundraising” – rebranding, reorganizing, retooling. While the transformation is not complete, come hear this local case study that demonstrates how to plan, inspire, and execute change in real time, by focusing on people, data, and creativity.

April 19, 2018, Thursday, 12:45-2:15pm
The Role of Technology in the Nonprofit Sector: Do We Lead It or Does It Lead Us?

Adam Roth, MSSA/MNO, CEO, StreamLink Software

Technology is not synonymous with our profession, however, we are always looking at data. We compute and put data together in ways to help our clients, families, agencies/organizations or our ecosystem. Technology is evolving from storage and retrieval to predictive and cognitive learning. What does this path look like for our field, and will we adapt or lead?

Presented by the Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) Program with support from the Gail and Elliott Schlang Philanthropic Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.