Event Details

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street
9th Floor, Library Room
San Francisco , CA 94104 View map

Questions?Contact: Amanda Vergara avergara@rina.com
(925) 627-2829

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Beyond Bricks & Mortar: How Capital Campaigns Can Fund Big Ideas and Defined Impact

The traditional capital campaign is a familiar model for inspiring philanthropic investment in important physical assets. When we raise funds to build a new hospital wing or to restore a cathedral, we are serving clearly implied impact - goals like better medical care and historical preservation that are easily embraced by donor communities. But how can we apply the best practices and strategies of capital campaigns to fund new ways to build a better society? Can we inspire the same level of philanthropic investment in new, big ideas that tackle persistent, complex problems?

This session will examine some of the key elements of successful capital campaigns, and then apply those concepts to today's philanthropic trends and innovations. From recent initiatives of The San Francisco Foundation and The Ford Foundation, to the broader world of "big bet" philanthropy, to new models for social impact bonds, we will explore how well-tested communications and fundraising strategies can be reimagined in the service of bold ideas.

Our Speaker:

Rob Joyce - Principal, Social Impact DesignsRob Joyce - Principal, Social Impact Designs
Rob believes that we have a historic opportunity to design new ways for people and organizations to make the world a better place, and he founded Social Impact Designs to greet this opportunity with creativity, collaboration, and action. His career includes experience in business development, communication design, and project management that spans the private, nonprofit, and civic sectors. In 2015, he led the development of the Founders Pledge program for Full Circle Fund, where he created programing and resources for a community of startup founders that have pledged company equity to nonprofits. Recent experience also includes marketing and communications for HealthRIGHT 360 during multiple mergers and the launch of a $15MM capital campaign. His civic engagement includes continued volunteer service as the director of Please Touch Garden, an interim use project in San Francisco that has transformed a blighted Civic Center lot into a thriving arts garden. Rob is also an instructor with the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, where he teaches Social Impact Marketing.


11:30 Registration and Networking
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Presentation

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive one, please contact Amanda Vergara.

RSVP by October 17, 2018

This is a complimentary seminar so please be mindful to let us know if you RSVP and cannot attend.

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