bbcon 2020: Highlights for grant-makers


Register to access a great line-up of speakers and sessions designed to foster fresh ideas, provide meaningful conversations, and help navigate the challenges of this new, pandemic-impacted world.

Over 30,000 social good professionals signed up for three days of online inspiration to empower their mission forward in new and innovative ways.

Here are just a few of the sessions made for grant-giving organisations that you can catch up on for free:

SUPER SESSION: Shifting Gears - How Philanthropy is Changing for Foundations

In this 60-minute Super Session, Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud's VP of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy and Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Council on Foundations (GEO), will discuss how 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way foundations think, follow their processes, grant money, report outcomes and impact, and more. This interview-style discussion will reference real-life examples from grantmakers across the country, and also address what may become the the "new normal" of foundation philanthropy. There will be a full 15 minutes of Q&A at the end of this session.

The Power of Collaborative Grantmaking      

Foundations are increasingly turning to collaborative funding models to drive impact for their stakeholders. While this approach can deliver incredible results, the technology, process, and people roadblocks associated with creating a collaborative grantmaking process are significant. Join us to learn more about Collaborative Grantmaking and how foundations are successfully driving more impact than ever.

Blackbaud Grantmaking's New SKY UX View Deep Dive    

The new view of Blackbaud Grantmaking is on the way and the onboarding and adoption team is a power player behind the scenes. During this session, we pull back the curtain and dive in.

Launching Blackbaud Grantmaking's New SKY UX View    

Join us for a deep dive into the core power of Blackbaud Grantmaking in the new interface. We'll share best practices and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your solution.

Achieve Board Meeting Success with Blackbaud Grantmaking

What really happens at a board meeting? What are the best practices for getting the job done? During this session, the audience will take a deep dive into a board meeting and see how it all works.

And don't miss our phenomenal keynote speakers

Attendees heard from a number of prominent figures dedicated to activism and philanthropy.  Including conversations with special guests:

  • Actress Amy Poehler  entertained the audience with a wide-ranging discussion that spanned from experience and passion from starring in strong female roles to her commitment to empowering young girls and boys to pursue STEM careers to the types of film roles she would be most excited to play.
  • Olympic record-holder Dara Torres discussed how to overcome adversity and doubt to achieve your goals.
  • Dr. Cornel West appeared on the bbcon mainstage to discuss resilience, coalition building and racial justice.
  • And closing out bbcon was host, author and activist Padma Lakshmi, who shared about the personal experiences that led her to cofound the Endometriosis Foundation, the role food plays in culture, and advice for the social good community as it overcomes challenges. 


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