October 31, 2019 | 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: SPARX Conference Check-in
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: SPARX Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM: SPARX Conference Programming
Philanthropy Network’s SPARX Conference is the premier event for regional funders, nonprofits, social investors, and other civic leaders who are leading social change in Greater Philadelphia. The SPARX name and logo highlight Philanthropy Network’s strategy to spark collective impact opportunities and align investments for greater impact. The “X” represents the cross-section of ideas and action.
Held each fall, the SPARX Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to connect, reflect, and learn alongside colleagues and partners, and be inspired to think broadly and boldly about our work and new ways we can act and invest in our region for greater equity and impact.
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Scattergood Foundation staff members will be presenting at the following sessions:
Workshop Track #1: Innovation (10:40-11:40am)
Dynamic Data: Using Data to Inform Funding & Program Decisions — Columbus Ballroom A
Funders and nonprofits are increasingly utilizing data to help inform their decision-making and develop solutions to pressing community needs. Workshop participants will learn from data-informed organizations about how they are using data to build in-depth community profiles to guide funding and program planning.
Samuel Fischer, Data and Evaluation Manager, Read by 4th
David Gould, Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Communications, Rebuild Philadelphia (Rebuilding Community Infrastructure)
Brendan Conlin, Chief Program Officer, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Workshop Facilitator: Aminata Diallo, Manager of Learning and Community Impact, The Scattergood Foundation
Workshop Track #2: Equity (10:40-11:40am)
Advancing Organizational Equity with Philanthropy Network’s Equity Cohort — Columbus Ballroom B
This interactive workshop will be led by members of the Equity in Philanthropy Cohort, who will share their organizational equity journeys, including how they are integrating equity in practice and community. Their practical examples of creating equitable environments will fuel small group exercises where participants will identify challenges to the advancement of equity and brainstorm potential, viable solutions. Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Jason Alexander, Board Chair, Brandywine Health Foundation
Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation
Sarah Martinez-Helfman, President, Samuel S. Fels Fund
Joe Pyle, President, The Scattergood Foundation
Workshop Moderator: Daria Torres, Managing Partner, Walls Torres Group