The Giving Institute Summer Symposium 2017

Re-imagining Philanthropy

Detroit, MI | July 13-15, 2017

Alford Group attended the annual Giving Institute Summer Symposium in Detroit. The following staff represented Alford Group:

  • Brenda B. Asare, President & CEO
  • Sharon Tiknis, Executive Vice President & East Division Manager
  • Karen Rotko-Wynn, Executive Vice President & West Division Manager

Managing Transition: How to Sustain Growth and Manage Succession

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST

Moderator: Brenda B. Asare, President and CEO, Alford Group

Michelle Anderson, Managing Partner for Boston Consulting Group Detroit
Philip E. Ross, Chief Operating Officer of Clark Hill, PLC
Jeff Caponigro, President and CEO of Caponigro Public Relations Inc.

This panel featured several individuals with extensive experience managing and running professional services firms that take succession planning seriously. Our experts shared ideas that force you to think through succession planning from the start and shared strategies for developing the next generation of leaders.

LIVE WEBCAST: Tax Policy and Other Changes in the Political Wind

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM EST

Moderator: Jon Biederman, Vice President of DonorPerfect

Suzanne T. Allen, Ph.D., President and CEO of Philanthropy Ohio
Jeffrey Byrne, Chair, The Giving Institute
Robert Collier, President & CEO, Michigan Council on Foundations
Sally Ehrenfried, Senior Manager, Philanthropy and Volunteer Engagement, Blackbaud

Over the last few years, the nonprofit sector (organizations and foundations) has seen an increased level of interest on the part of elected officials, particularly on the federal level, in public policy and legislative issues impacting the sector.  This moderated panel discussion looked at  how the sector can educate legislators on the impact.