2012 Public Policy Conference
On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Southern California Grantmakers will host its second Public Policy Conference, convening foundations and private grantmakers to learn about critical public policy and legislative trends that impact our sector.
During the conference, participants will discuss and build upon efforts to align the sector’s work with local, state and federal government.
Featuring a variety of formats to engage with philanthropic and public sector leaders, participants will identify ways to integrate public policy and advocacy into their ongoing work and consider new strategies to support the nonprofit sector in advocating on behalf of the communities we serve.
Further information on speakers, sessions and a detailed conference schedule is forthcoming. Please check back regularly for updates.
> 8:30 am - Networking Breakfast
> 8:45 am - Welcome and SCG Public Policy Platform Update
Sushma Raman, President, Southern California Grantmakers
> 9:00 am - Idea Exchange: Does Philanthropy Serve the Public Interest?
Moderator: Latonya Slack, Senior Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Sue Santa, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, The Philanthropy Roundtable
> 10:20 am - The Lawyer Is In
Daren Garshelis, Counsel, Alliance for Justice, West Coast Office
Nayantara Mehta, Senior Counsel, Alliance for Justice, West Coast Office
> 10:30 am - Networking Break
> 10:45 am - Breakout Sessions: Round One
- California's Budget: Where Are We Headed and What Can Funders Do?
- Funding Advocacy: Tricks of the Trade
- Staying Current: National and State Laws Governing the Charitable Sector
> 12:00 pm - Lunch
> 12:45 pm - Keynote Address
Dr. John E. Deasy, Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles Unified Public Schools
> 1:30 pm - A Conversation on Governance and Civic Engagement in the Golden State
Pete Peterson, Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, Pepperdine School of Public Policy
Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause
Victor Abalos, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Communications, California Forward
> 2:30 pm - Networking Break
> 2:45 pm - Breakout Sessions: Round Two
- A Focus on Elections as a Lever for Change
- Move Your Issue: How to Evaluate Advocacy
- Leveraging Federal Investments: Social Innovation in Los Angeles
> 4:00 pm - Break (Please secure your seat for Candidate Forum by 4:15 pm)
> 4:30 pm - Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum
( In compliance with IRS regulations, we have developed non-arbitrary criteria for participant eligibility in the Mayoral Candidate Forum.)
Moderator: Warren Olney, Host and Executive Producer, Which Way, LA? and To the Point on 89.9 KCRW
Austin Beutner, Civic Leader
Eric Garcetti, Councilmember, Los Angeles City Council
Wendy Greuel, Controller, City of Los Angeles
Kevin James, Attorney and Former Co-Chair, AIDS Project Los Angeles
Jan Perry, Councilmember, Los Angeles City Council
Our 2012 Public Policy Conference is made possible with the generous support of our sponsor: