Conference Agenda

United Front 2011 The Power of Collective Impact

Keynote Presentation
Internationally renowned keynote speaker Mark Kramer, co-author of “Collective Impact” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, will address the power and importance of broad, cross-sector coordination to drive large-scale systems change.


7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking

General Session

See General Session Bios

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
Sarah Caruso, CEO & President, Greater Twin Cities United Way

8:15 – 8:20 a.m.  Welcome/Introduce Jay Kiedrowski
Ellen Goldberg Luger, Executive Director, General Mills Foundation

8:20 – 8:40 a.m. What Do We Know?
Impact of 2011 Legislative Session & Economic Forecast— Jay Kiedrowski
Senior Fellow at HHH Institute, U of M

8:40 – 8:42 a.m. Sarah Introduces Mark Kramer

8:43 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote: Collective Impact:
A cross-sector framework for achieving large-scale social change
Mark Kramer, Managing Director and Founder, FSG Social Impact Consultants

9:15 – 9:55 a.m. Cross-Sector Innovation and Redesign Efforts Panel
Community Response Panel Moderator: Toni Randolph, Minnesota Public Radio

Panel Members
Collective Impact: Heading Home Hennepin – Cathy ten Broeke, City/County Coordinator
Cross-Sector/Innovative Collaborations – Community Development Model: Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director of Central Corridor Funders Collaborative
Cross-Sector/Innovative Collaborations – Community Development Model: Les Fujitake, Superintendent Bloomington Public Schools

9:55 – 10:00 a.m. Closing Remarks
Sarah Caruso, CEO & President, Greater Twin Cities United Way

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Critical Questions: Reframing Nonprofit Boards’ Work
Cultural Intelligence: New Tools to Recognize & Strengthen Cultural Competence
Strategic Financial Planning: Balancing Money and Mission
Making Tough Decisions about the Bottom Line
High-Impact Philanthropy in a World of Change
Collective Impact: Continue the Dialogue with Mark Kramer
The Art and Practice of Innovation
Partnering for Greater Impact: Strengthening Community Through a Business Perspective
Talent Search: Engaging Generational Leaders in Your Organization
Understanding the Role of Nonprofit Boards in Promoting Public Policy & Advocacy Efforts
Supporting and Engaging Constituents in Building Stronger Communities

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits &
Greater Twin Cities United Way Luncheon:
Keynote Speaker Leslie Crutchfield
Following United Front 2011, we encourage you to join us at MCN’s 25th Annual Conference: Great Expectations: Our Communities, Our Future. Separate registration is required. Visit MCN Great Expectations 2011 to register and for more information.