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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:00pm
The Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is offering a capacity-building training.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Policies and programs to prevent and recover high school dropouts should build upon resources and capacities which already exist within the community.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
If your community is like most, it already has lots of partnerships in place: partnerships with their own websites, logos, mission statements and memorandums of understanding. These partnerships can be an enormous asset – if you can organize them into a coherent patchwork that meets the needs of the whole child and the whole community. In this webinar, participants explored one tool for gathering information about the various active groups in their communities and discussed how this data can help advance efforts. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ambitious leaders with big plans sometimes give people TMI: Too Much Information. Hand out a list of indicators about child and youth outcomes, or a list of goals to develop community supports for youth, and you risk creating communications overload. Key communications tools, such as storytelling and visuals, can help keep your stakeholders and community on the mark and moving forward. In thie webinar, participants learned more about these tools and how leaders have used them effectively. Featuring Patrick Boyle, Communications Director, the Forum for Youth Investment VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING HERE.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 5:00pm
The Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality offered a capacity-building training.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 9:00am to Monday, November 12, 2012 - 5:00pm
That was the theme of Independent Sector's Annual Conference this year, which drew thousands of people from nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs. 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, November 9, 2012 - 5:00pm
SECF held their annual gathering of Southeastern grantmakers at the beautiful Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
To achieve long-term, systemic change, you have to have demand and buy-in – not just from top decision-makers but also from community members and young people themselves.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Forum for Youth Investment introduced a new how-to guide for OST systems-builders that identifies the key stages and steps in building effective, sustainable and systemic approaches to quality improvement systems (QIS) for afterschool providers. This webinar featured case studies of communities tackling the stages of cohesive QIS development.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Attendees joined presenters like John Kania, who leads intellectual capital development at FSG related to groundbreaking work on Catalytic Philanthropy and Collective Impact; Betty Morgan, named 2010 American Association of School Administrators’ 2010 “National Superintendent of the Year”, Michael Robbins, Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education and representatives from leading communities and national organizations like Data Quality Campaign, Search Institute, National Center for Community Schools and Attendance Works at the 2012 Communities for Change Leadership Symposium.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:00pm
The 2012 Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF) Annual Conference recognized the foundational values of the United States.
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 5:00pm
The 10th annual Bridge Conference brought together afterschool and youth development professionals, school leaders, funders, researchers, policymakers, trainers/coaches and business leaders from across the country.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 5, 2012 - 5:00pm
Want to learn how to train your afterschool staff to increase the quality of their work?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Opportunity Nation's second national Summit focused on one of the earliest and most critical rungs on the ladder of opportunity: ensuring that the rising generation is equipped with the skills needed to compete in the current and future economies.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Looking to implement a management information system for afterschool or summer but don't know where to begin or what questions to ask?