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Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families Annual Conference

Conference
September 11, 2011 - 9:00 am to September 14, 2011 - 5:00 pm
Event Host(s): Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families
 

The Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF) 2011 Annual Conference, What Counts and What Works: People, Practice and Policy, provided a forum for grantmakers to explore pressing and emerging social and economic trends impacting children, youth, and families, but also the role that private philanthropy plays in lifting the people in our communities to survive and thrive.

This conference challenged participants to consider the role they play in lifting up the people in our communities to survive and thrive. The conference featured; lenary sessions by key foundation, field and government leaders, who presented thought-provoking, broad visions on demographics and other trends impacting children, youth and families. It also had professional development offerings, in which participants learned tangible skills, including opportunities to learn policy and advocacy skills, information on policy and practice across local, state and federal arenas in order to understand opportunities for engagement in these processes.
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