The 2022 Strategic Initiatives Conference
SIGAP is grateful to UC Berkeley for hosting the most recent Strategic Initiatives Conference (SIC). The invitation-only conference was held in person from Sunday, August 7 to Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Themes and features of the 2022 conference included:
A comprehensive retrospective of SIGAP best practices
Insights on the largest SI gifts of recent years, including presentations by peers
Best practices of staffing, launching, and strategic initiatives teams
Inter-institutional and multi-institutional initiatives
A fireside conversation with a transformative global philanthropist
2023 Conference Details
This is an event by invitation only, convening a group of 40-60 leading professionals. They are specifically selected based on their submission of interest. A call for interest will go out in Spring of 2023. In support of our culture of keeping conversations in the room, which allows for more open participation, a remote/hybrid option is not offered, nor are sessions recorded.
We are so pleased that Duke University will host the next conference on August 6 - 8, 2023.
Monday, August 08, 2022
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Session 1: How to Successfully Launch Strategic Initiatives: a 10 Year Retrospective
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: Multi-University Partnerships & Collaborations
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Fireside Chat and Q&A, featuring Outstanding Philanthropist
in conversation with Leti McNeill Light
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Session 3: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access and Strategic Initiatives —
Challenges and Opportunities
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Session 4: Closing the Gap Between Ideas and Impact: The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Keynote and Q&A: Strategic Initiatives – the Cal Experience
Tuesday, August 09, 2022
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Session 5: Sustainability at Stanford – The Making of a Transformational Gift
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Session 6: 500 Days to $500 Million – Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard University
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Session 7: Promoting an SI Fundraising Culture – How We Created a Custom-Built SI Course for MG Fundraisers at McGill
12:00 - 1:30 p.m
Closing Remarks from Leti McNeill Light
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Optional: Campus Tour, including the Campanile