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Georgetown Public Policy Institute Hosts 2011 Conference: The Third Sector

February 23, 2011

WHO: GPPI’s Annual Policy Conference brings academics, policymakers, and public policy students to Capitol Hill to discuss pressing and complex social issues of the day. This year's conference will address issues facing the rapidly growing non-profit or Third Sector.

Keynote Speaker: Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, U.S. section of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

GPPI will host an all-day conference to discuss policies related to the non-profit or Third Sector.

Conference Schedule:

9:40 a.m. -10:50 a.m. | Social Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Steven Rathgeb Smith   

Nancy Bell Evans, Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy, University of Washington, and Waldemar A. Nielsen Chair in Philanthropy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute


  • Aleta Margolis, Founder and Executive director, Center for Inspired Teaching Fellow, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
  • Sara Brenner, Vice President and Director of Client Services, Community Wealth Ventures
  • Manny Hidalgo, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC); Vice President, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development’s Board of Directors

11:05 am -12:15 pm | Game Changing Nonprofits: How to Define High Impact Nonprofits

Moderator:  Kathy P. Kretman, Director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and research professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute


  • Leslie Crutchfield, Author, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits; Senior Advisor, FSG Social Impact Advisors
  • Kate Shoemaker, Director of Policy & Special Projects for the President, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • George Jones, Executive Director, Bread for the City
  • Katherine Jankowski, Director of Partnerships and Business Development, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington; Co-founder and Research Director, Jankowski Associates, Inc.

12:45 pm – 2:05 pm | Keynote Address

Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, U.S. section of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

2:20 pm – 3:30 pm |
Innovative Models of Collaboration

Moderator:  E. J. Dionne, Jr., Columnist, Washington Post; Senior Fellow, Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution; Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the Department of Government


  • William A. Schambra, Director, Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal
  • Ellen London, President and CEO, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust
  • Dave Witzel, Director, Environmental Defense Fund's Innovation Exchange

More information:

WHEN: Friday, February 25th,  9:30am - 3:30pm
WHERE: Gold Rayburn Banquet Room,
Rayburn House Office Buildings
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20003
SPONSORS: Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Media planning to cover all or part of the event must RSVP with Maggie Moore at (202) 687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials.
Maggie Moore


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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