Speaking

Presentations and Speaking

Allen Smart is a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator, known for his provocative and challenging perspectives on the world of philanthropy. A representative sample of presentations includes the following:

  • “Why Aren’t Foundations more Innovative and Risk-Taking?”
  • “The New World of Healthcare Conversion Foundations”
  • “How to Develop Work of Interest to Private Foundations”
  • “What Does the Future of Philanthropy Look Like?”
  • “The 10 Tenets of Effective Rural Philanthropy”
  • “Building a Field of Rural Philanthropy”
  • “How Communications, Strategy and Evaluation Merge in Rural Foundation Work”
  • “How Foundations Can Begin Their Rural Learning Journey”
  • “Equity – It’s a Rural Issue Too!”
  • “How Healthcare Can Step Outside Its Walls”
  • “How Churches Can Step Outside Their Walls”

In 2018, Allen presented before individual foundations, national non-profits, state-based funder groups, national Philanthropy Serving Organizations and multi-state regional funder associations.

Recent & Upcoming Dates

  • Intermountain West Funders Network Gathering — April 26, 2019, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy Biennial Meeting — May 8, 2019, Minneapolis, MN
  • Federal Private/Public Annual funder meeting — May 30, 2019, Washington, DC
  • GlobalMindED Annual Meeting — June 5, 2019, Denver, Colorado
  • National Conference for Growing Community Foundations — October 28, 2019, Wichita, KS

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