Date: 16 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

TPW Global Network Retreat | Miami

Location: Miami


TPW Global Network Retreat: "Philanthropy by Design: How to Apply a Systems Change Approach to Your Philanthropy"

Join philanthropic peers and experts to share experience, reflect, and learn more about policy and practice in strategic philanthropy from a global perspective.

The 2018 TPW Global Network Retreat will take place in beautiful South Beach, Miami—an international hub of design, arts, and multicultural diversity. We’ll bring together our members from around the globe and welcome your co-decisionmakers and any prospective non-members that you think would appreciate learning more about TPW and the network.  The retreat will provide a platform for you to connect with one another and find inspiration and ideas for your work. Intermixed throughout the weekend, we’ll enjoy the wonderful food, music, salsa dancing and vibrant arts and culture that Miami offers.

A growing number of philanthropists and nonprofits are embracing the principles of “systems change” as an effective way to solve the world’s biggest problems. We’ll hear from a vocal proponent of systems change, Jeff Walker, who is the father of Courtney Berwind (TPW 2016-17) and the former Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase. Jeff has been featured on this topic in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Skoll Global Forum and in lectures at Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. To see systems change strategies in action, we’ll engage in small-group breakout sessions with social entrepreneurs working within this framework on global issues such as tropical diseases, modern slavery and climate change.

To help you apply a systems change approach to your work, we’ll be joined by, a global design company committed to creating positive impact. From designing the first manufacturable mouse for Apple to advancing the practice of human-centered design, has long been at the forefront of creating change through design. The team will lead us through a hands-on “systems mapping” workshop to give you the tools to identify and navigate outside variables you will encounter with your investment strategy as a philanthropist.

As we examine how to change systems for lasting good, we will touch on how trends in technology and innovation, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and genomics, could impact these systems and philanthropy in the future.

We’ll cap off our weekend in small group, peer-to-peer advisory sessions led by network members from around the world on the challenges and successes members are experiencing. This is a moment to share insights and advice on challenges we all face as active change makers, trying to make the world a better place for all.