America’s Charities Membership Assembly

May 15, 2014 | The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Conference Center | Washington, D.C.

“Rising Tide of Expectations: Strategies and Tools To Demonstrate Your Performance and Impact in Our Digital Culture”

The Membership Assembly starts with the Annual Business Meeting. We will provide an update on America’s Charities, insights into the Combined Federal Campaign, and an outlook for 2014 and beyond.

The Annual Membership Meeting is followed by full day of speakers and panelists who will engage in interactive discussions around trends impacting the sector and strategies to deal with rising expectations for charities to demonstrate accountability, transparency, performance, effectiveness and impact in the marketplace.

Panelists will discuss:

  • Insights into rising expectations of corporate and individual donors
  • Importance of the ‘Overhead Myth’ discussion and looking beyond evaluating charities based on overhead and administrative costs
  • Understanding, leveraging and maximizing your ratings with charity validators
  • Opportunities for digital donor engagement


Thursday, May 15, 2014

8:30 a.m. Networking and Continental Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Annual Member Meeting (Federation Members Only)
10:45 a.m. Session 1: “Focus on the ‘Overhead Myth’, Charity Validators
and Rising Expectations” 
11:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking
12:45 p.m. Session 2: “Leveraging Charity Validators to Demonstrate Your Organization’s Transparency, Accountability and Impact”
1:30 p.m. Session 3: “The New Age of Digital Donor Engagement: Twitterverse, LinkedIn, Mobile and What’s Next”
2:30 p.m. Group Discussions and Networking



The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Conference Center

901 E Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004
Driving and Metro Directions

Questions? Contact Jeff Brown at 703.222.3861 ext. 5374 or


Each year in May America’s Charities conducts its Annual Business Meeting for member charities where we report on and take questions about the organization’s finances, progress being made against the strategic plan.  We also provide updates on key initiatives and programs, and a look at the environment including trends impacting workplace giving, employee engagement and related areas of philanthropy.