Leadership Retreat

Accordant Philanthropy® Leadership Retreat

Accordant Philanthropy® is shaping the national conversation about advancing health care philanthropy  Our experts serve as faculty for leading industry associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy,  American Hospital Association and more.   We wrote the industry’s leading book on philanthropy for hospital CEOs and the only in-depth guide on philanthropy for hospital trustees. Our work has also been featured in national publications including Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Executive, Trustee, H&HN, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Healthcare Philanthropy Journal and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s books Redefining Healthcare PhilanthropyTransforming Health Care Philanthropy and Systemization and Regionalization of Health Care Philanthropy. Leaders trust our work because it is not only rooted in best practice and emerging thought leadership but also focuses on actionable levers to elevate performance.


This year’s leadership retreat will once again explore the most pressing issues and the most promising opportunities in health care philanthropy.  Join gratitude expert Dr. Robert Emmons and Betsy Chapin Taylor for an in-depth look at the science of gratitude and implications of gratitude in health care.  Also, dive into progressive content on a more aligned and more streamlined approach to campaigns, better approaches to major gift portfolio and pipeline management, improved financial management of charitable gifts, raising money for population health, systemization and regionalization of philanthropy and more.  This intimate and discussion-rich event is tailored for Chief Philanthropy Officers, health care CEOs, foundation board members and governing board members.

                                January 27-28, 2020

                             Ponte Vedra Beach, FL


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What Past Attendees Have To Say

“Thank you for an excellent learning and inspirational experience this week.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the time with you and with the amazing colleagues who attended.  I didn’t think it was possible for me to be more excited, energized  (and a little overwhelmed) about my opportunities and contributions to our organization…..but I was wrong.”

Dodie Stogner

Baptist Health Foundation


“I thought the Accordant conference was excellent.  Every speaker was well-prepared without being overly rehearsed and extremely knowledgeable.  The session was a much needed shot in the arm for Kelly and me; we learned a lot and returned with some good ideas.  I already have next year’s conference on my calendar!”

John L. McElroy, III "Mac"

President, Sheltering Arms Foundation


“I had such an incredible experience with you all.  It was more than a shot in the arm.  It helped me rediscover my purpose and mission!  A huge thank you to you and your entire team.”

Aaron Laudenslager

Chief Development Officer, Parker Adventist Hospital