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  • American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Benchmarks (Raleigh, NC)
  • Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA)
  • CASH Oregon (Portland, OR)
  • Center for Women's Leadership (Portland, OR)
  • Chandler Group (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Children's Center (Oregon City, OR)
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Colorado Trust (Denver, CO)
  • Concordia University - Portland (Portland, OR)
  • Concordia Foundation (Portland, OR)
  • David & Lucile Packard Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL)
  • Family Forward (Portland, OR)
  • Focus the Nation (Portland, OR)
  • Foods Resource Bank (Chicago, IL)
  • Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (Wilsonville, OR)
  • George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
  • Global Fund for Women (San Francisco, CA)
  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Group Health Foundation (Seattle, WA)
  • Halter Business Group (Wilsonville, OR)
  • Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (Hamilton, ON)
  • HealthEast Care System (St. Paul, MN)
  • HealthEast Foundation (St. Paul, MN)
  • Helping Men Heal (Vancouver, WA)
  • Ken Hubbell & Associates (Little Rock, AR)
  • L'Arche of Portland (Portland, OR)
  • Lutheran Music Program (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Mayo FounUniversdation (Rochester, MN)
  • Metropolitan Group (Portland, OR)
  • Minneapolis Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)
  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Vancouver, WA)
  • Nemours (Washington, DC)
  • Warner Pacific College (Portland, OR)
  • Oregon Community Foundation (Portland, OR)
  • Oregon Independent College Foundation (Marylhurst, OR)
  • Oregon Public Health Institute (Portland, OR)
  • Portland Homeless Family Solutions (Portland, OR)
  • Principia, The (St. Louis, MO)
  • Providence Alaska Foundation (Anchorage, AK)
  • Providence Cancer Center (Portland, OR)
  • Providence Center for Faith and Healing (Spokane, WA)
  • Providence Foundations of Oregon (Portland, OR)
  • Providence Health & Service Foundation (Burbank, CA)
  • Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR)
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation (Torrance, CA)
  • Reinders Research (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (Portland, OR)
  • Sanctuary Institute/ANDRUS (Yonkers, NY)
  • St. Luke's University Health Network (Bethlehem, PA)
  • St. Mary's Janesville Foundation (Janesville, WI)
  • Starvation Alley Farms (Long Beach, WA)
  • Student (Portland, OR))
  • The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (Gresham, OR)
  • The Portland Clinic (Portland, OR)
  • Three Pin Strategy + Design (Portland, OR)
  • Trillium Family Services (Portland, OR)
  • University of Alaska (Anchorage, AK)
  • Univeristy of Alaska Foundation (Anchorage, AK)
  • Vesper Service Network (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Vesper Society (San Francisco, CA)
  • Virginia Mason Foundation (Seattle, WA)
  • Wheat Ridge Ministries (Itasca, IL)

GHC Conversation network describe this experience in these ways:

"Conversation is a safe place for structured introspection that helps realign your internal equilibrium. It gives you the space to step out of the day-to-day distractions and focus energy on moving into a centered and balanced state that strengthens your ability to be authentic in your work. I walked away from Conversations with a much more even, holistic and long term frame that affects daily decision making across my leadership role."

"For me, it has been the safety of being away from my known circles of friends and colleagues and paired with people I usually don't meet….discovering that we experience certain similarities in our lives as we manage, analyze, interpret, and live our diversity in our callings. The space felt safe and it was like a strategic retreat for me; a space providing a shade in the heat of our daily work, a quench of water on the long walk in life's professions."

"GHC Conversation is for leaders who embrace the gifts of thinking, sharing and listening…for the brave who are willing to let go of who you told yourself you are, in order to unlock, unblock, unleash and explore the outer edges of what you and your organizations could be. A stirring engagement for the nonprofit leader across disciplines, across generations and across the continents. A seat at the Conversation table is an investment that both honors our profession and professes a deep commitment to do what is best for global survival and enrichment."

"There comes a time in one's career that more or harder or faster working is not the answer....What the answers are to these and other questions involves deep reflection on 'why we do the work we do' and 'how might we be more reflective for ourselves and for others?' Gary Hubbell convenes a most remarkable gathering of purposeful people whose role is to 'play at the boundaries' of new practices in philanthropy, to stretch their minds in new directions, to answer once again, 'why I choose this noble work?' A rare and wonderful gift to yourself."

"Enlightening, unusual in format and context, distinctive in scope and participation."

"In these enormously challenging times, as leaders we need to give ourselves the gift of time to step away from the daily routines and take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate the spirit, mind and purpose. Spending a few days with colleagues who share your passion and commitment is what's needed! Your organization will be the better for the time spent."

"An immersive, wide-ranging discussion on the future of philanthropy and how the participants can positively influence that future and successfully direct their respective institutions toward and in it. The discussion is not hampered by ego or agenda, and all participants are concerned with their fellow participants' successful learning experience as well as their own."

"An open, refreshing, intriguing, opportunity to talk with colleagues on topics of substance with a belief that in doing so, reflection and change will emerge."

"Three days of intense and inspiring dialogue with outstanding non-profit leaders from the U.S. and Canada."

"An extraordinary opportunity to participate in thought-provoking, mind-opening, and stimulating conversation about philanthropy with a small group of wonderful people. You will reflect on the substance for days -- maybe months -- and you will have a "tribe" of colleagues and friends with whom you will want to continue conversation long after the Conversation is over."

"Many leadership conferences and seminars are about the tactical aspects. GHC Conversation is an experience that speaks to the very personal aspect of leadership--it's about authenticity, soulfulness, a framework for resilience and an opportunity to converse with colleagues from a variety of organizational experiences."

"A high level of discussion of important, big issues we don't take time to explore when we are on the busy treadmill that is our work life."

"Powerful. Thought provoking. Challenging. Unsettling in a good way. Committed people in search of truth and deeper understanding. A must for anyone who knows they need to challenge themselves to be a better leader."

"A place to stop and think together in the company of great minds: A place to replenish and ask questions on one's own stand (or lack of it) on significant big issues that have relevance to society."

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