The MAF Summit has been postponed to Spring 2019 in solidarity with striking hotel workers in San Francisco. 

MAF Summit

Transcend.   Evolve.   Take Flight.

San Francisco, SPRING 2019

There is no “one size fits all” approach to social change. The most inspired solutions embrace the beauty and complexity of the human condition. That’s why we’re bringing together influencers from nonprofits, tech, finance, and the social sector to cross-pollinate. Imagine hundreds working as one.

Join the rabble and take flight.


    Ahilan Arulanantham


    Elena Chavez Quezada

    The San Francisco Foundation, Chavez Family Foundation

    Fred Wherry

    Princeton University

    Jose Quiñonez


    Karina Moreno

    Tipping Point Community

    Mona Masri

    Summit Co-Lab

    Ramya Gopal

    MAF Lab

    Rod Griffin


    Sagar Shah


    Tom Shapiro

    Brandeis University

    Yosimar Reyes









    • 7:30 AM


    • 8:00 AM

      BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: The Beauty & Complexity of the Butterfly Effect
      It’s often said that the flap of a butterfly’s wing can cause a tornado. Like complex weather systems, our lives are messy, complicated and brilliant. But if we focus only on what’s wrong, we miss the beauty. Join this dynamic conversation about how Complexity Theory can help us understand our clients and improve our communities.

    • 9:30 AM

      Breakout Session

    • 12:30 PM

      LUNCH KEYNOTE: Now Let’s Get Into Formation
      Nonprofits and philanthropists don’t shy away from long journeys or hard tasks. In order to engage those that others can’t or to bridge a technology gap, we must first get into formation. How do we fly to the same beat? And how do we take turns leading? This keynote discussion features leading philanthropists considering these questions and more.

      Keynotes: Janis Bowler (JPMorgan & Chase), Karina Moreno (Tipping Point Community), Elena Chavez Quezada (The San Francisco Foundation), Virginia Mosqueda (James Irvine Foundation)

    • 2:00 PM

      Breakout Session

    • 6:00 PM

      MAFter Party

    • 8:00 AM


    • 8:00 AM

      BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: Advocating for the Winds of Freedom 
      ICE may be breaking up our families and communities. Social services may be getting harder to access. But when we get knocked down, we rise up again. To move towards freedom, we band together and advocate for change. Join us for a panel of fearless warriors rejecting fear and powerlessness in exchange for charting a better path forward.

    • 9:30 AM

      Breakout Sessions

    • 12:30 PM

      LUNCH KEYNOTE: Becoming Butterfly: Moving from Inequality to Solidarity
      It’s getting worse out there every day - or at least that's what the data shows us. Yes, prices go up and income goes down. The gap is getting bigger. But that’s not all. There’s something we can do about it - and in this lifecycle. Join this panel of thought-leaders for an activating dialogue about the power of moving from inequality to solidarity.

    • 2:00 PM

      Breakout Sessions

    • 4:30 PM

      Awards Ceremony & Closing


    San Francisco, California

    The 2018 Summit will take place at the W Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco. We’ve negotiated a discounted rate for early registrants. 

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      Connect with 300 best-in-class nonprofit, philanthropy and tech leaders of leaders from the Bay Area and beyond.

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      Over milkweed fields across Northern America, Monarchs navigate a great migration of 3,000 miles twice a year—without ever getting lost. Like resilient butterflies, great innovators transform the world while overcoming incredible obstacles, shifting forms, building skills, taking risks, and drawing strength from each other. Join a community of innovators who are transforming the way we make change happen at the MAF Summit.

      Presented by MAF

      MAF designs and scales programs that transform the financial health of low-income people. Since 2007, MAF has equipped 50+ nonprofits and government agencies with 0% interest loans, education, and direct grants that collectively impact over 100,000 lives.



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