CANCELED: 2020 Foundation HR Alliance Summit

April 29, 2020 - May 1, 2020

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, SullivanCotter has decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 Foundation HR Alliance Summit in San Francisco. A number of organizations have imposed restrictions on non-essential travel, and we hope our decision to cancel the event will help to ensure that as many members as possible will be able to participate at a future date.

We are actively working through our options at the moment and will discuss with our Steering Committee in the coming weeks to understand their preferences on postponing to later in 2020, deferring the event entirely to 2021, and/or considering additional ideas for this year such as virtual learning.

When and Where

April 29, 2020 - May 1, 2020

Cavallo Point

601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965


SullivanCotter has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at Cavallo Point at a discounted rate of $419 per night.

Book a room online or contact the hotel directly at 415.339.4700 and reference SullivanCotter's Foundation HR Alliance Summit group rate.

Discounted rates and guaranteed availability expire on April 8, 2020 or when room block becomes fully booked - whichever comes first.

Please note: If you plan to arrive early or extend your stay, you will have to call in order to book. Booking online works for the contracted nights of April 29 and 30 only.

Pricing and Deadlines

Registration is Closed

Please join us for the 2020 Foundation HR Alliance Summit, where human resources leaders from foundations across the country come together to network, learn and share best practices.

This year, the Summit will include sessions on building an inclusive culture, effective recruiting in philanthropy, innovations in technology to help drive HR functions, encouraging healthy turnover, pay equity, and leading through personal challenges.

New for 2020!

We will be hosting an optional pre-Summit discussion on Wednesday, April 29 for those who are interested in learning more about internal investment functions in philanthropy. We will cover typical staffing structures, compensation and other people-related topics with the objective of ensuring attendees are armed with the best and most current information for this unique and ever-changing talent market. SullivanCotter will lead this session.

Who Should Attend?

Senior leaders responsible for the Human Resources function, and other key members of the HR team. More than one attendee from each organization is welcome and encouraged.

What is the Foundation HR Alliance?

The Foundation HR Alliance is a forum for foundations to connect and have ongoing dialogue around human resources issues of great importance.

SullivanCotter created the Alliance in response to our clients’ desire to network and share expertise with one another on key people matters.

Services We Provide

  • Compensation and benefits benchmarking
  • Surveys on HR practices, including board and executive compensation, employee pay and total rewards programs
  • Facilitation of research and guidance on evolving topics
  • Ongoing support to boards and management
  • Annual HR Summit

Questions About the Summit?

Please contact Nanci Hibschman.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted by Friday, April 17, 2020 in order to receive a refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a credit after this date. Substitutions are welcome and will not incur a processing fee. Cancellation requests should be sent to