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6 April 2018 the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO are holding the second annual forum "Endowments 2018".

The platform for endowments development discussion, sharing best practice and shaping the common agenda was initiated by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in 2017, when the legislation regulating the activities of endowments in Russia celebrated its 10th anniversary.

This year the agenda focuses on the main challenges, which organisations interested in establishing or development of endowments, have to deal with. Among issues for discussion there is the following:

  • Risks and challenges: how to foresee and avoid them?
  • The organizational structure: where is a place for endowment?
  • Legislative aspects: do we need new initiatives for sector development?
  • New tools and solutions: what should be different in fundraising, communications and endowment management?
  • Income distribution: where is the balance between current and future needs?
  • Endowments in different non-profits: the uniqueness of the field or the universality of the experience?
  • Managing companies: do we need to change the rules of the game?

Leading Russian and foreign experts, governmental officials, executives and investment managers are heartily invited to participate.

Last year the forum was attended by more than 200 guests, 11 sessions were made by more than 35 experts, among them there was:

  • Elaine Bentley, Head of Development, Pallant House Gallery, UK
  • Steve Brewster, Associate Director, Executive Education Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
  • Artem Shadrin, Head of the Strategic Development and Innovations Department, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
  • Mikhail Shvydkoy, special envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for international cultural cooperation.

This year the participants will have a unique opportunity to address experts with their questions in the ‘open microphone’ and ‘business speed dating’ formats. There will be possibilities for networking and informal communication.

The event will take place at "Deworkacy" (Moscow, Bersenevskaya nab., 6, building 3, 6th floor).

Please register for attendance. Free registration is available under the link:

Contacts: /+7 (495) 974 3017