The GEO community is united by a shared commitment to achieving better results. Recognizing that current practices in philanthropy are not doing enough to make progress on the issues they care about, GEO members strive to find more efficient and effective ways to grow their impact. GEO’s 2012 National Conference, held in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, offers a range of perspectives and new ideas for smarter grantmaking that leads to better results and presents ample opportunities for participants to learn from the wisdom and experience of their peers. More than 650 philanthropic leaders have convened in Seattle for three days packed with engaging sessions, diverse conversations and practical tools to help them make faster progress on some of society’s most pressing challenges. Follow the conference conversations on Twitter using the hashtag #2012GEO or join the discussion on Beth Kanter’s blog at www.bethkanter.org. More conference information and resources are available at www.geonationalconference.org.