Activate your whole portfolio toward mission and purpose

May 31 – June 3, 2018
Presented by Tides Canada, with the support of RSF Social Finance
Facilitated by Marian Moore
At Juniper Hotel in Banff, Alberta

Please save the date for this intimate, perspective-shifting convening designed for aspiring and experienced investors/philanthropists who have many millions of dollars of discretionary wealth and a drive to integrate their money more fully into their life and mission. Part learning through stories, part personal reflection, part strategic planning, Play BIG 2018, designed and facilitated by Marian Moore, creates an inspiring and safe environment to enable breakthroughs in how you work with your whole portfolio—through philanthropy, investment and everything in between. You will gain tools, resources and support to use your wealth to advance your mission in alignment with your values, your vision, and who you are as a human being.

If you’ve joined us before, consider returning for deepening the work to guide you to your next moves.


Each year, we create an environment in which 15-20 attendees reimagine their money as a vital expression of their own values and vision for the world they want to help create. The attendees—each of whom have a significant discretionary capital (personally held or in a family foundation)—are at different stages in their evolution and relationship with money. An essential part of the convening is the support from a team of experienced social investment experts and strategic thinkers (scroll down to Storytellers and Guides to learn more).

The agenda for the three-day gathering is therefore designed to enable all attendees to find their own way toward questions and answers that are relevant to their particular paths of inquiry through:

  • creative self-reflection
  • strategic planning sessions
  • real-time case study problem solving
  • one-on-one consultations

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Carol Newell and Marian Moore launched Play BIG in 2004 with a desire to support the repurposing of great wealth to tackle issues at the root of systemic problems. Play BIG was inspired by Carol’s experiment that activated her entire portfolio of over 60 million dollars over a 20-year period with a mission to stimulate a regional, green-solutions presence and economy in British Columbia through grants, investments, and innovative collaborations. See the full history.

For More Information

Please contact Leanne Burton for Canadian inquiries ( | 647.792.0636) or
Marian Moore for US inquiries ( | 612.817.2426)