10th Annual Regional Non-Profit Forum
Leveraging Collective Capacity:
How Businesses & Nonprofits Can Strengthen Communities
Dr. Alan Abramson, Director, GMU Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy
Sonal Shah, Executive Director, Beeck Center at Georgetown University
Clifford Yee, RAFFA
Gretchen Van Der Veer, Fair Chance
Join a distinguished group of academics, non-profit leaders and businesspeople to learn and discuss how business and non-profits can leverage their resources and relationships to positively transform their communities.
AGENDA (subject to change)
8:00-8:45 - Registration, Networking, Breakfast
9:00-9:15 - Welcome and Introductions
9:15-9:45 - Opening Keynote - Dr. Sonal Shah, Georgetown University Beeck Center - “Managing During Disruptive Change”
9:45-11:00- Panel 1: Successful Partnerships Using Data and Analytics
Moderator: Frances Holuba, Politico
11:00-11:30 - Break & Exhibits & Sponsor Networking
11:30-12:00 - Keynote - Clifford Yee, Raffa - “Profit, Planet and People: Why Purpose and Partnerships are Even More Important”
12:00-12:45 - Lunch & Networking
12:45-2:00 - Panel 2: Successful CSR Partnerships
Moderator: Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Washington Business Journal
2:00-2:45 - Closing Keynote - Gretchen Van Der Veer, Fair Chance
2:45-3:00- Wrap Up & Adjourn
About the Keynote Speakers and their Presentations
Dr. Sonal Shah, Executive Director for the Georgetown University Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, will talk about managing your nonprofit organization during disruptive change. Shah is an economist and entrepreneur and has spent her career focused on economic policy and actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. She will focus on key factors of our changing industry and how nonprofits can create a culture of innovation to stay ahead of the game.
Clifford Yee, Managing Director for Corporate Social Responsibility Consulting Services at Raffa, assists forward leaning companies and nonprofits with assessing, developing, improving, and delivering their social impact and partnership strategies. His expertise includes employee engagement and volunteerism programs, philanthropy and community investments, and branding and marketing efforts. Cliff will share with us why purpose and partnerships are more important today than ever and how businesses of all sizes are incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into their culture and operations.
As a closing keynote, Gretchen Van de Veer, Executive Director for Fair Chance, will address the new reality (or emerging trends) facing nonprofits post-election and how organizations can respond effectively. Gretchen will share strategies for building a high performance culture within your nonprofit organization.
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