• 10th Annual Regional Non-Profit Forum, presented by the Greater McLean Chamber, United Way NCA and GMU Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy

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    Name: 10th Annual Regional Non-Profit Forum, presented by the Greater McLean Chamber, United Way NCA and GMU Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy
    Date: March 21, 2017
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
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    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 - 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
    • Ken Bradford, Development Director, Homestretch
    • Matt Pincombe, Principal, Excella Consulting, Partner to Homestretch
    • Claudia Donoso-Perez, Data Analyst, Dialogue Direct
    • Begoña Vázquez Santos, International Membership Director, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 
    • Micheal Wakeland, CEO, Dialogue Direct, Partner to Nature Conservancy 
    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 
    • Stephanie Berkowitz, Northern Virginia Family Service
    • Allison Solomon, Deloitte, Partner to NVFS
    • Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
    • Gregory Dyson, COO, ICMA-RC, Partner to CAAB
    2:00-2:45 - Closing Keynote - Gretchen Van Der Veer, Fair Chance - "The Art of the Deal"
    2:45-3:00- Wrap Up & Adjourn

    About the Keynote Speakers and their Presentations
    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 der Veer of Fair Chance will provide real examples of how nonprofits have increased their capacity through partnerships and will share Fair Chance?s unique method for assessing organizational performance and developing an action plan that prioritizes targeted areas for development to increase nonprofit mission impact and ROI for all stakeholders.




    Event Sponsors:
    • Chain Bridge Bank
    • City First Bank of DC
    • EagleBank
    • American Legion Post 270
    • Frank & Company, P.C.
    • Ekko Title
    • Computerware
    • Wildfire - Tysons
    • Leadership Fairfax
    George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    Founders Hall
    3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    No meals included


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