• 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 - 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. 

    Event Sponsors:
    • Chain Bridge Bank
    • City First Bank of DC
    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.
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    Tickets include breakfast and lunch
    $100.00 for two

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