• 11th Annual Regional Community Partnership Forum, presented by GMCC, UWNCA & GMU

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    Name: 11th Annual Regional Community Partnership Forum, presented by GMCC, UWNCA & GMU
    Date: March 21, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Better Together
    New Practices in Cross-sector Collaboration

    Business, nonprofit and government leaders
    are invited to learn about cutting-edge practices in cross-sector collaboration  
    Sara Brenner -- Community Wealth Partners

    Jim Ervin -- WeWork
    Lynne Ford -- SunTrust Bank

    Ed Grenier -- Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
    Todd Hitt -- Kiddar Capital

    Timothy Johnson -- United Way NCA
    James Quigley -- Refraction & Go Canvass

    Heerad Sabeti -- Fourth Sector Group

    Hon. Margi Vanderhye -- Virginia Commission for the Arts
    Dave Wakeman -- Wakeman Consulting Group
    Cindy Walsh -- Fairfax County Park Authority
    Nada Zohdy -- Open Gov Hub

    Topics will include
    -practical and theoretical aspects of sector convergence
    -the reimagination of today's workspace
    -panel on new ways to mobilize resources to address community needs
    -managing transformation while dealing with disruption

    -breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities

    Forum Agenda
    *subject to change

    8:00-8:45 - Registration, Networking, Breakfast
    8:45-9:00 - Welcome and Introductions - Alan Abramson,
    Professor and Nonprofit Center Director, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
    9:00-10:00 – Opening Keynote – Heerad Sabeti, Co-Founder & CEO, Fourth Sector Group
     “The Emerging Fourth Sector”
    10:15-11:30Panels 1&2: Breaking Barriers: New Ways that Space is being Leveraged by Local Business, Nonprofits and                         Government
    Moderator: Hon. Margaret Vanderhye, Executive Director, Virginia Commission for the Arts
        Panel 1: Workplace Design, Hubs & Co-location: How Sharing Workspace Fosters Connections, Opportunities                                 and Creativity
    • James Ervin, WeWork
    • James Quigley, CEO, Go Canvass; Co-founder, Refraction
    • Nada Zohdy, Director, Open Gov Hub
        Panel 2: How Creative Partnerships between Government and Business Support Artistic and Historic Community Spaces 
    • Todd Hitt, Founder & CEO, Kiddar Capital
    • Cindy Walsh, Director, Resource Management Division, Fairfax County Park Authority
    11:30-11:45 - Break
    11:45-12:30 - Midday Keynote – Dave WakemanPrincipal, Wakeman Consulting Group

                                   "Maximizing Your Organization’s ROI through Marketing & Storytelling"
    12:30-1:15 - Lunch & Networking
    1:15-2:15 Panel 2: "High Impact Partnerships Transforming Lives through Financial Empowerment"
    • Ed Grenier, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
    • Timothy Johnson, Vice President, United Way NCA
    • Lynne Ford, Executive Vice President, SunTrust Bank
    2:15-3:00Closing Keynote – Sara Brenner, President, Community Wealth Partners
    Rethinking Impact: Making Transformational Change in Disruptive Times” 
    3:00- Wrap Up & Adjourn


    Ross, Langan & McKendree LLP  // McLean Project for the Arts // Chain Bridge Bank // M&T Bank // Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation

                                         Communication Partners
                                  Asian American Chamber of Commerce
    ​                                Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
                                  Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce 
                                                Leadership Fairfax
                                                Tysons Partnership
                                        Vienna Business Association
                                                   Volunteer Fairfax
    George Mason University - Arlington Campus
    Founders Hall
    3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201

    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Single Ticket - $60.00; includes continental breakfast and lunch
    Two Tickets - $100.00; includes breakfast and lunch.
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