Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Nonprofit Congress 2008 Annual Conference

The Nonprofit Congress will  hold its 2008 Annual Conference from June 1-4, 2008 in Washington DC.  Registration is now open via the Congress' website.  Here is the tentative agenda.

Sessions will include:

Session Title Presenter(s) Priority Area
Capacity Building for Nonprofits - How do we fund it? TBA Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
Collaboration for Change - Town Hall Meetings TBA Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
Filing the New Form 990: Getting it right the first time! Julie Floch - Eisner LLP, Ron Schultz - IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division Accountability/Best Practices
Growing Nonprofit Leadership Through Intergenerational Conversations TBA Leadership
Helping Nonprofits Implement Best Practices: Lessons Learned Erica Greeley - Independent Sector, Jon Pratt - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Joan Ustin, Joan K. Ustin & Associates, LLC Accountability/Best Practices
The Impact of Inefficiency: An Opportunity to Improve the Grantmaking Application and Reporting Process Grantmakers Network Accountability/Best Practices
The Nonprofit Congress: Engaging in Local Communities TBA ALL
Nonprofits VOTE! Bridgette Rongitsch - Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
The Primary Project: Lessons from New Hampshire for you to use NOW Mary Ellen Jackson - New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
Raising Public Awareness: North Carolina's Nonprofit Awareness Month TBA Public Awareness
Reframing Our Values - Our Worth TBA Public Awareness
Trying it On - An Intergenerational Conversation Exercise Rosetta Thurman - Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, Ruth Perry - Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers Leadership

  • 12:30 - 2:00pm - Luncheon Plenary "Our Generations: Weaving-Honoring-Creating" – This inspiring session will build on the concept of the Native American tradition of seven-generations. Speakers from different generations will share their story of how they learned from previous generations' experience by honoring their wisdom and sacrifices they have endured. Their stories will remind us that we each have an obligation and responsibility to teach, train, mentor and allow space for those that follow in our footsteps to create and expand and leave our world better for the 7 generations to come.
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm - Breakout Sessions II – Concurrent breakouts focused on effective strategies and lessons learned.

    Sessions will include:

    Session Title Presenter(s) Priority Area
    Advocacy: A Gateway to Organizational Effectiveness Larry Ottinger & Gita Gulati-Partee - Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest, Sheri Brady - W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ron McKinley - Fieldstone Alliance Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
    Advocacy 101: Your Template for Results
    Kristy Hall - Universal Synergy Consulting Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
    Building Capacity at Each Stage of the Organizational Life Cycle Shelly Kessler & Anne Sherman - TCC Group Accountability/Best Practices
    Can Marketing Create a Movement? Bill Toliver - The Matale Line Marketing
    Empowering Your Volunteers Tracie Linderman - Internal Builders Human Resources
    Finding Community: Mobilizing People and Resource for Change Nancy Stutts - connectNetwork, Susan Davis - The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, Sherry Magill - Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Deborah Barfield Williamson - Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations Collaboration
    Show Me the Money: A candid conversation about corporate partnerships Erin Mote - The Coulter Companies, Laura Neito - Southwest Airlines, Jeffery Terrell - UPS, Sarika Sangwan - American Express Finance/Fundraising
    How to Turn Your Strategic Plan into Marketing Materials That Get Results Dalya Massachi - Writing for Community Success Marketing
    How to Use the Web for Communications and Marketing Jay Wilkinson - Firespring Technology
    Key Performance Indicators for Improved Organizational Performance John Fovenesi, CPA - Cendrowski Corporate Advisors Human Resources
    Leading a Nonprofit Organization - Dealing with Shades of Gray Rose Mary Fry - Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network Leadership
    Small Nonprofit Organizations and the Continuous Improvement Model Elizabeth Holden - Prime Point, Conley Salyer Leadership
    Top Ten Innovations for the Nonprofit Sector Tony Pipa - Urban Institute Public Awareness

  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm - Breakout Sessions III – Concurrent breakouts focused on effective strategies and lessons learned.

    Sessions include:

    Session Title Presenter(s) Priority Area
    Collaboration and Small Nonprofits: Lessons from the Field Dr. David Garvey - University of Connecticut Collaboration
    Creating a Board Culture That Works in a Changing World Ann W. Martin - Praxis Consulting Group Accountability/Best Practices
    Effective (and Legal) Nonprofit Advocacy Mauricio Vivero - 501c Strategies Advocacy/Grassroots Activities
    Fundraising Strategies for Board Members Kathy Kleiman - The Nonprofiteer/NFP Consulting Finance/Fundraising
    Fighting for More General Operating Support: Reframing the Ask Aaron Dorfman & Melissa Johnson - National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy, Kathleen Enright - Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Finance/Fundraising
    Innovation, Interaction and the Future of the Nonprofit Community Barbara C. Kelly - ammado Internet Services Limited Technology
    Message: Where Your Mission Connects with Your Market Rebecca Leet - Rebecca Leet & Associates Marketing
    Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Successful Succession Planning Charles C. Weathers, Sr. & Anita Garrett - The Weathers Group Leadership
    Shifts Happen: Generational Change in Nonprofit Leadership Frances Kunreuther - Building Movement Project Leadership
    The Six Principles of Successful Board/Executive Partnerships Jonathan D. Schick - GOAL Consulting Human Resources
    From Charity to Investment: Changing the Nonprofit Paradigm  Patrick McWhortor - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Public Awareness
    Using Free Internet Resources to Spread the Word and Find Allies Putnam Barber - Idealist.org Technology

  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Reception and Networking Sessions – Network with others and share your programs with your peers
  • Tuesday June 3

    • 8:00 - 10:00am - Morning Plenary "Political Party Platforms - How the Parties will Utilize the Nonprofit Sector's Expertise"

      Tools, Resources, and Practices to Communicate the Value of Nonprofits - Chuck Bean, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and Andy Goodman, AGoodmanonline.com

      Robin Hood Marketing, Part II - Katya Andresen, Network for Good

    • 10:30am - 12:00 pm - Breakout Sessions IV – State and regional delegations meet to share lessons learned and plan for local follow-up activities
    • 12:30 - 3:30 - Luncheon Plenary & Closing Session TBA – Top flight speakers will be invited to address attendees
    • 4:00 - 5:30pm - Policy Cabinet – Strategizing for Lobby Day
    • 6:00 pm - Reception - Celebrating 10 Years of Advocacy - A celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
      Mott House - 122 Maryland Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002

    Wednesday June 4

    • 8:30am - 2:00pm - Lobby Day - Visits with Congressional representatives



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