Annual Conference Will Offer Education, Inspiration to the Social Sector

Posted on by Linda M. Czipo, Center for Non-Profits

The Center for Non-Profits will present its annual New Jersey non-profit conference, Charting Our Course, Claiming Our Future, at the Palace at Somerset Park on December 7, 2016. The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities non-profits face, individually and as part of the larger community, in order to take charge of their future.

More than 450 nonConferenceThumbnail-profit leaders, champions and allies are expected. Here are a few reasons we hope you’ll be among them:

CHARTING THE FUTURE
Planning for an uncertain future can be daunting. A volatile political landscape, a difficult funding environment and escalating community needs create unique short- and long-term challenges for many organizations. Gather many of the tools and peer support needed to chart your organization’s path.

INSPIRING, TIMELY, THOUGHT-PROVOKING SPEAKERS
Michael-McAfee-Hi-res-colorMorning keynote speaker Michael McAfee, Ed.D., president of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, will open the conference (“Leadership on the Line: Summoning the Courage to Claim Our Future”).  New Jersey native Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former executive director of Craigslist Foundation, current executive director at Numi Foundation, and author of the recently released book, Nonprofit Fundraising 101, will be the luncheon speaker (“The Future of Fundraising & Philanthropy: The Times, They are a-Changing”).

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!
Each year, the Center’s conference attracts a broad cross-section of current and emerging leaders from a diverse array of non-profits, for-profits, government and philanthropy, and 2016 promises to be even bigger. It’s a networking opportunity like no other.

TWENTY BREAKOUT SESSIONS. 
In addition to the plenary presentations, event participants can choose from 20 in-depth breakout sessions tailored to every non-profit career level, and headed by leaders in the sector. Topics include effectively communicating your mission in times of change, keeping your organization running during a disaster, exploring the workings of social entrepreneurship, trends in philanthropy, and the exciting and diverse ways non-profits are in a position to adapt and thrive.

EXPLORE THE LATEST NEWS ON NON-PROFIT ISSUES.
Get a year-end wrap up and discuss what’s on the horizon for key state and national issues affecting non-profits. Weigh in with your own insights and ideas!

CONNECT WITH SERVICES YOU CAN USE.
Explore a variety of exhibitors offering technology, accounting, legal, marketing, professional education, and much more. There WILL be giveaways, so you’ll want to check them out!

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
Thanks to conference supporters like the Dodge Foundation, scholarships are available for non-profits who might not otherwise be able to attend. Discounts are also available for Center for Non-Profits members, emerging leaders, and others!

BE INSPIRED!
Thought-provoking plenary speakers…  Opportunities for emerging and established leaders to learn from each other… Sharing and gaining wisdom from conference attendees spanning a broad diversity of talents, backgrounds, and experiences…  It all adds up to an amazing day packed with incredible energy, new ideas and information you can use right away. You WILL come away revitalized!

For complete details about the conference, agenda, speakers, and current registrants, visit www.njnonprofits.org/Conf2016Main.html.

We look forward to seeing you December 7!


Czipo

 Linda M. Czipo is president and CEO of the Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s statewide umbrella organization for the charitable community.  Through advocacy, public education, technical assistance and cost-saving member services, the Center works to build the power of New Jersey’s non-profit community to improve the quality of life for the people of our state. 

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