Towards Nonprofit Excellence

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The School of Strategic Leadership at JMU proudly sponsored TOWARDS NON PROFIT EXCELLENCE, a conference in which engaged nonprofit leaders and their boards in meaningful self reflection.  Nonprofit organizations know all too well the recent challenges they have faced. With these challenges, however, come great opportunities for renewal and change. The great excitement in the nonprofit area is growing as they tackle new ways to show their impact and serve their communities. 

 We would like to thank the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg/Rockingham, as well as Institute for Innovation In Health and Human Services and the Nonprofit Institute at JMU for all of their help and support of the conference.  

Bunkie Righter from GuideStar USA provided a lively discussion of The Ratings Game. She also provided a better look at donor perceptions and their distribution of charitable funds. Click here for the powerpoint from The Ratings Game or here for the paper How Donors Choose Charities.

Maria Markham from LaPiana Consulting presented a look at some of the innovative strategic management practices by organizations from around the valley. Click here for the powerpoint from the session.

Mary Alex from Miriam's House presented the benefits of collaboration and keys to collaboration success. Click here for the powerpoint from the session.

Katie Campbell from Skye Consulting provided session attendees with elements of effective volunteer engagement and strategies of volunteer managememt. Click here for the handout from the session.

Rosetta Thurman from Thurman Consulting presented how to create a social media plan that works for your organization. Click here for the powerpoint from the session.

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Sponsored by James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership Studies, Insitute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, The Community Foundation, and the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.