2011-2012 Nonprofit Leadership Development Series:
Nonprofit Leadership Summit: Towards Nonprofit Excellence
Date: April 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: JMU, Festival Conference Center Ballroom A
Registration deadline: April 13 for early-bird discount, registration also available onsite
The School of Strategic Leadership Studies at JMU, in conjunction with United Way of Harrisonburg Rockingham County and The Community Foundation are pleased to sponsor an important day-long event for nonprofits executives, senior staff, board members, and interested donors in Virginia. Our keynote speaker is Ms. Bunkie Righter from GuideStar USA who will be speaking on “The Ratings Game”. She will take the audience through the evolution of GuideStar and talk about the problem GuideStar was trying to solve at the beginning and the problem they try to solve today with respect to nonprofits. Then she will talk about the distinction of being mistaken for an organization that rates charities and why GuideStar actually doesn’t. She and the audience will then discuss the ups and downs of ratings, great when they are good, terrible when their bad-and finally, she will be sure and leave time for a lively Q and A session.
We also have a number of other nationally known speakers in the area of nonprofits including Maria Markham from LaPiana consulting who will be leading a discussion on strategic management of nonprofits. At lunch a panel discussion, facilitated by Revlan Hill, Director of Development and Community Relations, The Community Foundation Harrisonburg Rockingham and Betsy Hay, Executive Director, United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, will include local organizations who give generously to nonprofits in a session called, ”Inside the Donor’s and Funder’s Mind”, including:
The afternoon will offer attendees a choice to join one of three interactive breakout sessions: 1. Social Media, 2. Managing Volunteers, and 3. Exploring Collaboration for Nonprofits. At the end of the day, we will host a reception for attendees and speakers.
Please visit the event website for more information including conference schedule and speaker bios. http://www.jmu.edu/leadership/nonprofitconference2012.shtmlParticipants can register online and there is a discount when registering a group of attendees (more than 2). The deadline for pre-registration is April 13th.
This series of meetings is intended to:
In order to promote creative, interactive leadership activities, seating will be limited to no more than 30 participants at each meeting. The series is intended for non-profit board members, executive directors, and senior staff.
The Non-Profit Institute Leadership Luncheon Series is co-sponsored by:
For questions, please contact JMU Outreach & Engagement at 540-568-4253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.