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TitleUSD to Host Nonprofit Governance Symposium
ContactMelissa Wagoner
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Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research hosts 8th annual conference

 Good governance is the key to the health of a nonprofit organization, and in hard times, it determines its very survival. It’s not just about a commitment to a cause. It also means a willingness to unite, to be tirelessly courageous, to make tough decisions, to be disciplined in action.

Hard times test a board's abilities. Yet they also create opportunity. For innovation. For excellence. For unforeseen achievement. For new successes. How can an organization seize the economic recession as an opportunity for growth?

This year’s Nonprofit Governance Symposium on January 6, 2012 explores strategies and concepts to help you get there. 

You will: 

  • Engage in a strategic mix of seminars, conversations, examples and lectures dedicated to governance best practices in overcoming the challenges presented by hard times. 
  • Share conversation and experience with those who have been there
  • Listen to a case study of an award-winning organization’s approach to excellent governance.
  • Learn about an organization that has achieved and surpassed good governance at the presentation of the Sixth Annual Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance™. A special reception honoring the winner and book signing for The Lobbying Strategy Handbook: 10 Steps to Advancing Any Cause Effectively, by Pat Libby & Associates will close the event on Friday.
  • Meeting those you know and those you should know
  • Network with new colleagues who, like you, are working to create effective board strategies.

Seminars have been designed to meet the special needs of organizations (and the people who steward them), at all stages of their development – from emerging to established. 

Participants may attend one or both days. Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Please visit us at more information or to register. 

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