Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium
SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Governance Symposium
January 25-27th, 2018
The purpose of the Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium is to highlight current best practices, lessons learned from the field, and trends in exceptional nonprofit and philanthropic board leadership, as well as board recruitment and retention. The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. This year, the overarching theme is People, Planet, Profit: A Triple Bottom Line Accountability Accounting Framework for Governance. This theme is woven throughout plenaries, seminars, and workshops organized around three modes of governance: fiduciary, strategic, and generative.
Our opening reception on Thursday evening features the Kaleidoscope award, showcasing what good governance looks like and initial thoughts from the Kaleidoscope award-winning board on how they are incorporating the People, Planet, Profit framework into board governance. On Friday morning, we set the stage with opening remarks by President Harris underscoring USD’s mission, vision and values as they relate to the People, Planet, Profit framework. The first plenary then highlights how government, business, and the nonprofit sector are looking at the San Diego region from a triple bottom line approach. The second plenary will be a moderated discussion with reflections from leaders on nonprofit and philanthropy boards about integrating People, Planet, Profit as an accountability framework for nonprofits. The workshops and seminars use a combination of case studies, experiential and interactive learning approaches for participants to be exposed to best practices, hear lessons learned, and gain valuable tools of the trade in good governance.
LAST YEAR'S SYMPOSIUM:
Thank you for your support at the 2017 Governance Symposium!
"What can I do?"
-The Blind Boys of Alabama, William Bell, Chris Goldsmith
- We present the 2017 Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance followed by a frank conversation among board members and staff, who teach us how they work and what they have learned.
- Keynoter Jackie VanderBrug, managing director, investment strategist, global wealth and investment management, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, shows us "How to Put Our Money Where Our Mission Is" through using a solid, high return and value-based investing system.
- And, 18 practical workshops will give you the latest best governance practices, as well as show you how to support a great board.
Paul Shoemaker, founding president of Social Ventures Partners International and author of What Can't
NotDo discusses how to find like-minded people to support your cause.
Hernan Luis y Prado, founder and executive director, Workshops for Warriors and White House Champion of Change Award winner, offers practical ideas to "Change The World, One Warrior at a Time."
And, between the bookends, choose among 18 opportunities to learn how to amplify your mission reach through marketing, partnership, community engagement, leadership development and more.
Back by popular demand, is "Do It Right from the Get-Go", two special sessions for new and small organizations on board development and fundraising.
The revenue gained from the Governance Symposium goes