Thursday, January 12, 2017: Pre-Symposium Kaleidoscope Tour

(Separate Registration Required)

Limited to ten people.

8:00am - 12:00pm

The Kaleidoscope of Governance Tour: Visit two extraordinary Kaleidoscope for Exceptional Governance Award winners, to be announced.

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Friday and Saturday, January 13-14, 2017:  What Can I Do?


-The Blind Boys of Alabama, William Bell, Chris Goldsmith
When you’re down and out and your friends are gone
When the holidays are here and you’re all alone
How can I help you?
If you’re hungry and homeless and need a hand,
I can pick you up, I can understand
How can I help you?
No, it doesn’t matter what time of year
Just call on me and I’ll be here
It could be December or the Fourth of July
Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause I’ll be standing by
What can I do?
Tell me, what can I do?
To help you, my friend
All I’m asking, is what can I do?
“What Can I Do?” is the latest in a long series of uplifting songs from the

Grammy Award winning gospel group, The Blind Boys of Alabama and their

producer Chris Goldsmith. It originally appeared on their 2014 album “Talkin’

Christmas” with Taj Mahal singing along. The song implores people to

become more involved in helping a friend, or a group, or a community, in

any way they can.

Governing well is one of the most profound ways to help

our communities.

And when it’s exceptional, it has the biggest reach of all.

The Blind Boys and their co-writers want to be part of a movement that

catalyzes more people. To this end, they gift us this anthem to use in our

work here and across the country.

Join us January 12th, 13th and 14th, 2017, to find out how we can

grow exceptional boards, engage our communities and use “What Can I Do?” to

support our work.

On January 12th, Liz Shear, USD Nonprofit Symposium Director will

facilitate the third annual Kaleidoscope Tour to learn from 2 Kaleidoscope

Award winners and get a bird’s eye view of what makes exceptional boards


On January 13th, we feature how to grow exceptional boards:

• We present the 2016 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 Jason Baron, US Trust Head Portfolio Manager, 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

On January 14th, we bookend our day with two exciting plenary sessions on community


• Paul Shoemaker, Founding President of Social Venture Partners International and

author of What Can’t Not Do 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.

Early Bird pricing now through September 30, 2016

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