Past Symposiums

The 10th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium
Connecting the Dots: The Social Architecture that Undergirds Exceptional Governance

January 10 - 11, 2014

More than 330 participants showed up over two days to learn, network and get reenergized at the 10th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium.

Enter Theater  Classroom  

The 2014 symposium focused on practical and coherent design, best practices and successful examples of exceptional governance. An outstanding group of field experts shared best practices for building and sustaining exceptional governance.  

Workshop  KAward  

Here's what participants of the 10th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium had to say about their experience...

“Outstanding! I have recommended [the symposium] to other boards I serve on and to friends on boards.”

 “[The symposium] was an excellent investment; I've been telling all of my colleagues to attend next year and my board members are telling the other board members the same.”

Lunch  IPJ  Auditorium

"The symposium was really important for the progress in our organization. Thanks all of you for your hard work."

"It was [time] very well spent. Got to connect with some of friends, meet other NP professionals, and become refocused and energized about this amazing San Diego sector."

Hands Up  Theater  

"I highly recommend this event to new and seasoned board members. It's interesting, inspiring and validating to learn we share common experience in the nonprofit sector."

"I made new, valuable contacts. I have a new perception of the nonprofit community. I took away practical applications that I will use. I was inspired by the high quality speakers and the rich experience they shared. I will recommend this to my fellow board members of two different organizations."

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The Ninth Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium: 
Bringing the Kaleidoscope to Life

January 11 - 12, 2013

Moving from one kaleidoscope lens to another is critical for any organization, yet it is not easy. It requires new thinking and new approaches.  The ninth annual symposium featured sessions on all three lenses, providing the foundation to make it happen.

The symposium was comprised of two interconnected, yet independent days that featured a combination of large group conversations, small seminars, business resources and a comprehensive resource manual.  Our seminars met the unique needs facing organizations (and the people who steward them), and addressed all stages of organizational development. The program featured presentations by USD faculty and other experts in the field, and included the real-time success stories of our 2013 Kaleidoscope Award winners.

Download the Program for the Ninth Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium.

2013 Symposium Materials