The Bush School’s third annual Nonprofit Management Forum will be held on April 9, offering nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers and students the opportunity for a day of learning and networking. The Forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and conclude at 4:00 p.m. that evening.
Entitled “Strengthening the Capacity of Nonprofit Organizations,” the day-long event brings together academic researchers, consultants, industry professionals and aspiring leaders in a program geared toward improving the effectiveness of nonprofits.
“Last year, we were at capacity for attendance,” said Dr. Will Brown, director of the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program at the Bush School. “The response from local nonprofits has been remarkable, and demonstrates that we are hitting the mark in terms of what volunteers, staff and boards need to strengthen their organizations. We’re pleased to once again bring outstanding speakers and learning opportunities to our local nonprofit community,” he added.
This year’s forum begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and an opening session at 9 a.m., followed by a presentation from Elizabeth M. Darling, President and CEO of OneStar Foundation. There will be three concurrent workshops in the morning and three in the afternoon, each addressing a specific issue relevant to nonprofit organizations. The luncheon speaker will be Lester M. Salamon, Ph.D. , founding director and principal research scientist at the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The day will conclude with a reception.
Community Partners sponsoring the Forum include Citibank, Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley, Project Unity, Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations, and United Way of the Brazos Valley.