Thursday December 5, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth 
(Park in Lot #7; take shuttle to event)
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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Greater New Bedford Funders' Network 

SouthCoast Non-Profit Leadership Conference: Collaborative Impact

***Registration closes this Friday 11/22/13!!***

You spoke, and we listened!
At last year’s SouthCoast Meet-the-Donors Forum, we asked non-profit participants to tell us what they’d most like to learn in order to develop their organizations. The feedback was spectacular, and three topics that rose to the top were:   

Collective Impact   

Financial Management  

Fund and Board Development

To that end, we’ve put together an information-packed day of workshops on these topics: the SouthCoast Non-Profit Leadership Conference, to take place on Thursday, December 5th at UMass Dartmouth. Registration closes this Friday 11/22 and is just $25 - lunch and refreshments are included. Click on the button below to register!

We’re excited and honored to have three outstanding speakers for this all-day event; their workshops are designed with the diversity of our region’s non-profit organizations’ needs in mind. From the area’s heavy-hitters to the smallest groups working to make a difference, there will be something for everyone.

 Collective Impact
Beth Tener, Principal of New Direction Collaborative

Aligning work more strategically across organizations and sectors can enable “collective impact” greater than any one organization can create alone. Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative will explore how to make these networked approaches work, with examples from various contexts such as local food systems, renewable energy, and community development. Through an interactive exercise called World Café, participants will engage in conversations to explore how our organizations and community can collaborate for collective impact. The conversations will enable us to tap the combined expertise and experience of everyone in the room to generate ideas and momentum.

Financial Management
Alfonso Perillo, Edelstein & Company LLP

When it comes to engaging collaboratively with other organizations and programs, defining the financial relationship is a challenging and crucial step. Alfonso Perillo heads up the non-profit practice at Edelstein & Company, and will be your guide in forming a strong and smart financial working partnership that benefits all players. In this workshop, Alfonso will explore the costs of collaboration, including equity, MOUs, consolidating “back shop” services, facilities, and more. Throughout, we’ll review how money flows to and through non-profit organizations, and emphasize the importance of thinking collectively even as we act independently. Alfonso Perillo has worked in public accounting for 11 years, specializing in providing auditing, review and taxation services to nonprofits, including private foundations.

Board and Fund Development
Helena Hartnett, Managing Director of The Jeremiah Group

Recruiting and maintaining a diverse, effective and engaged board is a challenge facing non-profit organizations of any size. Helena Hartnett of The Jeremiah Group will speak about targeted approaches for building a board, including mapping the expertise and qualities your organization needs against those of your current board; creating a clear, written definition of the role and expectation of board members; clarifying the role of board members vs. staff members, and more. She’ll also share ways to activate all board members to take a role in fundraising – and enjoy it! During this session you’ll work on your organization’s real needs, and share with other similar-sized groups. Helena Hartnett has more than two decades of experience leading not-for-profit development efforts, and as Managing Director of The Jeremiah Group, LLC, in Marion, she heads the Institutional Advancement practice, working with a wide range of clients. www.thejeremiahgroupllc.com/helena_hartnett_bio.html