Tuesday June 3, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM EDT
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FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Driving Directions 


Jimena Ryan
Raffa, P.C.

All levels and sectors of society must be willing to cast away failed methods, embrace new behaviors and step into a possibility that invites and facilitates progress. Today, more than ever, our actions will impact future generations for years to come. As the winds of change invite us all to better steward our children’s future, we invite you to join this very special one day summit to explore with business and nonprofit leaders, policy makers, financial and legal strategists, funders and fundraisers, researchers and academicians, social entrepreneurs and practitioners, the possibility before us. Together, we can chart a better path forward.

The event is FREE for nonprofits and by invitation only.

10 Hours CPE Provided

Breakfast, Lunch, Full Day Program and Reception Are Included

Please register immediately as this event will be at capacity very quickly and reserved seating is required.

2014 Nonprofit Empowerment Summit Agenda

7:30 am: Check In/Buffet Breakfast in the Foyer /Network Exhibit Hall
8:45 am: Program Begins
9:00 am: Breakfast Panel: Building Well-Connected, Systems-Rich Community Collaboration
10:45 am: Break /Transition
11:00 am: Morning Track: Bridging Leadership Transition to Sustainability & Innovation

Breakout Sessions:
  1. Sustainability and Succession Planning (Session Full)
  2. The Leadership/Strategy/Innovation Link - A Conversation About Possibilities (Session Full)
  3. Leadership Attributes for A New Day
  4. Managing & Motivating Millennials
  5. Developing Powerful Partnerships: Making Collaboration Work (Session Full)
1:00 pm: Lunch Panel: Transforming America One Block at a Time
3:15 pm:

Afternoon Track: Best Practices for Funding Success

Breakout Sessions:

  1. The Impossible NO (A Panel on Getting Funders to YES)
  2. Generational Wealth Transfer Planning: What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know
  3. Cultivating Mid-Level Donors
  4. Engaging the Corporate Sector in Smart Partnerships
  5. Measuring Impact (Session Full)
  6. A Look at Strategic Alliances of Nonprofits Through Both a Legal and Funding Lens
4:30 pm: Summit Wrap Up/Next Steps
5:15 pm: Networking Reception/Exhibit Hall

Confirmed Guest Speakers

  • Andy Beck, Executive Director, School & Main Institute
  • Sara Brenner, President, Community Wealth Partners
  • Hye-Sook Chung, MSW, Executive Director, DC Action for Children
  • George Constantine, ESQ, Partner, Venable LLP
  • John Dyess, Development and Marketing Consultant, Like Minds, LLC
  • Brandon Espinosa, Chief Operating Officer, Practice Makes Perfect
  • Lynne Filderman, Vice President and CMO, America's Charities
  • Katrina Huffman, Director of Programs, Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Nonprofits for Children)
  • Gabrielle Jackson, Author, Five Millennial Myths
  • Emma Kieran, Vice President of Fundraising and Development, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI)
  • Chris Kingsley, Associate Director, Data Quality Campaign
  • William Kirksey, President, Hollingsworth Enterprises, LLC
  • Diane Leon-Taylor, President and CEO, The Nonprofit Roundtable
  • Kelly Nowottnick, ESQ, Associate, Venable LLP
  • Stephen K. Orr, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI)
  • Leanne Posko, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, Capital One
  • Jennifer Pratt, ESQ, Partner, Venable LLP
  • Emily Rothberg, Corporate Citizenship Executive/Nonprofit Steward
  • Irasema Salcido, Founder, DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative
  • Dr. Rob Sheehan, Executive MBA Director, University of Maryland
  • Tom Sheridan, President, The Sheridan Group
  • Ashley Short, ESQ, Associate, Venable LLP
  • Max Skolnik, Executive Director, Washington, D.C., Taproot Foundation
  • Russell Snyder, President and CEO, Volunteers of America
  • Angela Struebing, Agency Director, CDR Fundraising Group
  • Daniel Studnicky, Vice President, Community Foundation of the National Capital Region
  • John Wm. Thomas, Senior Consultant, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI)
  • Joe Weedon, Executive Director, Companies for Causes

Registration Information

This event is free to c-level nonprofit executives and active board members. Register today!
  • Seating is limited to 240 attendees
  • Two seats per organization limit (one c-level nonprofit executive and one active board member)
  • Full program attendance required
  • Invitation only/reserved seating

Register Now!