Sustainability Summit
ORR Associates, Inc.


Thursday November 13, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM EST
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Lighthouse Guild
111 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Jimena Ryan, CMO
Raffa, P.C.

Washington, D.C. Empowerment

Summit Testimonials

"The 2014 Nonprofit Empowerment Summit proved to be a one-of-a-kind event providing a unique and inspirational perspective on strengthening the sector from today's nonprofit leaders. The memorable panel discussions, centered around collaboration and connection, were both moving and powerful. Participants emerged with a greater sense of passion and purpose."

"Bravo! Thanks to Raffa for an A+ day that was both professionally and personally empowering."

"I cannot thank you enough for including me in the 2014 Non-Profit Empowerment Summit yesterday. The gathering was totally empowering and inspiring, from the content of the remarks, to the stature and character of the speakers and makeup of the audience. I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the entire experience."

"The quality of the moderators, speakers and panelists was exceptional. Topics were well thought out. Congratulations on a well planned and executed event!"

"Worth every minute of my time. Thank you."

Raffa, P.C. Hosts New York Sustainability Summit

In collaboration with our sponsors, Raffa, PC is hosting a one-day summit to explore how today's changemakers can achieve sustainability as we approach the coming decade.

The summit will convene many of New York's nonprofits, progressive funders, social enterprise and corporate leaders to engage them in conversations. Together, we will explore ways in which we can expand our vision and reach to realize our collective goal of achieving positive social outcome while maintaining viability. Join us to examine cutting edge thinking aimed at building a sustainable future for all. We look forward to having your involvement and participation in this inspirational and informative summit.

- The Summit is FREE for Nonprofits, Social Enterprises, and B-Corporations!

- 10 Hours of CPE received for full program attendance

- Breakfast, lunch, full day program and reception included

Keynote Speaker: Dan Pallotta

Founder of the Charity Defense Council whose mission is to "change the way people think about changing the world," Pallotta has been called a "builder of movements." His message on November 13th will help us rethink what is possible in the world. Don't miss it!

Click HERE to learn more about our Keynote Speaker, Dan Pallotta.

Sustainability Summit Agenda

7:30 am: Check In/Breakfast Buffet/Network Exhibit Hall
8:30 am: Welcome Remarks & Introductions in Lighthouse Theater
8:45 am: Opening Keynote Address by Dan Pallotta
10:00 am: Moderated Panel in BV Hall
New Models for Progress - Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability
12:00 pm: Lunch Track: Partnerships Worth Pursuing

Breakout Sessions:
  1. Making Corporate Partnerships Work (SESSION FULL)
  2. Merging for Success
  3. Changing Leadership for Today's Sustainability (SESSION FULL)
  4. Recruiting and Leveraging Corporate Board Members
2:00 pm: Moderated Panel in BV Hall
Restructuring the Business of Giving
3:45 pm:

Afternoon Track: Stories Worth Telling

Breakout Sessions:

  1. Fundraising with Wall Street in Mind
  2. Strategic Partnerships Through a Legal and Funding Lens
  3. Building Social Engagement Through Authentic Marketing (SESSION FULL)
  4. Measuring and Communicating Impact
5:30 pm: Summit Wrap Up/Next Steps
6:00 pm: Networking Reception/Exhibit Hall
Presenting Organizations Confirmed So Far
Akola Project
Aspen Leadership Group
Be Social Change
Charitable Words
Charity Defense Council
Closed Loop Advisors
Corro Nobil Associates
Emily Rothberg & Company
Good Scout Group
Inspiring Capital
B Corp
Johnson & Johnson
Love Social
B Corp
New Level Group
Orr Associates, Inc.
Perlman & Perlman
B Corp
Project Renewal
Raffa, P.C.
B Corp
B Corp
Samaritan Villages
Social Venture Network
Social Venture Partners
Youth, I.N.C.
More Coming Soon!

Registration is Now OPEN, Click Below to Register

This event is FREE for qualifying nonprofits, social enterprise and B Corp certified organizations. The Summit is designed to attract key nonprofit leaders including EDs, CDO's, board members, transformational donors, and socially responsible business executives. Space is limited - confirmed full program registration is required.

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