Shenandoah University’s Center for Leadership in the Public & Nonprofit Sectors and the Nonprofit Alliance of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will host their second symposium, “Nonprofit Governance: Social Responsibility, Relevance & Sustainability,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, on the campus of Shenandoah University (1460 University Drive, Winchester).
The center and the Nonprofit Alliance of the Northern Shenandoah Valley have partnered with the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, Valley Health, and the VA Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, to bring to the region a full day of presentations and educational sessions.
“The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is pleased to provide our community partners with a fall symposium of topics and noted speakers selected to assist public and nonprofit organizations with advocacy and strategic planning,” said SEHD Director Jill Lindsey, Ph.D. “I am especially pleased that three of our Shenandoah University faculty will offer their expertise and assistance in program impact assessment.”
Keynote speakers include LeadingAge Virginia President & Chief Executive Officer Melissa Andrews; LeadingAge Virginia Vice President & Legislative Counsel Dana Parsons; and Chief Engagement Officer of Bloomerang Steven Shattuck.
At 9 a.m., Andrews and Parsons will present, “If Not Us Then Who?,” while Shattuck will give his keynote address at 12:15 p.m. in conjunction with the symposium’s lunch program.
The symposium also offers these concurrent seminars from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:
- “The Accidental Advocate: One Nonprofit’s Journey Out of Reluctance” – Michael McKee, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
- “Planning for Action: Creating and Executing a Strategic Plan That Will Deliver Results” – Tom Morley, Snowflake LLC
- “The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors” – Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang
- “What Could Tax Reform Mean to Your Nonprofit” – Michael Martin, ECFA
- “How Do We Know We’re Making a Difference? Assessing Program Impact” – Shenandoah University Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods Sarah Daniel, Ph.D.; Associate Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and Professor of Economics Bogdan Daraban, Ph.D.; and Associate Professor of Leadership Catherine Shiffman, Ph.D.
The symposium will close with a Nonprofit Governance Excellence award announcement.
To register, visit connect.su.edu/ngs.