Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofit Sector


Nonprofits Front & Center

2014 Statewide Conference for
North Carolina's Nonprofit Sector

September 18-19
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park

Pre-Registration is closed. Please register on site.



Wednesday, September 17

5:30 p.m.

Registration opens


Get-to-Know-You Reception
Come early and connect

Thursday, September 18

7:30 a.m.

Registration opens


Conference Newcomers’ Orientation


The Nonprofit Marketplace opens


Keynote: Dan Pallotta, author, Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

The provocative Dan Pallotta will open the conference. You may have heard, or heard about, his iconic TED Talk – viewed 3.2 million times and counting. Be sure you’re here to hear him! Learn more.




Concurrent Sessions


Lunch Conversation with Grantmakers and Other Special Guests
Sponsored by Bank of America

Presentation of the 2014 Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Awards
Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.




Concurrent Sessions




World Café
Look ahead with us to the year 2020 – just six years away. Things in the nonprofit world aren’t the way they used to be. Big changes have come to the sector. A new generation of leaders has stepped forward. They aren’t doing things the old way. Join us at the World Café as we talk together about what needs to be different about nonprofits and nonprofit culture in 2020 and beyond. How do you imagine yourself being in the nonprofit sector in 2020? What will be your essential skills and abilities as a leader in a successful nonprofit? What do you think needs to be different about nonprofits and nonprofit culture in 2020? Tweeting is encouraged, please bring your phone.

Curbside Consultants
Talk individually with experienced consultants and nonprofit leaders about issues in your daily work.

Create-Your-Own Sessions
Choose your topic, share your ideas, and learn what others are thinking.

Friday, September 19

9:00 - 3:00

Intensive Workshops


Learn to Lead Adaptively

Jeffrey Lawrence, Principal Consultant & Managing Partner, and Sherry Hakimi, Consultant, Cambridge Leadership Associates, LLC

Explore and apply the core concepts of Adaptive Leadership, a practical leadership framework that teaches individuals at all levels to diagnose and tackle systemic change. Learn more.


“Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability” 

Steven Zimmerman, CPA and Co-Author, Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, and Principal, Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Learn about a tool to help you assess your mission impact and financial health of your nonprofit so you can create long-term sustainability. Learn more.


2014 Legal Update: Better Safe Than Sorry

Dianne Chipps Bailey, Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.; David Heinen, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, N.C. Center for Nonprofits; and Dennis Walsh, CPA, Vice President and Treasurer, The Micah Project

Get an update on federal and state laws nonprofits must follow (4.5 hours CLE credit). Learn more.

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