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

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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 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
What might the nonprofit sector of the future look like? What’s working and not working with today’s nonprofit models? How do you want to lead in the nonprofit sector of 2020 and beyond?

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

Tara Hickey, 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

David Heinen, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, N.C. Center for Nonprofits (and others to be announced)

Get an update on federal and state laws nonprofits must follow (4 hours CLE credit pending NC State Bar approval). Learn more.