2007 Summit for the Nonprofit Sector

Oct. 24–26

The annual Summit co-hosted by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center will be transformed this year, as a result of our collaboration with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and NCGives. This event offers a unique training, educational and networking opportunity for leaders of the nonprofit sector.

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits is a statewide association of nonprofits and satellite office of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. NCGives is a statewide initiative to grow the giving of time, talent and treasure in North Carolina. We welcome the opportunity to combine forces to create three outstanding days of learning and networking. Mark your calendar now for the 2007 Summit for the Nonprofit Sector to be held October 24-26 in Winston-Salem at the Twin City Quarter complex. Be sure to tell your staff and board about it as there will be lots of offerings of interest to many people, including professional staff and board members.

Wednesday, October 24, Marriott Embassy Suites
8 am – 6:30 pm

Focus on Risk Management and Finance Topics for Nonprofits

The conference kicks-off with a full day of risk management and finance sessions suitable for leaders with little to substantial experience and responsibilities in these areas. The opening keynote speaker is Larry Magid, a national technology and youth-protection expert. Intensive sessions that will be offered during the day include the Center’s popular, annual Insurance Boot Camp, Risk Management 101, Advanced Topics in Risk Management, Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls, Crisis Management, Nonprofit Accounting Basics, and Financial Risk Management. After the end of long, but rewarding day of learning, we will gather at the Convention Center to celebrate the opening of the conference.

Wednesday Keynote Speaker

Larry Magid
Syndicated Columnist & Author

Larry is known as both a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He contributes to CBS News, CBSNews.com, the New York Times and other media outlets as a columnist, commentator and interview subject.Larry is founder and host of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and is co-director of BlogSafety.com. His newest book is MySpace Unraveled: A parents guide to teen social networking, co-authored with Anne Collier.

Larry will speak on risk challenges technical development places on nonprofit section from security to safety of children. His book will be available for purchase and signing on site.

Thursday, October 25, M.C. Benton Convention Center
7 am – 7 pm

The day begins with an inspiring keynote address by Clara Miller, president and CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, to be followed by countless workshops on topics ranging from governance, finance, fund-raising, risk management, communications, marketing and leadership. The afternoon provides an opportunity to “create your own session” by teaming with colleagues and experts who share your interest in a particular topic area. The day wraps with a reception in the Exhibit Area.

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Clara Miller
President & CEO
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Voted one of 2006’s Power & Influence Top 50 by The NonProfit Times, Clara is currently on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, and a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Development Advisory Council, and the Independent Sector’s Building Value Together Committee. She was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Advisory Board in 1996 and served through 2002.Before her tenure at NFF, she worked at The New York Community Trust, The National Academy of Sciences, and as an economic development planner.

Clara has written and spoken extensively on nonprofit capitalization, and is the author of a number of articles on the subject.

Friday, October 26, M.C. Benton Convention Center
7 am – noon

The final day of the conference begins with three mini-plenary sessions including programs on “Robin Hood Marketing,” presented by Katya Andresen, vice president of marketing, Network for Good, and “Armored and Legal Employment Practices: How to Fortify Your Nonprofit and Dodge the Occasional Stray Bullet,” presented by Melanie Herman, executive director, the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. The conference ends with a thought-provoking plenary session on “The Future Is Now for Our Nonprofit Sector.”

Keep watching www.nonprofitrisk.org and www.ncnonprofits.org as details about the conference are added. We suggest you book your hotel room now — on line.