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Texas Nonprofit Summit
Texas Nonprofit Summit

July, 2011

Texas Nonprofit Conference Sessions

In addition to hearing keynote addresses from Beth Kanter, author of Beth's Blog and The Networked Nonprofit, Kathy LeMay, founder, president and CEO of Raising Change, and a special session from Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, you'll also participate in any of 32 breakout sessions listed below.

Thursday, September 8

Early Morning Sessions, 9:45-11:15am 

The Demography of Texas: Population Characteristics and Trends Nonprofits Need to Know
Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer  

Top Trends in Technology that Affect the Future of Nonprofits
David J. Neff, author of The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age 

Modern Day Media Relations: Getting Everyone’s Attention
Matt Glazer, Executive Director, Progress Texas and Progress Texas Institute 

Managing Organizational Change
Heather McKissick, President and CEO, Leadership Austin  

The Art and Science of Storytelling: Using the Right Words to Reach the Right Audiences with the Right Messages
Jenifer Sarver, Chief of Staff, Office of Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller Global Vice Chair

Social Venture Philanthropists Seek High Growth Nonprofit: Plans and Metrics Preferred
Lisa Fielder, Executive Director, College Forward and J. Dennis Cavner, Co-Founder, Innovation +

Forging Ahead Together: High-Impact Strategic Alliances
Moderator: Beau Egert, Chairman, OneStar Foundation
Panelists: Chris Earthman, Austin Ventures and Board Member, Catholic Charities of Central Texas; Carol Jackson, Assistant Vice President of Partner Services, Haven for Hope; and Martha Macris, Executive Director, Memorial Assistance Ministries

The 2011 Texas Legislative Session: What Happened and What’s Next
Robert Pinhero, Vice Chair for Public Policy and Advocacy, Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO)

Early Afternoon Sessions, 1:15-2:45pm

From Recruitment to Evaluation: How to Build and Maintain an Exceptional Board 
Matt Kouri
, President and Executive Director, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

 How to Develop and Leverage Your Nonprofit or Program Brand
Phil West, Founder and Principal, Orange Cone Agency

Your Data is Talking…Are You Listening?
Sandra Jensen and Kevin Burpo, Co-Founders and Principal Consultants, KELL Partners

Multichannel Success: Meet Every Generation of Donors Where They Give 
Rachel Muir, Client Strategy Executive, Convio and Jennifer Darrouzet, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Convio

Best Practices in Nonprofit Impact Measurement
Mary Jones, Consultant, Center for Nonprofit Management

Stop Competing…Start Innovating! Ten Steps to Providing High Value without the Risk
Chuck Wall, Founder and CEO, Marketpower Group

HR Essentials: Legal Issues Every Nonprofit Needs to Know
Cyndi Mergele, SPHR, PI, Senior Manager, Human Resources, Padgett, Stratemann & Co. 

 Late Afternoon Sessions, 3:15-4:45pm 

Speed Networking with Funders
Representatives from more than a dozen Texas and national grant funders

6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career
Rosetta Thurman, Career Coach and President, Thurman Consulting

Volunteer Retention: Preparing the Whole Organization to Engage the Community  
Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D.
, Associate Director for Planning and Development, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service & Lecturer, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Making the Ask: Fearless and Effective Requests for Money, Time, Advocacy and More
Marjorie Clifton, Fellow, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Engagement 

Funding Outside the Box: Earning Revenue through Social Enterprise
Charlotte Keany, Director of Consulting, Center for Nonprofit Management

The Art and Science of Storytelling: Using the Right Words to Reach the Right Audiences with the Right Messages
Jenifer Sarver, Chief of Staff, Office of Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller Global Vice Chair

The Board’s Role in Fundraising
Michael Bacon
, CFRE, Principal, Bacon Lee & Associates

How to Develop and Leverage Your Nonprofit or Program Brand
Phil West, Founder and Principal, Orange Cone Agency

Friday, September 9

Mid Morning Sessions, 10-11:30am

Special Session: For-Profit Lessons for the Non-Profit World
Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune

6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career
Rosetta Thurman, Career Coach and President, Thurman Consulting

Smart Strategies for Great Financial Management
Cheryl Black, Chief Financial Officer, Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) 

Your Data is Talking…Are You Listening?
Sandra Jensen and Kevin Burpo, Co-Founders and Principal Consultants, KELL Partners

Stop Competing…Start Innovating! Ten Steps to Providing High Value without the Risk
Chuck Wall, Founder and CEO, Marketpower Group

 Making the Ask: Fearless and Effective Requests for Money, Time, Advocacy and More
Marjorie Clifton, Fellow, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Engagement 

Best Practices in Nonprofit Impact Measurement
Mary Jones, Consultant, Center for Nonprofit Management

Leadership Transitions and Succession Planning at Every Level
Tara Levy, Senior Consultant, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

Top Trends in Technology that Affect the Future of Nonprofits
David J. Neff, author of The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age



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