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schedule AT A GLANCE
Sunday, June 1
REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm NONPROFIT EXPO 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Monday, June 2
REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 8:00 am 8:30 - 10:00 am 10:00 - 10:30 am 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 12:00 - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:00 pm 2:00 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:00 pm 4:00 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST OPENING PLENARY - “Our Values in Action” BREAK (Nonprofit Expo) BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Addressing the Priorities” BREAK (Nonprofit Expo) LUNCHEON PLENARY "Our Generations: Weaving-Honoring-Creating" BREAK (Nonprofit Expo) BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Ideas and Insights I” BREAK (Nonprofit Expo) BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Ideas and Insights II” Reception and Networking Sessions – Raffles will take place in the Nonprofit Expo (must be present to be eligible for prize drawings)

Tuesday, June 3
8:00 am 8:30 - 10:00 am 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 - 3:30 pm 4:00 - 5:30 pm 4:00 - 5:00 pm 6:00 pm CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST “Nonprofits Engaging in the Political Process” “American Idol Nonprofit Live!” BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Planning for Action” LUNCH AND CLOSING PLENARY - “Our Future: A Stronger Nonprofit Sector” LOBBY DAY BRIEFING SITE VISIT with Wilderness Technology Alliance and Community for Creative Non-Violence RECEPTION - Celebrating 10 Years of Advocacy: A celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest – off-site

Wednesday, June 4
8:00 am 9:15 am 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BREAKFAST - Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD - G50 Congressional visits on Capitol Hill Congressional visit debriefs at Hyatt Regency

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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
8:30 - 10:00 am

“Our Values in Action” Speakers:
Audrey R. Alvarado, Ph.D. National Council of Nonprofit Associations
Kari Galloway Friends of Guest House (VA) Kari Galloway & Jennifer McDaniel Jennifer McDaniel professional dog groomer

Jennie Niles E.L. Haynes Public Charter School (DC) and an additional member of the E.L. Haynes community The values of the nonprofit sector are revealed time and again through the people and communities we serve. Hear directly from those served by nonprofit organizations whose lives were changed and communities strengthened. FRIENDS OF GUEST HOUSE was founded to provide a temporary house for women charged with or convicted of a criminal offense who are in need of basic human services to facilitate their new start in life and adjustments to the community at-large. The program at Guest House is designed to empower the women by providing the tools necessary to achieve self-sufficiency, including housing, food, individual and group counseling, as well as assistance with employment, medical, legal, and social services. E.L. HAYNES is a public charter school located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. At the core of their programs is the unwavering belief that every student, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or home language, is capable of reaching a high level of academic performance. The three principles of E.L. Haynes are integrity, determination, and achievement.


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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
10:30 am - 12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Addressing the Priorities”
Capacity Building for Nonprofits: How do we fund it? - Congressional D
Kristin Bailey - Senate Finance Committee Brian Magee - Montana Nonprofit Association Theresa Pattara - Senate Finance Committee Moderator: Tangie Newborn - Alliance for Nonprofit Management opportunities for substantive change. During this interactive session, attendees will review research results, provide input from their own experience, and consider core principles for streamlining application and reporting practice.

Tangie Newborn

Filing the New Form 990: Getting it right the first time! - Capitol B
Stephen Clarke - IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division Julie Floch - Eisner LLP Ron Schultz, IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division Moderator: Putnam Barber - Idealist.org How will the new Form 990 impact your nonprofit's accounting, recordkeeping, and management practices? What should your nonprofit be thinking about TODAY to prepare for its 2009 filing? How do the IRS instructions help answer your questions? Hear from the experts on how the outstanding issues are being resolved and bring your questions!

If you are a nonprofit that could benefit from capacity building, or an organization that delivers nonprofit training and technical assistance, learn about the National Council of Nonprofit Associations' legislative initiative for nationwide nonprofit capacity building: NCBI. Learn how the Initiative could benefit the sector, and what you can do to help. A must for Lobby Day participants!

Julie Floch

Collaboration for Change: Town Hall Meetings - Lexington
Rose Mary Fry - Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network Debby Hampton - Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Brad Robinson - Montana Nonprofit Association Moderator: Elizabeth Clawson - National Council of Nonprofit Associations

Ron Schultz

Putnam Barber What happens when local nonprofits unite to plan the future of their sector? Nonprofits from across the country have been coming together in Town Hall meetings to celebrate their successes, plan local action, and discuss solutions around the Top Priorities in their communities. Sharing their stories and insights from these meetings will be three of the many outstanding Town Hall hosts.

Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose: Opportunities and Challenges in Grant Application and Reporting - Congressional B
Peter Berns - Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations Kyle Reis - Ford Foundation Moderator: Mark Sedway - Sedway Associates Are you 'drowning in paperwork and distracted from purpose' as a result of application and reporting requirements? Join Project Streamline, a collaborative effort of the Grants Managers Network, NCNA, and six other prominent philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, to discuss

Nonprofit Congress 2006 – forging new connections.

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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
10:30 am - 12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Addressing the Priorities” (continued)
Growing Nonprofit Leadership through Intergenerational Conversations - Yellowstone
Stephen Bauer - American Humanics Kim Fellner - Working America Education Fund

The Nonprofit Congress: Engaging in Local Communities - Grand Teton
Frank Rene Lopez - Nonprofit Enterprise Center Rob Hutsel - San Diego River Park Foundation Kelly Mathews - Council of Community Services of New York State

Stephen Bauer

Frank Rene Lopez

For the past year, the Nonprofit Congress Leadership Working Group focused on bridging the nonprofit generational divide, in the process developing a series of exercises to stimulate honest and engaging interaction between those of different Kim Fellner generations. In this highly interactive session, Working Group members will engage participants about generational challenges and assumptions, share their work, and set the direction for future leadership work. Leaders of all generations are invited to attend and share their thoughts.

The success of the Nonprofit Congress depends upon action at the local community level. How the momentum was maintained and the vision broadened is the story that San Diego, El Paso, and New York State will share.

Nonprofits VOTE! - Congressional C
Bridgette Rongitsch - Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network Whether your organization is brand new to voter engagement or you are a seasoned veteran, the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network makes voter engagement easy to integrate into your ongoing work. This workshop will both provide inspiration and include effective tools and proven strategies for voter engagement by nonprofits, including voter registration, education, get-out-the-vote efforts, and moving beyond election day to long-term civic engagement. Join the ranks of organizations that are actively leveraging their roles as leaders and intermediaries to engage new voters and build power throughout their communities.

Helping Nonprofits Implement Best Practices: Lessons Learned Capitol A
Ernia Hughes - Independent Sector Jon Pratt - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Joan K. Ustin - Joan K. Ustin & Associates Moderator: Doug Sauer - Council of Community Services of New York State

Ernia Hughes

What challenges face your nonprofit as it tries to improve organizational practices, like board governance, dealing with conflicts of interest, financial oversight, or Jon Pratt accountability? Attend this session to determine the next steps for your nonprofit's selfimprovement efforts. The panel will provide an overview in implementing best practices, drill down into difficult implementation issues that nonprofits face, and provide data from the field. Bring and surface your issues and learn from others.


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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
10:30 am - 12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Addressing the Priorities” (continued)
The Primary Project: Lessons from New Hampshire for you to use NOW - Congressional A
Laurette Edelman - New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Mary Ellen Jackson Mary Ellen Jackson - New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Ann McLane Kuster - Attorney at Law, Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. Find out how the presidential candidates reacted to being engaged in questions about the nonprofit sector. Learn the best practices for questioning and bird-dogging candidates from the experience gained in the Primary Project by New Hampshire nonprofits. They gained the attention of the presidential candidates for our issues – and so can you in your state and local races.

Reframing Our Values Our Worth - Yosemite
Brenda Peluso - Maine Association of Nonprofits Michael Ripple - Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers Moderator: Florence Green - California Association of Nonprofits

Michael RIpple

Raising Public Awareness: North Carolina's Nonprofit Awareness Month - Glacier
Tharesa Chadwick Lee - Neuse River CDC Trisha Lester - North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Sally Migliore - North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Learn how you can organize a nonprofit awareness month in your state. Nonprofit Awareness Month in North Carolina is a statewide collaborative initiative to celebrate the contributions made by nonprofits which enrich and enliven communities across the state. Representatives of the statewide task force will share strategies for mobilizing nonprofits, educating nonprofit stakeholders, and encouraging citizens to support nonprofits through volunteerism and philanthropy. There will be time for questions about how to implement an awareness-building initiative in your state or region.

This interactive session will highlight the work of the Public Awareness Work Group by showcasing efforts by the Maine Association of Nonprofits and the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers to reframe how they have successfully changed the way they talk about the nonprofit sector's value in their states. The audience will be exposed to reframing concepts and then engaged in helping refine key messages and approaches to get our story told. At the close of this session we will have the beginning of a state based national campaign that we hope will influence and be used by nonprofits in every state.

Trying it On - An Intergenerational Conversation Exercise - Everglades
Heather Carpenter - University of San Diego Ruth Perry - Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers Rosetta Thurman - Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington

Rosetta Thurman

What are the communication barriers between those of different age and experience levels within the nonprofit sector? Utilizing an exercise from the Nonprofit Congress Leadership Working Group's recently released publication, Work with Me: Intergenerational Conversations for Nonprofit Leadership, participants will engage in a lively conversation and learn new ways to provide support as a Professional Development Collaborator – a unique connection and relationship that's possible for all ages. ■

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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
12:30 - 2:00 pm LUNCHEON PLENARY "Our Generations: Weaving - Honoring - Creating"
Speakers: Florence Green California Association of Nonprofits Michael Weekes Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers Frank Rene Lopez Nonprofit Enterprise Center Sheri Brady W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Michael Weekes

2:30 - 4:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Ideas and Insights I”
Advocacy: A Gateway to Organizational Effectiveness - Lexington
Sheri Brady - W.K. Kellogg Foundation Gita Gulati-Partee - Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest Ron McKinley - Fieldstone Alliance Larry Ottinger - Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest The experienced presenters for this session will discuss and provide case studies of how advocacy and public policy engagement can support an organization's overall effectiveness and should become a core activity of nonprofits. Legislative advocacy and other forms of public policy engagement, if given priority, can complement direct services, fundraising, and other work to advance a nonprofit's mission. Participants and the panel will also discuss the importance of foundation support for advocacy and how funders and nonprofits must work together to create systemic change supportive of advocacy.

Florence Green

Rick Cohen National Council of Nonprofit Associations Emcee: Doug Sauer Council of Community Services of New York State This inspiring session will build on the concept of the Native American tradition of seven generations. Speakers from different generations will share stories of how they learned from previous generations by honoring the wisdom and sacrifices they endured. Their stories will remind us that we each have an obligation and responsibility to teach, train, mentor, and allow space for those that follow in our footsteps to leave our world better for the seven generations to come.

Frank R.Lopez

Advocacy 101: Your Template for Results - Congressional C
Kristy Hall - Universal Synergy Consulting Advocacy 101: Your Template for Results is designed to educate participants on the Kristy Hall advocacy landscape and to provide specific tools for them to engage in advocacy. This session is highly interactive and resultsoriented. Participants will leave with their individualized draft advocacy plan.

Sheri Brady

Building Capacity at Each Stage of the Organizational Life Cycle - Yosemite
Shelly Kessler & Anne Sherman - TCC Group This is an interactive session engaging nonprofit executives, senior managers, and board members to consider how two theories/models of organizational development and effectiveness can be used in the "real world." These models are relevant for any nonprofit, regardless of size. We will discuss these frameworks, how they interrelate, and study and discuss cases demonstrating their application in assessment and planning.

Rick Cohen

Doug Sauer


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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
2:30 - 4:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS - “Ideas and Insights I”
Can Marketing Create a Movement? - Glacier
Bill Toliver - The Matale Line What would encourage someone to not just support you, but literally join you? What are the seminal values and beliefs you are asking them to safeguard? True movements are built by appealing not to people's emotions, but to their value systems. What if marketing could make people believe again? What if you could mobilize a movement truly worthy of your cause? It's not as grandiose as you may think, and the tools necessary are not only here, but accessible.


Leading a Nonprofit Organization - Dealing with Shades of Gray - Yellowstone
Rose Mary Fry - Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network Leading a nonprofit organization requires leadership, commitment, and skills. Although thousands of books and resources exist, serving as an Executive Director or Board Chair can still present challenging situations as a leader. Situations are often not black or white, and it can be stressful as you lead your group to make the best decision. Attend this session to learn practical tools for handling problems as an Executive Director or Board Chair.

Empowering Your Volunteers - Congressional D
Tracie Linderman - Internal Builders This workshop demonstrates the value empowerment has when given to volunteers. Participants will be divided into two groups and will be given two scenarios. These scenarios are designed to illustrate a group of volunteers that is empowered and a group that is not. The workshop will provide participates the opportunity to: learn, understand, apply, and practice new skills for empowering volunteers.

Local Social Networking: Mobilizing People and Resources for Change - Congressional A
Susan Davis - The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia Sherry Magill - Jessie Ball duPont Fund Nancy Stutts - connectNetwork Deborah Barfield Williamson - Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations connectNetwork is a fast growing, highly successful, replicable model that has been recognized nationally for transforming the way the independent sector operates in Virginia communities. This session will illustrate how organizations can use a social-network model to initiate nonprofit collaboration; improve access to local information for policy/program planning and fundraising; establish a database of nonprofit management best practices; save hundreds of thousands of dollars in local nonprofit expenses collectively; and create lasting local change.

How to Use the Web for Communications and Marketing Congressional B
Jay Wilkinson - Firespring In this informative session, Jay Wilkinson will share years of research results on how nonprofits can use the web for communications and marketing. Key takeaways will include the crucial elements necessary for an effective website, how to use the web to increase communications with constituents, and how to use your web site to promote your mission and market your organization. Jay Wilkinson

Key Performance Indicators for Improved Organizational Performance - Grand Teton
John Fovenesi, CPA - Cendrowski Corporate Advisors Organizations are achieving outstanding performance from the use of process monitoring systems and developing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and a scorecard to drive, measure, and monitor their operations.

M ssage: Where Your M ssion e i Connects with Your Ma rket - Ca p i tol A
Rebecca Leet - Rebecca Leet & Associates The message is so important that the President of the United States spends part of each day focused on his message. Yet many Rebecca Leet nonprofit presidents never spend time developing theirs – though they admit they should. Their greatest roadblock isn't creativity, it's their operating culture. Now there's a framework for addressing those cultural barriers and a simple yet powerful process for creating messages that connect an organization's mission to what actually drives its audiences to take action.

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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
2:30 - 4:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS – “Ideas and Insights I”
Show Me the Money: A Candid Conversation About Corporate Partnerships - Capitol B
Laura Neito - Southwest Airlines Sarika Sangwan - American Express Jeffery Terrell - UPS Moderator: Erin Mote Nonprofits collaborate with businesses in many ways, including cause-related marketing, joint ventures, and corporate philanthropy. Though these partnerships are more common, many nonprofits lack the ability to fully leverage a company's true "capital" – to extend a partnership into a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship. Attendees will be guided through the three dimensions of capital in a corporate/nonprofit partnership as well as have the opportunity to directly ask questions and interact with three corporate community affairs decision-makers.


Top Ten Policy Innovations for the Nonprofit Sector - Bunker Hill
Marcus Owens - Caplin and Drysdale Shirley Sagawa - Sagawa Jospin Consulting Cinthia Schuman Ottinger - Aspen Institute Ann Beltran - National Council of Nonprofit Associations With the 2008 presidential and congressional elections approaching, now is a crucial time to focus on policies affecting the nonprofit sector. NSPP has developed a list of 10 policy ideas representing some of the most pressing issues facing the sector. This session offers a venue to present these selected policies, solicit feedback and discussion, as well as generate additional ideas and strategies for moving forward. ■

4:00 - 4:30 pm
BREAK - Nonprofit Expo

Small Nonprofit Organizations and the Continuous Improvement Model - Everglades
Elizabeth Holden - Prime Point Conley Salyer Elizabeth Holden High functioning organizations are not accidents; they are created by systems that support each other: leadership, strategic planning, client focus, knowledge and performance measurement, workforce optimization, operational systems, and results. Moving a nonprofit organization up the performance ladder requires more than great leaders, superb employees, and a policies and procedures manual; it requires the use of a continuous improvement model. This session teaches the fundamentals of continuous improvement.

Conley Salyer

The popular and bustling Cyber Café.


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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
4:30 - 6:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS – “Ideas and Insights II”
Collaboration and Small Nonprofits: Lessons from the Field - Congressional B
Dr. David Garvey - University of Connecticut It is not a matter of should I, or shouldn't I – today, collaborations are a necessity and should be part of every nonprofit strategic plan. Learn six key foundations of successful collaborations. Discover seven challenges unique to small nonprofits in collaborations, and ways for overcoming them. Learn success techniques used by small nonprofit collaborative entrepreneurs. Dr. David Garvey

From Charity to Investment: Changing the Nonprofit Paradigm - Yosemite
Angela Melczer - Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine Council Patrick McWhortor - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Learn about the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits campaign to change the ways the public and nonprofits themselves view the sector. Learn how their “Community Investment Campaign” is designed to eliminate myths, break stereotypes, and change the mindset of people who undermine the sector's power by propagating inaccurate and ineffective messages about nonprofits. And learn how you can join the Alliance in making this a truly national campaign.

Creating a Board Culture That Works in a Changing World - Congressional C
Ann W. Martin - Praxis Consulting Group This session will build on participants' knowledge and experience to define the role of culture. Through a case that presents a challenge to a nonprofit's mission and viability and includes intergenerational differences, participants will experience the potential in a culture of learning. Presenter will intersperse mini-lectures with interactive work. These lectures will cover the role of culture, a culture of inquiry and learning, generational differences on boards, and practices that can lead to better performance.

Fundraising Strategies for Board Members - Glacier
Kathy Kleiman - The Nonprofiteer/NFP Consulting Nonprofit Board members often think it takes some special kind of person – with connections or pull – to ask for individual donations. This session explodes that myth and teaches Board members to be their agencies' best fund-raisers.

How to Turn Your Strategic Plan into Marketing Materials That Get Results - Congressional A
Dalya Massachi - Writing for Community Success Every day, more nonprofit professionals realize the strategic importance of developing outstanding marketing materials. It's not only a question of building short-term “market share” in the minds of constituents, but it's also a long-term sustainability issue. In this highly interactive and practical workshop, you will gain first-hand experience in transforming your strategic plan into outstanding materials that get results! This workshop is based on my 2008 book, Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact. Dalya Massachi

Fighting for More General Operating Support: Reframing the Ask - Capitol B
Aaron Dorfman & Melissa Johnson - National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy This session will help nonprofits frame a conversation with their funders about general operating support. Many foundations provide a lot of lip service to providing more operating support through their grants each year, but the data shows that most foundations continue to support in ways that restrict their funds to specific programs or projects. NCRP will facilitate this discussion on how to reframe the ask for general operating support, making the case for why to fund it, and some key tips on demonstrating nonprofit readiness for this type of support.

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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
4:30 - 6:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS – “Ideas and Insights II”
Innovation, Interaction, and the Future of the Nonprofit Community - Bunker Hill
Barbara C. Kelly - ammado Internet Services Limited Few developments have more potential to impact nonprofits than the rise of social networking. When utilized effectively, this innovation can help nonprofits accomplish goals to increase public awareness, engage supporters, and build organizational capacity. Social networking can change the way nonprofits interact with individuals and communities, support democratization and youth engagement, and inspire commitment to societal change. This session will present these concepts and introduce a new global Internet platform dedicated to the nonprofit community.


Shifts Happen: Generational Change in Nonprofit Leadership - Everglades
Frances Kunreuther - Building Movement Project Shifts Happen will present work from our upcoming book, Untying the Leadership Knot: Generational Change in the Social Sector. Based on research and focus groups, the session will offer participants information about how generational change is currently framed and alternative views. We will also discuss the future of leadership and how it may be redefined during this transition period, as well as how to work across generations as we look toward the future.

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Successful Succession Planning - Grand Teton
Anita Garrett - The Weathers Group Charles C. Weathers, Sr. - The Weathers Group Succession planning is an ongoing part of organizational development and an indication of a healthy nonprofit's commitment to sustainability. Through the enhanced usage of technology, the succession planning process will accomplish the long-term goal of increasing the sector's organizational effectiveness. In this session we will explore proven strategies and best practices that support, nurture, and develop future leaders – both volunteer and staff – in the independent sector. Jonathan D. Schick

The Six Principles of Successful Board/Executive Partnerships Congressional D
Jonathan D. Schick - GOAL Consulting This seminar enables nonprofit leaders to enhance their organizational culture by discovering the six principles that ensure winning partnerships between board and executive.

Tracking Influence of State Political Contributions on Public Policy - Capitol A
Jim Barnett - AARP Edwin Bender - National Institute on Money in State Politics Sheila Krumholz - Center for Responsive Politics As the 2008 state elections rapidly approach, the Institute will demonstrate its free resources and show participants how campaign funds affect legislation and ballot measures on health care, climate change, and taxation policies that restrict state budgets. Co-presenters from AARP and the Center for Responsive Politics will share examples of the ways they have used the data at the Institute's Web site, FollowTheMoney.org, to research access to health care and federal/state lobbying activities.

The Role of Art in Social Change: Advancing Advocacy - Lexington
Marcia Avner - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits This session will engage participants in a review of photographs, songs, and films that have played a key role in advocacy. It will include a review of diverse ways in which nonprofits use familiar and new media to complement and enhance their advocacy work. This interactive and entertaining workshop will inspire commitments to include art in message development and organizing efforts.


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monday | JUNE 2, 2008
4:30 - 6:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS – “Ideas and Insights II”
Using Free Internet Resources to Spread the Word and Find Allies Yellowstone
Putnam Barber - Idealist.org Jake Brewer - Idealist.org Staff from Idealist.org will introduce several features of that and other free web services that support outreach and constituency building for nonprofit organizations. Participants will be invited to describe successful initiatives utilizing such online resources and to explore opportunities for expanding their organization's use of the web in this way.


Addressing Multiple Best Practice and Sustainability Needs Under One "Roof" - Lexington
Coordinated by Gail Trevvett Merridew Nonprofit Management Solutions, LLC Community, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations in Southside Virginia benefit from a creative collaboration of different capacity-building programs under one organization's corporate structure.

Putnam Barber

Leadership Coaching in Nonprofits - Bunker Hill
Coordinated by Kayte Connelly, CCP Best Principled Solutions LLC Coaching is a new buzz word in the nonprofit community. Come hear about the Coaching and Philanthropy Project, coordinated by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Leadership That Works, CompassPoint and BTW Informing Change. Nonprofit executives are learning about themselves to develop leadership skills, establish a better personal and professional life balance, manage conflict, and better handle stress. If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of coaching, or how you might engage a coach, then this roundtable is for you.

Jake Brewer

6:30 - 8:00 pm RECEPTION Nonprofit Expo and Ballroom
Passport program raffles will take place at 7:30. Winners must be present to claim prizes.

Craigslist for Nonprofits: Coming Soon Congressional A
Coordinated by Darian Rodriguez Heyman - Craigslist Foundation Building on Craigslist Foundation's experience producing Nonprofit Boot Camps around the country, and the extraordinary visibility and value of craigslist.org nationwide and globally, emerging leaders and nonprofit organizations have asked for a vital, web-based entry point where the fragmented sector can be harnessed in a comprehensive map. With the curatorial and development oversight of some of the sector's greatest minds, the atlas will include pathways and essential markers useful to emerging leaders and anyone wanting to become engaged quickly and efficiently in the sector. ■

6:30 - 8:00 pm NETWORKING SESSIONS Nonprofit Expo and Ballroom
Network with others and share your programs with your peers. Choose from established sessions or create your own! Have a topic you'd like to host a conversation on? Sign up at the registration desks.

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tuesday | JUNE 3, 2008
8:30 - 10:00 am | MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS Nonprofits Engaging in the Political Process
Speaker: Robert Egger President of DC Central Kitchen Robert Egger Co-Convener of the first Nonprofit Congress National Meeting, Director of the Primary Project, and President of the V-3 Campaign Emcees: Mason Hardy South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations Elisa M. Ortiz National Council of Nonprofit Associations Robert Egger, President of DC Central Kitchen and Director of V-3, discusses an effort to get nonprofit views considered in elections at the city, state, and federal level.

American Idol Nonprofit Live!
Speakers: Chuck Bean Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington

Andy Goodman

Andy Goodman Agoodmanonline.com Come watch finalist Chuck Bean present the Nonprofit Roundtable's new report, Beyond Charity – Recognizing Return on Investment: How the Nonprofit Community Impacts Great Washington. Then help Simon Cowell Andy Goodman judge how well the value of nonprofits was heard. Andy will also offer suggestions on how the presentation could reach nonprofit stardom improve. All voters attendees will receive a copy of Andy's Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes.


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tuesday | JUNE 3, 2008
10:30 am - 12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS – “Planning for Action”
State and regional delegations meet to share lessons learned and plan for local follow-up activities. Check your name badge for room assignments. Join with other attendees from your state as we commit to action in this last set of breakout sessions. Bringing together ideas and resources from the two-day meeting with the expertise and programs already in place, attendees will discuss and commit to activities to grow the movement and strengthen the sector. See below for room assignments.

Bunker Hill
Arizona Kansas Oklahoma

Regency Foyer
Alaska Delaware Georgia Idaho Iowa Nebraska Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Ohio Rhode Island South Dakota Tennessee Utah Vermont Washington Wyoming

Columbia Foyer
Arkansas California Virginia

Capitol A
National organizations and international attendees World Café is a newly emerging technique for engaging input from large groups of people. Graphical facilitation is also a new technique, often used within World Cafés and other types of group meetings. Graphical facilitation increases understanding and memory for meetings by supplementing traditional left-brained (verbal) information with right-brained (graphical) information. Join facilitators Joel Zimmerman and Kristin Sinclair for this innovative session.

Capitol B
Maryland Kentucky West Virginia

Columbia A
Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Wisconsin

Congressional A
New Jersey New York Pennsylvania

Columbia B
Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina

Congressional B
Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Washington, DC

Colorado Montana Oregon

Congressional C/D
Hawai'i Missouri Texas

An exhibitor and attendee exchange information

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12:30 - 3:30 pm LUNCHEON PLENARY & CLOSING SESSION “Our Future: A Stronger Nonprofit Sector”
Speakers: Alan Abramson George Mason University
Alan Abramson

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Lobby Day Briefing - Capitol A
Dawn Latham - American Red Cross Brian Magee - Montana Nonprofit Association Erin Skene-Pratt - Michigan Nonprofit Association Erin Skene-Pratt Join your delegation and strategize for the June 4 Lobby Day.

Doug Sauer Council of Community Services of New York State Rosetta Thurman Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington Moderator: Melissa Flournoy RAND Gulf States Policy Institute What will it take to be prepared for what the future holds for the nonprofit sector? Hear from current and emerging leaders about what we should be doing today to take advantage of opportunities that exist for the nonprofit sector. Hear the results of the state meetings and their plans to take the Nonprofit Congress ideals and ideas back home.

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Site Visit with Wilderness Technology Alliance and Community for Creative Non-Violence
Visit with two organizations that truly demonstrate the values of the nonprofit sector. CCNV is the largest homeless shelter in the United States. Through WildTech, at-risk populations participate in electronics recycling, computer refurbishing, and Microsoft application training. In the process, the homeless gain confidence, job experience, employability, and get paid. A group will gather at the registration desk and walk to their facility.

Doug Sauer

Rosetta Thurman

6:00 pm - RECEPTION
Celebrating 10 Years of Advocacy: A celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (off-site)
Mott House - 122 Maryland Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002

Melissa Flournoy


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wednesday | JUNE 4, 2008
nonprofit congress
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Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD - G50
Enter: Corner of C Street NE and 1st Street NE

7:30 am
Arrive at Dirksen Senate Office Building. Plan on arriving early to ensure adequate time for moving through security, finding the room and settling in.

9:15 am
Depart for congressional visits.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am
Breakfast served and final debrief prior to congressional visits. Senate staff have been invited to address attendees. Lunch and congressional visit debrief at Hyatt Regency • Debrief your visit and celebrate • Identify follow-up steps • Submit evaluation

Lunch available from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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We take great pride in offering high-quality, multi-color offset printing, professional graphic design, and bulk mailing services. We’ve become Delaware’s “Greenest” printing company, earning certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, an organization promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
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From start to finish, you now can breathe a little easier knowing your budget is running smoother while doing your part to keep the earth a little greener. Contact us today to discover how your nonprofit can benefit.

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