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Tuesday, November 12

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Association of Corporate Citizen Professionals

Upswell Plus
Capacity Building


  The importance of measuring and understanding impact in CSR is well established. ACCP wants to make sure you are up-to-date with the latest information and skills on measuring impact. This summit will focus on providing you with a greater understanding of where the field of impact measurement currently stands, as well as an overview of impact measurement as a process. You’ll come away with new strategies for implementing and managing your own impact programs. To register for ACCP, click here. To register for Upswell, click here. Please note that you need to register for each event separately.  Agenda 8:30am …

Tuesday, November 12

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project

Upswell Plus
Capacity Building


Building the Civic Capacity of Faith-Based Community Organizations: A Case Study in Chicago Chicago is among the most religiously diverse cities in America and historically, Chicago’s faith communities have long played a critical role in addressing both acute and systemic local needs – from providing shelter to those in need to ensuring young people are safe from violence. Faith-based communities strengthen civil society by offering individuals spaces to gather, meet, and build trust. We will discuss how these discrete efforts work together to support the common good. Confirmed speakers include Rev. Jen Bailey of Faith Matters Network, Jenan Mohajir of …

Wednesday, November 13

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When Design Collides with the Social Sector

Deep Dive Workshop
Capacity Building


By now, you’ve heard a lot of talk about “human-centered design” in the social sector. But what, exactly, is it? What value does it hold for social impact work? What does it look like when practiced in an ethical and equity-centered way? Through dynamic conversations, interactive exercises, and real world scenarios, expert practitioners will guide you as you learn a new way to bring those with the least power closer into the center of your work. Presented by Greater Good Studio More about this workshop: Ensuring Human-centered design Meets Social Sector Needs


State charitable solicitation registration compliance is essential to protecting your organization’s ability to fundraise. For charitable organizations or consultants who collaborate with them, this session will explore regulations governing state charitable solicitation and  traps that may trip up even the most compliant. Tracy Boak, a Partner at Perlman & Perlman, a law firm dedicated to nonprofit law, will share her experiences in representing organizations before state charity regulators, discuss how to recognize and avoid the traps, and how to respond if regulators come asking for more. Hosted by Perlman & Perlman

Wednesday, November 13

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

What Does a Modern Social Enterprise Look Like?

Workshop
Capacity Building


Everyday we’re confronting new challenges and seeking answers for how to deliver our missions in sustainable and innovative ways. The impact and revenue models we’ve relied on for decades have been upended. The political landscape is more and more unpredictable — calling into question what kind of policy and legislative solutions are achievable. The private sector continues to make moves into our traditional fundraising and advocacy spaces. And a new era of invisible harms and biases are coded into the technology we interact with on a daily basis. While these may feel like existential headwinds, this workshop will demonstrate just …

Wednesday, November 13

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Help Test New Website Designed to Improve Quality and Quantity of In-Kind Donations

Science & Tech Demos
Capacity Building


Based on the Marie Kondo craze, people clearly want to reduce the clutter in their lives. But what if the items that no longer bring you joy, might for others? How can we connect people who want to donate “still good” items with nonprofits so they can help more people and pets? Help Do Good LLC beta test Re.Use.Full, a free website designed to match people with stuff they don’t want with nonprofits that can put their stuff to good use – while improve donors’ in-kind donation experience and increasing the quality and quantity of in-kind donations. Presented by Re.Use.Full

Thursday, November 14

9:00 am – 9:10 am

How to Elevate Your Brand to Your Social Mission

Spark Talk
Capacity Building


Every aspect of your brand should reinforce your social mission. Join this Spark Talk by Megan Patel to learn how to design your brand so that all components work in harmony to elevate your mission.

Thursday, November 14

9:30 am – 9:40 am

Managing Through Tough Times

Spark Talk
Capacity Building


No one can predict the future, though it is clear we are heading into a time of market volatility and political uncertainty. What is certain is that the need for strong, effective nonprofits will continue to rise. This Spark Talk will elevate lessons learned from the last recession and draw from Bridgespan client work in the years since, sharing examples and practices that have emerged to highlight how organizations not only survive, but thrive in tough times. Mission-driven leaders will leave this Spark talk with strategic management tools you can use to gain greater control over your business – in …

Thursday, November 14

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Creating a Capacity Building Ecosystem

Deep Dive Workshop
Capacity Building


When it comes to capacity building, making the right choices is no easy task. But what if there was a comprehensive ecosystem of support that takes the guesswork out of capacity building and tailors approaches to the specific needs of each organization? Join The Kresge Foundation and a group of innovative capacity builders for an inside look at how they are aligning approaches, co-delivering services, and training each other so they can accelerate nonprofits’ ability to integrate and sustain racial equity in their talent and leadership development work. Presented by The Kresge Foundation More about this workshop: Identifying Service Providers …

Thursday, November 14

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Activating Collective Purpose Through Your Story

Workshop
Capacity Building


Social change work is personal. Informed by our individual and collective histories, our movements are rooted in relationship–an invitation to dissolve the traditional boundaries between personal and professional, and bring our whole selves to our work. Join the 2019 American Express NGen Fellows for a workshop on stories. Participants will be invited to tap into their innate storytelling ability, sharing alongside fellow change makers as we re-connect with our personal inspiration and each other. Bring your (whole) self…and a pen. Sponsored by American Express Please note that our hope is to build a container conducive to sharing personal stories. We’ll …