"Looking Toward the Future of Nonprofits” to be Theme of Event Sponsored by College’s Nonprofit Institute

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – For nonprofit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley, much attention is paid to insuring the organization’s long-term stability, efficiency and success. Later this spring, SUNY Orange’s Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Management will attempt to help the area’s nonprofits sharpen their focus on the future during the institute’s Annual Conference, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2007.

"Looking Toward the Future of Nonprofits” will be the conference’s theme as leaders and volunteers from nonprofits throughout Orange County will gather at SUNY Orange’s Harriman Hall (Room 111). Seminars and workshops will be led by experts in the field of nonprofit management.

Anne Dalton, chief operating officer of the Association of Junior Leagues International, and Diana Gurieva, executive vice president of The Dyson Foundation, will be the keynote speakers. Workshops will feature the following topics and speakers: “E-Philanthropy: Creating Your Organization’s Presence on the Web,” Libby Post, president, Communication Services; “Methods of Mass Recruiting Volunteers: Optimizing Your Efforts,” Jane Daniels, director, Zebra Advisors, LLC; “Organizational Conflict: Obstacle or Opportunity,” Roz Magidson, executive director, Dispute Resolution Center, and Brett Peter Linn, Esq., Orange County Supreme Court; “Relationship Between Professional Staff and the Board: Partnership or Paranoia?” Jacqueline Venable, vice president, Brakeley Briscoe Inc.; “Social Entrepreneurship: Ventures for Profitable and Sustainable Income,” Jeffrey Trexler, Wilson Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Pace University; and “Organizational Culture: The Path to Better Organizations,” Carolyn Curran, development consultant, Capacity Building for Change.

To register for the event, contact Sandra Roding, coordinator of the Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, at (845) 341-4874, or via e-mail at The registration fee is $40 until March 7 and $50 thereafter.

The Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Management is coordinated by SUNY Orange’s Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) division. CAPE provides training and professional development programs for businesses as well as individuals interested in upgrading their marketable skills. CAPE is one of the premier providers of business consulting, training and career advancement in Orange County.

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Mike Albright
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