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Building Nonprofit Capacity In Southern New Jersey Lunch & Workshop

May 9, 2006

  • The Capacity Building Lunch Description

This day began with a networking lunch. The audience consisted of nonprofit executive directors and board members, corporate sponsors and 50 invited corporate guests. Senator Stephen Sweeney made keynote remarks that relate to State legislation affecting nonprofit organizations. The lunch concluded with a presentation introducing the NPDC as a new community resource.

The lunch was followed by two workshop tracks with the following topics: Effective Grassroots Advocacy (Andrew Sinclair — Princeton Public Affairs Group), Legal Issues for Nonprofits , “Creating an Effective Marketing Communications Plan…on a Shoestring Budget” (Michael Willmann – WMSH Marketing Communications), Building a Diversified Funding Base (Sam Leone, NJ Economic Development Authority and other panelists to be confirmed), Financial Controls and Procedures Best Practices (Ken Ditmar, CPA), and Recruiting and Retaining the “Ultimate Board Member” (Judy Weaver and Theresa DiVietro).

  • The Funders Panel Description

The day concluded with a Funders Panel consisting of representatives from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Wachovia Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – moderated by Nina Stack, the President of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.

The event was sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Rowan University in collaboration with the Volunteer Center of Gloucester County, the United Way of Gloucester County, WPH Consulting Group and the Southern New Jersey Professional Players Association.

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Building Nonprofit Capacity Event — Tremendous Response!

Article and photos from the May 9, 2006 event.

A Path to Success — At Rowan University – Rohrer College of Business, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) — the NPDC as well as other nonprofits and businesses received top notch consulting services setting them on a path for success. Related Article – Real World at Rowan University.