It’s time to end the “Nonprofit Hunger Games,” says Vu Le, author of the blog Nonprofit With Balls.
Le will serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Securing the Future
conference — an annual event aimed at helping nonprofits build their resources and skills — which will be held on Feb. 23 at Xavier University.
This year’s topic — because nonprofits have a lot of balls to juggle — is Nonprofit Juggling: People, Perspectives & Priorities.
“This is a one-of-a-kind event in our region, and it is something the nonprofit community looks forward to each year,” says Jenny Berg, executive director of the Leadership Council for Nonprofits
, which provides programming for other nonprofits, enabling them to build capacity and gain a network of support. “It brings together nonprofit leaders, funders, board members and businesses to network, learn, challenge, inspire and support the nonprofit community.”
This will be the first year the Leadership Council has taken ownership of the annual conference, which began in 2002 as a project of Class XXIV of Leadership Cincinnati
, and Berg is excited to take part in hosting it as the lineup of events is a “don’t miss” opportunity, she says.
In addition to a keynote address from Le, local leaders will host breakout sessions focused on effectively utilizing individuals connected to nonprofits, whether they be internally or externally involved, ensuring a variety of perspectives are heard and considered, and staying true to one’s mission in spite of pressures that may arise.
“It is important to the success of our region to invest in and build up a strong foundation of nonprofits, which in turn makes our community stronger, and more attractive to great talent, development and culture,” Berg says. “If you want to be challenged, encouraged, uplifted, uncomfortable, entertained and to grow, then this is the conference for you. You’ll walk away wondering, ‘What’s one thing that’s too important for me/my organization to juggle — that one thing I simply can’t afford to drop — and how will I ensure it doesn’t get juggled?’”
• View the schedule
for Securing the Future to learn more.
by Feb. 17 if you would like to attend Securing the Future.
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