Hear expert on High-Impact Nonprofits at Breakfast Symposium

VERO BEACH — Nonprofit executives, fund development professionals and volunteer leaders are invited to a presentation featuring internationally recognized philanthropy expert, Leslie Crutchfield, 8 to 10 a.m., Monday, February 28, at the Community Church Community Hall, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach. Pre-registration is required by February 23 at www.afpindianriver.afpnet.org. The cost to attend is $40 for members of AFP, including a member’s chief professional officer and board members, and $50 for non-AFP members.  Payment may be sent to: AFP – Indian River, P.O. Box 1213, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

Crutchfield spent four years studying a dozen of the highest-impact nonprofit organizations in United States history to learn their secrets to success. She and her coauthor published their findings in the award-winning book, Forces For Good: the Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, which The Economist named one of the best books of 2007.

This breakfast symposium, entitled “What Makes Great Nonprofits Great?” is hosted by the Indian River Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a membership organization dedicated to advancing ethical philanthropy through education, training and advocacy, according to Robyn Orzel, chapter president.

“According to Leslie, the answer to what makes great nonprofits great is not what you will expect,” Orzel said. “This is an opportunity for our local nonprofit leaders and volunteers to learn key practices that can help transform organizations.”

The presentation is designed to be interactive, with a special focus on how local nonprofit leaders can effectively apply the six practices to achieve deeper impact across the region. Crutchfield will also highlight opportunities for cross-issue collaboration and cross-sector alliances at the local level.

Crutchfield is a senior advisor with FSG Social Impact Advisors and for the past decade has guided a range of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations across North America as an independent advisor. She is a recent managing director of Ashoka and former director of Ashoka’s USA and Canada fellowship program and holds an MBA and a BA from Harvard University.. She is an active media contributor whose work has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Fast Company, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The session is specifically designed for chief professional officers, board leadership and fund development professionals to attend as a team.

For more information contact Cynthia Falardeau, director@edfoundationir.org.

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