IMPACT: Innovation + Philanthropy 2017

October 26th, 2017
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(rates increase September 11)
Registration includes breakfast.

Keynote Speaker: Beth Kanter, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Well-Being to Impact

Join nonprofit thought leader and author Beth Kanter for a conversation about how nonprofit leaders can avoid burnout and and encourage a culture of well-being in the nonprofit workplace. Nonprofits are driven to do more and more often with fewer and fewer resources; there comes a breaking point where passion dwindles under the weight of pressure, and the mission suffers as a result. 
Hear tips and strategies from Beth Kanter’s recent book, “The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout” that will help steer your organization away from burnout while boosting all around performance.

Interviewed by Graham McLaughlinManaging Director, Corporate Responsibility, The Advisory Board Company 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Ask Beth Anything
Here’s your chance to ask Beth Kanter anything you ever wanted to know! As the author of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, Beth is widely known for her work in social media, digital strategy, measurement, and well-being. Bring all your questions for Beth from wellness and impact to giving days and crowdfunding to measurement and evaluation.
Good to Great Board Performance
Understand the what, why and how a good board can be a great board. This session will define the primary roles and responsibilities of board members, explore the differences in governance styles, and provide you with best practices and tools to engage board members and drive for innovative leadership.
This session will include Q&A with governance expert Liz Scott, President & CEO of Brighter Strategies, Shannon Steene, Executive Director and Louise Roseman, Board Chair, both of Carpenter’s Shelter, so you can get the full 360 perspective on board governance best practices!
Happy Healthy Fundraising - How to Make it Happen
How do you take care of yourself AND optimize funds for the critical work of your organization? Where should you spend your time and energy? What works and what doesn’t? How do your donors want to stay involved and increase their giving? How can you stay focused when there is so much to do on any given day? What can you do to you avoid burnout and stay motivated, enthusiastic, happy and healthy as a fundraiser?
Come hear fellow fundraisers share what is working for them and learn from donors what is really important to them. Fundraising is a meaningful, fun, people-focused profession. Learn tips to help you relate to your donors, raise more money and enjoy your important role in making positive change happen.


IMPACT convenes board, business, City, community, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to discuss innovations in philanthropy and strategies for building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and individuals to make a lasting impact in the community.

About ACT:

ACT for Alexandria is a community foundation that seeks to turn ideas into action and resources into results.


October 26, 2017 8:15AM to 11:30AM
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