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The Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Capacity Builder’s Conference is a one-of-a-kind, opportunity for capacity builders of every kind (consultants, program officers, researchers, professors, advisors, administrators etc.) to convene, dialogue, learn, shape and advance our field for the good of the nonprofits and communities we serve. This year's conference will be held in partnership with the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/15/2017 to 11/18/2017
When: November 15th-18th
8:00 AM
Where: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49503
United States
Contact: Keith Timko, Conference Chair
(800) 397-2034


Online registration is available until: 11/18/2017
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Strengthening Local Communities: The Role of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations

 

The 2017 Alliance for Nonprofit Management Annual Capacity Builder’s Conference is a one-of-a-kind, opportunity for capacity builders of every kind (consultants, coaches, funders, academics, executives etc.) to convene, dialogue, learn, shape and advance our field for the good of the nonprofits and communities we serve.  

Held in partnership with the 2017 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference, this years “Conference within a Conference” offers our members double the learning, double the networking and double the fun as only capacity builders can enjoy.  Alliance Members are welcome to attend any session hosted by ARNOVA and ARNOVA Members are welcome to attend any session hosted by the Alliance. 

The four-day event includes education and work-sessions for our current Affinity Groups, sessions for new attendees who haven't yet found an affinity group to plug into, more than twenty breakout sessions curated for capacity builders by capacity builders, several thought provoking plenary sessions and more.

 

Download the full Conference schedule with session details (subject to change)

 


Alliance Conference Pricing
Early Bird Rates Regular Rates Late Rates
(May 15-Aug. 31) (Sept. 1-Oct. 31) (Nov. 1-18)
Full Conference
Alliance Members $390.00 $430.00 $480.00
Non-Members $490.00 $530.00 $580.00
Wednesday Only Pass
Alliance Members $96.00 $116.00 $136.00
Non-Members $196.00 $216.00 $236.00
Thursday Only Pass
Alliance Members $266.00 $316.00 $346.00
Non-Members $366.00 $416.00 $446.00
Friday Only Pass
Alliance Members $266.00 $316.00 $346.00
Non-Members $366.00 $416.00 $446.00
Saturday Only Pass
Alliance Members $186.00 $206.00 $226.00
Non-Members $286.00 $306.00 $326.00

 

Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference within a Conference Schedule (Subject to Change)

*Alliance Members are welcome to attend any session hosted by ARNOVA and ARNOVA Members are welcome to attend any session hosted by the Alliance. The Schedule below highlights the Alliance sponsored and/or joint activities only. The ARNOVA hosted sessions will be available online mid-August.

 

Download the full Conference schedule with session details (subject to change)

 

Agenda at a Glance

WEDNESDAY, November 15, 2017 | Alliance only programming with focus on Affinity Groups

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             Meet the Alliance Interactive Conference Opening

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           BREAK

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          Seasoned Consultant's Colloquium: The Intersection of Practice between Capacity Building Organizations Executive Transition & Leadership Continuity Practice

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          Governance Affinity Group Innovation Lab: From Anecdotes and Convention to Research-based Practice Part 2: Moving the Governance Field Forward

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          "Where's Your Interest" Group Session: Facilitated Session For Those Not Currently Involved in an Existing Alliance Affinity Group (Topics Include Young Professionals, Achieving Racial Equity, Consulting Practice Development, Coaching and More!)

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          BREAK

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Greet your Region Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.              BREAK

Concurrent Sessions

1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.               Challenging Racism & Advancing Equity: Integrating Race & Equity into Organizational Development Workshop

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Capacity Building Organizations Affinity Group Session

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Executive Transitions & Leadership Continuity Affinity Group Session

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Governance Affinity Group Innovation Lab: From Anecdotes and Convention to Research-based Practice Part 2: Moving the Governance Field Forward

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.              Networking Reception

 

THURSDAY, November 16, 2017 | Alliance and ARNOVA programs

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.             ARNOVA Section Breakfast Meet & Greet (Open to Alliance Members, Sections of interest may include: Pracademics, Governance and Social Entrepreneurship)

Concurrent Sessions

(Sessions included in this section were curated specifically for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference, other sessions may also be held during this time.)

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Board Leadership and Shared Power: How Nonprofit Board Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Committee Chairs Understand and Prepare for Their Roles and Share Leadership

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Navigating the Impact Economy: How Capacity Builders and Their Nonprofit Partners Can Access Capital More Broadly

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.           Advancing Diversity & Inclusion by Design

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.           Embracing the Age-Old Question of Capacity Building: Are Organizations Getting Stronger?

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Opening Luncheon & ARNOVA’s Distinguished Achievement Award presentation

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.           Creative Foundation Investments in Michigan: Lessons and Questions

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Nonprofits and Risk: Introducing a Framework for a Holistic Assessment of Organizational Risk

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Funding is Not Enough: Building the Supply Side of the Capacity Building Ecosystem

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.             Peer Learning Programs: Cost Effective Capacity Building and More

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.             Catching Up with the Future: Developing the Talent Pipeline

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.              Alliance Regional Ambassadors & Interested Ambassadors Meeting

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.           Beer Hop: Explore Beer City USA!

7:15 p.m.                                People of Color Affinity Group Dine-Around

 

FRIDAY, November 17, 2017 | Alliance and ARNOVA joint and separate programs

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.           ARNOVA New Member Meet & Greet

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.           Membership Meeting Breakfast (Open to Alliance Members)

Concurrent Sessions

(Sessions included in this section were curated specifically for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference, other sessions may also be held during this time.)

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.         What the Tech? Awesome Technology Tools for Managing Your Capacity Building Practice

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.         How to Make Your Change Efforts Stick:  Using Transition Models for More Successful Consultancies

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Collective Impact in Small Geographies

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Alliance for Nonprofit Management Luncheon

  • Terry McAdam Book Award Presentation
  •  Keynote Address & Discussion: Trends in the Nonprofit Operating Environment and What Capacity Builders Can Do About Them! - Ruth McCambridge, Editor-in-Chief, Nonprofit Quarterly

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.       Alliance for Nonprofit Management Membership Meeting     

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.       What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Assessing and Mitigating Collaborative Risks

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.       Unlocking the Power of Your Organization's Genetic Code

6:00 p.m. - 8: 00 p.m.        Reception at Grand Rapids Art Museum:  Join us as we celebrate the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s 25th Anniversary. 

   101 Monroe Center St. NW (a short walk from Amway Grand Plaza)

   Hor d’oeuvres and cash bar available.

   Sponsored by Grand Valley State University and Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

 

SATURDAY, November 18, 2017 | Alliance and ARNOVA joint and separate programs

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.        The Nuts & Bolts of Interim Executive Management Training

     (additional registration required)

Concurrent Sessions

(Sessions included in this section were curated specifically for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference, other sessions may also be held during this time.)

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.         The Power of Leadership Transitions: Research Findings,  Challenges and Opportunities

 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Civic Associations, Government, and Democratic Renewal

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Break for lunch (Boxed Lunch)

12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.       Governance Sections Symposium:  Activist Boards? Promoting Organizational Values, Beliefs, and Goals