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501(c)onference 2017

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Tuesday, June 13, 2016 | 9:00am-6:00pm

8:00-9:00 AM                     Breakfast and Registration
 
9:00-9:15 AM                     501(c)onference 2017 Welcome         
 
9:15-10:30 AM                Opening Plenary
The Dilemmas of Demographics: Trends and Opportunities for SoCal Nonprofits
The Greater Los Angeles area is poised to strengthen its role as a leader among global cities, due in part to the incredible diversity of our region. However, widening inequities in income, wealth, health, and opportunity threaten to block this progress and potential. Learn about the key demographic shifts that are influencing our communities and what these trends might signal for the future of the nonprofit sector. We’ll show you how organizations can use this data in their work today and to prepare for the Los Angeles of tomorrow.
 
Resilience Over Adversity
In the face of new challenges and uncertainties, how can you take action to advance your cause? Hear firsthand from organizations on the frontlines and gain insights on how leadership, collaboration, purpose, and relationships can help your own organization emerge from challenging and chaotic times even stronger than before. 
 
10:30-11:00 AM               Break / Transition
 
11:00AM -12:15 PM         Breakout Sessions     
 
12:15-1:45 PM                  Lunch Plenary
Private Capital for Social Good: Strategies for Greater Impact
In addition to traditional nonprofits, innovative business models like social enterprises and B Corporations are part of a growing spectrum of mission-driven businesses advancing social causes. Learn more about these emerging models, how this broader ecosystem of change-makers has influenced the sector, and what strategies you can apply to strengthen the impact of your organization.
 
1:45-2:15 PM                   Break / Transition                         
 
2:15-3:30 PM                   Breakout Sessions
 
3:30-3:45 PM                   Break / Transition
 
3:45-5:00 PM                   Afternoon Plenary
 
Building Trust and Support When Facts Don’t Matter
In an age of fake news and alternative facts, how do you cut through the chaos and gain trust, increase awareness, and attract donors? Hear from journalists and public relations experts about the importance of adapting your communications to address these challenges. We’ll discuss ways to combat fake news and highlight communications strategies that can help you emerge as a trusted resource for your stakeholders.
 
5:00-6:00 PM                   Networking Reception 

Wednesday, June 14, 2016 | 8:30am-3:00pm

8:00–8:30 AM                   Breakfast and Registration
 
8:30–10:15 AM                 Morning Plenary
 
Unlikely Allies in Times of Change
Leading an organization means navigating and initiating change, often in the face of divergent perspectives. Changing demographics, shifting political forces, introducing policies or systems that reshape your organization’s culture – change is a constant. Change is also a valuable tool for creating more stability, strengthening your impact and engaging stakeholders in new ways. Learn from leaders who have made allies of adversaries to drive change in their organizations and communities. Hear about strategies and tools you can use to help steady the course and make the process a positive and inclusive opportunity for transformation.
 
10:15-10:45 AM                Break / Transition       
 
10:45–12:00 PM               Breakout Sessions      
 
12:00-2:30 PM                  Closing Lunch Plenary
 
Work in Peace, Not in Pieces
What if you could build a more cohesive team, spark creativity, and dissolve stress in just
minutes a day? Experience the power of laughter to create new possibilities in your life and your organization. 
 
Equity in Los Angeles
The LA economy would be nearly $380 billion stronger if racial gaps in income and employment were closed. In this exploration of findings from the 2017 Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region, learn how your organization can promote equity-focused strategies and policies that grow good jobs, build capabilities, remove barriers, and expand opportunities for the people and places being left behind. The 2017 Equity Profile is a report developed by PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at USC supported by the Weingart Foundation.
 
Keynote: Fighting for Civility, Equity, & Justice
 
3:00 PM                            Conference Ends
  

 

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