Event to Feature Global Nonprofit Expert Dr. Lester Salamon, and Release of Inaugural Report on the State of the Nonprofit Sector on the Peninsula.
NetworkPeninsula will hold its 7th Annual Impact Forum on Thursday, December 6 at the William & Mary School of Education, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Titled "The State of the Nonprofit Sector Today and Challenges for Tomorrow," this year's forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lester M. Salamon, and the release of the inaugural report on the State of the Nonprofit Sector on the Peninsula, a joint effort undertaken by NetworkPeninsula and faculty from Christopher Newport University.
Lester M. Salamon, PhD is author of The Resilient Sector Revisited: The New Challenge Facing Nonprofit America. As Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, Dr. Salamon pioneered the empirical study of the nonprofit sector in the United States and across the globe. Recognized as a global expert on the economics of the nonprofit sector, Dr. Salamon received his B.A. degree in Economics and Policy Studies from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He is Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of the Community Foundation of the Chesapeake and serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
"The State of the Nonprofit Sector on the Peninsula" study was initiated in the spring of 2018 with the goal of shining a light on the value nonprofits bring to the economy and to the overall health and well-being of our communities, as well as the challenges they face as they work to ensure their sustainability. Undertaken with Christopher Newport University faculty, the report incorporates data from more than 125 nonprofits serving the Peninsula.
Keynote and report presentations will be followed by roundtable discussions moderated by Terry Shannon, Executive Director of the Mason School of Business Executive Partner's Program at William & Mary.
NetworkPeninsula's Annual Impact Forums bring together nonprofit leaders, community leaders, and senior-level decision makers from the public and private sectors to discuss emerging issues in the region. Presentations and roundtable discussions serve to identify the impact of these issues in our work and throughout the community. In 2017, our Forum welcomed more than 115 participants representing nonprofits, businesses, higher educational institutions, civic and faith-based groups, and government leaders from across the Peninsula. The 2018 Forum is sponsored by Middle Peninsula Insurance Agency.
Cost for this event is $35 and includes a catered lunch. The event will be held in the Matoaka Woods Room at the W&M School of Education, 301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg. To register: networkpeninsula.org/forum18
Founded in 2007, NetworkPeninsula believes that healthy nonprofits are the key to vibrant, connected, and healthier communities. We support the Peninsula and more than 280 nonprofits across the region by building organizational capacity, raising awareness, creating a collaborative environment, and connecting citizens and businesses to the nonprofits serving this community.
Our initiatives include continuing education, board training, networking events, promoting volunteer and job opportunities with our nonprofits, hosting an all-inclusive calendar of our member events, and brokering an exchange of donations between businesses and nonprofits. NetworkPeninsula is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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