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Reach New Heights as a Nonprofit Leader!

August 1, 2008

(August 4, 2008) Are you a nonprofit manager looking to build your leadership and business skills? Why not learn from the best? AFP and Stanford Social Innovation Review have teamed up for the third year in a row to connect nonprofit managers to leading experts and professors from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The third annual Nonprofit Management Institute is taking place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the campus of Stanford University. The 2008 program is all-new and ideal for senior-level nonprofit executives—including CEOs, executive directors, board members and others with significant leadership responsibilities.

Early bird registration for the institute ends Aug. 25, and individuals interested in participating should sign up soon, as the event has been sold out for the first two years.

This intensive two-day institute will equip you with new ways of looking at the strategic issues within your organization, as well as provide critical knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. Even the most experienced executives will gain insight in how to apply business tools to running nonprofits without sacrificing quality; build a more powerful nonprofit brand; use social networking effectively; learn about new approaches to evaluation; understand the unique ethical challenges of nonprofits; and use lobbying to create social change.

Network and share strategies with fellow nonprofit leaders at this inspiring two-day seminar!

The following are just some of the sessions to be offered at the third annual Nonprofit Management Institute hosted by AFP and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Can Nonprofits get More Bang for the Buck?

Robert Searle, Partner, The Bridgespan Group

By taking advantage of economies of scale, three nonprofits were able to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of their outcomes. Learn about the role of “managing” costs at nonprofits.


The Psychology of Giving

Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professor Jennifer Aaker will discuss insights into why and when we give and don't give. You'll find out ways to make the most out of your giving and how to get the most if you're on the receiving end. Professor Aaker will also discuss the impact of giving for both non-profit and for-profit companies, illuminating the link between volunteering and monetary donations as well as the link between giving and building a strong brand. A key takeaway will be an understanding on how to make asks (to employees, consumers and donors) and how to effectively use donation requests to build your brand.


Social Networking for Nonprofits

Jeff Patrick, Founder and President of Common Knowledge

Social networking offers nonprofits new ways of connecting with its community. Patrick demystifies the buzzwords and will show you how your nonprofit can take advantage of exciting new Web 2.0 technologies.


Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector

Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Professor Rhode will explore the ethical challenges faced by leaders of nonprofit organizations. Although many ethical issues are the same as in for-profits, nonprofits also have unique challenges.


How Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength

James A. Phills, Professor of Organizational Behavior (Teaching), Director of the Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Diana McLain Smith, Partner, Monitor Group, Author of Divide or Conquer: How Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength

Every team is only as strong as its weakest relationships. In this lively open discussion, Smith will tackle the toughest challenges faced by the nonprofits in the room. Professor Phills will moderate. Learn what you can do to build relationships strong enough to master a team’s toughest challenges.


Tax Incentives and the Nonprofit Sector

Rob Reich, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University

U.S. charitable giving last year was more than $300 billion, costing the U.S. Treasury more than $60 billion in foregone tax revenue. Why does the U.S. subsidize charitable giving in this way? Should current tax incentives be restructured? Professor Reich will provide three justifications for these tax incentives and show the implications for public policy more broadly.


Remember, early bird registration for the institute ends Aug. 25. Click here for more information.

*Click here to view the full array of AFP’s fall 2008 education offerings.

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