Local, Regional, and National Subject Matter Experts and Nonprofit Professionals.


Susan Dreyfus, President & CEO

Alliance for Strong Families & Communities

Topic: “The Need to Think Differently
about Nonprofit Leadership”

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When: Friday, November 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar

Where: Forest Hills Country Club – 5135 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61107 – View Map


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Ron Clewer CEO
Rockford Housing Authority
Frank Martinelli
President The Center for Public Skills Training
Nancy Ronquillo
President & CEO,
Children’s Home + Aid
Paula Penebaker
President & CEO
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
Mike Schablaske
Executive Director
Transform Rockford
Jim Keane
Founder and President
Keane and Company


The Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofits:
Advancing Change & Achieving Greater Impact

Impact is not about outputs (how many people you serve, how long you’ve been in existence, or how far your service area reaches), it’s about the positive change you achieve and whether or not it lasts. Organizations that achieve impact are influencing, either directly or indirectly:

  • The number of people living in poverty
  • The number of people living safe and healthy lives
  • The number of people on pathways for educational and employment success

This full-day symposium will feature local and regional experts speaking on each of the 10 “Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofits”, as identified in a recent report by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

Executive directors, program managers and directors, board members, and more will be inspired and challenged to apply lessons from the Commitments in their own organizations. The direction these Commitments provides will help participants to learn:

  • the capacities and competencies that nonprofit human serving organizations must develop and sustain to achieve their mission
  • how to boldly and strategically work to position their organizations to take advantage of future opportunities, whether known or unknown
  • how to be vocal champions and advocates making sure the well-being and aspirations of the community are in sync with the impact and value of the organization
  • to enhance their ability to navigate change and lead transformation toward a common vision

View the full speaker lineup and more details about the Commitments report at NonprofitSymposium.org