Recap of the 2017 U.P. Nonprofit Conference
Opening Keynote – Kyle Caldwell, Executive Director, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Kyle spoke about three trends that he has seen it the rural nonprofit environment. He challenged U.P. nonprofit organization to thank about how they can utilize these trends to be at the center of the conversation.
- Nonprofits as economic and social safety net organizations
- Blurring of the lines between nonprofits, government and commerce
- Data driven decision making
Closing Keynote – Matthew Downey, Program Director for Nonprofit Services, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Matthew closed out the day with a facilitated discussion on the nonprofit sector. He discussed how the “isn’t your Grandfather’s nonprofit organization,” even though the structure of the nonprofit hasn’t changed since the founding of American.
Conference participants worked in groups to discuss if we were to restart the nonprofit sector, what would it look like? Group ideas varied and laid great groundwork for how the sector in the U.P. can work together to achieve the goal of progressing our community forward.
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Celebrating Nonprofit Impact – Opening Reception
View the live stream of Matthew Downey’s talk at the opening reception here: https://www.facebook.com/glcyd/videos/1931165316900331/