Forum for Nonprofits Keynote Speakers Announced

The New York Junior League’s Forum for Nonprofits is pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the 2017 conference “Built to last: Foundations for change management and sustainability.”

The morning will feature Keynote speaker Susan Ifill, the Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC (NHSNYC).  NHSNYC creates and preserves affordable housing and provides opportunities for homeownership education, financial assistance and community leadership in underserved communities.  Susan will start the day with an engaging discussion on “Ensuring longevity: Growing the next generation of leaders.” Susan will share her perspective on leading resource development, lending services & operations, research and planning, counseling programs, government relations, and other important functions for nonprofits.

Susan has served on numerous nonprofit boards over the years. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Cambridge College in Boston, volunteers as a judge for the National Junior League’s Annual Leadership & Vision Award, and leads the session on board governance for the New York Junior League Board Training Program.

Alicia Johnson, the Chief Operating Officer of KIPP NYC, will speak about “Minding your metrics to optimize influence” as the afternoon Keynote speaker. KIPP NYC is a network of free, open-enrollment public charter schools that prep students for success in college and beyond. KIPP NYC is the nation’s leader in data-driven public education due to Alicia’s influence on its growth.

During Alicia’s tenure at KIPP NYC, the organization has grown to create a powerful kindergarten-through-college continuum of services and now serves 4,809 students in 11 schools of which 90% are from low-income families and 97% are African American or Latino. KIPP NYC’s success and influence perpetuated the charter school movement since KIPP started its first middle school in 1995.

Our keynote speakers will be followed by interactive panel discussions on how to ensure that your nonprofit is set up for positive organizational change and strong governance. The panelists will also examine new technologies and innovations that are constantly disrupting the environment in which nonprofits operate and how nonprofits can adapt and take advantage of these changes.

Register before February 1 to take advantage of the early bird price of $70! To learn more and to register for the Forum, please click here.  We hope to see you on April 26.

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