NYJL Forum for Nonprofits

The Forum for Nonprofits (FNP) hosts an annual full-day educational conference to address key issues facing small to mid-size nonprofits and the communities they serve. Attendance is open to both NYJL volunteers and the general public. The NYJL FNP, originally known as Volunteer Conference, was created as a signature project for the NYJL Centennial in 2001 and has taken place every year since. The forum takes place each April, featuring invited subject matter experts on topics including volunteer retention, technology trends, best practices for recruitment and training, and utilizing social media in a nonprofit environment.

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Built to Last: Foundations for Change Management and Sustainability
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
What can your nonprofit do to build strong foundations for the future? Donor retention and strong governance are key, as is preparing for disruption, financial, social, or otherwise. We face a changing demographic of nonprofit employees, volunteers, and donors, and constant technology innovation. With this, there is a change in the way people both communicate and receive messaging, and an increasing focus on your foundation. Funders require strategic plans, strong governance, and supporting metrics. Join us on April 26, 2017 to learn how to prepare your organization for this demographic shift and ensure you have the foundations to support your organization financially and operationally, and benefit from disruptive innovations.


*Program schedule is tentative and subject to change

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • 9:00-9:05 a.m.
      New York Junior League President Suzanne E. Manning
  • 9:05-9:45 a.m.
    • KEYNOTE 1
  • 9:45-10:00 a.m.
    • BREAK
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    • PANEL 1
      Ensuring longevity: Growing the next generation of leaders
      With a changing generation of nonprofit donors, employees, and volunteers, you need to ensure that your nonprofit is set up for positive organizational change and strong governance. We will address how you can embrace this change with unique ways to engage donors, employees, and volunteers to ensure your organization is supported for the future across all channels.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • LUNCH
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.
    • KEYNOTE 2
  • 1:15 -1:30 p.m.
    • BREAK
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m.
    • PANEL 2
      • Minding your metrics to optimize influence
        New technologies and innovation are constantly disrupting the environment in which nonprofits operate. Not only are the platforms through which people communicate changing, but also the message that resonates and drives people to action. Join us to learn more about how to adapt to evidence-based practices and highlight metrics in your message to effectively communicate and influence organizational, community, and systemic change.
  • 3:00-3:05 p.m.
      • New York Junior League Executive Vice President Serra Eken
  • 3:05-4:00 p.m.



  • 2017 NYJL Forum for Nonprofits Register Now!

    Early bird registration is extended until March 1, secure your seat for $70!

For more information, contact the NYJL Forum for Nonprofits committee.

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