April 22, 2009:
Stepping Up Matters! Strong Boards=Healthy Nonprofits+Vibrant Communities.
The well-attended conference was a call to action, a challenge to corporate, foundation and community leaders to step up, to demonstrate innovative leadership, proactive fiscal responsibility and transparent oversight from the top down.
For summaries of the keynote speakers and panel discussions, click here.
November 1, 2005
Ethics Matters - The Dilemma of Decisions
Ethics Matters was a great success. More than 200 people attended and participated in a lively discussion about ethical dilemmas. Our moderater, Jane Hanson, facilitated our panel of nonprofit professionals. Marty Taylor, Vice president, Corporate Services, Institute for Global Ethics, provided insight into the complexities of dealing with ethical dilemmas and shared the Institute's process for making ethical decisions. Lunch was enriched by the energetic Ben Cohen as he told the story of his life and his views on the US government's discretionary budget. The afternoon session continuted the focus of ethical dilemmas by discussing the impact of diversity on board leadership and decision making. For more details, click here
September 24, 2003:
Changing Nonprofit Accountability: How Will it Affect Your Organization?
Over 400 Professionals from all aspects of the nonprofit world attended to hear Eliot Spitzer, New York State Attorney General, deliver the keynote address on his proposed legislation for greater accountability from nonprofits and then to participate in breakout sessions discussing various aspects of and concerns about the proposed legislation. Read the summary of the 2003 Conference and the Conference Report to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
June 19, 2001:
View from the Boardroom
You can download the results and analysis of the NYC Comptroller's survey of Nonprofit Boards in New York City from the state comptroller's website. This report was discussed at the "View from the Board Room" conference.
The report addresses those practices which relate to effective nonprofit board governance and internal oversight in nonprofit agencies, with the goal of empowering board members to actively oversee their organizations' operations. Through the use of a two-part survey, generalized information about nonprofit boards and their practices was sought.