11th Annual Regional Community Partnership Forum, presented by GMCC, UWNCA & GMU

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Name: 11th Annual Regional Community Partnership Forum, presented by GMCC, UWNCA & GMU
Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
NEW DATE - Monday, April 23

Better Together
New Practices in Cross-sector Collaboration

Business, nonprofit and government leaders
are invited to learn about cutting-edge practices in cross-sector collaboration  
Sara Brenner -- Community Wealth Partners

Ed Grenier -- Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Todd Hitt -- Kiddar Capital

Timothy Johnson -- United Way NCA
Katie Leonard -- Zero Eight Three

Heerad Sabeti -- Fourth Sector Group

Hon. Margi Vanderhye -- Virginia Commission for the Arts
Dave Wakeman -- Wakeman Consulting Group
Cindy Walsh -- Fairfax County Park Authority
Clifford Yee -- Northern Virginia Family Service
Nada Zohdy -- Open Gov Hub

Topics will include
-practical and theoretical aspects of sector convergence
-the reimagination of today's workspace
-panel on new ways to mobilize resources to address community needs
-managing transformation while dealing with disruption

-breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities

Forum Agenda
*subject to change

8:00-8:45 - Registration, Networking, Breakfast

8:45-9:00 - Welcome and Introductions -
Alan Abramson, Professor and Nonprofit Center Director, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason
 University;  Hon. Terry McAuliffe​, Former Virginia Governor and Visiting Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government; Bruce Potter, COO, InsideNoVa.com and Chair, Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce; David DockendorffVP, M&T Bank

9:00-9:45 - Opening Keynote - Heerad Sabeti, Co-Founder & CEO, Fourth Sector Group
 "The Emerging Fourth Sector" -- Driven by interest in finding fresh approaches to address persistent social problems, social entrepreneurs are creating a new wave of hybrid, 'for-benefit' organizations.  These hybrids have a double-bottom-line orientation, seeking both to 'do good', like government and nonprofit organizations, and 'make money' from market-oriented transactions, like businesses.  Heerad Sabeti will discuss how many nonprofits and businesses are adopting hybrid features and forming an important new Fourth Sector of the economy.

9:45-10:15 - Public Private Partnerships that Deliver Community Space
    Moderator: Hon. Margaret Vanderhye, Executive Director, Virginia Commission for the Arts
  •     Todd HittFounder & CEO, Kiddar Capital
10:15-10:30 - Break - Networking
10:30-11:15 - Innovative Spaces Fostering Opportunity, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
        ModeratorHon. Margaret VanderhyeExecutive Director, Virginia Commission for the Arts
  • Nada ZohdyDirector, Open Gov Hub
  • Katie LeonardCEO, Zero Eight Three
  • Cindy WalshDirector, Resource Management Division, Fairfax County Park Authority

11:15-11:30 - Break - Networking
11:30-11:35 - Remarks by 
Mark RozellDean
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University;
11:35-12:20 - Midday Keynote  - Dave WakemanPrincipal, Wakeman Consulting Group
                               "Where Does Change Come From?" - In today's nonprofit business environment, creating a connection with our community, our funders, and the world is more difficult than ever. Does that mean that we should give up?  No! Far from it. In today's world, more than ever before, people are looking for connection and community. As leaders, our job is to
 take advantage of this to create real change for the people we serve. That's why we must understand the process of creating change in our world using the tools that all of us have available to use: community, stories, and consistent action.
12:20-1:00 - Lunch & Networking
1:00-2:00 High Impact Partnerships Transforming Lives through Financial Empowerment

        Moderator: Clifford Yee, EVP/CFO, Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Muriel Garr, SVP & Community Development Manager, SunTrust Bank
  • Ed Grenier, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
  • Timothy Johnson, Vice President, United Way NCA
2:00-2:45 - Closing Keynote - Sara Brenner, President, Community Wealth Partners
Rethinking Impact: Making Transformational Change in Disruptive Times'  You work every day on some of the most daunting challenges our communities face. At the same time, you question whether today's strategies can create lasting, significant change. Why do some social change efforts achieve transformational results while others only make incremental progress? Drawing from in-depth research and direct experience partnering with nonprofits, foundations, businesses, governments, and coalitions across the country, Sara Brenner will discuss insights on what it takes to solve social problems at the magnitude they exist, helping us think about how we might transform our region into the thriving and equitable place we know it can be.
2:45-3:00- Wrap Up & Adjourn

Ross, Langan & McKendree LLP  // McLean Project for the Arts // Chain Bridge Bank // M&T Bank // Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation

                                     Communication Partners
                              Asian American Chamber of Commerce
​                                Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
                              Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce 
                                            Leadership Fairfax
                            Mt. Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce
                                            Tysons Partnership
                                    Vienna Business Association
                                               Volunteer Fairfax




Event Sponsors:
  • M&T Bank
  • Chain Bridge Bank
  • Freedom Bank
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Eagle Bank
  • Volunteer Fairfax
  • Access Point Public Affairs, LLC
  • Frank & Company, P.C.
  • Inside NOVA.com/Rappahannock Media LLC
  • Mr. Paul Kohlenberger
  • Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation
  • The Arc of Northern Virginia
  • Potomac Financial PCG
  • Georgetown University Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic
George Mason University - Arlington Campus
Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Date/Time Information:
Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Full Day
Single Ticket - $60.00; includes continental breakfast and lunch
Two Tickets - $100.00; includes breakfast and lunch

Single Ticket - $35.00; no meals
Two Tickets - $70.00; no meals
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