The 13th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 @ 8:00am

Event Info


$225 for the day


Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

350 West Mart Center Drive





Community Media Workshop

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Nonprofits constitute the third largest private employment sector in the U.S., and through our work we bring a strong vibrant component to the challenges facing government. But too often we are overlooked as only “charity” and not job creators, social enterprises, and strong collaboration partners. As America considers its economic future, it’s time for both businesses and governments to acknowledge that what our nation’s 1.4 million charities produce is anything but “non” profit.

Join Robert Egger as he leads a dynamic discussion about how, as a united force, nonprofits can take the lead in rebuilding our nation’s economy. Egger is president and founder of DC Central Kitchen and CForward. His talk is part of the opening plenary session of the 13th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers.

During the closing plenary session, Aaron Hurst, president and founder of Taproot Foundation, speaks on "Management Strategies that Move Mountains." Nonprofits increasingly have less money and must do more to fulfill their missions and meet the needs of their communities. And too often, we lack the capital and staff resources necessary to implement new innovations that could save us time and multiply our impact. Recent research from the Taproot Foundation looks at the challenges that have plagued our sector for decades, and the competencies that the highest-performing nonprofit organizations have in common.

Join Taproot Foundation President and Founder Aaron Hurst as he explores how nonprofits can successfully refine and improve upon their initial core vision to create meaningful, lasting change.

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