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2015 Alliance Executive Leadership Conference

May 13, 2015 - 9:00 am to May 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Event Host(s): Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

This conference retreat offers tailored professional development and networking opportunities to better equip nonprofit human service CEOs and executive directors to lead effectively.

Collective impact is an approach that is here to stay. Funders are increasingly calling on nonprofit organizations to work through networks, partnerships, and collaboratives to achieve larger social change objectives. In addition, nonprofits are increasingly viewing partnership capacity as one of the key levers in their leadership toolboxes.

A January 2015 survey of nearly 500 nonprofits by The Bridgespan Group found that, among 25 important management tools, “partnerships and collaboration” was the no. 1 most used tool to improve performance.

All child- and family-serving nonprofits want to move the needle on the pressing, complex issues facing individuals and communities, but the move toward collective impact creates many uncertainties for the field. The 2015 Alliance Executive Leadership Conference will address:

  • How will collaborative models, such as collective impact, help us achieve impact?
  • What are the many ways to partner and collaborate?
  • Will collaborative models put increased pressure on human-serving organizations to do more with less or to focus on complex problems when comprehensive solutions are needed?
  • Will it help decision makers understand they need to not only fund services but fund organizational capacity?
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