Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SRNI: Y'all Come!

I've been lamenting the lack of time this week to sit down and write something, when I realized that the big challenge for the task is exactly what I should be sharing with you.

The 2008 Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute is just around the corner -- Aug. 3-5 in our hometown (Hilton Garden Inn and UW Convention Center, Laramie). As I've been finalizing details and writing releases on each of the incredible sessions we're offering, my own excitement has grown. I'm confident that this year's participants will leave the institute with not only a stronger understanding of multi-generational volunteer leadership challenges and opportunities facing the sector, but that they will be inspired to act to ensure that their own organizations are prepared for success in the future.

A visit to our institute website will yield several things:
  • All those session descriptions (click on the "News" link)
  • Access to our new institute blog (click on the "Blog" link)
  • Downloadable and online copies of our agenda
  • An opportunity to register online (via the "Register" link)
Sessions that may be of particular interest to nonprofit board members would be Mary Ellbogen Garland's opening talk on "Leading for Mission," Phil Van Horn's workshop on "Becoming Better Volunteer Leaders" (focus on boards), Terry Galpin-Plattner's roundtable on "Nonprofit Life Cycles," Randy Bruns' workshop on "The Threat and the Opportunity for Hiring the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders," and Sparky Turner's closing conversation on "Organizational Mission -- Passion to Action."

Early bird registration deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 25. But later registrations are welcome as well. (You'll save $25 if you register by Friday, though.)

This is an excellent opportunity to look into the future and to take a proactive approach to building your organization's capacity.

Hope to see you there!

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