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Center Lectures


The Center offers free lectures on new ideas in the nonprofit field to help participants in their work and careers.  All lectures take place at the Lincoln Center Campus.  To register yourself or your guests, please email: nonprofits@fordham.edu or call (212) 636-6676.


PREVIOUS LECTURES


VETERAN PANEL DISCUSSION - February 12, 2014

Th
is panel was presented by nonprofit professionals who work closely with veterans, and help them to transfer their skills into the nonprofit and corporate world, through their own nonprofits.

Speakers:
  • Sid Goodfriend, Founder of American Corporate Partners
  • Chris Maloney, Travis Manion Foundation
  • James Brobyn, Travis Manion Foundation
  • Michael Gillan, VP for Westchester, Co-Chair of Fordham University Veterans Affairs
  • Maryann Forgey, Associate Professor, Fordham Graduate School of Social Service

HOW BUSINESS IDEAS CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR NONPROFIT - November 6, 2013 

Th
is talk was presented by the Dean of the Graduate School of Social Service, Dr. Debra McPhee.

Speaker: Debra McPhee
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Ph.D., Dean of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service


THE NONPROFIT WORLD FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE - October 4, 2013 

This talk was presented by the Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration, Dr. David Gautschi.

Speaker:
David Gautschi, Ph.D., Dean of Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR NONPROFITS - September 17, 2013 

Professor Evan Katsamakas shared his knowledge on how technology can help nonprofits to further their missions and work more efficiently.

Speaker:
Evan Katsamakas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Fordham University Gabelli School of Business


HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA -
June 3 2013 

Professionals in the nonprofit world, volunteers, board members, and those thinking about creating their own nonprofit, were invited to attend this event hosted by the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders.  Experts addressed three topics that modern nonprofits cannot do without in today's fast-paced and social media dominated world. 

Topics included:
  • Why the Need for Crowd-Funding Has Grown - How to Pick the Proper Platform
  • 5 Things You Can Do With Social Media to Energize and Engage Your Donors
  • The Importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and How to Make Your Charity's Newsletter More Accessible Through Mobile Publishing
Speakers: Zalman Notik (CharityTick), Brian Murray (Likeable Media), and Arsen Pereymer (Tap Edition)


THEN AND NOW: THE STRONGEST NONPROFITS FOR THE FUTURE -
May 1, 2013 

Peter Vaughan, Ph.D., who retired as dean of Fordham University's Graduate School o
f Social Service in June 2013, spoke about what it will take for nonprofits to be strong in the future.  Following the event, Dean Vaughan received an award honoring him for his vision and leadership. 


Speaker: Peter Vaughan, Ph.D., retired Dean of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service 


HOW TO ESTABLISH AND MANAGE A HEALTH NONPROFIT - March 6, 2013

Professor Harry Barrett shared his expertise and knowledge on how to establish and run a health nonprofit.  He told the audience to keep in mind that starting a nonprofit is similar to starting a business.  Goals and promises made to funders must be met.  

Speaker: Harry Barrett, Ph.D., MPH, Former President & CEO of New York Medical College


LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST ON THE TAX TREATMENT OF CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS - September 27, 2011

As the nation battles its deficit, there have been proposals, from groups of all backgrounds, to limit the tax deductibility of charitable donations.  What will this mean to different charities based on how they raise money, and how new tax policies could increase contributions, was the subject of this Fordham breakfast for Nonprofit leaders. 


HOW TO ANALYZE YOUR AGENCY TO CUT COSTS AND INCREASE MORALE IN TODAY'S ECONOMY
- April 4, 2011

This workshop helped participants to learn analytical skills and consider options for improving an agency's sustainability.  They learned how to critically develop and assess graphs, charts, and figures to tell a story that they can use to communicate with inside and outside managers, board members, funders, and others who help agencies remain profitable.

Speakers: Rose Perez, PhD, MBA, Fordham University and Jade de Saussure, MSW


HOW MUCH CAN LOBBYISTS HELP NONPROFITS IN TODAY'S GREAT RECESSION?
- February 17, 2011

A panel of experts discussed this and other questions that included:  Can a nonprofit hire a lobbyist?  What areas of need do lobbyists work best in?  How much staff/board support does a nonprofit have to give a lobbyist it hires?  Will trustees have to make a commitment to donate to legislators?  Can lobbyists work equally well with elected and appointed officials?  What is the normal contract with a lobbyist?

Speakers: Laura Jean Hawkins (Dryfoos Group), Suri Kasirer (Kasirer Consulting) and Vince Marrone (Public Strategies)


CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR -
November 1, 2010 

Fred Scaglione discussed the nonprofit environment in New York's metropolitan area, highlighting the current strains nonprofit leaders face in today's poor economy.  The seminar explored various themes: where the jobs in the nonprofit field are, attracting mainstream media attention, the public's perception of the nonprofit sector, and the necessity of thinking big during a recession.

Speaker: Fred Scaglione, Editor-in-chief, New York Nonprofit Press


THE HEALING POWER OF DOING GOOD - July 7, 2010 

Research on the real physical and emotional health benefits enjoyed by certain kinds od volunteers, and how to use these findings to recruit and keep volunteers.  Allan Luks pioneered this study in his book.

Speaker: Allan Luks, Center Director
 
 


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