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Women Leadership Summit: Empowering women forward

Date/TimeSeptember 18-20 2013, all each day  
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  • The event series is a social initiative to help bring awareness and motivate leadership through women empowerment.
  • CEOs and high profile speakers come together to share their stories and push for change. Community organizations, academia, and corporations join forces as a network to change the ratio. 60 speakers representing fashion, healthcare, finance, technology, government, sports, business, military, media, advertising, film, and boards. 20 speakers each day.
  • Private Invite only evening events at exclusive venues.
  • September 18 and 19 TED-like talks with panels. September 20 TED-like talks with concert.
  • Ventureneer’s founder will moderate a panel on September 18 called Women in Finance: Empowered with Purpose with Edith O'donnell, Lyons Mortgage Services and Jennifer Cole, BNY Mellon. The panel will discuss how women can get ahead in the financial services industry and what the sector can do to encourage this.

The summit will take place in Bryant Park, NYC. For more information or to register, http://wamwomen.org/summit-0913


Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories at WomanCon

Date/TimeWednesday, September 15, 2013
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Join us September 25 in New York City for WomanCon 2013

This conference brings together amazing women entrepreneurs, both on and off the stage. You’ll hear REAL behind-the-scenes stories of success from founders including:

  • JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s It’s Your Business and Co-founder of Goodsearch
  • Janine Popick, CEO & Founder of VerticalResponse, just sold to Deluxe Corp. in July 2013
  • Pamela O'Hara, Co-Founder of Batchbook Software, Chairwoman of The Small Business Web and mentor in startup accelerator BetaSpring
  • Sarah Endline, Founder of Sweetriot, Fast Company “Fast 50” finalist and Top 3 winner of Fortune’s Small Business Competition, whose chocolate is now sold in over 1,700 stores

Expert sessions include:

  • Angels, VCs and More: Getting Money for Growth

    • Panel discussion moderated by Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer and contributor to Forbes and Huffington Post
    • Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Network, which was sold for $4.5 Billion in 1998. Now Chairman and Co-founder of Springboard Enterprises, which has helped women owned companies raise over $5.5 Billion and create over 10,000 jobs
    • Peggy Wallace, Managing Director of Golden Seeds, an investment firm focused on female entrepreneurs
  • Turning Ideas into Companies with Yao Huang, Founder of The Hatchery and Partner in venture fund Pereg Ventures.
  • 5 Strategies for a Stronger Brand - Strengthen your brand live during this fun interactive lunch session with Julie Cottineau, Founder of BrandTwist and former VP of Brand at Virgin Group

Pitch the Media Live - You’ll get the chance to pitch our journalist panel LIVE and get feedback from Christine Lagorio, Executive Editor of Inc.com, JJ Ramberg, Host of MSNBC’s Your Business, and more!

Register now - SEATING IS LIMITED. We hope to see you there!


How Nonprofits Can Thrive in Changing Times

Instructor

John E. Brothers is a recognized leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic arena with more than 20 years experience. He is a national expert in the field of executive leadership, nonprofit effectiveness, sustainability, and assisting organizations in their growing and declining stages.

Brothers has a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, an MPA in Nonprofit Management from New York University, and an MBA in Public Policy from American University. He has also studied at Georgetown University and the London School of Economics. Dr. Brothers is an adjunct professor in social welfare policy at Rutgers University; in nonprofit management at New York University; and recently served as a Visiting Scholar at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. He has served in multiple fellowships, including engagements with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs and the Children's Defense Fund.

Dr. Brothers is also the Editor of the Journal for Nonprofit Management and a Senior Fellow with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. He is a popular blogger with the Stanford Social Innovation Review and recently collaborated on a book about nonprofit leadership with SAGE Publishing. His latest book,  Building Nonprofit Capacity: Strategic Tools for Managing Change was released by Jossey-Bass in October 2011.

Dr. Brothers, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), is also the Principal of Cuidiu Consulting, a consulting firm serving nonprofit, philanthropic, and government efforts throughout the world. He has been a nonprofit executive in several local, regional, and national nonprofit efforts, including serving as a CEO, COO, and numerous programming roles. Dr. Brothers gravitated toward nonprofit work as a result of his experiences growing up in poverty in Minneapolis, MN.


DateApril 30, 2012
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To stay competitive in today’s volatile and ever-changing environment, nonprofit leaders must understand, anticipate, and manage change.

Technology, globalization, a devastating economic recession . . . to stay competitive today’s nonprofits must be able to adapt. The ability to anticipate and manage change is essential for any nonprofit -- large or small -- that wants to survive, let alone grow or thrive.


How to Use LinkedIn for Nonprofit Staff Recruitment

Date/TimeThursday, October 13, 2011, 2-3pm ET
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Approximately 75% of nonprofits do not have any formal budget for recruiting employees, according to the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey.

Nonprofits need recruiting tools that are easy to implement, cost efficient and, most importantly, connect them with the best people. Social recruiting -- using social media to recruit staff -- does just that. And LinkedIn does social recruiting best.

Whether you’re looking for an executive director, a grant writer, network administrator, program director, communications manager or receptionist, you can find people with the required skills and a passion for your cause by using LinkedIn
 


How Small Businesses Can Ramp Up Profitability In Jittery Times

Date/TimeTuesday, Sept. 13, 2-3 pm ET
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As the economy moves sideways -- yet again! -- small business owners must find ways to grow their profits. Learn how you can do things differently so you improve your profits by using information -- much of it already in hand -- wisely and well.

We’ll use something we all know as the basis for the discussion -- food -- and look at how small businesses in every sector can apply these tactics.


Top Tech Tools for Nonprofit and Business Partnerships

Date/TimeWednesday, September 21, 12n-1pm ET
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What tools are best for nonprofits that want to raise money and build awareness in partnership with businesses? In this informative and actionable webinar, Joe Waters suggests lays out the tech tools that make nonprofit and business collaborations easier and more successful.


Get Ready to Grow Your Business

Instructor
Geri Stengel , President, Ventureneer

Geri Stengel is founder and president of Ventureneer, a content marketing, marketing research and education company that helps companies reach small businesses. As a writer (author of Forget the Glass Ceiling: Building Your Business Without One and Stand Out In the Crowd: How Women (and Men) Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding and Forbes contributor writing about the success factor of women entrepreneurs), consultant, teacher (Kauffman FastTrac facilitator and former adjunct professor at The New School) and speaker, Geri has helped thousands of entrepreneurs take their vision to reality, develop their business plan, and learn the strategies and tactics they need to grow their businesses.

Geri Stengel

 


DateMay 17, 2011
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Have you heard that writing a business plan is a waste of time “because nothing happens the way you expect?”

It’s true that a business plan isn’t a crystal ball but doing one is not optional. It’s a must-do.

Why? Because the planning process makes you think about all aspects of your business, not just the product itself. A business plan shines a light on the pitfalls and the opportunities ahead, helps you prepare for the unexpected, and crystallizes your thinking about what you need to do in order to grow.


Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Instructor
Geri Stengel , President, Ventureneer

Geri Stengel is founder and president of Ventureneer, a content marketing, marketing research and education company that helps companies reach small businesses. As a writer (author of Forget the Glass Ceiling: Building Your Business Without One and Stand Out In the Crowd: How Women (and Men) Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding and Forbes contributor writing about the success factor of women entrepreneurs), consultant, teacher (Kauffman FastTrac facilitator and former adjunct professor at The New School) and speaker, Geri has helped thousands of entrepreneurs take their vision to reality, develop their business plan, and learn the strategies and tactics they need to grow their businesses.

Geri Stengel

 


DateMay 16, 2011
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You've heard it a thousand times: Social media can transform the way nonprofits operate. The questions you really want answered are:

  • Which social media will help my nonprofit accomplish its mission?
  • How do we get started?
  • What are nonprofits like us doing with social media?
  • How do we make sure that what we do is worth the cost?

Cause Marketing: A Win-Win for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Date/TimeWednesday, May 18, 2011, 12n -1pm
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Cause-marketing links your business to social good, to community improvement, and helps customers feel good about spending their money with you. What’s more, you help a nonprofit. It’s a win-win strategy that every nonprofit, small business, and niche brands can access.

The majority of consumers will switch to a brand that is associated with a cause, according to research studies, and this is particularly true of GenX, GenY and women.


The Answers Small Businesses Need To Achieve 2011 Goals

Date/TimeWednesday, March 2, 2011, from 12n-1pm ET  
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In this problem-solving webinar, you'll be actively engaged in the analysis of the real-life challenges and opportunities of three small businesses. The business owners will describe the issue they're facing now. You'll hear how others in the class might deal with the problems or opportunities presented and be able to offer your own suggestions. Then you'll hear the insights of a seasoned business mentor and coach, whose solutions for these businesses just might apply to your business as well.




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