Your resource for nonprofit excellence

by Debbie Pidgeon

Whether here at the blog each week, on our social media pages every day or at our conference event each fall, the Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building wants to help your organizations maximize impact and strengthen communities.

We’ll share with you opportunities for networking and collaboration. We’ll provide you access to tools and experts that will help you improve effectiveness and efficiency.


2012 Conference keynote session

As part of this commitment, we’re growing our annual Conference event to two days this year, October 3-4, 2013.

We’re also welcoming a new host agency, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, which joins the Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and SAVI Community Information System as event organizers.

Now that we’ve opened event registration this week, I want to share with you more details on who can benefit from attending and what attendees can expect.

We strongly encourage attendance from nonprofit professionals who work at: social service agencies; faith-based organizations; neighborhood and community-based organizations; libraries; government agencies; consultants that work with nonprofits.


2012 Conference breakout session

On day one of the Conference (we’ll share more on day two in an upcoming post), we’ll help attendees build skills in these areas:

  • strategic planning
  • funding/finance
  • marketing/social media
  • governance
  • volunteerism
  • collaboration

You can view session descriptions at the Conference website, and we plan to include more networking opportunities this year, including an open luncheon format on day one.

The first day of Conference will wrap up with the Indiana Governor’s Service Awards (which accepts nominations until July 19). The awards, the highest honor for volunteer work in our state, will be distributed in eight categories at a ceremony inside the State House.

Take a closer look at the agenda of what we have planned and let us know what you’re looking forward to and why?

2131fc4 Blog author Debbie Pidgeon is the Chief Operating Officer at the Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, where she overseas the office’s role as a Conference co-host.


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