The Summit offered a new feature this year – graphic mapping. Laura Knight Detering of “Ideas Take Shape” recorded the discussion on large 4’X8’ sheets of paper, transferring the verbal concepts into visual concepts, and encouraging the viewers to make stronger connections with the highlights of the discussion. Graphic mapping is a technique used more and more frequently at national conferences as an additional method of documenting the discussion and the Center was pleased to showcase this technique for attendees. See her images here..
The World Café
After lunch attendees selected one of five World Café sessions to attend. Each of the World Café sessions had one question to discuss in three rounds of discussion in small groups of four. The questions came from survey feedback and pressing issues facing the nonprofit sector and how we can move forward.
What is the image and message of the nonprofit sector and how is that hurting or helping? The small group discussions circled around a number of negative images that are impacting the way the nonprofit sector is viewed in the public eye. Almost all of the group comments and comment themes indicated that this negative image is hurting the sector and resulting in a lack of trust and understanding from the broader audience.Sponsor: Teresa Rosenberger, Divine Millimet Facilitator:Deborah WatrousWhat new partnership models can be created to strengthen the sector? The group discussed the possible benefits of partnerships that could include sharing of resources as well as the ability to strengthen how groups communicate their value to partners.Sponsor: Chris Dwyer, RMC ResearchFacilitators: Diane Raymond & Kathleen ReardonWhat assumptions and myths should we let go of as a sector, individual or as organizations? One common assumption that groups identified was that “our organization is the only one who can deliver on our mission.” Sponsor: Chris Grennier, Citizens BankFacilitator: Maria SillariWhat is one thing you or your organization has done this year which is clearly not “business as usual?” Did it lead to success or failure?Many of the groups talked about the cycles and levels of change for organizations as not being driven by impact and instead by the economy. Instead the group noted that change should be driven by actual need. Sponsor: Kelly Boyle, Nathan Wechsler & Co.Facilitator: Mary Ann KristiansenWhen you think about the sector embracing sweeping change what will it take and what about the current status quo will we need to leave behind?The group discussion circled around the need for the sector to be nimble, and adapt to change. There was a strong theme around collective impact and common goals and directions to create the strong infrastructure needed for the sector going forward.Sponsor: Josh Robinson, CheckmateFacilitator: Jamie Batson
Attendees were able to view all of the World Café discussion results as well as the Graphic Map created during the morning, network with each other and enjoy the dessert buffet during the Summit Wrap-up.
The NH Center for Nonprofits would like to thank everyone who made this day possibleOur Underwriters:Citizens Bank Foundation and Public Service of New HampshireOur Lead Sponsors:The Corporate Fund, Devine Millimet and Nathan Wechsler & Company Our Co-Sponsors:The NH Charitable Foundation, Checkmate, Endowment for Health, RMC Research, Delta Dental, E&S Insurance Services, New England Wealth Advisors, NH Public Radio, Spectrum Marketing CompaniesThe Summit Committee Members:M. Christine DwyerJohn GilbertJoan GoshgarianMary Ann KristensenCatherine McDowellSteve NortonKathleen ReardonDeborah WatrousOur Board of Directors:President - John Gilbert, Synchrony Advisors, LLCVice President - Grace Mattern, Author and Nonprofit AdvisorSecretary - Joan Goshgarian, NH Business Committee for the ArtsTreasurer - Sol Asmar, Triumph Business Advisors, LLCCheryl Lee Bozek, Cambridge Trust CompanyChris Conroy, Heartwood MediaPaulette Faggiano, Public Service of NHNadema Gemmell, CPACatherine P. McDowell, McDowell Project ManagementDiane Raymond, Vice-President, Ameliorate Data SolutionsAlan Reische, Sheehan Phinney Bass + GreenSusan Scacchi, SMS PublishingJeffrey Tatro, Citizens BankPatrick Tufts, Granite United WayOur Staff:Carrie Bean Karen BlowDeborah Clark Stephen DonahueMichelline DufortLaurette Edelmann Mary Ellen JacksonEllen KoenigErin PayneJanet SurakVolunteers:Jamie BatsonMary Ann KristensenDiane RaymondKathleen ReardonMaria SillariDeborah Watrous
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