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Summit Keynote Challenges NH to Ditch “Leadership as Usual”

With her inspired ideas and fierce persistence, Majora Carter managed to bring the South Bronx its first open-waterfront park in 60 years. And she did it by seeing the Bronx through a whole new lens which sparked an unbelievable reaction.

A MacArthur Genius Award winner, Carter will share a framework for addressing community needs from a new angle at this year’s Leadership Summit hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits on September 19th at the Grappone Conference Center.  

 “This year’s Summit is a call for ALL leaders to attend. It’s for inspiration and exploration of ways to let go of outdated approaches so that together we can build on NH’s many advantages for people and communities,” states Mary Ellen Jackson, Executive Director of the NH Center for Nonprofits.

Carter, a leader in urban revitalization through building human and community capital has adopted the mantra “You don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one.”

Following her keynote, Carter will interview three NH innovators:  Anna  J. Thomas from the City of Manchester Health Department,  Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Properties, an innovative builder sparking the historic renovation of the Newmarket Mills community, and regional and economic development planner Christine Frost.

Also included in the day’s event is a lively debate where leaders such as Dick Ober, President of the NH Charitable Foundation, Amanda Grady Sexton, policy advocate and Pawn Nitichan, Executive Director of City Year, as they share their views on how to incubate real action going forward.

“A highlight of the event will also be the presentation of the Corporate Fund's Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award in honor of Walter J. Dunfey. The awards will be presented by representatives from the Corporate Fund,” notes Jackson.

The 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Summit is underwritten by Citizens Bank Foundation with Southern New Hampshire University as Presenting Sponsor.  Additional sponsorship support has been provided by The Corporate Fund, Devine Millimet and Nathan Wechsler & Co., NH Public Radio, NH Public Television, Northeast Delta Dental and Public Service of New Hampshire.

The Business & Industry Association, Carsey School for Public Policy, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, Plan NH, and NH Small Business Development Center are this year’s collaborating partners, urging leaders from all sectors to attend.

Register before August 19 for early bird rates.

Posted on: August 14, 2014
Topics: Something New

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