Mark your calendars for Sept. 26 for the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ annual conference, co-sponsored by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The theme of the daylong program, to take place at the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, is Taking Charge of Change
Social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin will deliver the keynote address. At age 23, she turned a $5,000 inheritance into the international charity Dress for Success, which provides interview, dress, and career development information for women in need. The organization is active in 120 cities in 13 countries. Today, Lublin is CEO of Do Something, the country’s largest not-for-profit involving young people in social change with more than 2.1 million members. Lublin is credited with understanding how to harness trends in technology and among youth to deepen support for her causes.
A speed networking event will give conference attendees a chance to talk directly with representatives of funding sources, including private foundations, corporations, and government grantors. Break-out training sessions will cover legislative developments, enterprising organizations, connecting with millennial donors, the future of charitable regulation, and other topics. Luncheon presentations will recognize outstanding organizations and those achieving OANO Standards of Excellence certification.
Conference and luncheon fees range from $89 to $125 depending on OANO membership and whether registration is completed by Sept. 19. For additional details, visit www.oano.org