Nonprofit Networking Day

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Registration for this year’s Nonprofit Networking Day event will open on September 6. Lana Benatovich, president of the National Federation for Just Communities, will deliver the keynote address, “Leading for Today, Planning for Tomorrow. And you won’t want to miss this year’s breakout sessions full of more great speakers and helpful information to take back to your nonprofit.


2015 Nonprofit Networking Day

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Lenny Liguori, executive director of Directions in Independent Living in Olean, arrives at Nonprofit Networking Day.

Fundraising. Millennials. Engagement. More than 125 nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers from Allegany, McKean (PA), Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Warren (PA) counties gathered to discuss these nonprofit buzzwords, network, and share ideas at our fifth-annual Nonprofit Networking Day on Friday, November 6, 2015. With guest presenters from the New York Council of Nonprofits, GiveGab, St. Bonaventure University, Trocaire College, and a keynote address from Thomas Lynch, President/CEO of Goodwill industries WNY, the day was nothing short of fun, enlightening, and motivational.

Andrew Marietta and Valerie Venezia from the New York Council of Nonprofits speak to a conference participant.

Andrew Marietta and Valerie Venezia from the New York Council of Nonprofits speak to a conference participant.

Co-sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and St. Bonaventure University, Nonprofit Networking Day provided an opportunity for inspiration and innovation for leading today’s nonprofits.

Anyone interested in being part of the planning committee or being a presenter for the 2016 Nonprofit Networking Day should contact CRCF Executive Director Karen Buchheit at karen@cattfoundation.org.

Sharon Myers, one of the presenters; Carol Stitt, CRCF board president; and Karen Buchheit, CRCF executive director, pause to go over some logistics for the day.

Sharon Myers, one of the presenters; Carol Stitt, CRCF board president; and Karen Buchheit, CRCF executive director, pause to go over some logistics for the day.

 

 

What did our attendees have to say?

It was once again a fantastic event with many opportunities to get to know other organizations and leaders throughout Western New York.

… another interesting and informative Networking Day! The speakers were fantastic and, as usual, I connected with several old and new friends.

My first time and I learned valuable info that I can use.

Excellent and informative.  I will use (these) resources.      

For more photos from the event, check out our Facebook page.