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ASU Lodestar Center hosts forum on nonprofit effectiveness

February 17, 2009

WHAT:         An interactive conference aimed at nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members and anyone interested in nonprofit collaboration.  The day includes nationally-recognized keynote speakers and break-out sessions focused on collaboration strategies for nonprofits.

WHEN:         Friday, March 6, 2009 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE:       Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

                   6333 North Scottsdale Road

                   Scottsdale, AZ 85250

WHY:           To provide knowledge and tools to enhance the effectiveness of those who lead, manage and support nonprofits.


• At this year’s conference luncheon, the winner of the inaugural $250,000 Collaboration Prize will be introduced.  The Prize recognizes exceptional partnerships between nonprofits.  The luncheon will also include a celebration of the ASU Lodestar Center’s 10th anniversary.

• Keynote speakers include Carol Lukas, the President of the Fieldstone Alliance, and Paul Luna, the President and CEO of the Helios Education Foundation.

• Workshop sessions provide a hands-on work with the Fieldstone Alliance’s "Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining and Enjoying the Journey," as well as discussions with local nonprofit professionals who have gone through the collaboration process in various sized organizations.

• The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation exists to advance nonprofit leadership practice so that organizations can better achieve their mission. Whether the mission is housing, youth development, recreation, or neighborhood revitalization, effective nonprofit organizations improve individual lives and enhance our entire community.

RSVP:           To register, visit: http// or call 602-496-0500. Register before Feb. 21 to avoid late the registration fee.