• Nonprofit Symposium: The Nonprofit Circle of Success

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    Name: Nonprofit Symposium: The Nonprofit Circle of Success
    Date: November 7, 2019
    Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    The Adirondack Nonprofit Business Council (ANBC) presents their symposium event: The Nonprofit Circle of Success.

    The session will cover six key prongs of the circle of success including:
    Mission, Culture, Program, Strategy, Fundraising, and Stewardship.

    Like pie pieces in the total pie, each prong is inter-connected and the total health & success of a nonprofit organization relies on care and attention to these pieces. The session will provide ANBC Symposium attendees with a sense of how the world of purpose-driven organizations has evolved over the last 20 years, the current state of the nonprofit industry, and what some of the pitfalls are that separate organizations from top performance in each of those six defined areas…as well as “bold plays” that organizations can think about deploying to set them apart in a more competitive nonprofit landscape, providing for a healthier culture, stronger mission, and greater ability to raise and sustain resources.

    Scott Koskoski, Managing Director

    Changing Our World, Inc.
    Scott is driven by the opportunity to pursue excellence in all he does, and he does this by creating trusting relationships with colleagues and clients and leading them toward a better way of achieving their goals for fundraising, revenue generation, staff and board productivity, communications and strategic planning.
    After serving the academic and nonprofit spaces for nearly 20 years in fundraising and leadership capacities, Scott Koskoski, CFRE partnered with Dr. Bill Crouch at the launch of Crouch & Associates, now BrightDot, in fall 2015. Since that time, Scott has worked with local, national and international nonprofits and helped each of them increase fundraising production, evolve their staffs as development professionals, engage their boards in the advancement process, and develop game-changing wisdom. A significant percentage of BrightDot’s clients have earned the single largest gifts in their history since engaging with the firm.
    Prior to BrightDot, Scott spent 20 years as both a frontline individual contributor and development administrator, both participating in and leading fundraising teams and campaigns in the higher education, nonprofit and ministry spaces. Scott’s experience focused on major gifts, board engagement, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, special events and staff leadership development. 
    Scott is a graduate of Mercyhurst University and Robert Morris University. He is a past Trustee and National Alumni Association Board President at Mercyhurst and currently serves on its Presidents Associates group. He is a former AFP Board member for both the Denver Metro and Western Pennsylvania chapters. Scott currently serves on the Boards of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Resurrection Power, Washington Youth Baseball and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Washington, PA. He is active in youth sports coaching, and most importantly, is husband to Melissa and father to four school-age children, Ben, Tyler, Olivia, Jack.

    Ray Witkowski, Managing Director
    Changing Our World, Inc.
    Ray is a managing director at Changing Our World. He is responsible for educational client development, with a special focus on institutional strategic planning, audience engagement, internal and external communications, fundraising opportunities, and other tailored solutions for our secondary and higher education clients. 
    Ray brings 30 years of senior-level experience dedicated to education and nonprofit brand strategy and communications, having worked personally with over 125 private and public colleges and universities nationwide, including Albany Law School, Columbia University, Plattsburgh State University, Siena College, SUNY Adirondack, and University of Pennsylvania, among others. He has also worked with multiple nonprofit clients including The Catholic Foundation (Columbus, OH), the Knights of Columbus, and the National Foundation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
    Prior to joining Changing Our World, Ray served as Vice President for Client Services at Stamats Communications, a higher education marketing agency, where he focused on senior business-development and consulting. Prior to Stamats, he served as Vice President at Zone 5, where he led the agency’s higher education sector. Additionally, Ray was Executive Vice President at Creative Communication Associates, where he focused on business development, senior project management and overall agency operations.
    He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from St. John Fisher College.

    ARCC's Cancellation Policy: A registration is a reservation and we look forward to you joining us. To best support our venue partners and event attendees, a refund for any reservation will require 72 hours notice for cancellation. Reserved no shows will be charged the full price. We encourage you to send a co-worker, peer, vendor or customer if you're not able to make it and giving notice wasn't optional.

    Event Sponsors:
    SUNY Adirondack
    Adirondack Hall
    640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
    8:00 - 9:30 am Program
    Contact Information:
    Amanda Blanton
    $25 for ARCC Members
    $35 for Not-Yet Members
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