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- Stephen Bennett, president and CEO, United Cerebral Palsy
- Elizabeth Boris, director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute (moderator)
- Howard Husock, vice president for policy research and director of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Manhattan Institute
- Julie Rogers, president and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
- Marta Urquilla, senior policy adviser, White House Domestic Policy Council’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (invited)
The recession and its aftermath continue to ravage many nonprofits with a trifecta of troubles: reduced giving from individuals, government funding cuts, and increased demand for services. Mix in bruised foundation and corporate philanthropy, unemployment rates stuck over 9 percent, rising poverty levels, the desperate status of most state budgets, and the politics of the federal deficit and you have an environment choking the nonprofit sector.
Join the discussion as a distinguished panel wrestles with such formidable questions as
- What are nonprofits doing -- or failing to do -- to cope and move ahead? How does this look locally? Nationally?
- Can the force of budget pressures be channeled into opportunities for the sector?
- How are nonprofits shaping the policy environment? Are they proposing policy options?
- How are relationships being reconfigured? With businesses? With governments? With donors? With foundations?
- Can the focus on social entrepreneurship and strategic impact help nonprofits surmount current challenges?
At the Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. The forum begins promptly at noon.
A video recording will be archived after the event at