Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Forbes Fund special event for nonprofits

An event is cooking for CMU -- and details are in the comments. Oct. 26 at CMU in the afternoon. A seminar and awards event. They do a nice job.

I won't attend as I'm with the kids and coaching.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Forbes Funds Friends

We are excited to present the 2006 Forbes Funds Research Conference and Awards Ceremony!

The Forbes Funds is pleased to announce that the 2006 research studies funded under The Tropman Fund for Nonprofit Research are complete. These studies address many of the strategic challenges and opportunities affecting nonprofits in the Pittsburgh region.

You are cordially invited to a late-afternoon conference on October 26, 2006, featuring these new research findings. At the conclusion of this special event, we will announce the recipient of the sixth annual Alfred W. Wishart, Jr. Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, as well as present the fourth annual Frieda Shapira Medal. (This year’s recipient of the Shapira Medal is Dr. Walter Smith, Executive Director, Family Resources. The finalists for the Wishart Award will be announced and honored at the ceremony.)

This year's Annual Nonprofit Research Conference and Awards Ceremony is presented in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management (our host), as well as Robert Morris University’s Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Duquesne University’s School of Leadership, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006

Time: 3:00-4:00pm Workshops (see below)

4:00-5:00pm Research Plenary

5:00-5:30pm Awards Ceremony

5:30 pm Reception

Place: University Center, Carnegie Mellon University
5032 Forbes Avenue, located on Forbes Avenue between Morewood Avenue and Beeler Street on Carnegie Mellon's campus. It's across from Devon Road. A map is available at http://www.cmu.edu/home/visitors/map/>. The University Center is circle 80 and the East Campus Garage is triangle P5.


Parking is tight on campus. The East Campus Garage, located adjacent to the University Center, is on Forbes Avenue between Morewood Avenue and Beeler Street. The main entrance is adjacent to the University Center and across from Devon Road. Another parking option is the lot at the Carnegie Museum; from there, walk up Forbes Avenue to the University Center. Buses that come to Carnegie Mellon along Forbes are 59U, 61A-B-C-D, 67A-C-E-F-J, 501.

RSVP: Amy Thomas at thomasa@pghfdn.org, accepting RSVPs by e-mail only.

When you RSVP to Amy Thomas, please indicate if you will:

A. Attend only one workshop; and, if so, which one. (Please see the list below.)
B. Attend only the research plenary and awards ceremony.
C. Attend both a workshop (pick one) and the research plenary and awards ceremony.

About the Workshops:

Three concurrent workshops will be held from 3:00 until 4:00pm. All sessions will be held in the University Center. Additionally, all 3 workshops will be limited to the first 30 respondents.

Built to Last: Our Legacy and our Future – Nonprofits and the Regional Economy

2. How is the Region Doing? Human Service Use and Service Availability in Allegheny County

3. The Latest about Social Enterprise in the Pittsburgh Region

The first and second research projects will be presented and discussed during the plenary session beginning at 4:00pm in McConomy Auditorium, University Center. (The third project was not commissioned by The Forbes Funds but rather represents work relevant to Pittsburgh’s Social Enterprise Committee and CMU’s new Center for Social Innovation.)

RSVP now!

We apologize, in advance, if we cannot accommodate your participation in one of the workshops. As with our recent conferences, we will maintain a waiting list, if necessary, and advise you about openings.

Please join us for this special opportunity to explore emerging issues and cutting edge methodologies for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations in Pittsburgh.

The Forbes Funds helps you serve the community by encouraging your nonprofits to work effectively, smartly, and collectively -- in a word, better.

click here

We hope to see you there!