Nonprofit Alliances, Mergers and Other Shape-Shifting Trends

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:00am - 10:00am
University of the Arts - Terra Hall Caplan Studio Theater, 17th Floor 211 S Broad Street (Corner of Broad & Walnut Streets) Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

Despite the robust social needs of our region, the tumultuous nonprofit landscape is making it increasingly difficult for organizations to survive. Mergers and long-term collaborations are progressively seen as an important structural change that can contribute to a stronger and healthier nonprofit sector.

Join the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, to hear from experts in the field and leaders in the nonprofit sector who have benefitted from collaborative opportunities.

Meet the Panelists:

Jennifer Alleva, Partner, Your Part-Time Controller
Ms. Alleva is responsible for creating and maintaining client relationships. Your Part-Time Controller provides financial advice and assistance to non-profits along the East coast. From accounting, to bookkeeping, Your Part-Time Controller is with non-profits every step of the way to help them achieve their missions and keep on building a better world. Ms. Alleva has over 8 years of experience in the financial sector, and notably held the position of Chief Financial Officer of a bank.

Kevin Dow, Senior Vice President of Impact & Innovation, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Kevin Dow leads the Impact and Innovation agenda at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. He develops and executes strategies aimed at addressed needs in our local area such as education, health care, and income levels. Mr. Dow has had over 25 years of experience in the non-profit, private, and public sectors where he has held countless leadership positions such as the Chief Operation Officer and Senior Deputy Commerce Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. He will speak of his experience being a part of United Way’s merger in 2012, when 7 United Way chapters in the area become one entity now known as the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Seth Rozin, Founder & Artistic Director, InterAct Theatre Company
Founded by Mr. Seth Rozin, InterAct Theatre Company produces theater programs as a means to promote social change in the Philadelphia community. Issues such as politics, cultural norms, and social stigmas are brought to light to provoke understanding and tolerance. InterAct has successfully merged with other theatre companies in the area to become more efficient and effective, by combining resources, at spreading their message.

Nadya Shmavonian, Director, Non-Profit Repositioning Fund
From mergers, to collaborations, the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund encourages nonprofit organization to consider these options as a means of accomplishing similar missions. Ms. Shmavonian has extensive management experience, having served as the Vice President of Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation and Executive Vice President at Pew Charitable Trusts. She is a distinguished University of Pennsylvania alumnus, having been awarded the Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award in 2011.

Laura Solomon, Founder, Laura Solomon, Esquire & Associates
Devoted to representing nonprofits, charitable organizations, and other tax-exempt organizations, Laura Solomon, Esquire & Associates is the premier legal counsel for these organizations in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Solomon is on the Philadelphia Bar Association Nonprofit Institute and was elected to be a part of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Statewide Standards Committee. Ms. Solomon’s commitment to the nonprofit sector has not gone unnoticed. Laura is presently a Consultant to President Barack Obama on his “Deepening U.S. Government Efforts to Collaborate with and Strengthen Civil Society” Memoranda as well as serving as Advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Terrorist and Financial Crime Charity Working Group.

Exhibiting Opportunities Available!
Exhibitor table package includes:
-Two tickets to the event
-Six foot skirted display table
-Listings in the exhibitor guide and GPCC calendar of events web page

Non-Profit Chamber Member Individual: Free
Ticket: $30.00
Exhibit Table: $150.00 

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