Hot Topics in Breakfast Philanthropy Series
LONGMEADOW, Mass.—“Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership” is the focus of the upcoming Hot Topics in Philanthropy Breakfast hosted by Bay Path College and the MS in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy degree program. The breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 a.m. in Mills Theatre, Carr Hall on the Bay Path Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St. in Longmeadow, MA. The event is free, but registration is necessary. Click here, to register online or for more information.
In 2006, the Bridgespan Group approximated 640,000 new senior management positions would be vacant in the nonprofit sector over the next decade. Due to the current economy, Baby Boomers may, or may not, retire, and generations X and Y are growing up and filling the ranks of the workforce. Today, four generations are working side by side in the workplace. Based on the book of the same name, “Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership” will provide fresh perspectives and advice on working across generational divides to maximize opportunities that will come with future changes in the nonprofit work force. It will also offer recommendations on how individuals, organizations, and the nonprofit sector can all have a role in paving the way for expansive sector leadership.
Frances Kunreuther, co-author of Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership, which received the 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal in Philanthropy/Charity/Nonprofit, will deliver the keynote address. A generation-mix panel discussion of executive directors will follow her remarks.
Copies of Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership will be available for purchase, and Kunreuther will hold a book signing after the event. Kunreuther directs the Building Movement Project, which works to strengthen U.S. nonprofits as sites of democratic practice, and advance ways the nonprofit sector can build movement for progressive social change. She has written numerous articles and is the co-author of From the Ground Up: Grassroots Organizations Making Social Change (Cornell 2006). Kunreuther is a senior fellow at the Research Center for Leadership and Action at New York University, and she was a fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University for five years after heading the Hetrick-Martin Institute. She has worked with immigrants, homeless families, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, lesbian and gay youth, and substance users during her 30 years in the nonprofit sector.
The event is co-sponsored by Human Service Forum (HSF), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western Massachusetts Chapter, and The Graduate School at Bay Path College—the MS in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy and Graduate Certificates in Fundraising Management and Nonprofit Management.
About the Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. Visit www.afpnet.org for more information.
About Human Service Forum
Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the Human Service Forum is a member organization that provides a voice for human service organizations through leadership, information, advocacy, recognition, public relations and capacity building. Visit www.humanserviceforum.org for more information.
About Bay Path College
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students at its Longmeadow campus and satellite campuses in Sturbridge/Charlton (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women; and Bay Path Online, the College’s online center offering graduate degrees and certificates. For more information on Bay Path College, visit http://www.baypath.edu.