Save The Date | Charleston, SC
March 26-27, 2019
NANOE Board of Governors'
Convention & Expo

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Day 1 – March 26, 2019


Diana Ruano | Bursting the Nonprofit Bubble
United Nations Refugee Agency

Diana Ruano, UN Fundraiser, will demonstrate why nonprofits have based their business models on unsustainable altruistic pro-bono activities that’ve never worked and never will. She will inspire NANOE Governors to seek the best of everything for their charity ensuring that organizations gain the competitive advantage they need to solve our world’s biggest challenges.

Jimmy LaRose | Overcoming the House of Org
National Development Institute

Jimmy LaRose, Author, Speaker and Nonprofit Provocateur, will teach NANOE Governors how to stop their local United Ways, American Red Cross Chapters & Community Foundations from keeping them poor. Jimmy will reveal the secret to going over, under, around and through the walls of these failed institutions to get the millions of dollars that really belong to you.

Gail Giarratano | The Existential Capacity-Builder
Anchor Shred & Recycle Company

Gail Giarratano, Award Winning Nonprofit CEO and Ted Talker, will explore the fundamental role “caring” plays in driving charities to scale. Gail regards all people and the environment as created and loved by God and will prove that way we treat each other and the earth is the key to eradicating all the problems NANOE Governors have been tasked with solving.

Cathy Parker | Northern Lights: The Motion Picture
CineVantage Productions

Cathy Parker, also known around the world as the “Accidental Fundraiser”, will share her epic tale of raising millions (in only twelve short months) to build a football field above the Arctic Circle for the youth of Barrow Alaska. Her story is the basis for the major motion picture “Northern Lights” now in production and directed by Andy Tenant (Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch, Anna & The King, Ever After) and produced by Honnie Korngold (CineVantage.)

Louis Fawcett | Disrupt or Be Disrupted
National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives

Louis Fawcett, NANOE President, will reveal why charity has been paralyzed by a set of failed “best practices” and “ethical codes” that turned the Non-Profit Sector into a Non-Growth Sector decades ago. Louis will inspire NANOE Governors to abandon these current systems and replace them with a new set of enterprise models that inspire heroic missions of scale.

Anthony Charles | Musical Artist & Social Activist
Blues From The Kino Border

Anthony Charles was born in New York City and started fronting bands in the 60's garage rock era. Anthony’s musical stylings are a cross between Thelonious Monk, The Beatles, The Stones, Otis Redding, Paul Butterfield, Schoenberg and Bach. He is the lead vocalist for Anthony Charles and The Blues Dolphins a Chicago style Blues Quartet. Please press the “Play Button” above to hear High-Water Stomp just one of the many social impact songs he’ll be performing at NANOE’s Convention & Expo.

Day 2 – March 27, 2019


Track 1 - Boosting Capacity | New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit
Kathleen Robinson, Ph.D., CNE, CDE, CNC

This full day executive track will be led by Kathleen Robinson and several guest speakers. The session will explore and discuss the key concepts found in the second edition of the NEW GUIDELINES FOR TOMORROW’S NONPROFIT - SECOND EDITION. Case examples will be given throughout the day’s discussion. There will be plenty of time for discussion, as well as short input sessions around each of the following topics:

  1. Give & Take: Harnessing the Power of Differentiated Relationships
  2. How can I turn my organization into a networked organization that engages in reciprocal relationships? Why is it important to do so?

  3. Strong CEOs: Heroism, Strength, Knowledge, Achievement, Vision
  4. What character and competence do effective CEOs display? What do we know about CEOs that have achieved major social and environmental impacts?

  5. System Shock: New Era Management Structures for Charities that Soar
  6. What are my responsibilities as a CEO to create an effectively lead and managed organization and operation? What kinds of organization and operations tend to be characteristic of those that grow and make an impact? What roles and responsibilities characterize board-CEO that promote growth and significant impact?

  7. Building Capacity: Securing Financial Capital for Significant Impact
  8. How can I generate revenues to a) add, repair and increase technology, b) secure money for equipment and facilities, c) sustain and grow revenues to support current operations and make modest expansions, and d) generate revenue for longer-term sustainability?

  9. Boosting Capacity: Securing Change Capital for Significant Impact
  10. How can we generate big dollar investments so that we can grow to scale, make a greater impact, seize opportunities, handle costs associated with taking risks during change periods, and make major changes when our customs or the surrounding social, economic or political context changes?

  11. Evaluating Impact: Before, During, After Strategic Growth Actions
  12. Want to generate revenue that is significant? How can we start an evaluation program if our organization is small? Why is having an evaluation program so significant to growth and to securing big dollar gifts? What kinds of evaluations make a difference?

An assignment of this gravity will require contributions from a wide-array of industry professionals from all stations within the public, private and charitable sectors. Vendors, CEOs, staff members, donors, board members and clergy who work or volunteer in the human welfare, education, healthcare, ministry, arts, animals and/or environmental sectors will be participating in this important work.

Track 2 - Building Capacity | Major Gifts Ramp-Up
James P. LaRose, D.P., CNE, CDE, CNC

If it's time for your nonprofit to receive immediate funding then join Jimmy LaRose for Major Gifts Ramp-Up. Over 14,500 nonprofit executives from across Europe and the United States have already attended. THEY LOVE THESE TRAININGS (and so do their boards!) Why? Because each of these fast-paced and provocative sessions demonstrate how big dollars can be secured in the shortest time possible. Prepare to hear the truth in ways you've never experienced before. You'll learn from the master who defied convention and challenged the false thinking that keeps charities broke.

  2. Donors are more important than clients, causes or people

  4. Money chases after great dreams and sound plans

  6. It’s less about who you are…it’s more about…what you’re going to do

  8. Annual Fund, Capital Projects & Endowment

  10. Donor Motivation Matrix (LaRose) vs. Reasons Donors Give (Panas)

  12. There are no rules here! We’re trying to accomplish something

Stacey Rein, Grant Making CEO says, “Having served nonprofits for the past 40 years, I thought I'd seen everything! Then I attended Major Gifts Ramp-Up New York and experienced Jimmy LaRose’s brilliant performance. His unbounded enthusiasm, comic timing, exceptional sense of theater and insights into nonprofit management will change the way you view yourself and the raising of big gifts. This conference is a must-see, especially for those who need funding now!”

Charleston, SC | The South's Best City 2018

Charleston is having a moment. Again. Nearly 400 years after a group of enterprising colonists settled the jewel of the Lowcountry—a velveteen seaport that would come to be synonymous with Southern charm, skimmer boats, and the clip-clop of carriage tours—the Holy City continues to cast its spell on visitors far and wide.

Founded in 1670, Charleston is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.

As for art and culture, there’s never been a better time for thinking types to visit. The newly refurbished Gaillard Center has hosted sold-out shows for everyone from Loretta Lynn to Sleeping Beauty to Louis Black. Around the corner is the landmark Mother Emanuel AME Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr., and Septima Clark both addressed crowds in the 1960s and where nine parishioners lost their lives in a tragic shooting in 2015. The church remains a beacon for civil rights.

Finally, find lessons in American and Southern art at diverse museums, from the Gibbes Museum of Art to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Galleries like The George Gallery and artists' co-ops like Redux constantly challenge the status quo. The literary tradition here is also alive and well, reflecting the city's artistic sensibilities.

NANOE invites you to Charleston because we care about our members and their personal experiences.

Trident Technical College Conference Center

7000 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

Trident Technical College, located only one mile from Charleston’s Airport and just four miles from the Double Tree by Hilton, is Charleston’s premier conference event venue. Attendees will experience the comfort of 20,000 feet of meeting space and 21st century advanced technology that will enhance their conference experience.

DoubleTree by Hilton - North Charleston

7401 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29406

No car rental required. Your special NANOE hotel room rate includes transportation “to and from” Trident Technical College as well as “to and from” Charleston’s airport provided by DoubleTree.

NANOE Rate: $165.00 per night

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel North Charleston is convenient to Tanger Outlet Mall, Trident Technical College, and Charleston International Airport with complimentary shuttle service to Historic Downtown, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant are all just 15 minutes away.

Beginning April 1, 2018 you may Call The Double Tree Hotel directly at (843) 518-6200 and ask for the NANOE rate using group code: NAN


National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.

  1. We connect philanthropists, funders and academics to people that transform their worlds;
  2. We create platforms, programs and tools that supercharge financial capacity building;
  3. We form economic impact engines infusing capital into charities to guarantee mission success;
  4. We confront intellectual dishonesty using mass communications to dispel myths and disseminate truth;
  5. We disrupt industry associations, organizations and media outlets whose activities injure nonprofits;
  6. We build personal relationships with leaders that strengthen them and meet their needs;
  7. We establish compensation standards that safeguard the financial success of those employed in our sector;
  8. We credential executives in advanced management models, capacity-building and consulting;
  9. We research and report on scale, sustainability and significant impact;
  10. We host forums, conferences and events on scale, sustainability and significant impact;

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation, has unveiled a new and growing set of capacity-building “best practices” that empower nonprofits in ways previously thought to be impossible. These approved techniques are based on field tested university research and have been peer-reviewed by NANOE Governors during NANOE’s Convention & Expo. They have been designed for leaders who have a passion to grow their mission. For more information on NANOE’s Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo please visit our Events Page.

NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. For more information on CNE, CDE & CNE credentialing please visit our Credentials Page.

Ultimately, NANOE members believe that “innovation never fears a challenge” and that the greatest contribution nonprofit practitioners can make to charity is to become the creative enterprise-leaders our sector so desperately needs. For more information on how you can join please visit our Membership Page.

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