The Giving Institute Summer Symposium
Detroit, MI | July 13-15, 2017
The Alford Group attended the annual Giving Institute Summer Symposium in Detroit. The following staff represented The Alford Group:
- Brenda B. Asare, President & CEO
- Sharon Tiknis, Executive Vice President & East Division Manager
- Karen Rotko-Wynn, Executive Vice President & West Division Manager
Managing Transition: How to Sustain Growth and Manage Succession
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST
Moderator: Brenda B. Asare, President and CEO, The Alford Group
Michelle Anderson, Managing Partner for Boston Consulting Group Detroit
Philip E. Ross, Chief Operating Officer of Clark Hill, PLC
Jeff Caponigro, President and CEO of Caponigro Public Relations Inc.
This panel featured several individuals with extensive experience managing and running professional services firms that take succession planning seriously. Our experts shared ideas that force you to think through succession planning from the start and shared strategies for developing the next generation of leaders.
LIVE WEBCAST: Tax Policy and Other Changes in the Political Wind
Friday, July 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM EST
Moderator: Jon Biederman, Vice President of DonorPerfect
Suzanne T. Allen, Ph.D., President and CEO of Philanthropy Ohio
Jeffrey Byrne, Chair, The Giving Institute
Robert Collier, President & CEO, Michigan Council on Foundations
Sally Ehrenfried, Senior Manager, Philanthropy and Volunteer Engagement, Blackbaud
Over the last few years, the nonprofit sector (organizations and foundations) has seen an increased level of interest on the part of elected officials, particularly on the federal level, in public policy and legislative issues impacting the sector. This moderated panel discussion looked at how the sector can educate legislators on the impact.