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Detroit Nonprofit Day

The University of Detroit Mercy, Center for Social Entrepreneurship
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Apr 14 8:00AM - 5:30PM

Operating a successful and balanced nonprofit is more than just about grants. It's about being fully armed with the knowledge, skills, resources, and relationships required to be both operationally and programmatically successful years into the future. The Detroit Nonprofit Day conference is a unique event that unites seasoned nonprofit experts with more than 200 nonprofit community leaders and professionals seeking to network, learn, and acquire the skills necessary to make their nonprofit more lucrative and sustainable in today's competitive grants and fundraising landscapes.

Day of event activities, workshop and breakout sessions include:

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Welcome and Overview of the Day
  • Opening Remarks: Ryan Friedrichs, Chief Development Officer, City of Detroit


FR 101: Understanding the Basics, Monique Phillips, CEO, MP Consulting Group


FR 102: Building A Solid Board of Directors- Ursula Adams, Executive Director, The SheHive


FR 103: Developing Sustainable (and Fundable) Programs- Edward Foxworth, Executive Director, The Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation


FR 104: Writing and Branding Your Narrative - Kate Cherry, Program Director, Connect Detroit


Networking Lunch & Break


FR 105: Acquiring Individual and Corporate Donations- Rachel Decker, Founder, DetroitPhilanthropy


FR 106: Developing Your Budgets & Managing Your Finances-LaShonda Cooley, CEO, LLC Consulting


FR 107: Performance Measurement and Evaluation- Derrin Leppek, Director of The Center for Social Entrepreneurship, The University of Detroit Mercy



Reserve your spot now!

Breakfast, lunch, and parking are all included with your ticket purchase. We welcome booth sponsors, corporate partners, and others who would like to donate services that day to support our growing Metro Detroit nonprofit community. Join us and takethe first step toward becoming the confident and empowered leader required to build and grow your nonprofit today!


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About Nonprofit Accelerator Day

Nonprofit Accelerator Day is a one day conference preparing your nonprofit or social enterprise for financial sustainbility and strategic growth. Programming is created by Bamboo Detroit, MP Consulting Group, and The University of Detroit Mercy. For full list of speakers and sessions please go here:https://www.detroitnonprofit.com/

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