Non-profit conference coming in May

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 2001 Non-profit Leadership Conference, “The Power of Alliances ? Building Community,” a national non-profit management conference, will be held May 14-16 at Penrose House in Colorado Springs.

The conference, which is in its fifth year and is sponsored by the Chamber Non-profit Partnership and El Pomar Foundation, provides knowledge and tools to executive directors, development officers, marketing directors, volunteer managers and program managers at non-profit organizations.

Several keynote speakers will be featured. Frances Hesselbein, president and chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the Drucker Foundation, will speak on Monday, May 14 during the opening dinner. Hesselbein was chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976 to 1990 and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with the organization.

C. Leslie Charles, motivational speaker and author, will address the conference during the closing luncheon on Wednesday, May 16. Charles has been a certified speaking professional of the National Speakers Association for more than 20 years and has authored six books.

The conference will also offer more than 20 half-day and full-day workshops presented by recognized non-profit leaders on the topics of leadership, fund development, management and marketing. One of the workshops will be led by Ron Shapiro, founder of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute and an expert in the skill of negotiation. Jed Emerson of Harvard Business School will present a session discussing the challenges of social enterprise.

Registration costs $475, with breakfast sessions running an extra $20. The opening keynote dinner costs $65. Call (719) 575-4341 for more information.