For two days, October 15 and 16, 2012 at the Springfield Hilton, more than 250 nonprofit leaders will come together with colleagues from across Illinois to strengthen their capacity, to collaborate with peers, and to leverage the collective impact of the nonprofit sector in Illinois. With informative plenary sessions and workshops, invigorating speakers and a networking luncheon, the 501cometogether conference will help to ensure that nonprofits are more effective and efficient in achieving their missions.
Keynote Speaker, Robert Egger
We are proud to host Robert Egger, founder of the DC Central Kitchen as well as CForward.org, an advocacy organization, who will be a keynote speaker.
Keynote Speaker, Farra Trompeter
The other keynote is Farra Trompeter'Vice President of Big Duck Communications, a New York agency considered a national thought leader in nonprofit communications.
Public Policy Institute
This year's conference will also include a half-day pre-conference Public Policy Institute. Featuring Egger along with other noted policy and nonprofit leaders, the institute will focus on how and why nonprofits must work with each other ' and in partnership with government ' to influence public policies that affect the work of nonprofits and their ability to fulfill their missions.