Creating CommUNITY Out of Chaos

CNM 501(c)onference 2017

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501(c)onference 2017 News

501(c)onference, June 13 & 14

In a political climate awash with uncertainty and anxiety, the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) announces their 501(c)onference, this year titled: “Creating CommUNITY Out of Chaos.” This annual event brings together nearly 400 nonprofit, philanthropic and civic leaders working on many issues, from overcrowded prisons and homelessness to immigration and threats to our environment. They will gather for two days to share knowledge and combine forces to better serve their community within these challenging and chaotic times.

The sixth-annual event takes place Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14, at the Center for Nonprofit Management in Downtown Los Angeles. The only nonprofit sector conference of its kind in Southern California, the event will draw nonprofit leaders from around the region to share successes, draw strength from diverse viewpoints, unite around common goals and transform dialogue into meaningful change for people and places being left behind.

In the midst of the noise and chaos, the day-to-day work still has to be done. People are depending on health clinics, after school opportunities and job training programs regardless of the political climate. Nonprofit executives and board members are straddling how to meet current needs and prepare for what might happen given the current environment. The conference offers a safe space where people leading community based organizations can talk about their concerns. It gives leaders in Southern California the chance to forge new relationships, learn new tactics and create alliances with other great organizations’ leaders trying to solve problems.

 Regina Birdsell, CEO, CNM

This year’s almost 40 presenters include: Alex Cohen, public radio host; Sebastien Gendry, CEO, The Laughter Consultants; Shane Murphy Goldsmith, president & CEO, Liberty Hill and Commissioner, Los Angeles Police Commission; Alex M. Johnson, managing director, Californians for Safety and Justice Group; Laurie Lipper, co-founder/senior advisor, Children’s Partnership; Nona Randois, Southern California director, Bolder Advocacy Program, Alliance for Justice; Karla Salazar, senior director, sustainability, California Community Foundation; Hector Villagra, executive director, ACLU Southern California

Join the Southern California nonprofit community for this event!


June 13 & 14, 2017

8:00am – 6:00pm

Center for Nonprofit Management

1000 N Alameda St

Los Angeles, CA 90012


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