5th Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Posted March 04, 2013, at 4:19 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2013 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: Colby College, 5300 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME

For more information: Mark Hews; 207-871-1885;

Maine Association of Nonprofits and Colby College Present:

Building Common Ground: Nonprofit Leadership in Cross-Sector Collaboration

Nonprofits have the opportunity to play a key role in facilitating discussions between the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Building trust between the sectors to face shared community challenges takes hard work to find the common ground.

The purpose of this year’s Nonprofit Leadership Conference is to start down the pathway toward bringing civility back to the conversation and exploring the role nonprofits play in collaborating on our most pressing issues. This year’s event will feature a keynote address by Robert D. Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Putnam is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. He has written 14 books including Bowling Alone and Making Democracy Work, both among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century.

The keynote address will be followed by a series of workshops focusing on collaborative work in our communities. The Conference will conclude with a dinner featuring the Maine Philanthropist of the Year Awards, honoring Roxanne Quimby, entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist, whose vision has advanced wilderness values and increased access to the arts throughout Maine.


Entire Conference

$110 MANP Members / $185 Non-Members

Lunch/Keynote and Afternoon Workshops Only

$75 MANP Members / $125 Non-Members

Reception/Dinner and Awards Program Only

$60 MANP Members / $100 Non-Members

Group discounts are available. Learn more on the registration page-