The 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Summit presented by United Way of Westchester and Putnam will be held in a hybrid capacity on Tuesday, April 4, at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, NY. The event is underwritten in part by TD Bank.
Now in its 21st year, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit builds professional excellence in the purpose-driven organizations of Westchester and Putnam counties. As United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s core capacity-building program, the Summit is an opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes to provide professional development to their staff and essential volunteers at an affordable cost. The Summit attracts a diverse audience of professionals and volunteer leaders in the nonprofit sector – across disciplines, fields, and experience levels.
The in-person 2023 Summit will occur at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature two keynote speakers, plus panels, networking, a vendor expo area, activities, and a couple of TED-styled talks.
In-person tickets include breakfast and lunch. The first 500 tickets sold also include a swag bag and a signed copy of Carla Harris’ book Lead to Win.
Virtual participants will be able to live stream the keynote speakers, panels, and TED-styled talks.
The in-person tickets are $75 person. In-person groups of 5 or more will get tickets for $65 per person. Virtual tickets are $25 per person.
Asha Curran, founder and CEO of Giving Tuesday is the morning keynote speaker. She serves as Chair of the Board of Guardian.org and is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society and a Marla and Barry Beck Visiting Social Innovator at the Social Innovation and Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. She was a Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Finalist in 2021 and was named to the Nonprofit Times’ Top Fifty Power and Influence list in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Carla Harris’ 2018 TedTalk about mentorship has over 4.7 million views. She is an internationally renowned public speaker, and the author of the books Strategize to Win (2014), Expect to Win (2009), and the newly released, Lead to Win (2022). Carla is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley and as Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley from 2013 to 2021.
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Welcome and Morning Keynote
“Innovation in Philanthropy” by Asha Curran, Founder and CEO of Giving Tuesday. She will be interviewed by Hillary Millman, Executive Director of the Association of Development Officers in Westchester and Founder of In Better Words, LLC.
10:15 to 11 a.m. – Advocacy Panel
11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – “Collaborating in the Nonprofit Sector to achieve More” TED-Style Talk
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch in the Lobby Area
12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote
“Lead to Win” by Carla Harris, former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, former chair of the National Women’s Business Council, and past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. She will be introduced by Michelle A. Nicholas, Founder and CEO of The Nico Consulting, Inc. and Former SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, PCSB Bank
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.- Leadership Development Panel
3:15pm to 3:30 p.m. – “Storytelling Through the use of Social Media” TED-Style Talk
Community Housing Innovations, Inc.
Westchester Library System
Caritas of Port Chester, Inc
YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester
Youth Shelter Program of Westchester
Pro Bono Partnership
Karen C. Erren
Westchester Jewish Council
Volunteer New York!
Latino U College Access
Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
Joseph D. Kenner
Cynthia B. Knox, Esq.
Caring for the Hungry & Homeless of Peekskill
Lifting Up Westchester
Westchester Children’s Association
Community Resource Center
Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle
Association of Development Officers
Christopher Oldi, Esq.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.
Yonkers Family YMCA
The ARC Westchester Foundation
Grant Professionals of the Lower Hudson
The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center
Yonkers Partners In Education (YPIE)
Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.