The Center for Excellence:  Leadership, Governance
Philanthropy @ FDU

is happy to announce its


2nd Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership


Women at the Top: Getting There and Staying There

to be held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe


May 14, 2014

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Conference agenda:

Registration and Continental Breakfast/Networking


Sally Glick and Xiomara Guevara, Co-Chairs of Conference

Dennis C. Miller, Executive Director,
FDU Center for Excellence


Morning Keynote Speaker

Denise Rodgers, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional
Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and
Health Sciences, Rutgers University

Reflections on Leading Through Change

Executive Director Panel Discussion
Key Leadership Strategies for Todays Successful Nonprofits


Sally Glick, Principal, Sobel & Co.


Jessica Padilla-Gonzalez, Executive Director, Housing Partnership

Yvonne Lopez, Executive Director, PRAHD

Patricia Teffenhart, Executive Director, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Peg Wright,  President and CEO, The Center for Great Expectations


Coffee Break and Networking


Roundtable:  12 Topic Discussions

(Please select your preferred topic at the time of registration)


Carrie Boardwick, Director of Operations,
Health Affiliated Foundations

    • Attracting, Retaining and Training Your Board
    • Establishing Board Governance Best Practices
    • Organizational Succession Planning
    • Effective Communication with Legislators
    • Social Media for Fundraising
    • Social Media for Brand Building
    • Developing and Maintaining Work/Life Balance
    • Positioning Your Organization for Future Growth
    • A Positive ApproachOvercoming Challenges as a Woman Leader
    • Leveraging Your Board for Giving
    • Building a Diversified Fundraising Plan
    • Creating and Improving Major Gift Pipelines




Brainstorming:  Fearless Females
30 Ideas in 30 Minutes


Kate Calabro, Development Associate and
Marketing Director, The Angeletti Group


Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Brenda Blackmon, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and
Founder, Kellys Fund for Lupus

Finding Your IT and Giving IT Away


A Guided Interactive Exercise:  Are You ListeningHow to Get Your
Voice Heard in Your Professional and Personal Relationships

Inya Chehadé, Life Coach and
Executive Director, The Bridge


Event Sponsorships Now Available!!

To find out more about sponsorship or to become a sponsor
for this event, please click here:

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Or you may click to the online payment system to begin your registration; please be advised, however, we will still need to contact you regarding your choices for roundtable discussions.



Women in Nonprofit Leadership Conference registration information:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

8 am to 3 pm



100 Frank W Burr Boulevard


$95 if registration received by May 1st, 2014

$125 if registration received after May 1st, 2014


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Registration Form


To Register

By phone:   201-692-6500, or  1-800-338-3887

By fax:   201-692-6505

By mail:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Continuing Education
1000 River RoadH-DH1-02


All major credit cards accepted.


Please remember to include your preferred roundtable topic at the time of registration!





Please click here to download and print a flyer.


Special thanks to the 2014 Conference Steering Committee Members:

Sally Glick, Steering Committee Co-Chair

Xiomara Guevara, Steering Committee Co-Chair

Carrie L. Boardwick, Chair, Roundtable Topics

Peg Wright, Chair, Speakers

Kate Calabro, Co-Chair, Format

Jessica Gonzales Padilla, Co-Chair, Format

Karen Acker

Kimberly N. Caesar

Karen Drzik

Melody Federico

Erika Gerena

Brett R. Harris

Sharon Johnson-Hakim

Rona Smyth Henry

Michele Hickey

Deneen Jackson

Liz Mason

Ada Melendez

Marion O’Neil

Pam Palumbo

Gina M. Plotino

Jeri Schaefer

Patty Sly

Patricia Teffenhart

Eva Turbiner




The Center for Excellence is proudly sponsored by:

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