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Early Rate Extended, Agenda Released for LANO Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2011  
Posted by: Matt Mullenix
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The discount early registration rate for LANO's 2011 Annual Conference, "Leadership Makes the Difference," was extended from Wednesday, June 15 through midnight Friday, June 17.  

Early registration fee is $150 for members and $350 for the general public.  Key topics highlighted at this leadership-focussed conference include:

  • Governance
  • Impact and Sustainability
  • Workplace Excellence
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • National Perspectives

Additionally, LANO posted to its members and friends an outline of scheduled conference presentations and concurrent sessions, with full session abstracts and speaker bios to be published at a later date.

For more information and to register for LANO's annual conference, go to


Schedule Notes: August 25, 2011

(stay tuned for speaker bios and session abstracts)

8:00 am-1:00 pm Registration Tables Open
9:00 am-10:00 am Welcome and Plenary Address
10:00 am-10:20 am Refreshments in Exhibition Hall
10:30 am-11:45 am Concurrent Sessions:

  • Governance: Committee of 100: Strategic Engagement of Business Leaders in Nonprofit Governance
  • National Perspective: Analysisof Nonprofit Contracting
  • Executive Leadership Workshop led by Fanning Institue (UGA) and GSU Nonprofit Studies Program faculty
  • Workplace Excellence: Inter-generationalWorkforce Panel
  • Impactand Sustainability: Myron Rogers on developing culture that feeds strategy

11:45 pm-1:00 pm Lunch with Dine Around Opportunities

1:00 pm-2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions:

  • National Perspective: Sustainable Contracting Workshop
  • WorkplaceExcellence: Path with a Heart Survey results and analysis (workshop Part 1)
  • Impact and Sustainability: Importance of Evaluation to Relevance and Mission
  • Governance: Addressing Risks in Accounting, Tax, Finance & HR (CPA Association panel)

2:15 pm-2:35 pm Refreshments in Exhibition Hall
2:35 pm-4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions:

  • Governance: Building a Fundraising Board
  • Workplace Excellence: Path with a Heart Cause Careers (workshop Part 2)
  • Featured Topic: Accounting and Evolving IT
  • Impact and Sustainability: The Art & Business of Running a Nonprofit with Simone Hennessee

4:30 - 6:00 pm Reception and Mixer


Schedule Notes:August 26, 2011

8:30 am-9:00 am Volunteer Networking Breakfast
9:00 am-10:00 am Volunteer Awards and Plenary Address
10:00 am-10:20 am Refreshments in Exhibition Hall
10:20 am-11:45 am Concurrent Sessions:

  • Workforce Excellence: Workshop Linking Staff to Mission
  • LeadershipRound table
  • Governance: Results-based Strategic Planning and Board engagement
  • Strategic Partnership: Nonprofits and Academe
  • Impactand Sustainability: Funders Panel on Demonstrating ROI

11:45 am – 12:15 LANO Annual Member Meeting and Closing

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