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Leadership Intersections: Crossroads for Public and Nonprofit Collaboration
Government agencies and nonprofit organizations constantly interact in their efforts to meet the needs and aspirations of the community. While public entities and nonprofits often share a common purpose, these cross-sector interactions take many forms, as these institutions are linked through funding relationships, collaborative programs, regulation, taxing and planning.
At the 2013 Nonprofit Leadership Conference, attendees will take time to delve into the intersections between these two sectors. We will take time to explore the historic relationships, the current realities and the future visions for high functioning agencies. At times contentious and always deeply scrutinized, cross-sector relationships at their best serve our highest aspirations and at their worst demonstrate the deep divides in our communities.
Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to share strategies and solutions about how nonprofit organizations and government agencies can increase their abilities to engage individuals, improve systems and strengthen communities. Whether you’ve been involved in the nonprofit or government sectors for 2 years or 20 years, this conference offers a space for you!
Take part in this day-long conversation and learning opportunity to refresh your knowledge of historical public-nonprofit intersections, to discuss current trends for creating community impact and to engage in discussions around the future that is emerging in our organizations, agencies and communities.
Worlds Apart: Can Nonprofits and Governments Find Common Ground?
Dr. Paul C. Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Nonprofits and governments often operate in different worlds with different organizational cultures, missions, resources and pay. But they must work together if we are to solve the great social problems of our time. The question is whether they can do so without losing their independence, while leveraging their respective strengths. At least for nonprofits, that means being nonprofit-like—being mission-minded, innovation-driven and focused on making a difference. Governments could use a bit of nonprofit-like thinking, too.
In this session, Paul will discuss ways that government and nonprofit agencies can work together, better, to improve organizational outcomes and community impacts. Attendees will leave inspired to think in a new way about the role of the government and nonprofit sectors to serve the state and to find common ground for all of our communities.
About Our Speaker
Dr. Paul C. Light works at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service which focuses on solving urban problems and strengthening public policy and public service nationally and around the world. At NYU Wagner, Paul is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service and founding principal investigator of the Global Center for Public Service. Before joining NYU, Paul served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, founding director of its Center for Public Service and vice president and director of the Governmental Studies Program. He has served previously as director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts and associate dean and professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School. He is the author of 25 books, including works on social entrepreneurship, the nonprofit sector, government reform and public service.