2013 Axelson Center Symposium
June 3-4, 2013
More than 570 nonprofit leaders and volunteers met on June 3-4 to learn new and effective strategies that will help them lead, be innovative, and engage boards, staff and volunteers, donors, and community. They were attendees at North Park University's 14th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers, with the theme, "The Engagement Effect."
Winners of annual awards recognizing area nonprofits were announced at a luncheon emceed by Dr. Pier Rogers, Director of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management.
The Axelson Center Excellent Emerging Nonprofit Organization Award went to Porchlight Counseling Services. The award is presented to one young organization with potential for growth and greater effectiveness. A capacity building package valued at over $25,000 is presented to the winner. A $2,500 cash grant was also included, funded Curtis Jones and Paula Banks-Jones.
The Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence went to Between Friends (small nonprofits), and Concordia Place (large nonprofits), both in Chicago. The award recognizes nonprofit organizations that embody exemplary management practices. Grants of $7,500 each were presented to the winners, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.
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Porchlight Counseling Services award video
Between Friends award video
Concordia Place award video
2013 Program Brochure, including speakers, sessions, and prices
2013 Symposium Speaker Bios
Symposium Handouts (login required)
Pre-Conference Revenue Institute:
Monday, June 3, 9:00 am to 5:15 pm
Symposium and Resource Fair:
Tuesday, June 4, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive
We'd like to extend a special thank you to the 14th Annual Symposium sponsors: