2012 Axelson Symposium Reignite Your Vision

2012 Axelson Symposium

Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5

Pre-Conference Innovation Institute: Monday, June 4
Symposium: Tuesday, June 5

Holiday Inn at Merchandise Mart
Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive, Chicago

Reigniting Your Vision

Your nonprofit began in a moment of inspiration, a moment when a visionary founder or founders took action to create a better world. But what begins with vision and passion inevitably encounters…reality. Funding cuts, shifts in community needs, increased competition, the temptation of “mission creep,” and even the simple dissipation of human energy are just a few of the hurdles that blunt an organization’s ability to achieve its vision. How do the most successful nonprofits keep their vision fresh and relevant in the face of such change? The 13th Annual Symposium invites you to step out of your current constraints and consider a new arsenal of tools and resources aimed at creating and fostering a sustainable, infectious vision.

Registration will be available soon.

Tentative Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, June 5

8:00 am Registration, Networking Breakfast
Keynote: Robert Egger, Founder and President, DC Central Kitchen
10:30 7 Concurrent Sessions
11:30 Networking Break
11:45 Alford-Axelson and Excellent Emerging Awards Presentaiton and Luncheon
1:15 pm 7 Concurrent Sessions
2:15 Networking Break
2:30 7 Concurrent Sessions
3:30 Networking Break
3:45 Closing Keynote Address: Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation
4:45 Reception

We'd like to extend a special thank you to the 13th Annual Symposium Sponsors:

Covenant Ministries of Benevolence


Chicago Tribune


Fifth Third Bank




Nonprofit HR Solutions


BMO Harris Bank


Pierce Family Charitable Foundation


Rush Powers Media


CL Graphics


Chase Bank



                       The Alford Group                                                          Covenant Retirement Communities

Careers in Nonprofits



Gallagher Religious and Nonprofit Practice Group


Curtis Jones and Paula Banks-Jones


Law Offices of Kathryn M. Vanden Berk, PC