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Axelson Symposium to Focus on Generations and Demographics

Symposium speakers John Morse (top) and Peter Brinckerhoff

CHICAGO, IL (March 19, 2007) – The theme for the Eighth Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals, an annual meeting of nonprofit leaders in Chicago sponsored by North Park University's Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, is "Generations & Demographics: Strategies for Addressing Change." The Symposium, to be held on May 16, 2007 at North Park University, is an all-day event that includes several Pre-Conference Institutes on May 15, as well. Registration continues through May 16 ($175 for the Symposium, $150 for the Pre-Conference Institute, $325 for both). To register, call Tracey Starkovich at (877) 678-4438 or visit www.northpark.edu/axleson/2007.

Attendees will hear leading researchers, scholars and practitioners share and explore critical questions and strategic options in today's nonprofit landscape. Shifting generations, changing demographics, greater diversity and a broad array of new social issues will be on the agenda.

The opening plenary session keynote speaker will be Peter Brinckerhoff of Corporate Alternatives and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. An internationally renowned trainer, author, and consultant to nonprofit organizations, Brinckerhoff has served as a board member of local, state, and national nonprofits, as well as staff member and executive director of two regional nonprofits. Since founding his consulting firm Corporate Alternatives in 1982, Mr. Brinckerhoff has helped thousands of organizations become more mission-capable.

John Morse, Ph.D., of Byron Media, Inc. will deliver the luncheon keynote address. Morse has been a major contributor to the private and nonprofit sectors over the last 25 years, serving over 50 corporate and nonprofit clients in research and planning development support. He specializes in issues related to established and emerging electronic media, including generational trends, usage forecasting, and lifestyle segmentation. His clients include Comcast, NBC, DireTV, the SEVA Foundation and Current TV.

North Park University's Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, established in 1999, seeks to enhance the performance and effectiveness of organizations and individuals in the nonprofit sector through education and service. For more information on the Center, visit www.northpark.edu/axelson.