Nonprofit leaders to share insights

“Stories from a Successful CEO and Board Chair Team” will be the theme of the first of a three-part Nonprofit Leadership Stories series of luncheons, hosted by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.

The series will kick off at noon on Thursday, March 20, at the Highlander Inn Conference Center in Manchester. The series is open to everyone, most particularly nonprofit leaders, board members, foundation leaders and business supporters of the nonprofit.

Jane Difley and Don Wharton, president and board chair, respectively, of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, will be the guest speakers at the first event. They will share their stories of triumphs, fiascos and lessons learned as they work together to meet the mission of the society.

“We are pleased to be launching this fun and informative series. There will be opportunity to network and gain insight from our guest speakers and leave with what is typically the best part of any seminar- a great story. In addition, Jane and Don are an inspiring team that we can all learn from,” said NHCN Executive Director Mary Ellen Jackson.

Continuing the luncheon series on April 3 will be Richard A. Minard Jr., CEO, and John Gilbert, board member, of New Hampshire Audubon. They will discuss “Leading Through Organizational Tsunamis.”

On April 17, a dialogue on “Leadership Through Philanthropy” will be led by John Hoffman of the Hoffman Family Foundation and Rosamond Delori of the Putnam Foundation.

The fee for each session is $30 for members of NHCN and $60 for nonmembers. For those who sign up for all three sessions, the fee will be $75 for members and $150 for nonmembers.

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