New Jersey's Nonprofit Community: Can We Ensure Our Sustainability?

Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 8:00 Ė 11:00 a.m. at FDUís College at Florham 

Teaneck, NJ - (May 22, 2012) Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís newly launched Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy will gather a panel of experts during the Nonprofit Leadership Forum to offer successful strategies for New Jerseyís Nonprofit Community to ensure sustainability in an uncertain climate.  The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, June 28 at 8:00 a.m. on FDUís College at Florham campus (285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ)

The panel, moderated by Brenda Blackmon, co-anchor of My9News and Emmy-award winning journalist, will feature discussions from some of the premiere leaders in nonprofit governance in New Jersey including:

Diana A. Blankman  Director, Grants and Philanthropy, Novo Nordisk Inc.

David Flood  President, Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations

Jonathan R. Pearson  Director, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Affairs Foundation Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Bonnie Holmes  President, Board of Trustees, NewBridge Services Inc.

Hans Dekker  President, Community Foundation of New Jersey

Robert M. Penna, PhD Award-winning author of The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: A Complete Guide to Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurements and Results

Michael Hurst Managing Director, Two River Theater Company

Allison Blake Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families                                            

Together, the panel participants will share breakthrough thinking and insights on how to manage and sustain nonprofit organizations during these uncertain economic times.

Advisory Board members for the Center for Excellence will be present for discussion and networking opportunities before and after the forum.

There is no cost to attend this event; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling 201-692-6500. 

Beginning in Fall 2012, FDUís Center for Excellence in Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy will offer four comprehensive certificate programs designed to develop high performance individuals in public, nonprofit, and philanthropic leadership.  

The programs include:

  •       Certificate in Executive Nonprofit Leadership
  •       Certificate in Executive Philanthropy
  •       Certificate in Nonprofit Board Leadership
  •       Certificate in Nonprofit Essentials

Dennis C. Miller, President of Dennis C. Miller Associates, Inc. based in Denville, NJ., has been named the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence.  Miller has been instrumental in attracting 25 successful members of the nonprofit community to shape and guide the Center.

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, go to




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