Conference 2012

The 2012 MNN Conference & Expo was held on October 25 in Marlborough, MA. It featured dozens of talented presenters, keynote speaker Ami Dar of, and nonprofit leaders from across the state. Its theme, Rising Beyond the Challenge, highlighted the rapidly changing nonprofit landscape fueled by economic restructuring and dynamic technology, and, consequently, its new strategies and approaches resulting in increased efficiency and effectiveness. Presentations and speakers shared the approaches that nonprofit organizations have developed to succeed in this new landscape.

Keynote Speaker

Ami Dar is the founder and executive director of Built in 1996 with $3,500, Idealist has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 70,000 organizations around the world and 100,000 visitors every day. Ami was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and in Mexico, and lives in New York.



View all 33 workshop descriptions and presenter biographies on our workshop page.


Thank you to our Sponsors

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2012 Champions




2012 Friends

2012 Supporters




2012 Contributors

4The Cause Marketing •  Boston University Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Cabot Risk StrategiesCharles Hausman, Independent Associate for Viridian Energy

Database Designs Associates, Inc. •  Edelstein & Company LLP • •  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP •  Nonprofit Consultants Network

Nonprofit Direct: The Nonprofit National Resource Directory •  NPA Consultants

NPO Connect


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