2011 Conference

The 2011 “Leading the Way” was held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Best Western in Marlborough, MA.

The Conference and Expo brought together nearly 500 attendees from nonprofit organizations, consultants, and foundations to bolster their knowledge of effective practices thus strengthening their ability to carry out their mission and work.  The conference featured 3 sessions with 33 total workshops, 51 exhibitors and 2 keynote addresses.

Keynote Speakers

Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President of Wheelock College

Earl Martin Phalen, CEO of Reach Out and Read

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Bill Walczak, CEO of Carney Hospital and MNN Founding Board President

Conference Photos

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Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

Luncheon Sponsors:

  • Appleton Partners
  • Cambridge Savings Bank


  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Carney Hospital
  • Eastern Bank
  • Employment Resources, Inc.
  • Insource Services
  • Steward Health Care System
  • The Giving Common


  • Accounting Management Solutions
  • BlumShapiro
  • Citizens Bank
  • Cumulus Global
  • Database Designs Associates, Inc.
  • Egmont Associates
  • ESC of New England
  • Interaction Institute for Social Change
  • MajorDonors.com
  • Massachusetts Service Alliance
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Tech Networks of Boston
  • Third Sector New England
  • United Way of Central Massachusetts