Social Innovation Startup Founders Summit
We are excited to invite you to the Social Innovation Startup Founders Summit, a full-day of training designed specifically for founders of small startup nonprofit and social enterprise organizations. The event is hosted by award-winning professor and social innovator Kimberly O'Neil who has led organizations around the country to success. For more than 25 years, she has committed her professional career to community development. While she is a professor, her style is non-traditional. Kimberly will provide you with the information that you want, and the information that you did not know was needed. She will share resources, tips, and tools to not only build organizational capacity, but position founders as experts in their respective industry environments. Summit topics include: Understanding Philanthropy, Community Empowerment, + Economic Development Scaling a Data Driven Social Business Prioritizing Finances and Internal Controls Fund Development, Social Impact Investing, + Financial Sustainability Building Capacity and Developing a Solid Infrastructure Servant Leadership + Self-Care Doors will open at 9:30am for registration and light networking. The summit will begin at 10:00 am. There are two ticket investment options. General Admission is priced at $197 per person. VIP Admission is priced at $297 per person. VIP Admission includes the same amenities as General Admission, but also includes: Invitation to a private pre-event reception and Giving Blueprint Podcast with Kimberly O'Neil live recording on the evening of Friday, June 28 30-minute virtual consulting call with Kimberly O'Neil Reserved and priority seating during the Summit on Saturday, June 28 Kimberly O'Neil is an award-winning professor, executive leader, and social good expert. As a veteran senior government and nonprofit executive, she has led activities that have generated more than $20 million for community initiatives, negotiated major urban economic development projects, and used her voice to impact public policy decisions while lobbying in New York City and on Capitol Hill. Kimberly is the CEO of Giving Blueprint, a company that increases community engagement through neighborhood revitalization, development of strategic partnerships, advocacy, and civic education. Her work has been instrumental in bridging the gap between the needs of cities and counties and the individuals, businesses, and corporations that serve them. In addition to the Giving Blueprint, Kimberly also runs Cause Studio, a collaborative nonprofit initiative that provides cost-friendly training and resources to aid the social sector in reducing the number of failing startup nonprofit organizations. Through Cause Studio, Kimberly has mentored organizers to fundraise more than $1 million through revenue-generating activities. Kimberly serves as an advisory committee member for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' Social Innovation Accelerator, and was appointed by the City of Plano (TX) Mayor and Council to the Community Relations Commission, where she serves as vice chair. She also uses her community and government experiences as a political science professor with Collin College. Her degrees include a B.A. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, M.A. from Brooklyn College, and an M.P.A. from the Bernard M. Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. She received her credentials as a Certified Public Manager from The George Washington University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Social Venture Partners Dallas, and a founding member of HERitage Giving Fund - the first black giving circle in Texas.
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