Monday, August 25, 2008

Hi everyone,

Thanks to Andrew for beating me to the punch about the upcoming Binghamton University forum on nonprofit lifecycles. It will be a great opportunity to learn about research on lifecycles and get some practical ideas about how to manage organizational challenges at different phases of organizational development.

Here's the link to the registration form on the BU website (please scroll to the bottom of the page):

The forum's participants will include a noted researcher (Susan Chambre from Baruch College), a local executive director (Karen Wright, from Stillwater) and three funders (Joanne Florino, Triad Foundation; Richard Iannello, Albany Guardian Society; and Dan O'Connell, New York State AIDS Institute). Again, the date is September 25th, from 11:00-3:00, at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington Street in Binghamton.

Please contact Steve Jackson ( or me ( with any questions.

Hope to see you there,

David Campbell

Reminder Organizational Lifecycles and Nonprofit Strategy: A University-Community Forum

Just a reminder about the Organizational Lifecycles and Nonprofit Strategy: A University-Community Forum event set for Thursday, September 25th from 11:00am –3:00pm at Binghamton University Downtown Center. Read about this event in a prior post.

Sponsored by:
The College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University
The Center for Applied Community Research and Development
The Community Foundation for South Central New York
Southern Tier AIDS Program
Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation

Questions about registration or the event may be directed to:
Steve Jackson, or David Campbell,

Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition

The Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition is planning a meeting to discuss gas drilling and local food systems. Read more about it here. BRSC developed from Broome County’s Plan for Sustainable Economic Development with subsequent public input from the Binghamton Neighborhood Assemblies process. It has been formally meeting since earlier this year. Over 100 stakeholders have aided the formation of the Coalition which has representation from public, private and non-profit entities. It strives to make economic development planning a broad-based, democratic process, with civic engagement as its centerpiece.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Planning Capital Campaigns

As you plan capital campaigns, what do you think of using the ED Group as a place to touch base with area organizations to see if there are other large campaigns planned for the same time? We were thinking that a point of connection might decrease the amount of overlap that sometimes occurs. Do you see the need for this kind of communication and planning? Do you think the ED Group is a good place for this? We were thinking that this might be a case where the blog calendar could be useful. Let us know what you think!