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Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Fifth Annual Conference Helps Nonprofits Stay Afloat During Tough Economic Times

Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Fifth Annual Conference is May 5, 2010 in Memphis, TN. It is designed to help nonprofits survive and thrive during tough economic times. National nonprofit experts will be there to offer their experience and advice.

Memphis, TN, March 23, 2010 --( The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will bring together leaders in the nonprofit community from throughout the Mid-South for a comprehensive overview of the current state and future of the ever-important and ever-changing nonprofit sector. The Fifth Annual Conference, The New Nonprofit Sector: Redefined, Retooled and Resilient, will address the many ways nonprofits can ensure that their organization remains strong, progressive and mission-focused amid the current economic crisis.

This full day of information, networking and learning features national and local experts who are the best in their field, coupled with interactive breakout sessions that will provide nonprofit leaders the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive. The conference will take place on May 5, 2010 at Clark Opera Memphis Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 6745 Wolf River Parkway, Memphis, TN 38120.

“We are very excited about this year’s annual conference. We worked hard to make sure we selected topics and guests that nonprofits could really appreciate and learn from. Nonprofits across the country are facing one of the toughest years in the sector’s history. With declining resources and increased demand for services, organizations are being pushed to make some tough decisions,” says Nancy McGee, the CEO of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence. “Our Fifth Annual Conference will provide our regional sector with lots of information on how to adapt to this rapidly changing environment and shine amid the chaos.”

The conference roster of guest speakers and breakout session facilitators resembles a nonprofit Who’s Who list featuring David Renz, the Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; William Schambra, Director of the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Emily Gantz McKay, Founder and CEO of Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism; Ron Mattocks, the Vice President of Marketing, Membership and External Relations for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and author of The Zone of Insolvency; Rick Cohen, National Correspondent for The Nonprofit Quarterly and writer for the Blue Avocado; and Martha Perine Beard, Vice President and Senior Branch Executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Conference topics include: the current state of the nonprofit sector, forecasts on economic recovery, the zone of insolvency and how to avoid it, policy changes in state and federal governments, state and federal funding priorities and taking an active role in advocacy and much more. After lunch, participants will attend interactive breakout sessions facilitated by industry experts. The sessions will provide participants the opportunity to receive an in-depth learning experience, ask questions, make comments and engage in problem-solving discussions with the facilitators and their peers.

Formerly The Grant Center, The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence has been helping nonprofits to increase their impact on the community since 1992. It serves as a resource to over 200 organizations in West Tennessee, East Arkansas, and North Mississippi, providing information, training and consultation on nonprofit management and grant seeking. Over the past 18 years, the Alliance has helped Mid-South nonprofits secure over $214 million in national funding.

The early bird registration fee is only $90 for members until April 1, 2010. The registration fee for non-members is $150. To register or to receive more information, call the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence at 901.684.6605, or visit

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