2017 Annual Community Meeting & Mission Marketplace

“Winning at Nonprofit Public Policy”

In collaboration with George Mason University’s Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy

Date & Time

Wednesday, July 19, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM


Rosie Allen-Herring
President and CEO, United Way NCA

Kelly Brinkley
Chief Operations Officer, United Way NCA

Timothy Johnson
Vice President, Community Impact, United Way NCA

Alan J. Abramson
Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University

Glen O'Gilvie
CAE Chief Executive Officer

Brigid Howe
Executive Director, Nonprofit Montgomery

Catherine Read
Board of Directors of Britepaths

Gary Bass
Executive Director, Bauman Foundation

Ilana Boivie
Senior Policy Analyst, DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Kerrie Wilson
CEO, Cornerstones

Robin McKinney
Director and Co-Founder, Maryland CASH Campaign

Nechama Masliansky
Senior Advocacy Advisor, SOME

Steve Taylor
Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy

Benjamin Orr
Executive Director, Maryland Center on Economic Policy

Presentation Topics

  • The Federal Policy Forecast in 2017 and Beyond;
  • Why Nonprofit Public Policy Advocacy is Important;
  • How to be a Successful Advocate; and
  • Effective Strategies to Build or Enhance Your Organizational Capacity to Support Advocacy.

Attendees will: 

  • Develop strategies and tactics to engage in effective public policy advocacy that drives mission impact and resources, and engages key stakeholders.
  • Learn to build or expand your organizational capacity to support advocacy work.
  • Facilitate learning and knowledge sharing among nonprofits, staff, and experts.
  • Advance community and nonprofit policy priorities.

Mission Marketplace

Visit our Mission Marketplace to enjoy learning about companies and nonprofits that have resources, services and products that help support and strengthen your organizational capacity to drive mission and impact.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Breakfast and Mission Marketplace

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Community Meeting and Mission Marketplace


George Mason University - Arlington Campus
Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201


Paid visitor parking in Founders Hall (view map).

Metro Accessible: Virginia Square Metro Subway Station (Orange Line) -Strongly recommended.

Registration Fee


x $40.00 United Way NCA's Annual Community Meeting 2017
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