Mark your calendars: May 13th, 2016 is Cause Collaborative’s annual networking event. Join us from 9am — 3pm at the MadLab Theatre as we connect, collaborate and share valuable advice from local nonprofit and social enterprise experts in Columbus.

Speakers and Topics

Keynote 1: Jennifer McNally, Board Chair, and Diego Espino, Vice President of Community Engagement of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, will be discussing how to react when your brand gets unexpected, unfavorable media attention through Crisis Communications Management.

Keynote 2: George Needham, Library Director at Delaware County District Library, will be sharing insights about Change Management.

Panel: Allen Proctor, President of the Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) will be moderating a panel discussion about Emerging Social Enterprises. Panelists represent the organizations who have recently been chosen for the CSED SE Catalyst, Columbus’ first social enterprise accelerator initiative. Panelists include Robert “Bo” Chilton, CEO of Impact Community Action, Joy Chivers, President and CEO of Gladden Community House, and Teresa Trost, Executive Director of Community Shares of Mid Ohio. Panelists will share their organizations’ unique experiences and progress made to date and where they hope to be for the SE catalyst pitch session in November.

Now in its fifth year, Fulcrum Creatives and Community Shares Mid-Ohio launched Cause Collaborative in 2011, in an effort to bring thought-provoking speakers and perspectives, plus networking opportunities to small to mid-sized nonprofit professionals and leadership teams throughout Central Ohio.

Food + Fun

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided by our contributing sponsor, Brioso Coffee. Lunch will be provided by Bexley Coffee Shop and desserts by Kittie’s Cakes. Be sure to join us for a Happy Hour following the event at the Fulcrum Creatives office, beer provided by our friends at Smokehouse Brewing Co!

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Thanks to all of our 2016 sponsors! WCBE Radio, Hotbed Media, Community Shares of Mid Ohio, Bexley Coffee Shop, WordUp, Brioso Coffee, Kittie’s Cakes, Smokehouse Brewing, ARC Printing and Megan Leigh Barnard.