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17th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals
The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Mon, Jun 13 at 8:00 AM,Chicago, IL

Have you ever sat in a meeting and wished for the much needed resources to fulfill mission more effectively? Those resources—your organization’s hidden treasures—are just waiting to be uncovered. Step into your own treasure hunt at the 17th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers.

Join us for a daylong exploration of the hidden gems within your organization. Uncover the talents of the people who surround you and connect to the latest trends in our sector to maximize those treasures. Interactive sessions will provide strategies to leverage opportunities and reinvigorate the way you look at your internal resources in order to bring your organization up to the gold standard.
The Keynote Speaker
Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Kimberly served as an Engineering Manager for various Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Kimberly has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international organization with seven chapters across the U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has currently reached over 3000 students and continues to grow and thrive.

Kimberly was highlighted by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential African Americans in Technology” and was named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists. Kimberly was invited to the White House as a Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color.

She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, SXSW, and many others. Kimberly was recently awarded the Toyota Standing OVation award by Oprah in San Jose.

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Resource Center open. First time attendee and BootCamp alumni breakfast events
9:00-10:15 a.m. Opening keynote
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. First breakout sessions / Ask the Expert
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Break/Ask the Expert
12:00-1:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and luncheon
1:30-2:30 p.m. Second breakout sessions / Ask the Expert / Ask a Funder
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. Third breakout sessions / Ask the Expert / Ask a Funder
3:45-4:45 p.m. “Make Your Pitch”/Ask the Expert/Ask a Funder
4:45-5:30 p.m. Networking Reception



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