Nonprofit Resilience: OKCNP 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting

“Do all the good you can” is a popular saying here at The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and it is especially important during challenging times. We know our members must work harder against decreased funding, declining charitable giving and increased demand for services due to state and federal budget cuts – making Nonprofit Resilience an important topic and the focus of our upcoming Members’ Meeting. On Thursday, October 11, 2018 we invite you to join us at our new Tulsa facility in Legacy Plaza and celebrate the resiliency of Oklahoma nonprofits.

“The new Tulsa facility will help expand our statewide outreach and further equip nonprofits with the tools needed to better reach our community,” Marnie Taylor, OKCNP president and CEO, said. “Thanks to the transformational gift of new office space from The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, we are able to further build and transform the nonprofit sector and reach more members throughout the state.”

In addition to Taylor addressing attendees on the state of the sector, we will also hear from OKCNP’s VP of External Affairs, Dan Billingsley, and Board Chair, Craig Knutson. The event will also feature keynote speaker DeVon Douglass, Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of the City of Tulsa’s Resilient Tulsa program. This program was pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Network.

Resilience is defined by most as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. In our sector, we know that resiliency is both a leadership skill for nonprofits as well as an effort to increase organizational capacity. As part of the Resilient Tulsa community, The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits shares in the atmosphere of collaboration and commitment to transform Tulsa to a world-class city for all people.

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits invites you attend to our 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting to network and learn more about our plans to increase Nonprofit Resilience throughout the state. We look forward to seeing you in October.

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