Binghamton University forum to address the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations


  Binghamton University will host an Organizational Lifecycles and Nonprofit Strategy Forum from 11a.m.-3p.m. Thursday, September 25, at the University Downtown Center.  The forum, which is open to the public, will bring together researchers, funders and practitioners to discuss the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations at various stages of development.

Nationally known researcher Susan Chambré will kick off the program with a presentation about her research on the evolution of New York City AIDS organizations.  During lunch, Karen Wright, the executive director of Stillwater located in Brome County, will discuss her experience leading the organization during the early stages of its existence.  Representatives from a group of charitable foundations will lead a panel discussion on how lifecycle issues affect their work with nonprofit organizations. Members of the panel include Joanne Florino of the Triad Foundation, Dan O’Connell of the New York State AIDS Institute, and Richard Iannello of the Albany Guardian Society.

            The $25 fee for the forum includes lunch. Registration information is available at the Center for Applied Community Research and Development (CACRD) website home page:

            Sponsors of the forum include the Community Foundation for South Central New York, the Stewart W. and Wilma C. Hoyt Foundation, the Southern Tier AIDS Program, the College of Community and Public Affairs, and the Center for Applied Community Research and Development.

            To register or for more information contact Steve Jackson at (607) 777-9155 or

Last Updated: 9/17/13