Supporting and developing vibrant, relevant and impactful organizations.



International Society of Third Sector Research:�Bending the Box:Non-Traditional Service Delivery, Cultural Competency & Community Health Partnerships Impacting HIV Constituents in the U.S.�. Paper presentation.Sixth International Conference, Toronto, Canada.July 2004.


ARNOVA 2002 Annual Meeting: �The Cosmology of Cross-Sector Organizational Collaboration,� Paper Presentation; �Community Organizing Networks Effectively Leveraging Resources,� Paper Presentation; �Collaboration and Effectiveness Panel,� Discussant & Moderator.Montreal, Quebec, CANADA. November 2002.


International Society of Third Sector Research:�Community Organizing:Innovation & Effectiveness in Building Community Capacity.�Fifth International Conference, Cape Town,

South Africa.July 2002.


INDEPENDENT SECTOR Spring Research Forum 2001:�The Impact of Information Technology on Civil Society.�Emerging Scholars & Leaders Session, Program Designer & Facilitator. March 2001.��


University of Pennsylvania - Women Fighting Infectious Disease Together (Women FIT) HIV Prevention Study.Community Education Coordinator. Providence, Rhode Island; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, N.Y. . March 2000 � December 2000.


ARNOVA 2000 Annual Meeting: �Building Bridges Initiative, A Report on the W.K. Kellogg Foundation�s Non-profit Management Education Project� Discussant and Moderator. November 2000.


INDEPENDENT SECTOR National Annual Meeting:Emerging Leaders Closing Session� Facilitator and Moderator.November 2000.


Second National Gathering of Social Entrepreneurs:�Building Effective Collaborations� Mini-Plenary Session.April 2000.


INDEPENDENT SECTOR National Annual Meeting:When Worlds Collide, Cross-sectoral Collaborations� Panel Presentation.October 1999.


Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation/NeighborWorks Network:New England District Leadership Forum:Creating Great Leadership Teams.April 1999.Keynote Presenter:�The First Step in Collaboration:Examining Mental Models That Lead to Change and Leadership�.


INDEPENDENT SECTOR Spring Research Forum 1999: Crossing the Borders, Collaboration and Competition Among Nonprofits, Business and Government. March1999.Presented �Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Change:�� A Case Study Analysis of Cross Sectoral Collaboration Catalyzing Economic Development�.


Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).Annual Meeting, November 1998, Seattle, WA:Paper presentation,�Incorporating The Ask:A Conceptual Model of Volunteer Motivation; Panel Chair and Discussant � Funding Social Change:Challenges and Opportunities.




Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).Annual Meeting, November 1997, Indianapolis, IN: Panel Chair and Discussant - Gender, Race and American Nonprofits.


The Massachusetts Summit:The Promise of Our Youth.October 1997, Boston, MA:�� Community Service Learning Delegate.


Share Our Strength Annual Leaders Conference.August 1997, Washington, D.C.:

"Creating Impactful Taste Events Using Effective Educational Opportunities".


American Association of Colleges and Universities.Spring Colloquium, Waltham, MA, June 1997:Panel Organizer, Moderator:Diversity and Community Perspectives.


Getting Smart, Nonprofits Shaping the New Economy. State-wide gathering co-sponsored by Leadership Rhode Island and United Way.Keynote Address:Cross Sectoral Collaborations: Mental Models & Challenges. June 1997.


University of Rhode Island. Martin Luther King Day Program.Cultural Diversity Within A Campus Environment.January 1997.


Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)1996 Annual Meeting,�� New York City:Panel Discussant, Topic Group Leader


American Association of Colleges and UniversitiesAnnual Meeting,January 1996, Atlanta, GE: "Community Service Learning:Building Collaboratives"


The Center for Philanthropy, University of Indiana.Contributing Editor, Research in Progress, a compendium of current non-profit research , 1996 Edition.


Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).1995 Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH:Panel Presentation


Ford Foundation Campus Diversity Conference.October 1995, Philadelphia, PA- Promises, Progress and the Road Before Us. Discussion group facilitator, Conference newsletter editor.


INDEPENDENT SECTORSpring Research Forum.�� March 1995, Alexandria, VA -�� Nonprofit Organizations as Public Actors:Rising to New Public Policy Challenges."Passage of the National Community Service Trust Act:Collaboration and Implementation of Community Service Initiatives.


National Network of Grantmakers 15th Annual Conference.October 1994, Seattle, WA - Grantmaking, Community Organizing, and Spirituality:What Are the Connections?.Convenor, People of Color Caucus.