2019 Biennial Conference

Building the Global Nonprofit Education Community:
Diverse Perspectives Strengthening the Whole

The Cass Business School | City University of London

July 16—17, 2019

Overview

In the spirit for which NACC was founded, the 2019 Biennial Conference in London will focus on enhancing and strengthening the exciting growth that is occurring in our field.

In addition to the optics of holding a NACC event in a setting outside the U.S., demonstrating the NACC network as global and open to innovative ideas from all the nations and facets of civil society institutions, the event will produce quality discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, and an edited book volume on the proceedings presenting the best thinking drawn from the convening themes. The edited volume will include issues related to transnational approaches to the field of nonprofit sector research and pedagogy.

>>REGISTER HERE


Conference Themes

This is the first time the conference will be held outside the USA, which NACC hopes will provide a significant opportunity for reflection and discussion regarding the diversity of perspectives and approaches to nonprofit/NGO education. Recognising the international growth of nonprofit/NGO programmes, the conference has five themes:

  1. Curricular innovation, challenges and variance in nonprofit education within civil society;
  2. Emerging research – new directions and unexpected new approaches – an opportunity for scholars early in their careers and those pushing the boundaries to showcase their work;
  3. Extracurricular innovation – e.g.- teaching outside the classroom;
  4. Institutional structure and advocacy – e.g. – resilience of nonprofit education programmes;
  5. Knowledge transfer and cooperation across universities, countries, and practitioner communities.

As with previous NACC conferences, the best papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. In addition, there is also a planned book on global nonprofit education; conference papers will be considered for chapter inclusion.


Highlights of the London Conference

Two high-profile evening events include a reception in the UK Houses of Parliament for delegates and their partners at no additional cost.

Central London conference location hosted by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at the Cass Business School, City, University of London.

An innovative philanthropy walk including visiting the only building outside Jerusalem to have hosted three major faiths over the last three hundred years.

The opportunity for knowledge exchange: Learn about global nonprofit/NGO teaching and research innovations and how to build resilient nonprofit studies programmes.


Keynote Speakers

Helen Stephenson, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission
Welcome Plenary, Regulation and Challenges in the UK and Challenges Overseas | Tuesday, 16 July

Keiran Goddard, Director of External Affairs, Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)
Luncheon Speaker | Tuesday, 16 July

Sir Stuart Etherington, CEO, National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Opening Speaker | Wednesday, 17 July

Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fund Raising
Luncheon Speaker | Wednesday, 17 July

>>Learn More about our Keynote Speakers


Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities

Our most recent Biennial NACC conferences (2013, 2015, 2017) each brought together hundreds of people from over 80 different international organizations and institutions. We anticipate that the 2019 conference will attract even more participants. There are a number of opportunities for sponsorship and advertisement at the 2019 conference. NACC welcomes shared or co-sponsorships with other institutions as well as in kind contributions. Please contact Erin Vokes, Executive Director, at e.vokes@csuohio.edu to secure your opportunity today.

>>View Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Conference Location

Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ

Hotels

The Montcalm and The Brewery London City

  • Five-star hotel with period features at every turn. Ideal urban retreat, welcoming wide-eyed explorers and time-pressed business travelers alike.
  • 45 day advance bookings from £396 per night for Deluxe Double room.
  • 3-minute walk from Cass Business School.

Barbican Rooms

  • Modern hotel in the heart of London City.
  • Bookings from £300 per night for Deluxe Double room.
  • 3-minute walk from Cass Business School.

Barbican Thistle

  • Located in a vibrant neighbourhood of East London with 463 comfortable rooms. Features include a gym and swimming pool.
  • Advanced booking price of circa £90 per night for Standard Double room up to circa £130 (maybe more depending on day of booking and how far in advance room is booked).
  • 13-minute walk from Cass Business School.

Travelodge London Central City Road

  • Prices from around £70 per night for a Standard Double room when booked in advance.
  • 6-minute walk from Cass Business School.

Air Service

Heathrow Airport:

  • Heathrow Terminal 4 to Paddington Station (Heathrow Express), Paddington to Moorgate (Circle Underground Line), Walk – 1hr 17min journey.
  • Heathrow Terminal 4 to King’s Cross St. Pancras (Piccadilly Underground Line), King’s Cross St. Pancras to Old Street (Northern Underground Line), Walk – 1hr 27min journey.

Gatwick Airport:

  • Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station (Southern Rail), Victoria Station to Moorgate (Circle Underground Line), Walk – 1hr 21 min journey.
  • Gatwick Airport to Farringdon (Thameslink), Farringdon to Moorgate (Hammersmith & City Underground Line), Walk – 1hr 22 min journey.

London City Airport:

  • London City Airport to Bank (Docklands Light Railway), Bank to Moorgate (Northern Underground Line), Walk – 36min journey.
  • London City Airport to Stratford (Docklands Light Railway), Stratford to Liverpool Street (Central Underground Line) – 42 min journey.

Luton Airport:

  • Luton Airport to Farringdon (Thameslink), Farringdon to Moorgate (Hammersmith & City Underground Line), Walk – 1hr 11min journey.

Getting to Cass: Key London Train Stations

London Paddington (29-minute trip):

  • London Paddington to Moorgate (Circle Underground Line), Walk.

London Blackfriars (24-minute trip):

  • London Blackfriars to Moorgate (Circle Underground Line), Walk.

London Charing Cross (29-minute trip):

  • London Charing Cross to Moorgate (Northern Underground Line), Walk.

London Bridge (14-minute trip):

  • London Bridge to Moorgate (Northern Underground Line), Walk.

London Victoria (30-minute trip):

  • London Victoria to Moorgate (Circle Underground Line), Walk.

London Waterloo (23-minute trip):

  • London Waterloo to Bank (Waterloo & City Underground Line), Walk.

London Euston (19-minute trip):

  • London Euston to Moorgate (Northern Underground Line), Walk.

Traveling Near Cass: Tube Stations

  • Old Street (Northern) – 7-minute walk
  • Moorgate (Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City) – 7-minute walk
  • Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City) – 9-minute walk
  • Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Overground and TfL Rail) – 11-minute walk.

Key Sights (from Cass Business School)

Westminster Abbey/Houses of Parliament:

  • Walk to Moorgate, Moorgate to Westminster (Circle Underground Line), Walk – 30-minute journey.

Buckingham Palace:

  • Walk to Moorgate, Moorgate to King’s Cross St. Pancras (Northern Underground Line), King’s Cross St. Pancras to Green Park (Victoria Underground Line), Walk – 33-minute journey.

The Tower of London/Tower Bridge:

  • Walk to Moorgate, Moorgate to Bank (Northern Underground Line), Walk – 22-minute journey.

Greenwich Observatory:

  • Walk to Moorgate, Moorgate to Bank (Northern Underground Line, Bank to Cutty Sark (Docklands Light Railway), Walk – 48-minute journey.

Royal Exchange:

  • Walk – 17-minute journey.

London Eye:

  • Walk to Moorgate, Moorgate to Embankment (Circle Underground Line), Walk – 30-minute journey.

Trafalgar Square:

  • Walk to Moorgate, Moorgate to King’s Cross St. Pancras (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Underground Lines), King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square (Piccadilly Underground Line), Walk – 30-minute journey.

Oxford Street:

  • Walk to Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street to Oxford Circus (Central Underground Line) – 23-minute journey.

Hyde Park:

  • Walk to Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street to Marble Arch (Central Underground Line), Walk – 23-minute journey.

Olympic Park:

  • Walk to Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street to Stratford (Central Underground Line), Walk – 35-minute journey.
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2018 Member Meeting

The 2018 NACC Member Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in advance of the ARNOVA Conference in Austin, Texas.

Agenda items included accreditation updates, headquarters updates, upcoming conferences, board of directors elections, and more.


Date & Time

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Registration and lunch will be available at 11:30 am.
The meeting to start promptly at 12:00 pm and run until 4:30 pm.
Please join us for a reception following the meeting from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Game Room at the Austin Taco Project located within the hotel.

Location
Austin Hilton Hotel
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Meeting Room
Room 410.

Reception
Game Room at the Austin Taco Project within the hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2018 NACC Member Meeting in Austin, Texas. Our events are made possible by contributions from our members like you. Sponsors are recognized at the Member Meeting and any corresponding Member Meeting materials, including the NACC Member Meeting Program, NACC News, and the NACC Website.

Sponsorship Levels and Packages

All funds collected from sponsorships help NACC with costs associated with food, facilities, merchandise, printed materials, and more. Any gift level provided greatly assists NACC.*

$250+ | General Support Sponsor (unlimited opportunities available)

Your meaningful contribution will help offset costs associated with facilities, technology services, snacks, and/or beverages for our meeting.

$500 | Lunch Sponsor (up to four naming opportunities available, first-come, first-serve)

Your meaningful contribution will help us provide complimentary boxed lunches to our members.

$750 | Reception Sponsor (up to four naming opportunities available, first-come, first-serve)

Your meaningful contribution will help us thank our members for coming to the meeting and will provide a valuable social opportunity for our members.

Our goal is to reach a minimum of $5,000 from Sponsorship proceeds. If you are unable to assist with an amount listed above, we are also accepting meaningful contributions of any monetary increment. We will then pool resources and split Sponsorships accordingly.

*Excess proceeds go to NACC’s annual fund to make future conferences & events as successful as possible.

Questions?
Contact Erin Vokes, Executive Director, at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.

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2017 NACC Annual Member Meeting

The NACC Member Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in conjunction with the ARNOVA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Agenda items included board of directors elections, headquarters RFP updates, bylaws updates, accreditation updates, upcoming conferences, and more.

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Registration and lunch available at 11:30 am with the meeting commenced promptly at 12:00 pm.
Reception held following the meeting.

Location
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Meeting Room
The meeting was held in the Thornapple Room, located on the third floor (conference level) of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Reception
On-site reception was held at GP Sports restaurant inside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Sponsors
NACC is pleased to recognize our generous sponsors of the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Coffee Sponsors ($250)

  • Seattle University
  • Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service
  • University of Oregon

Lunch Sponsors ($500)

  • Auburn University, Department of Political Science
  • Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Reception Sponsors ($750)

  • Seton Hall University, Center for Public Service
  • Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

Thank you for making this event possible.

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2017 NACC Biennial Conference and Member Meeting

Hosted by:

Registration for the conference is now closed. If you still need to pay your registration fee, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/2p2j863. Please contact Erin Vokes, Managing Director of NACC, at e.vokes@csuohio.edu if you have any questions.

Registrants: Access the 2017 Conference Materials Here


Dates: Monday, July 31—Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Schedule Overview:
Monday, 7/31: NACC Member Meeting, 12 pm to 5 pm (reception to follow)
Tuesday, 8/1: Biennial Conference Day 1, 8 am to 5 pm (reception to follow)
Wednesday, 8/2: Biennial Conference Day 2, 8 am to 1:30 pm

Location: JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 and Indiana University, University Hall, Suite 3000, 301 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Lodging: JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The JW Marriott has offered us a special group rate of $199 USD per night. Book your room here:  Group rate for IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – NACC at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The last day to reserve your room at this rate is July 14, 2017.

Registration Fees: Discounted registration rates are available for NACC members and to graduate students of NACC member universities:
$125 for NACC members
$150 for non-NACC-members
$75 for students of NACC member organizations
$100 for students of non-NACC-member organizations

NACC 2017 Biennial Conference Overview

The NACC Biennial conference brings together academics, scholars, practitioners, and administrators from around the world to discuss, learn, and share tactics and methods that support and build university-based educational programs focused on nonprofit and philanthropic studies.  Topics for conversation include instruction, pedagogy, research, and substantive issues in education and administration. NACC invites papers from interested member institutions, their faculty affiliates, graduate students, and other members of the nonprofit community. Proposals will be considered by a review committee, and final manuscripts must be of scholarly quality.

View the Call for Proposals here. Papers on advances in nonprofit pedagogy, research, and service are encouraged. Papers pertaining to the conference theme, “Nonprofit and Philanthropy Parables and Cases: What We Learn from the Stories We Tell,” are also welcomed.

**We are seeking sponsors for the 2017 NACC Conference. View the Call for Sponsors. Interested individuals should contact Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.**

Thank you very much to those who have already sponsored the conference:

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Host Sponsor & Tuesday Evening Reception Sponsor –
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 

Sponsor Cost: $5,000

Monday Evening Reception Sponsor –
University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Sponsor Cost: $5,000

GOLD SPONSORS
NACC Member Meeting Sponsor —
Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs

Sponsor Cost: $2,500

Technology Sponsor –
University of San Francisco, School of Management 

Sponsor Cost: $2,500

General Support –
Auburn University, Department of Political Science

Sponsor Cost: $2,500

SILVER SPONSORS
General Support —
Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

Sponsor Cost: $1,000

BRONZE SPONSORS
General Support –
Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Sponsor Cost: $750

General Support –
Seton Hall University, Center for Public Service

Sponsor Cost: $750

General Support –
University of Oregon, Department of Planning, Public Policy, & Management

Sponsor Cost: $500

General Support –
Arizona State University, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation 

Sponsor Cost: $500

General Support –
North Park University, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Sponsor Cost: $500

NACC would also like to recognize our Sustaining Members: 

  • Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • University of Oregon, Department of Planning, Public Policy, & Management

If you are interested in providing a sponsorship, please contact Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

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2016 NACC Member Meeting

@ ARNOVA Conference in Washington, D.C.

Registration has now closed. Please contact Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu for more information.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NACC is very grateful to the following who have generously sponsored the 2016 Annual Member Meeting in Washington, D.C.:

Lunch Sponsorship ($750 level)

  • Seton Hall University

Reception Sponsorship ($500 level)

  • Center for NGO Leadership and Development, Northern Illinois University
  • University of Notre Dame

Snack Sponsorship ($250 level)

  • Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Agenda Overview

11:30am–12:00pm: Registration
12:00pm: Complimentary Boxed Lunch served
12:00pm–4:30pm: Member Meeting, with closing reception to follow

A more detailed agenda is below.

Location:

ARNOVA Conference in Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The NACC Member Meeting has been scheduled to take place in the Columbia Foyer meeting room, located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel.

Lodging:

For guests attending the ARNOVA Conference, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at the rate of $229 per night. Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 20, 2016 in order to receive the Conference Rate (while rooms are available). Make your reservations online here or call toll free at 888-421-1442.

Working Agenda:

11:30am-12:00pm
Representatives register and pick up box lunches

12:00pm-1:30pm
Introductions and program reports from representatives

1:30pm-2:00pm
Business meeting

2:00pm-2:15pm
Break

2:15pm-3:15pm
NACC Accreditation Presentation

3:15pm-4:30pm
Group Discussion and Professional Development Activity (TBA)

4:30pm-5:30pm
Reception (to be held at Article One, the Hyatt Regency lounge)

Sponsorship Opportunities:

NACC is currently seeking Sponsors to help make the 2016 Member Meeting possible. If you are interested in Sponsorship opportunities, please Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.

Questions:

To attend the Member Meeting, participants must complete the registration form. Complimentary lunch is provided and the meeting is free to attend.  If you have any questions please contact Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.

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2016 Accreditation Summit

Accreditation Summit at Texas A&M

Dates:

July 12, 2016- NACC Dinner
July 13, 2016- Accreditation Presentations and NACC Dinner
July 14, 2016- Morning Accreditation Discussion and Membership Meeting

Location:

Texas A&M

Overview:

The case for accreditation of nonprofit and philanthropy degree programs in higher education is attracting attention and generating discussion about whether or not nonprofit education can be framed by dedicated theories. Has nonprofit theory developed to the point where distinctions are established in the scholarly literature and in the field of practice? NACC’s interest in accreditation is partially a reaction to the existing accreditation and certification processes. It appears that NACC member representatives think these processes fail to reflect the intrinsic nature of nonprofit and philanthropy programs.

This Summit is an effort to bring order to the discussion and consider if nonprofit and philanthropy studies is at the juncture of becoming an accredited degree.

Please join us to help NACC move forward with an accreditation process that works best for the nonprofit and philanthropy field.  To that end we have commissioned opinion papers from scholars both inside and outside of NACC designed with the following key goals:

Flexibility- Any NACC sponsored accreditation process must be flexible enough to incorporate the wide variety of “academic spaces” that nonprofit and philanthropy education occupies.

Nonprofit and Philanthropy First- The NACC accreditation program will begin with nonprofit and philanthropy central to the discussion. This means we are committed to focusing on the nonprofit and philanthropy aspects of the programs accredited.

Curriculum Focused- As other accreditation processes require documenting levels of support from host institutions (Deans, Provosts, and infrastructure) that many nonprofit programs do not have. This barrier prevents many outstanding programs from applying.

As a result, a NACC-directed accreditation process should focus exclusively and directly on the nonprofit and philanthropy curriculum.

A reader with opinion pieces on these and other topics will be sent to participants before the Summit.  At the Summit we will focus on discussing, debating and deliberating on the best path forward for both NACC and the nonprofit and philanthropy field. You are invited to participate in the conversation and help guide and inform the process.

Airport and Ground Transportation:

Suggestions for Airplane and Ground Transportation to College Station

Accomodation:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center at the rate of $145 per night, July 12-14. Reservations can be made through June 30, 2016. For room reservations, contact the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and reference the Bush School NACC – Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, Group Code NACC.

Questions:

To attend the Summit, participants must register and ensure their payment is received by June 15, 2016.  If you have any questions about the Summit please contact Linda Serra: lindalserra@gmail.com  for general questions and Nina Antonik: n.antonik@csuohio.edu  for questions about registration/payment.

NACC is grateful to the following institutions for their contributions and making the Summit possible:

Principal and Hosting Sponsor
Texas A&M University

Leading Sponsor
The University of Texas at Austin

Sustaining Sponsors
Cleveland State University
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Program Sponsor
Seton Hall University

Supporting Sponsors
Baruch College, City University of New York
Seattle University
University of Oregon

Contributing Partner
The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership (JNE&L)

By |2019-01-20T21:09:29+00:00July 13th, 2016|Events|

2015 NACC Conference

The Meaning of “Nonprofitness”: Capturing it in Research, Curriculum, & Programming

Dates:

July 14, 2015- NACC Member Meeting & Welcome Reception
July 15 and 16, 2015- NACC Conference

Location:

DePaul University’s Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson St., 11th Floor, Chicago, IL.

Overview:

This conference brought together academics, scholars, practitioners, and administrators from around the world to discuss, learn and share tactics and methods that support and build university-based educational programs focused on nonprofit and philanthropic studies. Topics for conversation included instruction, pedagogy, research and substantive issues in education and administration.

Theme: Capturing the Meaning of Nonprofitness:

From considering the role of nonprofits in society to the intricacies of developing a mission, nonprofits are distinct organizational forms. This conference theme seeks to explore how university educators help students, peers, and others understand the character of nonprofit organizations… What topics, conversations, and activities help people understand the unique qualities of nonprofit organizations?

More than 50 presentations explored topics such as:

  • Research for “Nonprofitness”
    Presentations in the category will focus on presenting original research and research methodologies that help explain the unique nature of the nonprofit and philanthropic endeavor.
  • Teaching materials and methods
    Presentations in this category will focus on nonprofit and philanthropic studies curricula, teaching materials, and sources of information.
  • Educational Programs
    Presentations in this category will focus on the development, scope, and future of the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies.
  • International Perspectives
    Presentations in this category will focus on the development, scope, and future of international programs and their approach to nonprofit and philanthropic studies.
  • Practice Linkages
    Presentations in this category will focus on the linkages between what is taught in the academy and what knowledge is needed by professionals and volunteers working in the field.
  • Disciplinary Linkages
    Presentations in this category will address the purpose of nonprofit and philanthropic studies and/or relationships with other disciplines.
  • Special Topics: Graduate Student Papers.

Speakers Presentations:

Accommodations:

Click here for a map of the location of the hotels and conference site.

By |2019-01-21T18:06:24+00:00July 20th, 2015|Events|