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ANNOUNCEMENT: 'Economic Storm' Video Now Online

December 19, 2008

The Foundation Center, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, and United Way of New York City convened a roundtable session on November 19 to consider the impact of the ongoing economic crisis on the nonprofit sector.

The session was attended by more than two hundred nonprofit, foundation, business, academic, and government leaders in the New York metro region interested in exploring how nonprofits — individually and collectively — can prepare to meet the challenges ahead while continuing to provide vital services to their communities.

The program is available in two parts. Part one (below):

    Welcome
    Natalie Abatemarco
    Director, North America Community Programs, Citi

    Bradford K. Smith
    President, Foundation Center

    Keynote Speaker
    Geoffrey Canada
    President/CEO, Harlem Children's Zone

    Remarks
    Linda Gibbs
    Deputy Mayor, Health and Human Services, City of New York

And a follow-up panel discussion featuring:

    Gordon J. Campbell (moderator)
    President CEO, United Way of New York City

    Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez
    New York State Secretary of State

    Phillip Henderson
    President, Surdna Foundation

    Clara Miller
    President/CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund

    Stephanie Palmer
    Executive Director, NYC Mission Society

    Carolyn Cavicchio
    Senior Research Associate for Global Corporate Citizenship, the Conference Board Center for Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability

    Paul C. Light
    Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, New York University

    Closing Remarks
    Ronna Brown
    President, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers

It was a very interesting conversation. You'll want to check it out.

-- Regina Mahone

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