Will anyone reading this blog who was invited to this event, or knows anyone who was, please comment and tell the rest of us what it was supposed to accomplish and what actually happened? Many thanks from the—oh, what’s the term? “Other 99%”?
From the Chronicle of Philanthropy via LinkedIn (emphasis mine):
White House Hosts Meeting on Nonprofit Leadership
November 14, 2011, 5:07 pm
By Lisa Chiu
The White House has invited leaders from about 200 nonprofits to Washington to take part in a daylong program that will focus on the role of nonprofits and how charities can develop effective leaders. The event, which takes place Tuesday at the national office of the American Red Cross and is closed to the public, will feature discussions led by White House officials and business and nonprofit leaders.
Speakers include Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama; Jonathan Greenblatt, director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; Joshua DuBois, executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; and Kenneth I. Chenault, chief executive of American Express. The White House worked with American Express as well as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, the Center for Creative Leadership, Commongood Careers, Independent Sector, and Public Allies to organize the event.