Philanthropy Miami’s Leadership Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2/16/12

Philanthropy Miami’s Leadership Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
Feb. 16, 2012, Noon – 6 p.m.
Akerman Senterfitt,
One SE Third Ave., 25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
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Leave A Legacy© hosts some of the nation’s top thought leaders at a Leadership Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, geared to helping local charities explore entrepreneurial strategies to improve their effectiveness and bottom line, from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Akerman Senterfitt, One SE Third Ave., 25th Floor.

The half-day leadership seminar will examine how non-profits can adopt the philosophies of successful social entrepreneurs to transform their organizations and how they serve the community.

Non-profit leaders in South Florida contend the different approach will ensure the success and growth of more community organizations. In the past year, the number of non-profit groups in Florida doubled. Their success is critical to the community’s ability to overcome recent economic challenges.

“About 76% of all revenues generated by non-profits come from program services. This means non-profit leaders should, and in many cases, need to change their approach and adopt entrepreneurial and innovative business strategies to thrive, and even to survive,” said Glenn Kaufhold, chair of Philanthropy Miami, and president of GKollaborative, consultants to non-profits.

The Leadership Forum is part of Leave A Legacy’s Philanthropy Miami, a two-part conference on successful trends and practices in non-profit management. The second part of the conference is planned for Tuesday, March 20 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail in Miami. It features two separate tracks: Fundraising Basics, an intensive overview for those new to development and Toolkits, geared to those who have more experience in the field. Toolkits will showcase strategies non-profits can use to increase their donations and the number of ongoing supporters.

Philanthropy Miami is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice; Baptist Health South Florida Foundation; United Way of Miami-Dade; and Wells Fargo.

Event Details
Ticket Prices
$150 – Leadership Forum – February 16th, Akerman Senterfitt (Bonus: Register for the Leadership Forum by February 3rd and receive one complimentary admission to Philanthropy Miami on March 20th)
$100 – Fundraising Basics – March 20th, Jungle Island
$150 – Toolkits – March 20th, Jungle Island

Contact: 305.379.0800 or Edwina Lau,

Social Entrepreneurship – Opportunity, Resources and Strategic Planning

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Jeffrey Stamp, CEO and chief storyteller of Bold Thinking, LLC

Panel Discussions
Being Aware of Opportunity and Actively Seeking Opportunity
Moderators: Dr. Jeffrey Stamp & Dr. Colleen Robb
Panelists: A.B. Short, Co-founder, MedShare (Atlanta)
Mary Luft, Founder & CEO, Tigertail Productions
Entrepreneurial Finance: Leveraging the 501 Status
Robert Hacker, CFO, One Laptop Per Child

Leave A Legacy© is a program of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly Planned Giving Council) of Miami-Dade, comprised of non-profit leaders and allied business professionals involved in estate and financial planning, whose mission is to promote philanthropy in our community. For more information, visit

Leave A Legacy© Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: Baptist Health South Florida

Program Sponsors: Chase Marketing Group; The Miami Foundation; The Northern Trust Company; and United Way of Miami-Dade

Sustaining Sponsors: Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Miami-Dade

Supporting Sponsors: Akerman Senterfitt; Fiduciary Trust International of the South; Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation; Mitchell Wolfson, Sr. Foundation; Morris Family Foundation; and the University of Miami

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