BBB Charity Effectiveness Symposium: Culture Shift, Embracing New Realities

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
8 – 12PM

The Education and Research Foundation of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York presents: Charity Effectiveness Symposium XIV - Culture Shift: Embracing New Realities


Breakfast: 8:00 am
Program: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon


Don Chen
President & CEO
Surdna Foundation

Opening Remarks

James G. Sheehan
Chief, Charities Bureau
Office of the New York State Attorney General

Panel Conversations

Fundraising Challenges for 2020 and Beyond
Moderator: Judy Levine, Executive Director, Cause Effective
Panelists: Keith M. Little, President & CEO, SCO Family of Services
Kelsey Louie, MSW, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Shifting Board Priorities: Building DEI & Leadership Strength
Moderator: Camille Abrahams Emeagwali, Vice President of Programs, The New York Women’s Foundation

Leadership Discussions

This year’s Symposium will focus on topics such as understanding and addressing cultural disconnects, building diversity, developing leadership capacity, coping with board room dilemmas, navigating fundraising ethics, and cultivating a new generation of donors.

Who Should Attend

This program will be valuable for charity and foundation executives, as well as board members, nonprofit advisers, and other interested individuals.

Registration Information

Cost is $45 per person. Advance registration is needed for admission. If registering for persons other than yourself, please provide name, title and email for all attendees. For more details, contact Mark Prowse, 212.358.2829,