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    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kaufman Music Center
    • 15
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    “Help! How Do I Hire Development People?”

    An Invaluable Panel Discussion Hosted by The President’s Council, Women in Development (WiD), New York


    Thursday, January 31st
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    Kaufman Music Center
    129 W 67th St.
    New York, NY 10023

     

    A board member of a small nonprofit confessed that she was stumped when it came to hiring a Development Director. “Everything looked good on paper and the search firm said she was perfect for the job, but she wasn’t. How do I hire Development people?” An HR executive for a prominent educational institution said, “These are difficult positions to fill and I could use some help.”


    The high turnover rate in the Development field has been a subject of discussion for over a decade, yet we rarely look at the situation through the lens of the hiring manager. This could be a board member, CEO, chief development officer…it varies with the organization. As members of the profession, we know how difficult it can be to find the right fit. Titles alone are confusing. One Development Director is another organization’s Annual Giving Manager.


    This panel will unmask the communication failures when it comes to matching Development expertise with the right role. We’ll hear from a diversity of perspectives and organizations as panelists discuss what really happens during the recruitment process, right-sizing expectations of development positions, and the imbalance between supply and demand: both are high, yet positions remain unfilled.


    The panel will be moderated by Robin Merle, CFRE; principal and founder of Robin Merle Associates, LLC; Vice President for Institutional Advancement for John Jay College, and the former Chief Development Officer of Hospital for Special Surgery.


    Panelists:

    Lara Langweiler

    HR and Recruitment Specialist

    Office of Alumni and Development

    Columbia University

     

    Nancy Lewson Kurz

    Board Chair and CEO

    Beginning with Children Foundation

     

    Lisa Mantone

    Senior Vice President

    New Jersey Performing Arts Center

     

    Esther Rosenberg

    Owner and Principal

    Howe-Lewis International


    Agenda:

    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Attendee Check-In, Reception and Networking

    Lite hors d'oeuvres and wine generously provided by Cipriani

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Q&A


    Women in Development (WiD), New York  accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Registration fees are not refundable after this date. Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WiD events.


    By registering for this Women in Development (WiD), New York event, I give consent for my photograph to be taken and possibly used on the organization’s intranet, internet, newsletters, board reports, and other organizational materials as needed. I understand that I am not eligible for compensation for use of my photo and I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Princeton Club
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    Creating a Cultural Institution with

    Rebecca Robertson

    Founding President and Executive Producer

    Park Avenue Armory


    Monday, February 11, 2019 from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

    The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY




    Rebecca will discuss successes and challenges encountered in the evolution of the historic Park Avenue Armory, building from a good idea to an active not-for-profit cultural institution dedicated to unconventional works in the performing and visual arts by such artists as William Kentridge, Marina Abramovic, Peter Sellars, Flexn, the Berlin Philharmonic, Kenneth Branagh, Douglas Gordon and Sam Mendes.


    Rebecca Robertson is the Founding President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory and spearheaded its revitalization as a cultural institution dedicated to the unconventional arts. After 11 years, the New Yorker wrote: “The Armory’s programming has become essential to New York life.” From 2000 through 2006, Robertson served as Executive Director of Lincoln Center Redevelopment, the $1.4 billion redevelopment of the cultural center as a 24/7 transparent and accessible campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Prior to that, she headed Special Projects at the Shubert Organization, Broadway’s largest theater owner. Between 1987 and 1997, Robertson was President of the 42nd Street Development Project, the State entity that re-planned and redeveloped 42nd Street between Seventh and Broadway from “the sleaziest block in America” (according to Rolling Stone) into a 13-acre vibrant mixed-use area with offices, entertainment, several restored historic theaters, rehearsal space and huge lights and signs. She also served as a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.


    Register Today!


    Pre-registration closes at midnight on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
    Onsite registrations will incur a $10 fee.


    Women in Development (WiD), New York  accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Registration fees are not refundable after this date. Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WiD events.


    By registering for this Women in Development (WiD), New York event, I give consent for my photograph to be taken and possibly used on the organization’s intranet, internet, newsletters, board reports, and other organizational materials as needed. I understand that I am not eligible for compensation for use of my photo and I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.