Drucker Institute to co-host major conference in New York on the social sector: ‘Creating the Future of Nonprofits’

The Drucker Institute, along with the Leader to Leader Institute, will host a major conference in New York on Nov. 19, 2007, entitled “Creating the Future of Nonprofits: Opportunity and Innovation in the Social Sector.”

The conference, which is sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine, features an impressive lineup of leaders from the world of foundations and nonprofits, who will share their latest thinking on topics such as having a sustained social impact; the future of prize philanthropy; how social-sector organizations can bring their projects to scale; and much more.

Rick Wartzman, director of the Drucker Institute, noted that the presenters and panelists at the event will be building on the work of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.

“Peter was a pioneer in understanding and writing about the significance of nonprofits-both in terms of their having a huge effect on the lives of the needy, as well as creating a much-yearned-for sense of community for the volunteers and others involved with lending a helping hand,” Wartzman said.

“Many people think of Peter strictly as a ‘business guru.’ That’s wrong. He not only advised many of the world’s top corporations. He also counseled many of its top nonprofits, including the Girl Scouts of America, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and others.”