March 06, 2018

Nonprofit leadership conference invites students and community to ignite their inner leaders on March 9

YPSILANTI – Community members and students will explore the world of nonprofit leadership through interactive activities and presentations at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s annual campus conference in partnership with the AMPlifying the Arts Student Organization at Eastern Michigan University.

The daylong conference, “Together We Lead,” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at the EMU Student Center. Lunch and a continental breakfast will be provided.

The conference is LBC-approved and strives to ignite participants’ inner leaders and educate them on what leadership means. Participants will engage in a panel discussion including leaders of various nonprofit groups:

  • Jermaine Dickerson of Hero Nation
  • Emanuel Jones of Mentor2Youth
  • Tony Caselli of Williamston Theatre
  • Haley Moraniec of Swoops Food Pantry at EMU

Additional sessions will cover topics like building organizational culture, program development and developing staff and members. 

The luncheon’s keynote speaker will be Sarah Gonzalez Triplett, Director of Public Policy of Creative Many. 

Triplett directs advocacy and public policy initiatives to promote the impacts of creativity as a strength in Michigan’s communities, economy and education.

Tickets, priced at $25 for the public and $15 for students, can be purchased here.

Additional sponsors include the Interdisciplinary LEADership minor, Michigan Campus Compact, and Bridging Our Divides.

About the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national group of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

Contact Geoff Larcom,, 734.487.4401

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