2023 DANA Impact Annual Conference
Member Registration $75
Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
The past few years have proven our strength, power, and resilience as a sector. We had to immediately shift the way we worked to ensure that our constituents continued to receive the services and support they needed … and we continue to adapt through economic forces, new viral strains, and social and political unrest. Whether a school, community health center, museum or shelter – whatever type of nonprofit - we have all been invited to change and adapt.
And what successes we saw! Nonprofit organizations and voluntary associations across Delaware worked together to serve children, families, and communities through the pandemic.
So now what? What can we learn from the last few years that will inform us what we do in the future? How can we as individuals and as organizations prepare ourselves for what comes next?
We will explore these questions at our 2023 Impact Conference.
Curiosity as a Leadership Imperative in an Era of Dynamic Change
author and designer, Seth Goldenberg
One of today’s most original thinkers, Seth Goldenberg, blends modern-day philosophy, business strategy, and design thinking to challenge: How can we revive the lost art of asking essential questions to envision and realize flourishing futures? In this timely and compelling presentation, Goldenberg delivers impassioned guidance to leaders on how to lead through questions, not answers, to think beyond the short-term, and retain talent. He shares insightful case studies in the cultural landscape and champions how to install curiosity within the very operating system of organizations and our personal lives.
A thought leader working at the intersection of design, business, and culture, Seth Goldenberg is the Founder and CEO of Curiosity & Co., a design studio invoking cultural change. Seth Goldenberg blends his diverse practices of philosophy, experience design, and storytelling in his energizing and forward-thinking presentations. He encourages his audiences to challenge commonly held beliefs, rethink our social systems, and envision more innovative business models. Prior to founding Epic Decade: Curiosity & Co., Seth Goldenberg was Executive Director of Massive Change, the Vice President at Bruce Mau Design, the interim chief marketing officer of the state of Rhode Island, the interim Chief Design Officer of the highest funded biotech start-up in history Intarsia Therapeutics, and founder and curator of the civic engagement program for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Goldenberg is the author of Radical Curiosity (August 2022), an immersive experience that presents a bold framework for individuals, businesses, and communities to thrive during a time of signiﬁcant reinvention. He shares his strategic inquiry-based methodology to answer some of our most complex challenges and argues that because we value knowing above learning and prioritize doing over thinking, curiosity has become an endangered species.
Seth Goldenberg graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has a master’s degree from the Maine College of Art.
In addition, we are having wonderful breakout sessions and panel discussions for you to attend:
Radical Results through Advocacy: Over half of the nonprofit sector revenue is sourced from government grants and contracts. Policies can create opportunities and barriers for nonprofits to achieve their visions. Advocacy and lobbying efforts can help nonprofits inform the regulations and influence funding allocations. However, there is a myth that nonprofits should not lobby. In this breakout session, our expert will help nonprofit leaders understand the possibilities for nonprofits to lobby and advocate, the distinction between the two, and how they can work together to help nonprofits influence government policies that impact the clients they serve.
For more information, please visit our event website: https://delawarenonprofit.org/annual-conference/