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Keynote Speaker Connects Nonprofit Generations

June 4, 2008

Daniel Condon, founder and principal consultant of Boulder-based Innovation Matters, will present the keynote talk on "Connecting the Generations" at the 2008 Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute (SRNI).

His talk provides the foundation for the three-day institute, scheduled for Aug. 3-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn and University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie. This year's theme is "Rural Nonprofit Leadership: Connecting the Generations." Online registration and agenda details are available at www.srni.org.

Qwest Foundation is the 2008 institute-level sponsor. Regis University's Master of Nonprofit Management Program sponsors the 2008 closing conversation.

Sharing his personal experiences in engaging a variety of generations, Condon will speak about engaging the most disengaged high school students in their own education and service and engaging twenty-somethings in the nonprofit sector.

He will also discuss what the Boomer Generation's impact will be on the service field in the coming years. Four out of five people over 50 say they will work in retirement, whether full time or part time, whether for money or enjoyment. Half of all Americans age 50-70 want meaningful work that helps others.

"This, coupled with the fact that over the next decade nonprofit organizations will need to attract more than 640,000 new senior managers to the sector will prove to be a truly exciting time for nonprofits," he says.

Condon has worked with several hundred nonprofit service organizations and schools since the early 1990s. He served in the inaugural year of AmeriCorps in 1994 and has founded two nonprofit organizations.

SRNI is a project of the UW Cooperative Extension Service Community Development Education Initiative Team.


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