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April 2019

Annual Awards and Summit

April 29 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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$40

Join us April 29, 2019 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for this inspiring event. Tickets are available now through April 19th. Award winners will receive one free ticket. Members colleges and universities and other organizations can also sponsor tables for $300. 11:30 am Awards Lunch and Keynote: The Business Case for Community Engagement Join us as we present the 2019 awards and for a keynote presentation from Mandi McReynolds, Director of Community Relations and the Foundation at Principal. Mandi will draw on her experiences in higher education and corporate philanthropy to talk about the promise of partnerships and the business case for community engagement. Three things about Mandi: 1.) I love to build things. Not with hammers. With people. 2.) Nothing beats swimming with my daughter, Ava.  In January we get to swim with dolphins in the middle of the sea. 3.) The game of social comparison never wins. Don’t worry about my resume. A passion to learn…

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August 2019

Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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$50

SAVE THE DATE, UNICORNS! Have you dedicated your career to making the community a better place? Improving people’s lives? Sitting in a broken desk chair so there’s more funding available for programs?  You're a Unicorn! What’s a unicorn? Other than a mythical horse-creature, it’s also a way of describing the amazing people who make up the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Whether you're from a nonprofit, the government, a foundation, higher education, AmeriCorps, or some funky mix of these we need you to Unite with your fellow Unicorns on August 22nd at the Des Moines Social Club. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Vu Le on his ideas for epic partnerships and new ways of working together and then spend the day in fun and interactive activities designed to spur relationships, challenge thinking, and launch a new era of collaboration for Iowa’s future. In his recent book “Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits and Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships,” Vu…

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