Past Innovation Programs

Past Innovation programs

2010 Innovation Conference: Transforming Philanthropy

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Rothman Institute, a nationally recognized entrepreneurship center, is offering this half-day intensive seminar designed to help nonprofit and corporate leaders learn about innovative new strategies which are improving the way philanthropic organizations and ventures are achieving their noble goals. Speakers include:

Christopher Daggett, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Deborah Brooks, Co-founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something
Andrew Zolli, Curator and Executive Director of PopTech


Agenda

7:15 a.m.           Registration, Breakfast
8:00 a.m.          Welcome
8:10 a.m.        Christopher Daggett, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
9:00 a.m.        Deborah Brooks, Michael J. Fox Foundation
9:50 a.m.           Coffee Break
10:00 a.m.      Nancy Lublin, Do Something
10:45 a.m.      Andrew Zolli, PopTech
11:30 a.m.       Networking

Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (Mansion), FDU's College at Florham
285 Madison Avenue, Madison, New Jersey
Registration/Breakfast 7:15 a.m.
Presentation 8:00 a.m. Networking 11:30 a.m.
$125; pre-registration required. Please call 973-443-8842 to register.


SPEAKERS' PROFILES

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Christopher J. Daggett, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation 

In 2009, Mr. Daggett ran for governor of New Jersey as an independent candidate. From 2004-2010, he served as a principal at J.M. Sorge, Inc., an environmental consulting and management firm.  In 1996, he started his own firm dedicated to buying, remediating and redeveloping contaminated properties. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of New Jersey from 1982-1983, Cabinet Secretary to the Governor from 1983-1984, Regional Administrator of the USEPA from 1984-1988, and Commissioner of the NJDEP from 1988-1989. After leaving public service at the end of 1989, Mr. Daggett became a managing director at William E. Simon & Sons, an investment firm in Morristown. Since entering the private sector in 1990, Mr. Daggett has also served on numerous non-profit boards, mostly in the areas of education, the environment and land use planning.


Deborah W. Brooks, Co-founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation
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As such, she spearheads principal-gifts fundraising and advises on strategic and programmatic direction. In addition, she serves as a senior spokesperson for new and existing external audiences. Deborah co-founded MJFF with actor, author and advocate Michael J. Fox and served as the Foundation’s president and chief executive officer from October 2000 to February 2007. With the benefit of her strategic leadership, business acumen and entrepreneurial approach, the Foundation grew rapidly from a start-up to the world’s largest private funder of Parkinson’s disease research.

 

 
Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something, Founder & former
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Nancy Lublin is an innovative, globally respected and connected leader with both entrepreneurial and turn-around experience. This foresighted strategist has expertise in teen brand marketing, technology, the internet, next stage fundraising, and corporate citizenship. Under her leadership, Dress for Success expanded to more than 70 cities in four countries and became a beloved brand with more than 100 employees worldwide. After six years, Nancy left Dress for Success for Do Something in order to save it. At DoSomething.org, which won a Webby Award in 2009 for Best Youth Site, she has developed an expertise in teen marketing and pop culture, collaborating with celebrities such as The Jonas Brothers and the Teen Choice Awards.

 

 


Andrew Zolli, Curator and Executive Director of PopTech Zolli LOGO
PopTech is a networked accelerator of world-changing people, projects and ideas. The organization convenes leaders in science, technology, the social and corporate sectors, the arts, design and humanities, and dozens of emerging fields, and fosters their collaboration on breakthrough new approaches to some of the world’s most significant challenges. Through its celebrated annual thought-leadership conferences, Fellows programs for social innovators and working scientists, and multi-disciplinary social innovation initiatives, PopTech accelerates the impact of new innovations, new talent and new approaches in fields ranging from HIV to sustainable materials.

 

 


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SPONSORS' PROFILES

The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for partnership opportunities with the United Nations family. It promotes new collaborations and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General. UNOP provides Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach to a variety of entities, as well as managing the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), established by the Secretary-General in March 1998 to serve as the interface in the partnership between the UN system and the UN Foundation, and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 to support democratization throughout the world. UNOP

WNYC Radio is New York's premier public radio station, broadcasting the finest programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a wide range of award-winning signature local programming. WNYC, New York Public Radio comprises WNYC 93.9 FM and WNYC AM 820. As America's most listened-to public radio stations both station's reaching over one million listeners each week in the region. Continual innovations reflect WNYC's long and distinguished history of providing the region and nation with unique news, educational, cultural, and public affairs programming. www.wnyc.org

For 25 years, the Center for Non-Profits has been providing leadership and services for New Jersey non-profits, and remains New Jersey's only umbrella organization for all charities in the state. Through advocacy, education, capacity building programs and member services, the Center gives non-profits the knowledge and tools they need to pursue their missions more effectively, strengthening non-profits as individual organizations and as a community. www.njnonprofits.org

NJAWBO´s Women´s Business Center believes that a strong base in small business, which includes every segment of the population, builds a strong community, and its past programs reflect a profound impact in the creation of new businesses and job generation for women. Created in 1998, the WBC is the educational arm of the 28 year old New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and provides a full spectrum of entrepreneurial programs for women throughout the state at three levels; burgeoning women entrepreneurs, experienced business owners and an outreach to underserved communities.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is an independent, self-supporting State entity dedicated to broadening New Jersey’s economic base by building vibrant, diverse communities, creating and maintaining jobs, and providing businesses and nonprofits with the necessary financial and technical support to grow and succeed. The EDA creates public/private partnerships to bridge financing gaps and to increase access to capital by the State's business community with an emphasis on small and mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations. It supports entrepreneurial development through training and mentoring programs. It undertakes real estate development projects important to the State's economic growth that will create new jobs and business opportunities and support community development and revitalization. www.njeda.com

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey
Our members are among New Jersey’s most respected Fortune 100 businesses and top universities. Through the dedication of its volunteer membership base, The Council is a big supporter of education and is also committed to honoring and celebrating individual achievements in all aspects of R&D across the state. Programs, forums and discussions provide an invaluable exchange of information for top industry professionals. www.rdnj.org

New Markets is a different kind of consulting firm. Our exclusive focus is on creating new sources of growth in environments of rapid change. Combining first-class consulting skills with a track record of entrepreneurial success, we help clients develop innovative strategies, bolster innovation capabilities, and generate new ideas for products, services, and business models. We make recommendations that are highly actionable. Our approach centers on having seasoned experts collaborate deeply with clients – we do not employ large numbers of junior analysts like traditional consulting firms. Therefore we build our clients’ capabilities while keeping our engagements cost-effective. www.newmarketsadvisors.com

Veracle Media LLC is one of the largest providers of relevant and practical information to business owners, helping them start, manage and grow their companies. Veracle Media currently publishes three national magazines for the small-to-midsize business market, including: Small Business Success, Urban Success and Winning Bids. In addition to the magazines, Veracle Media partners with many of the leading small business organizations to host workshops, seminars and national conferences aimed at the various segments of small business. In 2007, Veracle Media launched SmallBusinessEdge.com, a web site dedicated to maintaining the ongoing dialogue between Veracle Media, its partners and business owners. www.smallbusinessedge.com

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship has been supporting entrepreneurship and innovation since 1989. Its top 20 academic program includes a comprehensive curriculum on both undergraduate and graduate levels. Outreach programs include the Family Business Forum, executive training programs, the Female Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the executive training seminars/courses for entrepreneurs, and the Business Plan Development program. Recognition programs include the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture Series, the NJ Family Business of the Year Awards, the NJ Female Entrepreneur Lecture, the East Coast Student Entrepreneur Awards and the NJ Business Idea Competition.

The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) at Fairleigh Dickinson University, was founded in the AACSB—accredited Silberman College of Business in 2005. ISE focuses on bringing people together to learn how to make their organizations and the world more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.  ISE concentrates on three related areas of contribution: applied research, education and services.

The Silberman College of Business is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative business education. The College is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its mission is to prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in a global business community characterized by rapid technological and social change. The educational programs are built on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of both the faculty and students, emphasizing the practice of business management through the applied research and professional activities of the faculty. Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey’s largest private university, is a nonsectarian, coeducational institution offering more than 100 degree programs on the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

Supporting Organizations

AJ O'Connor & Associates
IMC
MCCC

2009 Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Presented by the nationally recognized entrepreneurship center, the Rothman Institute, this half-day intensive seminar was designed to help executives from nonprofits, social enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses to better understand important trends and key factors for success as they seek to grow their organizations in these challenging times. The day featured presentations from innovation leaders, including:

Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, former presidential candidate

Dick Sweeney, co-founder Keurig Coffee

Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former exec. director, Craigslist Foundation


Attendees learned about:

  •      Starting and growing new social ventures
  •      How management can nurture a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship
  •      Best practices in implementing and sustaining innovation
  •      Leveraging technology to grow nonprofits in this challenging economy

SPEAKERS' PROFILES

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Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Amir Dossal guides the development of strategic alliances with governments, corporations, foundations and philanthropists in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. He has spearheaded the UN's engagement with a number of sectors, including technology, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment industries in support of humanitarian causes. Dossal is the UN's Representative for the partnership with media mogul Ted Turner's $1 billion donation, covering 450+ programs and projects in children’s health, women and population, climate change, and biodiversity. He also oversees management of the UN Democracy Fund, which he established in 2005.

Ralph Nader 160FULLRalph Nader, consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, has devoted his life to giving ordinary people the tools they need to defend themselves against corporate negligence and government indifference. He has been honored by Time magazine as “One of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the Twentieth Century,” and as “One of the 100 Most Influential Figures in American History,” by The Atlantic Magazine.

Working to empower the average American, Nader, one of the foremost modern day social entrepreneurs, has organized millions of citizens into hundreds of citizen groups which he helped start. They include the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Pension Rights Center, the Disability Rights Center, and the student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) that operate in over twenty states and most recently Single Payer Action, which seeks to provide comprehensive health insurance for every American.

Working with lawmakers, he was instrumental in creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Laws he helped draft and pass include the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Meat and Poultry Inspection Rules, the Air and Water Pollution Control Laws and the Freedom of Information Act and hundreds of other legislative victories locally and nationally. His efforts have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and made healthier many millions more.


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Dick Sweeney became a co-founder of Keurig in 1993 and joined the company full time as VP Engineering in 1996.  He brought to Keurig more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, product development and consulting for industrial and consumer appliances, including espresso machines. Prior to Keurig he was VP Manufacturing for Canrad-Hanovia, a manufacturer of scientific and UV lighting.  Before that was VP Operations for V-M Industries, a consumer appliances manufacturer and importer.  

At Keurig Dick’s responsibilities include Contract Manufacturing in North America and Asia, Quality Control and after market service. Through 2003, Dick was also responsible for Brewer Product Development and Packaging Engineering. Dick has developed several US and International Keurig brewer and packaging patents.  

Following service with the US Army, 52d Infantry (ABN) LRRP in Viet-Nam, Dick received his BS from New Jersey Institute of Technology where presently serves on the board of the Alfred Dorman Honors College, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


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Darian Rodriguez Heyman
After four years of service, Darian recently stepped down as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting emerging nonprofit leaders. While there, he helped launch Nonprofit Boot Camp, a one-day conference that quickly grew into the largest nonprofit gathering in San Francisco Bay Area history, and he also helped launch the Next Generation Leadership Forum and the Environmental Nonprofit Network.

Heyman also served as a Commissioner for the Environment and Operations Committee Chair for the City and County of San Francisco, and currently sits on the board of Project Ahimsa, a global effort to empower children through music. Recently, he was appointed as a High-Level advisor to the United Nations’ Global Alliance for ICT (Information & Communication Technology) and Development, and he continues to speak at major conferences and provide vital support to social entrepreneurs around the world. For his work, Independent Sector labeled him a “Vital Voice” in the nonprofit sector in their 2007 annual report.


Live webcast available (via SEEC) with video on-demand access post event


2008 Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference

SPEAKERS' PROFILES

BamiBastaniCropped LOGODr. Bami Bastani is the former President and Chief Executive Officer for Anadigics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), a leading supplier of semiconductor radio frequency integrated circuits for the wireless and broadband communications markets. He joined the company as the President and CEO in 1998 from Silicon Valley and served in that capacity for the past 10 years. Bastani has a successful track record of implementing transformation and managing innovation at several top semiconductor companies including Intel, National Semiconductor and Fujitsu Microelectronics.

In 1996, he joined Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. as Executive Vice President for System LSI Group, where he led semiconductor business units in System-On-Chip (SOC), LAN, Spark Processor and Spark-lite embedded processors and RFIC’s for worldwide markets.

In 1985, Bastani joined National Semiconductor where he served in several executive positions including Vice President and General Manager for Embedded Technologies Division, Memory Products Division, and Vice President of Technology Development. His business units covered embedded RISC processors, microcontrollers, multi-function peripherals, non-volatile memories with manufacturing and business units located in the US, Israel, Singapore, and Bangkok.

In 1980, he joined Intel Corporation as a Senior Device Engineer, and was promoted to Engineering Management where he was involved in memory and microprocessor technology development. He was the recipient of Intel Individual Achievement Award. He holds three U.S. patents and has authored one dozen publications.


RayStarkHoneywellCropped LOGODr. Raymond L. Stark was Vice President of Technology for Specialty Materials at Honeywell International, Inc. He was responsible for developing and executing technology strategies across all Honeywell’s Specialty Materials businesses, including the translation of market needs and new technology into performance solutions for our customers.

Stark was responsible for developing a technology organization with the performance excellence required to execute both short and long term growth strategies in each business and create an innovation culture driven to create value.

He collaborated with other global Honeywell businesses and served as a member of Honeywell’s Corporate Technology Leadership Board. He has a solid background in developing technology strategies aligned with emerging markets and the ability to execute growth programs targeted at new applications.

Stark joined Honeywell in 1999 from Dow Corning where his accomplishments included establishment of laboratories globally and the creation of international teams to formulate and develop strategies for
new product introductions. He lived in Japan for four years with responsibility for Dow Corning’s technology organizations and HSE for the Asian area. He serves on the Board of Director for IRI and is a member of ACS’s Corporation Associates Committee and a member of the Corporate Advisory Council for Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Charles Cascio, Vice President of Interactive Learning, goes beyond the traditional assessments to help deliver learning through the Internet, hand-held devices, and other multimedia technologies.

He joined ETS in 2000 as Director of Special Projects, coordinating a corporate image campaign and increasing visibility for ETS’ education reform activities. He led many initiatives, e.g., creation of the first companywide sales force, heading the Communications & Public Affairs Division, and incubating and creating the Interactive Learning Division in 2007.

Before joining ETS, Cascio was Vice President for Certification Standards and Teacher Development at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). He created standards-based products and services, established the NBPTS National Institutes program, and directed other higher education initiatives. A project with the Arts & Entertainment network won an Emmy Award for public service.

Cascio also worked as a teacher and a journalist. He holds a BA in economics and an MA in communications. He is on the board of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), an organization that helps high school students graduate and get work-based learning experience.

For 60 years ETS has advanced quality and equity in education through fair and valid assessments, research and related services. It administers 50 million assessments yearly in more than 180 countries and has won awards for innovative use of new technologies for computer- and internet-based testing.

 


 

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SPONSORS' PROFILES

NJAWBO´s Women´s Business Center believes that a strong base in small business, which includes every segment of the population, builds a strong community, and its past programs reflect a profound impact in the creation of new businesses and job generation for women. Created in 1998, the WBC is the educational arm of the 28 year old New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and provides a full spectrum of entrepreneurial programs for women throughout the state at three levels; burgeoning women entrepreneurs, experienced business owners and an outreach to underserved communities. The primary goal of NJAWBO´s Women´s Business Center is to provide the tools for women to become self-sufficient by owning and successfully operating their own businesses, thereby investing financially, intellectually and emotionally in their community.

NJN is New Jersey's only statewide broadcast network, reaching all 3 million New Jersey television households. A PBS member station, NJN has been on the air since 1971, creating a voice and image for the state. NJN is one of the leading producers of local programming in the PBS system and presents programs that promote civic engagement, capture the history of New Jersey, address the environment and social issues, and showcase the arts and culture. NJN Public Radio network and NJN's online services provide access to high quality news and information. With its conversion to digital transmission, NJN now broadcasts on four channels simultaneously, including NJN JerseyVision, which airs NJN news and original programs 24/7.

NJBIZ is the Garden State's only weekly business newspaper. Featuring a state-wide view of the area's most diverse economy, it provides extensive coverage of economic news, industry analysis and the impact of political initiatives on the business community. Our readers tap into the insightful writing in print and online, and benefit from the most current news available.

Moran Media Group is one of the largest providers of relevant and practical information to business owners, helping them start, manage and grow their companies. MMG currently publishes three national magazines for the small-to-midsize business market, including: Small Business Success, Urban Success and Winning Bids.In addition to the magazines, Moran Media Group partners with many of the leading small business organizations to host workshops, seminars and national conferences aimed at the various segments of small business. In 2007, MMG launched SmallBusinessEdge.com, a web site dedicated to maintaining the ongoing dialogue between MMG, its partners and business owners. www.moranmediagroup.com

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is an independent, self-supporting State entity dedicated to broadening New Jersey’s economic base by building vibrant, diverse communities, creating and maintaining jobs, and providing businesses and nonprofits with the necessary financial and technical support to grow and succeed. The EDA creates public/private partnerships to bridge financing gaps and to increase access to capital by the State's business community with an emphasis on small and mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations. It supports entrepreneurial development through training and mentoring programs. It undertakes real estate development projects important to the State's economic growth that will create new jobs and business opportunities and support community development and revitalization.

The New Jersey Technology Council provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC's more than 1,200 member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey's status as a leading technology center in the United States. In its efforts to serve the technology industries of the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Technology Council plans networking, informational and educational events for high-tech executives in the following sectors: Communications & Media; Engineering, Energy & Environment (E3); Electronics, Advanced Manufacturing & Materials; Life Sciences; IT/Software and Nanotechnology. www.njtc.org

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey 

Our members are among New Jersey’s most respected Fortune 100 businesses and top universities. Through the dedication of its volunteer membership base, The Council is a big supporter of education and is also committed to honoring and celebrating individual achievements in all aspects of R&D across the state. Programs, forums and discussions provide an invaluable exchange of information for top industry professionals. www.rdnj.org

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies has been supporting entrepreneurship and innovation since 1989. Its top 20 academic program includes a comprehensive curriculum on both undergraduate and graduate levels. Outreach programs include the Family Business Forum, executive training programs, the Female Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the executive training seminars/courses for entrepreneurs, and the Business Plan Development program. Recognition programs include the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture Series, the NJ Family Business of the Year Awards, the NJ Female Entrepreneur Lecture, the East Coast Student Entrepreneur Awards and the NJ Business Idea Competition.

The Silberman College of Business is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative business education. The College is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its mission is to prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in a global business community characterized by rapid technological and social change. The educational programs are built on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of both the faculty and students, emphasizing the practice of business management through the applied research and professional activities of the faculty. Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey’s largest private university, is a nonsectarian, coeducational institution offering more than 100 degree programs on the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.