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Nonprofit innovation featured at "Begging for Change" luncheon hosted by NICNE

Tuesday, April 16, 2013  
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The Northern Illinois Center for Non-profit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford College is hosting a luncheon and program on Wednesday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 North Bell School Road, Rockford.

Robert EggerThis event features Robert Egger, nationally recognized speaker and author of Begging for Change: The dollars and sense of making nonprofits responsive, efficient and rewarding for all, Mr. Egger is the founder and former President of the D.C. Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., and founder and current President of L.A. Kitchen in Los Angeles, Calif. He travels extensively, promoting nonprofit innovation to everyone from Fortune 500 companies and business schools, to college campuses, culinary institutes and nonprofit organizations. D.C. Kitchen was named one of President George H.W Bush’s Thousand Points of Light and has been featured on Oprah, Nightline, and 48 Hours as well as in the Washington Post, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Egger encourages service providers to be more innovative and results-driven, for corporate and nonprofit leaders to be more focused and responsible, and for citizens who contribute to be more demanding of their return on investment. He recommends that communities work together to look for solutions to break the cycle of poverty rather than opportunities to blame.

Egger’s book, Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding For All, was released in 2004 by HarperCollins. It received the 2005 McAdam Book Award for "Best Nonprofit Management Book” by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

The cost is $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. An exclusive dialogue time from 1:30 – 3 p.m. is also available for $50. Contact Karen Ream at (815)394-4384 or for more information and for reservations.

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