• Nonprofit Leadership Summit

    Nonprofit Leadership Summit

    Emerging trends in nonprofits

    The Nonprofit Leadership Summit, Monday, April 20, 2015, is a collaboration of alumni, local nonprofit representatives and current students. The event is an opportunity for students to engage with alumni and external community professionals working in the nonprofit sector.

    Adapting business models and organizational systems for impact and sustainability

    Nonprofits in various sub-sectors have to adapt to emerging realities to ensure ongoing relevance, impact and sustainability. These adaptations might include innovative products and services, redesigned organizational structures, mergers with other organizations, or other measures. Come explore how nonprofits are forging new ground and new models to better serve their communities and increase community impact.

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    The summit will begin with a panel of leaders discussing adapting business models and systems for impact and sustainability. Attendees will then divide into subsectors for roundtable discussions.

    • Monday, Monday, April 20, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
    • Anderson Center on Hamline University's St. Paul Campus
    • Cost is $10 (free for students)
    • Appetizers and light refreshments will be served
    • Parking is free and ticketing suspended after 6 p.m. for this event on all surface permit lots with the exception of reserved spaces. The Anderson Center underground parking ramp is available for a fee of $1.00 per hour.
    • Space is limited: Register by April 15 to reserve your spot

    Detailed Schedule

    6 - 6:30 p.m. Check-in and Reception
    6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Panel Presentations
    7:15 – 8 p.m. Roundtable discussion (guided networking)
    8 – 8:30 p.m. Wrap up and Questions 

    Panel of Leaders


    Rob Routhieaux, Ph. D.

    RouthieauxAs the director of nonprofit programs at Hamline and an associate professor of management in Hamline’s School of Business, Rob Routhieaux has more than twenty years of experience assisting nonprofits with organizational development. He teaches courses in leadership development, organizational behavior, managerial communication, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management for graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to teaching and serving as director of Hamline's nonprofit programs, Professor Routhieaux has also served as a lead instructor and module coordinator for module one of the Hamline MBA program. His research focuses on leadership, organizational development, nonprofit collaborations, and curriculum development. Dr. Routhieaux works with a number of nonprofit organizations as a board member, advisor, and executive director coach.


    Bari Amadio

    AmadioA native Philadelphian, Bari Amadio's varied career has resulted in degrees in psychology, nursing, education, law, and, most recently, nonprofit management from Hamline University’s School of Business. She has taught Management Theory, served as CEO of an internationally focused family business and coordinated Pew Charitable Trusts and U.S. Dept. of Education grants in MN. Her passion is for the arts, and she has been an active participant in Rochester’s arts and cultural scene for more than three decades, receiving, among other awards,  the Mayor’s Medal of Honor for Artistic/Cultural Achievement. She has been chair/officer of many arts-related boards, including Rochester Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Women’s Association of the MN Orchestra-Rochester and the Perpich Center for Arts Education, and has served as an operating support grant panelist for the MN State Arts Board. She is currently employed as the CEO of the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.

    Susie Brown

    BrownSince 2010, Susie Brown has served as Public Policy Director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Previously, Susie served as executive director of Child Care WORKS, as public policy director for The Family Partnership, and in several roles with Planned Parenthood in Connecticut and Vermont, including public affairs director and director of Planned Parenthood’s 501(c)4 Vermont Action Fund. She teaches in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program at the Hamline University School of Business. Susie has a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College, and an M.P.A. from the University of Vermont. She serves on the public policy committees of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, the National Council of Nonprofits and Independent Sector.

    Armando Camacho

    CamachoPresident and CEO of Opportunity Partners, Armando Camacho is a nationally recognized, collaborative, mission-focused leader with extensive nonprofit and education experience. Prior to joining Opportunity Partners, Armando served as President of Neighborhood House, worked as a district administrator for the St. Paul Public School District and as a principal for the Minneapolis Public School District. Armando’s nonprofit board service has included Greater Twin Cities United Way, MAP for Non-Profits, St. Paul Rotary Club, Charities Review Council and Friends of the St. Paul Public Libraries, among others.