|“It is more important now than ever to prioritize learning so that nonprofit organizations can be better poised to manage change,” said Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation. “Our goal at this conference was to provide high-quality training opportunities so that nonprofits can be able to continue to effectively meet their important missions.”
“This conference was a great opportunity to hit the pause button on our daily operations and reflect on our current situation mid-COVID,” stated Bill Kern, Executive Director of Countryside Conservancy in La Plume, Pennsylvania. “Hearing how other organizations are adapting to our new reality and planning for an unknown future has been both enlightening and encouraging.”
Sponsors for the 2020 NEPA Learning Conference included Moses Taylor Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The William C. McGowan Charitable Fund, Geisinger, The Luzerne Foundation, McGrail Merkel Quinn & Associates, Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, Edwards + Strunk, Penn State Scranton, Center City Print, Agile Strength Fitness, AllOne Foundation and Charities, and GiveGab.
This event was originally scheduled to take place in person in downtown Scranton but due to the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support the health and well-being of the region, the event took place virtually through Whova, an online conference platform.