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Six organizations offer nonprofit lecture series at Lawrence Tech

Release Date: September 28, 2010

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Six southeastern Michigan organizations have partnered to offer a speaker series, Executive to Executive, designed to offer nonprofit leaders and board members practical applications to help their organizations succeed and grow.

The four-part series hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University is offered through a partnership of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Plante & Moran, Blender Consulting Group and the McGregor Fund.

The Executive to Executive series will feature prominent leaders who are making a difference in the nonprofit sector speaking on timely topics:

  • “Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations,” Rip Rapson, president of the Kresge Foundation, Tuesday, Oct. 26.
  • “Maximizing the Internet,” Tim Freeth, online operations manager for Google, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
  • “Mergers and Collaborations,” Richard Dugas, chief executive officer of Pulte Corporation, and Michael Brennan, chief executive officer of United Way, Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
  • “Strategic Innovation,”Allan Afuah, associate professor of strategy at the University of Michigan, Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

All presentations will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. in room M218 in the Buell Management Building, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield. The registration fee is $25 per session or $80 for the series, and registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants can register by contacting Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management at (248) 204-3095 or visiting  

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.