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M.A. in Nonprofit Management Conferences

Power Tools for Non Profits 2021

CenterPoint Energy, United Way of Greater Houston and the  University of Houston-Downtown will host the Annual Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference where experts from various fields share their knowledge in fund development, best practices, human resources, management strategies, marketing/public relations, organizational effectiveness, leadership, professional/career development and more, including:

  • Helping to sustain the viability of nonprofits in tough economic climate & challenging times
  • Improving participants' effectiveness professionally and personally through education & available resources
  • Increasing staff and volunteer morale, productivity and creativity
  • Inspiring, motivating and energizing participants' potential as they strive for excellence

This conference has supported professional staff and volunteers from diverse organizations such as social service agencies, community organizations, faith-based groups, government, schools and other educational institutions, business and professional associations.

This year's conference is packed with new speakers and topics that will help you stay energized, effective, and engaged in the crucial work being done by your organization. We know your work is important to the community and the clients you serve. Let us serve you with some new ideas, new connections, and new possibilities for yourself and your organization.​

Our world-class keynote speakers:

Dan Heath - international best selling author of Made to Stick, Switch, The Power of Moments and his most recent: Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. Dan will kick off our conference on Tuesday morning. He will reveal how some leaders have learned to spot problems in advance and the powerful levers we can use to shift to upstream action rather than downstream reaction.

Rob Pennington - will share strategies for buildi​ng greater collaboration, increasing organizational results, and reducing the conflicts that end up as issues on your desk.

When and Where

Join us on November 16, 17, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Web Conference

Fees and Registration

Cost: $25.00
Registration fee is non-refundable.
(UHD students can register for $10. Please contact Dr. Bill Flores at to get the discount code before registering).
For additional information related to registration, please call 713-221-8032 or email: or visit Power Tools Conference website.

Last updated 4/7/2022 3:31 AM