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Second Annual Union County Nonprofit Consortium Networking Conference Set for Thursday, May 28th at L’Affaire in Mountainside

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Nonprofit Consortium will hold its Second Annual Networking conference addressing a wide range of topics  on Thursday, May 28th, beginning 8:30 a.m. at L’Affaire Fine Catering in Mountainside. 

“The conference is designed to enable nonprofit organizations throughout Union County to collaborate with one another, strengthen their organizations, and ensure the provision of a strong social services safety net for the people of Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh, who is speaking at the conference.  “The Freeholder Board is committed to working with the county’s nonprofits in providing essential services, and we appreciate the efforts of Sid Blanchard (Executive Director of Community Access Unlimited) for taking the lead to organize this important event.”

Through panel and roundtable discussions, the conference will address a wide range of topics, including: creating financial sustainability; governance and the role of agency Board members; strategic development; advocacy; funding and financing. A presentation will also be made by Linda Czipo, Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofits, that will examine the future of nonprofits.

“The mission of the Union County Nonprofit Consortium is to “promote the common good of vital services to Union County citizens by maintaining a strong system of social service agencies in Union County,” said Blanchard.  “The conference is an effort to engage agencies and create an ongoing dialogue.”

Any nonprofit agency in Union County is welcome to attend.  Registration deadline is May 21.  Registration fee is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch.  To register online, go to  For further information call Community Access Unlimited at 908-354-3040.