Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 91: The Workshops

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Today is Day 2 of the NextGen:Charity conference, so I trekked up to Columbia University's Lerner Hall for a morning of workshops with nonprofit leaders. Some folks from Taproot and American Express were featured as presenters for one of the workshops on the topic of helping organizations to create and scale their own pro bono opportunities. I have to say, we really knocked it out of the park with fantastic information. Though not as inspiring as yesterday's short talks, the workshops were a great way to bring some practical application to the big ideas we heard the prior afternoon.

The rest of the day was a mad rush to get my affairs in order before heading to Houston for the holidays. Despite having to fly out of Newark, which requires multiple transfers on several transit lines, the commute went smoothly, and I was on a plane home with time to spare. I will be using my week off to take a brief break from this blog (which, after all, is supposed to feature New York day-to-day), but I'll be back next Monday, November 29. I will, in all likelihood, still be taking photos in Houston, so check my Facebook page for those updates. Have a very happy Thanksgiving, and I'll see you in several days!

Workshop with Jonah Halper.
Our presenters Lindsay and Meredith during a question-and-answer session.
I promise the room was fuller than this. Most people had a tendency to sit at the back of the room.
Mingling with attendees and answering questions after the workshop.
Lindsay gives a friendly smile to a workshop attendee.
The window view of Columbia University's campus.
The glass and steel walkways of Lerner Hall.
The sleek, modern architecture of Lerner Hall from the fifth floor.
Christmas decorations popping up at Penn Station.
Waiting to board New Jersey Transit to Newark Liberty Airport.


  1. I think you meant November 29th not December 29th.

  2. You're right. Correction made.