Kids In Need Foundation

National Network Summit

June 28-30, 2017 | Portland, Maine

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*Hurry, early bird registration ends May 26th!

Hotel and event venue: Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks. Book your hotel group rate for the Summit here*Group rate expires May 26th. Shuttle service available to and from the airport. 

Join us at the annual Kids In Need Foundation National Network Summit! This event offers teacher free stores across the country the opportunity to enhance their nonprofit work through networking, lectures, panels, and discussions around best practices. This three-day event is open to our Full and Junior Affiliate members, as well as those currently operating teacher free stores or considering opening a teacher free store.

Guest speakers include:

Coming back this year:

New this year:

Want a deeper dive into potential collaborations to generate more partners, funding, volunteers, and/or product? This pre-Summit activity will be participation-based and designed for you to walk away with tangible steps and ideas to grow your organization. This active session will focus on the above mentioned topics and benefit from the input of all participants. Kohl’s, Target, and Walmart are organizations that may have the capacity to help with all four of these topics and will be the launch point of the session. We encourage you to bring your laptop, to start working on new partnerships on the spot. Bring your own collaboration success stories as well that others can implement in their Centers.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, June 28th, from 9am-12pm. Please note that this session is only available to our Full and Junior Affiliates. If you will be attending, please indicate on your registration under “Ticket Options.” If you have already registered but will be attending, please let Lauren know and she can add to your registration. This opportunity is only available during the early bird timeframe, available until May 26, 2017. Contact Lauren with questions.

Welcome Dinner:

Final schedule coming soon!

For travel purposes, registration will be from 1-3pm on June 28th, and
the Summit will conclude at 2pm on June 30th. 

Questions? Contact Lauren Smith, Director of Network Relations.


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