IECC Thrive Conference.

Nonprofit Capacity Building


Keynote Speakers:

Stephen Bennett, CEO, Caravanserai Project

George Weiner, Founder, Chief Whaler, Whole Whale

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Director, UCR 

Center for Social Innovation

October 4, 2019

The Conference

One Day of Powerful Collaboration
04 October 2019
8:30 am

This event is being hosted by the Inland Empire Community Collaborative (IECC). This one-day conference will offer strategies, and toolkits for staff and board members looking to build and sustain their organizations. If your nonprofit organization is interested in finding out more about how to strengthen its abilitly to fill gaps in services in your community, please plan on joining us at this exciting event!





REGULAR FEE:  $135.00

Early registration- $89.00 before June 15, 2019

$105.00 June 1- August 25, 2019

Same Day Registration:  $150.00


(Registration includes: Full day conference, continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and afternoon snack) 


Doubletree Hotel

285 E Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408



For more information, please contact Susan Gomez at, or call (909)693-7642.


About IECC

What is the IECC?


 The Inland Empire Community Collaborative (IECC) is the result of four years of 31 non-profit agencies working together to strengthen our organizations and improve outcomes for individuals and communities throughout San Bernardino County.  Each member organization in the IECC participated in a yearlong capacity building academy (CBA), including ongoing technical assistance and coaching.  Each of the members have a sustainability plan which directly responds to the needs and priorities of our target audiences and local communities.  Funding for this groundbreaking and ambitious capacity building strategy has been provided by First 5 San Bernardino County and implemented by the esteemed consulting firm Social Entrepreneurs Inc.




A Coming of Age,High Desert New Beginings, Walden Family Service,  Mom &  Dad Project- Bear Valley Community Hospital, Boy's & Girl's Club San Gorgonio, Colton Chrisitan Church, Agape Community Church, Community Health Systems Inc. El Sol Family Services, Music Changing Lives, Autism Society of Inland Empire, Doves Domestic Violent, Mountain Counseling & Training, Inc. Litehouse CFS, Rolling Start, Inc.  Giving 365, Greenhouse FFA. 




Plenary Speakers:
George Weiner, Founder Chief Whaler, Whole Whale

George is the Founder and CEO of Whole Whale, and an adjunct professor at NYIT.  Prior to Whole Whale, George was the CTO of  Under his leadership, the organization became an innovator in social media, mobile technologies and social cause. 

George founded  Whole Whale in 2010 with the goal of helping more nonprofits benefit from the digital strategies he was using at DoSomthing.  Since then, George has worked with over 50 nonprofits to increase cause awareness, multiply meaningful online engagement, and train teams to implement strategic use of data and technology.  He is also a speaker at conferences and workshops around nonprofit technology. 

Stephen Bennett,  CEO Caravanserai Project, California Endowment, Board Member

Stephen is a leader in NGO management, human and health services, technology

and philanthropy. His current focus includes areas of health care access, international conservation, disabilities and human rights. Stephen was CEO of United Cerebral Palsy from 2003 to 2016. Previously he had served as the

President of Pallotta Teamworks (charity event production organization), Founder and Chair of TransDecisions (Software firm), Founding Partner, Sokolov, Schwab and Bennett (Healthcare Consulting group), and CEO of AIDS Project LA. He was

a VISTA/PeaceCorp volunteer in the 1970’s. Currently, he serves on the Boards of The California Endowment and the ARCUS Foundation. He has served on numerous boards and


2019 Thrive Presenters:  
Karthick Ramakrishnan, UCR, CSI, Kelly Marshall, SEI,  Anthony Silard, CSUSB, Sharyn Church, Stacy Lee, Children Now, Sarah Boxx, SEI, Lisa Watson, SEI, Susan Gomez, Megan Meadors, IECC.
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FEE:  Early registration- $110.00 before August 15, 2019

          Regular registration- $135.00

         Late registration- $150.00   

(Registration includes: Full day conference, continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and afternoon snack) 


Doubletree Hotel

285 E Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408

For more information, please contact Susan Gomez at, or call (909)693-7642.

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3927 La Hacienda Dr.

San Bernardino, Ca. 92494


Fax: 123-456-7890

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