Social Enterprise Conference

YANA Presents Its Inaugural Conference:

Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Yale Club of New York *
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 8:30 am – 6:30 pm – The Westin New York at Times Square

Are you in the nonprofit world, seeking to network with other nonprofit professionals and share ideas/best practices?

Are you a social entrepreneur with an idea that you would like to develop, fund, and launch?

Are you currently in the private sector, but considering a career transition to nonprofit or social enterprise?

Do you simply want to learn more about the latest opportunities and trends in the nonprofit and social sectors?

If your answer is YES to any of the above, then please join us on April 4 and 5 for YANA’s inaugural social enterprise conference:

Turning Vision Into Reality – a unique opportunity to connect, communicate, and collaborate with over 200 alumni and friends from the ever-growing Yale nonprofit community.


  • Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund
    “Doing Well by Doing Good: The Burring Lines Between the Nonprofit and For-Profit Sectors”
  • Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
    “The Evolution of the Social Entrepreneur: Past, Present, and Future”
  • Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact”
    Where Are the Biggest Opportunities for Social Change?”
  • Maxim Thorne, Executive Vice President of Development, Paley Center for Media


A discounted room block has been arranged at The Westin Times Square for conference attendees at the rate of $285+tax for a traditional room. This rate is only available until March 4, 2014 (subject to availability).  The hotel will make every effort to accommodate all reservation requests. All reservations received after the group cut-off date will be at their prevailing room rates, and subject to availability.
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The Friday April 4th reception featuring Bill Drayton is taking place at The Yale Club of New York City not the Westin Hotel in Times Square.  The Yale Club is located at 50 Vanderbilt across from Grand Central Station.

The full day conference on Saturday April 5th is taking place at the Westin Hotel in Times Square.

We realize that your printed admission ticket only mentions the Westin for both dates – we apologize for any confusion.  If you have any further questions please contact, many thanks –

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