BETHEL, NY - Healthcare providers, hospitals, the region’s diverse businesses and nonprofit organizations are registering daily for the Fifth Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit hosted once again by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on March 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration takes place online at

Experts and community leaders from the region and New York City will highlight the timely theme, “Working Together for Healthier Communities and Improved Quality of Life.”

Among the 15 speakers and panelists are Dr. Anne Zahradnik of Marist College-Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration; Steven H. Mosenson, Esq. of The Center for Discovery; John Mondanaro of Mt. Sinai Medical Center-Louis Armstrong Dept. of Music Therapy; Dr. Gerard Galarneau of Catskill Regional Medical Center; Susan Weinrich of NYCON, and H. Aldervan Daly of New York University.

The keynote speaker is March Gallagher of Pattern for Progress.

In panel discussions, breakout work sessions and networking, participants will focus on vital topics such as building healthier communities; broadly partnering and collaborating with hospitals and community nonprofits; being thoughtful fundraisers; maximizing website-based donations; planned giving techniques; retirement plans for nonprofits and addressing the needs of the aging in our region.

Of special note for participants: the Certified Fund Raising Executive certification, awarded by CFRE International in 80 countries, has approved full participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Summit for up to six points for initial certification and/or re-certification.

The Summit will feature presentations of the three finalists for the annual Nonprofit Innovation Award.

Conference judges will select the $5,000 first place winner and two $500 award recipients.

Bethel Woods Center is the Planning Partner and Host of the event. Collaborating Partners are Marist College-Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, and Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Major financial sponsors to date include Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., and Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Inc., as well as Bold Gold Media Group, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, and Sullivan Renaissance.

Opportunities abound for individuals, organizations and businesses to support the Summit with sponsorships, ranging from Leading Partners at $5,000 to Loyal Supporters at $500.

For questions about the event and the full program of events, speakers, and panels at the Summit, visit the website at or telephone, Linda C. Hartley, President of Hartley Consulting Inc. and Summit Co-Chair at