March 18-20 
Houston, Texas

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  • Members: $300
  • Nonmembers: $375

Through this two-day convening and study tour, participants will examine how human services community-based organizations can reduce the impact of poverty by engaging residents and building upon neighborhoods’ strengths and assets. Explore how to effectively generate opportunity by co-creating with community and engaging all voices.

Experience and learn firsthand how BakerRipley’s appreciative inquiry approach is driving success throughout Houston. As a member of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities' Strategy Counts initiative cohort from 2011-2015, BakerRipley was a key contributor to the Alliance’s Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofit Organizations strategy framework. This convening will highlight how BakerRipley has deployed the Commitments in its approach to reduce the impact of poverty.

Learn from experts, including residents; network with peers from across the country; and leave more knowledgeable and inspired to increase impact at home.   

Who Should Attend

  • Executives 
  • Program directors 
  • Fund development staff 
  • Individuals interested in placed based initiatives and engaging communities to build and strengthen neighborhoods 

Location and Lodging 

BakerRipley East Aldine Campus
3000 Aldine Mail Route Road
Houston, TX 77039


Event hotel and reduced rate coming soon.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Conference cancellations are subject to a $100 processing fee. Conference or networking activity cancellations received after Feb. 3, 2020 will not be refunded. Credit toward future Alliance events is not possible at this time. Notice of written cancellation must be emailed directly to Alliance Meetings Department.

Direct questions to the Alliance Meetings Department.