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UHD Supports Annual Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference


By Hayden Bergman

UHD, together with CenterPoint Energy and United Way of Greater Houston, will host the 30th annual renowned community conference, Power Tools for Nonprofits, on Nov. 14 at NRG Arena. This conference brings together experts from various fields to share their knowledge in fund development, best practices, human resources, management strategies, marketing/public relations, organizational effectiveness, leadership, professional/career development, and more. 

UHD’s own Dr. Hong Lin, Professor of Computer Science, and Dr. Subash Pakhrin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, will present at 3 p.m. in room 201. Their presentation, “A Brief Review of the State-of-the-Art AI for Nonprofits,” will show how nonprofits have leveraged AI to improve efficiency and fund-raising success. 

As a leader in nonprofit management education with award-winning faculty such as Dr. Hanjin Mao, UHD is the perfect partner for nonprofits in Houston and elsewhere.  

Conference sessions are designed for: 

  • Helping to sustain the viability of nonprofits in tough economic climate times 
  • Improving participants’ effectiveness professionally and personally through education and available resources 
  • Creating opportunities for networking and collaboration 
  • Increasing staff and volunteer morale, productivity, and creativity 
  • Inspiring, motivating and energizing participants’ potential as they strive for excellence 
  • All of the Power Tools sessions count for CFRE continuing education credit, with the exception of “Recognizing and Responding to Hate Crimes.” The credit seeker is responsible for submitting any and all documentation to the appropriate parties. 

Purchase tickets, view the full agenda, and learn about the speakers online

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.