AMI Poster Session

The Poster Session at the Alliance Management Institute (AMI) allows students to showcase a best practice from their campus Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association, best practice for the nonprofit sector, or research conducted in one or more of the Alliance competency areas. Recognition will be awarded at AMI in four categories: 1) Best Practices Representing the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association, 2) Best Practices for the Nonprofit Sector, 3) Undergraduate Student Research and 4) Graduate Student Research. First, second, and third place awards will be presented in each category.

2018 Poster Submissions

Best Practices in the Alliance Student Association

Best Practice in the Nonprofit Sector

Undergraduate/Graduate Research

Deadlines

Monday, October 23, 2017 – Submit Intent to Apply Application

Applicants must complete the poster (abstract) application for review. The application requests the Poster Category, Title of Presentation, Campus, Primary Contact Name, and Names of Additional Presenter(s), along with a 100-word abstract that summarizes the project.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Final PowerPoint poster presentation must be submitted to Andrew Juarez.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Students will share their posters with judges, students, faculty and nonprofit professionals as part of the conference program. Presentation times will be assigned.

Criteria for PowerPoint Posters

Poster Requirements

  • Posters must be created and presented using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Posters must address the criteria (including the required headings) listed below.
  • Students will give a 5-minute oral presentation for their poster and respond to judges questions on January 4, 2018 (times will be assigned).
  • See below for Poster Judging Rubrics for Best Practices, Undergraduate Research, and Graduate Research.

Best Practices in a Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association

The PowerPoint poster content and presentation must:

  • Represent a single project, activity or event that was organized by a group of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students;
  • Address a minimum of two (2) Alliance competencies;
  • Demonstrate how the project contributed to specific student learning outcomes in each competency area presented;
  • Illustrate collaborative efforts with other constituents/stakeholders;
  • Show overall impact of activity in meeting Student Association goals; and
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the project and its outcomes.

Include the following headings:

  • Title
  • Project goals/objectives
  • Project outcomes
  • Student activities
  • Competencies addressed
  • Student outcomes
  • Project/Activity impact
  • Connection to the literature (minimum of 2 references)

Best Practices in the Nonprofit Sector

The PowerPoint poster content and presentation must:

  • Identify a social problem addressed by a nonprofit organization(s) or nonprofit organizational issue;
  • Address a minimum of two (2) Alliance competencies;
  • Demonstrate how the project/proposal/applied research contributed to each competency area identified;
  • Illustrate collaborative efforts with other constituents/stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the project and its outcomes.

Include the following headings:

    • Title
    • Project goals/objectives
    • Project processes (included resources required)
    • Competencies addressed
    • Project/Activity outcomes and  impact
    • Connection to the literature (minimum of 2 references)

Undergraduate or Graduate Research

The PowerPoint poster content and presentation must:

      • Address a research or practice question aligned with one or more Alliance Competencies;
      • Include at minimum a summary of the related scholarly literature, the
      • research methods used, key findings and results, analysis and implications for research and practice.
      • Incorporate a minimum of five (5) (for undergraduate) or a minimum of ten (10) (for graduate) books and/or peer-reviewed articles;

Include the following headings:

      • Title
      • Research question
      • Literature
      • Research Method
      • Findings/results/Analysis
      • Implications for Research and Practice

Oral Presentations

      • Students will present their PowerPoint poster in front of a panel of judges.
      • A projector and screen will be provided at AMI.
      • More details regarding presentation room and schedules will be sent to participants after registering their posters.
      • Oral presentations must last no longer than 5 minutes and must demonstrate professionalism in dress, display, and content.
      • Posters will be created and presented in Microsoft PowerPoint.

2017 Poster Winners – AMI Denver, Co

First Place – Best Practices

Student: Sabrina Brant

Campus: Georgia College

Week of Community Engagement

First Place – Undergraduate Research

Students: Alyona Strohbehn, Madeline Davidson, and Nadir Khan

Campus: University of Northern Iowa

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First Place – Graduate Research

Student: Karen Jackson

Campus: Wright State University

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