"Strengthening Our Community: A Conference for Not-For-Profit Organizations," will take place March 25 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Skylands at Randolph, 729 Rt. 10, Randolph. The conference is free of charge to all nonprofit organizations providing service to Morris County residents, and will provide these agencies with an opportunity to come together to network, share ideas and explore ways to collaborate.

The event is aimed at nonprofit leadership such as executive directors, board leadership, directors of development, finance directors and those charged with fundraising.

The conference will feature a keynote address by New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez, who has held that post since June 2007 and is one of the few cabinet members asked to stay on by Governor Chris Christie.

Breakout sessions will cover such topics as Mergers and Collaborations in the Nonprofit Sector; Collaborating to Help Military Families and Veterans; and Unleashing a Nonprofit Organization's True Potential.

During lunch, Beata Caranci, director of economic forecasting for TD Bank, will share her forecast on the economy and the potential impact on the nonprofit community.

Registration is required by March 18. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register for the conference or for additional information, contact the Morris County Department of Human Services at 973-285-6881. The conference is sponsored by TD Bank and hosted by the Morris County Freeholders, the county's Department of Human Services and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. The program portion of the event is underwritten by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.