CNP partnered with the University of Houston in mid-November to offer the 16th Annual Power Tools for Non-profits Conference. The event is an educational forum for volunteers, professionals and board members from the non-profit sector, enabling them to run their organizations more efficiently and effectively. Participants learned to better leverage resources, strengthen their organizations and improve the quality of life for the clients they serve. Despite the sluggish economy, about 640 participants from Southeast Texas attended the conference. Carol Weisman, shown right, an internationally known speaker and author of “Fundraising Superheroes” and “Raising Charitable Children,” delivered the keynote address on fundraising with board involvement.