Registration

2015 Community Works Conference-Monday, January 26, 2015 From 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Workshop A: Fundraising for Small Shops

When resources are limited and expectations are high, how can you maximize results?
This workshop will provide ways to:

Workshop Leader: Theresa A. Shubeck

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Ruotolo Associates
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Workshop B: Creating Donors Through Event Experience

Online and On-site-Turn your event attendees into advocates and fundraisers! There are several simple steps to do just that. What your audience sees, hears and feels before, at, and after your events matters. Matt will share tips to maximize your connection with them. Key year-round communication points will include how to use music, storytelling, and event layout to connect with your stakeholders and create new ones.

Workshop Leader: Matt Glass

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Eventage
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Workshop C: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: Diversifying Your Fundraising

For most of us, diversifying fundraising really means paying more attention to individual donors, who give more than 80% of all charitable gifts. We’ll discuss thinking differently about your donors, growing new contributors, engaging your existing donor base in ever-deeper ways, and evaluating major and legacy gift prospects.

Workshop Leader: Elizabeth Wagner

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Princeton Area Community Foundation
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Workshop D: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Get Started Raising Major Gifts

For executive directors and development staff who want to raise significantly more money for their organizations by making the leap into major gifts fundraising, but haven’t had the courage or know-how to get started.

Are you focused on event planning and grant writing, leaving little or no time to focus on your biggest and best donors? Most staff members at small and medium sized nonprofits are not effectively soliciting major gifts for their organizations. Whether a major gift for your organization is $1,000 or $10,000, you will learn how ask for and receive more major gifts this year. We will discuss the who, what, when, why, and where of asking. You will:

Workshop Leader: Amy Eisenstein

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Tri Point Fundraising
View website:www.tripointfundraising.com

Workshop E: Best Practices for Building a Strong All-Volunteer Organization

Managing an all volunteer organization has unique challenges. In this workshop each panelist who represents a successful all volunteer organization will share their best practices for:

  1. The role of the Board,
  2. Making their mission a reality,
  3. How they recruit and organize volunteers to accomplish projects.

Panelist: Bryan E. Screws, CPA, MBA, CGMA

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Lawrence Township Community Foundation
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Panelist: Kris Muse

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Rotary Club of Princeton
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Panelist: Sandra Moran

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Junior League of Greater Princeton
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Facilitator: Amy Klein

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Volunteer Connect View Biography
View website: www.volunteerconnectNJ.org

Workshop F: The Three R’s of Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain, Recognize

Managing your volunteers is essential to managing your effectiveness in delivering on your mission. In this workshop you will learn how to:

Workshop Leader: Gil Gordon

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Gil Gordon Associates
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Workshop G: Harnessing the Power of Youth as Volunteers

This panel of representatives from organizations that work with young people will discuss how they use them as volunteers so that both the organization and the youth benefit.

Panelist: Leontyne Anglin

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Beyond Expectations, Inc
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Panelist: Carl Clark

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Urban Promise Trenton
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Panelist: Elizabeth M. Casparian, PhD

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HiTOPS
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Facilitator: Tee Williams

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TBA
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Workshop H: The Process of Recruiting Effective Board Members

Recruiting effective board Members is part science and part art. This workshop will expose you to the science and walk you through the six steps in the cycle of recruiting effective board members—and then keeping them.

Workshop Leader: Laura Otten

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The Non-Profit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business
View website: www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org

Workshop I: Engaging Your Board

Motivate your board to get engaged in communicating your organization’s mission. Understand how to increase their involvement overall and to make them more effective. Learn what needs to be done and how to do it!

Workshop Leader: Linda Meisel

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Jewish & Family Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County
View website: www.jfcsonline.org

Workshop J: Leadership: Empowering Your Group to Accomplish the Mission

This workshop will focus on developing skills and providing specific techniques you can use immediately to engage and motivate your group. Techniques will address the following areas:

Workshop Leader: Marge Smith

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Founder Community Works & Non-Profit Consultant
View website: www.princetoncommunityworks.org

Workshop K: the Nuts and Bolts of Strategic Planning

In this “hands-on” workshop you will learn how to engage your organization in the development of a forward-leaning, collaboratively designed strategic plan. The planning process will proceed from the identification and examination of challenges and beliefs, through the creation of a meaningful mission/purpose statement, to specific goals and action plans. We will also address monitoring the progress and effectiveness of the plan and making timely adjustments.

Workshop Leader: Arthur Firestone

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Arthur Firestone Associates
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Workshop L: Mapping Out Your Digital Marketing Plan for the New Year

If you feel your organization’s social media presence lacks direction and a clear purpose, this session is for you. Learn about:

Workshop Leader: Deborah L. Smith

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Foxtrot Media
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Workshop M: Financial Literacy and Oversight

For Board Members, Executive Directors and CFOs

Workshop Leader: Jack Fein, CPA, CGFM, PSA

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The Mercadien Group
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Workshop Leader: Kyle Neeld, CPA

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The Mercadien Group
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Workshop N: Budget Basics for the Non-Accountant

Finally—a workshop where you can learn about financials:

Workshop Leader: Dennis Kilfeather, MBA, ABA, RTP, RTRP

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Lear & Pennepacker, LLP
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Workshop O: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You: Legal Issues Facing Non-Profits

This workshop will provide an overview of significant issues non-profits should address when working with volunteers.
Topics covered include:

Workshop Leader: Christine Michelle Duffy ESQ.

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Pro Bono Partnership
View website: www.probonopartner.org

Workshop P: Program Assessment

Top organizations regularly engage in self-assessment and evaluation of outcomes to be sure they are fulfilling their mission. The results of program assessments can be shared with stakeholders to demonstrate the positive impact of an organization’s programs and activities. This presentation will review best practices in aligning an organization’s mission to its programs and in evaluating the effectiveness of those programs. It will include a review of assessment tools and techniques as well as tips for analyzing and presenting the resulting data. Participants will apply several tools to short case studies and leave with materials to assess the effectiveness of their own programs and inform change.

Workshop Leader: Linda Bregstein Sherr

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Mercer County Community College
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Workshop Leader: Karen Hildreth Bearce, PhD

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Mercer County Community College
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Workshop Q: Make it Work! Personality Styles and Differences in the Workplace

In order to build a collaborative work environment, each team member should know their leadership style, how it impacts their work, and how it could impact the work of other team members.
Leaders need to understand not only their work styles but also how

The Bonner Foundation developed the base content of this workshop.

Workshop Leader: Brittany Aydelotte

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Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey
View website: bonner.tcnj.edu

Workshop R: Telling Your Story: Creating A Compelling Message

You’re committed and passionate about your organization’s mission, but how can you effectively communicate it to others?  In this workshop you’ll go beyond a mere “elevator speech” to learn and practice how to put a human face on your organization and connect with others what truly motivates your heart.

Workshop Leader: Susan Kirkland

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Life Consulting, LLC
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Workshop S: Winning Communications Strategies to Build Positive Relationships

Have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to talk with some people and so easy to talk with others? Can you recall an occasion where you met someone for the first time and immediately liked that person? A major goal of this workshop is to help you understand the impact your communication skills have on other people by learning the following:

Workshop Leader: D.A. Graham

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DNA Consulting, LLC
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Workshop T: Getting Started in Social Media

Are you a newcomer to social media? Learn how it can help your organization’s communications strategy to gain more visibility, more volunteers, and more donors for your cause. This session will focus on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. We will step through the basics from account set up to using some easy tools to help you manage your social media.

Workshop Leader: Colleen Miller

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Miller Social Media/Green Cottage Studios
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Workshop U: How To Be Social: Create and Communicate Your Content on Social Media – Advanced for those using Social Media

Learn how to find and create great content to share on social media. Get inspired to think about the types of information your connections want and how you can educate, entertain, and inform them to start and develop lasting relationships.

Workshop Leader:Jennifer Gardella

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Your Social Media Hour
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Workshop V: So I’m On LinkedIn. Now What?

You know LinkedIn is for networking, but did you also know it’s for lead generation, awareness building, and fundraising? You’re at Princeton Community Works because you’re involved in the community. Now learn how you can use LinkedIn to get the community involved in what you’re doing! Put LinkedIn to work:

LinkedIn is the world’s leading site for professional networking, boasting 2 new members every second who are joining the existing 330+ million.

Workshop Leader: Ed Han

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About.com
View website: Ed’s Linkedin profile page