The 2013 Community Works conference was a huge success. Thanks to all that participated. Look for us in the spring – when we begin our plans for the 2014 Community Works conference.
Choose from 21 workshops designed to enable boards, staff and volunteers in the non-profit community to work together more effectively by networking, developing skills and raising community awareness. Participants may attend two of the twenty one workshops. A box dinner will be provided. Space is limited, and workshops will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended.
|During the online registration process you will be selecting two main workshops and one (as an alternate) from the list of workshops below. Please note the workshops you wish to attend before clicking the register button.|
|A||Workshop A: Top 10 Things People Want From Your Website
|B||Workshop B: Social Media Toolkit
Stephen Streicher, Director Marketing & Communications, New York Cares, Inc.
|C||Workshop C: Overview of Technologies to Benefit Your Non-Profit
Andrew Marshall (Drew), CEO/Principal, Primed Associates, LLC
|D||Workshop D: Networking: Connecting and Building Relationships for Yourself and for Your Organization
The #1 reason to network is to build relationships. The art of building these relationships is fascinating, rewarding and fun. The workshop covers: 5 Tips to Outshine the Crowd at Networking; Who Do You Know? Who Do They Know?; 3 Keys to Relationships that Profit Your Organization; The seasoned networker is not after a donation…not at first.
Lorette Pruden, PhD, of Team Nimbus NJ
Workshop E: The ABC’s of an Effective PR Campaign
Branding: Getting Noticed; WIFM (What’s In It For Me); What to do Now
Michelle Banks, Founder of The Darin C. Banks Foundation
Workshop F: Elements of Strong Financial Oversight
This workshop includes Best Practices for strong financial oversight by boards, audit committees and management. It also provides highlights of the latest Form 990 including “good” governance policies and practices; compensation disclosures; other key areas IRS is focused on.
Jack H. Fein, CPA, CGFM, PSA Managing Director. The Mercadien Group & Lisa M. Thouin, CPA, Managing Director, The Mercadien Group
Workshop G: Budget Basics for the Non-Accountant
Understanding how to start the budget; Review of Budget templates; Cash Flow Management.
Dennis Kilfeather, MBA, ABA, ATP, RTRP, Supervisor at Lear & Pannepacker
HWorkshop H: Program Accountability: Measuring & Evaluating Outcomes
Outcome measurement is a valuable tool to demonstrate how your organization has contributed to discernible changes for your clients. This workshop describes what outcome measurement is and what it is not, as well as providing an overview of benefits. Participants will: Learn how to use a structured logic model as a framework for identifying and measuring the outcomes of your programs and services; Learn how to differentiate and see the relationship between outcomes and activities; Learn how to develop meaningful and appreciate measures for your outcomes.
Dr. John E. Brothers, Principal, Quidoo Consulting LLCI
Workshop I: How to be an Effective Board Member
The Roles & Responsibilities of the Board include: What the collective Board must do; What is expected of individual trustees; How to find the right individuals to fit into the Board as a whole to achieve your mission.
Carol McKinney, Executive Director, Volunteer Management Centers, Inc.
Workshop J: Moving an Established Board to a Higher Level of Engagement
Maximize board members’ talents; Strengthen communication with the board; Explore executive succession planning.
Mary Jean Weston,Assistant Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers – New Jersey Chapter (NASW-NJ)
Workshop K: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You – A General Primer of Legal Issues
“Knowledge is power” – Frances Bacon. Please join Veena for legal basics to help empower you in leading your nonprofit. Questions explored include: Steps to take before collaborating with another non-profit; Are there risks involved in using social media; Are there certain documents you should have on hand? Participants will be able to submit questions as well. The goal is to have an interactive discussion and, maybe, a bit of fun.
Veena Seelochan. Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership
Workshop L: Secrets of Motivation: How to Get and Keep Volunteers and Staff
Learning how to motivate people to stay involved and work together to accomplish goals is a challenge. This workshop will enable you to meet this challenge by focusing on: 5 secrets of motivation, factors that influence motivation, and simple techniques that you can use to recognize and impact the motivation of Board, staff, and/or volunteers.
Marge Smith, Chair, Community Works, Non-Profit Consultant
Workshop M: The Keys to Team Building
Look at the 5 five key fundamentals of effective teams: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Participants will come away with a better understanding of: The difference between a group and a team; The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Model;Steps to take to make your teams more high functioning.
Marya Grier, Principal & Coach, Performance Connect
Workshop N: Effective Leadership: Communicate, Delegate, Motivate!
Leadership Begins with you: What does it mean to be a Leader today? In your industry?; What are effective characteristics: Building your chain; Traits and Behaviors: How to demonstrate them all the time; Getting followers to follow: Motivate and Delegate are your tools. How to use them, strategies that work.
Kathleen Cashman, Chief Executive & President, Cashman Consulting, LLC
Workshop O: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
Help participants to understand conflict better; Provide techniques for improving conflict resolution and communication skills; Help participants resolve conflicts and build a climate of internal cooperation within their organizations.
Kimmee Carlos, Author and Motivational Speaker
Workshop P: The Art of the Ask ($)
This workshop will focus on the art of the solicitation with demonstrations of real solicitations. Attendees may ask ahead of time to have one of their real life situations role-played. The workshop will also talk about the pre-work necessary for a great solicitation as well as the follow-up.
Anne Seltzer,Principal Consultant, Seltzer, LLC. & Kathy Schulte, Director of Advancement, Princeton Day School
Workshop Q: How to Raise Money in the Current Economic Environment
In this workshop, we will define the current economic environment as it affects our own NPOs. Further, we will consider how fundraising has become increasingly sophisticated through new trends and how and whether we are taking advantage of these opportunities. Topic include: Increased professionalism & Salaries; Collaboration; Transparency; Sophisticated use of donor databases; Attention to ROI and Technology. This workshop will be of particular interest to board members and professionals who are striving to work as a team to bring their fundraising to the next level.
Ruthellen Rubin, Assistant Professor of Philanthropy, New York University, Director of Development, Louis August Jones Foundation
Workshop R: 10 Steps to Creating a Successful Event – From Volunteer Recognition to Major Fundraising Events
Planning an event can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether you are new to event planning or need a refresher, this workshop will help you learn to create the memorable occasion everyone is anticipating WITHOUT driving yourself and your volunteers crazy in the process. We’ll cover: Thinking Strategically – Determining which event is best for you and your organization; Using your goals and objectives to guide your decision-making; Setting up a committee structure that will work; Logistics you need to consider; After event debriefing and planning. You will go away with the confidence and skills you need to lead to lead your event team to success!
Adrienne Rubin, Executive Director, Princeton Education Foundation
Workshop S: How to Build & Maintain Relationships with Donors
You’ve heard it everywhere: “fundraising is about relationships” and “people give to people.” But, how exactly, do you find the right donors? What does it take to spark a meaningful donor relationship? How do you optimize those relationships to create the major donors of tomorrow? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: Reach out to a prospective donor; Remain top-of-mind year after year; and Grow strong supporters into major and capital donors.
Elizabeth Wagner, VP Development, Princeton Area Community Foundation
Workshop T: A Grant Writer’s Toolbox: Tips and Tricks
This interactive workshop will engage participants in strategies and techniques for preparing winning grant proposals. Participants will leave with:
-practical strategies for improving grant requests
-understanding of funding community
-tools to use for success
Michael J. Baker, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Workshop U: The Nut & Bolts of Successful Strategic Planning
This “hands-on” workshop will prepare each participant to engage her/his organization in the development of a forward-leaning collaboratively designed strategic plan. This planning process will build from the identification and examination of challenges and beliefs, through the creation of a meaningful mission/purpose statement, to specific goals and action plans. Monitoring the progress and effectiveness of the plan and making timely adjustments will be addressed.
Art Firestone, Consultant, President and Primary Consultant Arthur Firestone Associates