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


A 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:
1) Evaluate and adjust where you spend your time;
2) Segment and prioritize prospects for solicitation;
3) Utilize Board and other key volunteers effectively;
4) Manage “up” to engage your supervisor for greatest collaboration and impact.Theresa A. Shubeck, Ruotolo Associates
B Workshop B: Creating Donors Through Event Experience: Online and On-siteTurn 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.Matt Glass, Eventage

C Workshop C: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: Diversifying Your FundraisingElizabeth Wagner, Princeton Area Community Foundation
D Workshop D: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Get Started Raising Major GiftsAmy Eisenstein, Tri Point Fundraising
E Workshop E: Best Practices for Building a Strong, All Volunteer OrganizationKris Muse, Princeton Rotary,
Pam Walker, The Junior League of Princeton,
Amy Klein- Facilitator, Volunteer Connect,
F Workshop F: The Three R’s of Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain and Recognize
G Workshop G: Harnessing the Power of Youth As VolunteersLeotyne Anglin, Beyond Expectation
Carl Clark, Urban Promise Trenton,
H Workshop H: The Process of Recruiting Effective Board MembersLaura Otten, PhD, The Non-Profit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business,
I Workshop I: Engaging Your BoardLinda Meisel, Jewish & Family Children’s Services Of Greater Mercer County
J Workshop J: Leadership: Empowering Your Group to Accomplish the MissionThis 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:
1. Communication: clarifying the mission, hearing what individuals are saying, and enabling each individual to have a voice
2. Delegation: defining what jobs are needed, finding each individual’s talents so the group can utilize individual strengths and match jobs to individuals
3. Motivation: examining factors which motivate or de-motivate a group, plus three recognition ideas that can be used to celebrate individuals or the group
Marge Smith, Non-Profit Consultant
K Workshop K:  The Nuts and Bolts of Strategic PlanningIn 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.

Arthur Firestone, Arthur Firestone Associates
L Workshop L: Mapping Out Your Digital Marketing Plan for the New Year
Deborah L. Smith, Foxtrot Media, LLC
M Workshop M: Financial Literacy and Oversight for LeadersFor Board Members, Executive Directors and CFOs—Understanding financial reporting, Form 990 requirements, budgeting, and forecasting.Jack Fein, CPA, CGFM, PSA, The Mercadien Group
N Workshop N: Budget Basics for Non-Accountants Dennis Kilfeather, MBA, ABA, RTP, RTRP, Lear & Pannepacker
O Workshop O: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You: Legal Issues Facing Non-Profits
Christine Duffy ESQ., Pro Bono Partnership
P Workshop P: Program Assessment Linda Bregstei Sherr, Mercer County Community College
Q Workshop Q: Make it Work! Personality Styles and Differences in the WorkplaceBrittany Aydelotte, Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey
R Workshop R: Telling Your Story: Creating a Compelling MessageYou’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. 
Sue Kirkland, Consultant
S Workshop S: Winning Communication Strategies to Build Positive RelationshipsHave 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:
• Identify common communication problems that may be holding you back
• Develop skills to ask questions that give you information you need
• Learn what your non-verbal messages are telling others
• Develop skills in listening actively and empathetically to others
• Enhance your ability to handle difficult situations
• Deal with situations assertively
D.A. Graham, PhD, DNA Consulting, LLC
T Workshop T: Getting Started in Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and InstagramAre you a newcomer to social media? Learn how it can help your organization’s communications strategy and gain more visibility, volunteers and 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 assist you with managing your social media.Colleen Miller, Consultant
U Workshop U: How to be Social: Effectively Create and Communicate Your Content on Social MediaDuring this workshop you will learn how to find and create great content to share on social media. This workshop will inspire you to think about the types of information your connections want and how you can educate, entertain, and inform them to start and further develop lasting relationships.Jennifer Gardella, Your Social Media Hour
V Workshop V:  So I’m On LinkedIn. Now What?Ed Han