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May 10, 2017
Time: 
8:30am to 5:00pm

Join Nonprofits LEAD and a variety of people in the region as they explore how to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and their impact through “Welcoming New People, Processes and Perspectives,” seventh annual Nonprofit Capacity Building Conference. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10th, in the McDonough Center.



Register at https://mcdonough.wufoo.com/forms/nonprofit-capacity-building-conference...



The keynote speaker is Natalie Roper, Executive Director of Generation WV. Workshop topics include: Successful Case Studies, Working with Different Generations, Ethical Decision Making, Planning, Fundraising, Donor Relationships, Volunteer Recruitment, Management & Retention, Dealing with Conflict and Board Governance



Full Day: $55 

Half day: $30

Workshops

1A. From Idea to Reality...The Epicenter

Tasha Werry, Ed.D, Executive Director, Building Bridges to Careers

The Epicenter is a Youth and Entrepreneurial Development Center located in the Armory on Front Street in Marietta. This session will describe the steps taken to bring this project to fruition. It will also include lessons learned and the ways in which Building Bridges to Careers was able utilize local resources and partnerships to make this happen. Helpful project building processes will be described.

Participants will leave with:

  • Steps to take, lessons learned, creative use of resources and partnerships, knowledge of the project building process
1B. Generational Differences At Work, Part I, Sponsored by: United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Ben Bradley, Certified STRATA Leadership Trainer

This comprehensive and engaging training will help you understand the background, motivations, needs, and culture of the different generations in your workforce. You will learn how to facilitate the building of healthy inter-generational relationships in your organization that will maximize the potential of each and every member of your team and organization. A STRATA training booklet is provided as part of this workshop.

Participants will leave with an understanding of:

  • How to understand the generations that comprise your workforce (Motivation, Background, Needs, Culture, Style)
  • How to effectively communicate
  • Challenges and solutions
  • How to maximize the human potential of each and every member of your organization
  • Instill the vision of the future
  • Leading and following inter-generationally

(Please note that this is a 2 Session workshop and register for Session 2B as well to get Part 2.)

**PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE BOTH SECTIONS OF THIS WORKSHOP WILL EARN A CERTIFICATE**

1C. Board Governance

Judy Sjostedt, Executive Director, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates.

A workshop on understanding the nature of board governance including an overview of the functions of boards and their legal responsibilities; discussion of board member expectations; and review of the different types of boards and qualities needed in the members of the various board types. The workshop will feature discussion on some of the more common concerns that may arise in the course of participating on a Board.

Participants will leave with an understanding of:

  • knowledge of the function of a board
  • legal responsibilities of a board
  • insight into dealing with common issues in board governance
2A. Proper Prior Planning: Preparing Now for What Lies Ahead

eremy Turner, Founder & Managing Director, EPIC Mission, Inc.

As leaders retire, pass away, move on or take sabbatical, organizations risk anything from a minor disruption in momentum to a total collapse. Natural disasters and technological meltdowns can wreak havoc on daily operations for months or even years. A proper succession and continuity plan allows organizations to continue serving their designated populations at a high level, maintain stakeholder confidence and stride forward without skipping a beat by planning now for what lies ahead.

Participants leave with:

  • understanding of what is succession and continuity plan, who needs one, when and by whom they are created and what's involved in the process, best practices and resources, checklist for creation, next steps to take
2B. Generational Differences At Work, Part II, Sponsored by: United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Ben Bradley, Certified STRATA Leadership Trainer

This comprehensive and engaging training will help you understand the background, motivations, needs, and culture of the different generations in your workforce. You will learn how to facilitate the building of healthy inter-generational relationships in your organization that will maximize the potential of each and every member of your team and organization.

Participants will leave with an understanding of:

  • How to understand the generations that comprise your workforce (Motivation, Background, Needs, Culture, Style)
  • How to effectively communicate
  • Challenges and solutions
  • How to maximize the human potential of each and every member of your organization
  • Instill the vision of the future
  • Leading and following inter-generationally

(Please note that this is a 2 Session workshop and register for Session 1B as well to get Part 1.)

**PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE BOTH SECTIONS OF THIS WORKSHOP WILL EARN A CERTIFICATE**

2C. Toward a Culture of Philanthropy: The Changing Face of Fundraising

Susan O'Donnell Black, CFRE, Principal of Allene Professional Fundraising

New research from the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund shows that the face and the nature of fundraising are changing. Younger donors equate their participation with their giving and organizations that do not engage everyone, including staff, as philanthropic ambassadors will fall behind. Join Susan Black, CFRE as she helps you navigate this new landscape and determine a path forward toward a robust culture of philanthropy in your organization.

As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Understand the concept of a culture of philanthropy and what is driving it
  • Learn the four key aspects of building a culture of philanthropy in your nonprofit
  • Assess your organization’s current culture of philanthropy
  • Determine ways you can incorporate the core components of a culture of philanthropy into your organization
3A."The 'Health-E' Factor"

Jennifer Sharma, President, Cadence Strategic Solutions

Does your organization have all the elements it needs for sustained success? With over two decades of experience in organizational development, strategy, and innovation, Jennifer Sharma, MA, has identified the key elements that support a nonprofit organization’s health and ability to sustain positive results. The Health-E Factor integrates this knowledge and provides leaders with: the framework and tools to assess the health of their organization; strategies to develop the 6 key elements of success; and a plan to achieve the highest potential for the organization and its team members. By implementing the Health-E Factor in your organization, you will generate growth and success, resulting in a vibrant organization with fully engaged customers, constituents, and staff.

Participants will leave with:

  • Knowledge of core competencies work together to bolster organizational health and success
  • strategies and solutions for effective systems, structures, and operations
3B. Welcoming People for All Socio-Economic Backgrounds

Dr. Harold Shank, President, Ohio Valley University

Closing the gap between people from different social and economic backgrounds can pose difficulties for individuals and organizations. Aiming to welcome people from all backgrounds must include consideration of purpose, preparation and process. Ways exist to help without harming and to involve without alienating. This session will reflect on some of the principles explained in the presenter’s book "Up Close and Personal—Embracing the Poor", and his 20 years of working in crossing these boundaries.

Particip​ants will:

  • Discover ways to clarify the purpose of reaching across social and economic barriers
  • Find ways to prepare attitudes and perceptions for crossing those boundaries
  • Outline processes that help without harming those who are more vulnerable
3C. Life Stages of Donor Relationshiops

Dr. Angela N. Huffman, Executive Partner, The Johnson-Huffman Group

The life cycle of a donor spans from the first handshake to the ultimate legacy gift. Each stage of a donor's philanthropy requires unique and special attention, from the first impression to the second gift, from the mid-term growth to the ultimate legacy. Join us as we explore how to walk alongside these generous people through their philanthropic journey.

Participants will:

  • Gain insight into how to relate to donors over the long term and create the relationships that benefit both parties
4A. Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Retention

Stacey DeCicco, Interim Executive Director, United Way Mid-Ohio Valley.

Volunteer MOV is a powerful tool to connect non-profit organizations to volunteers, matching volunteers to agencies that meet their interests and skill sets and matching organizations to the volunteers that best meet their needs. This session will take it a step farther and discuss effective volunteer recruiting, training, management and retention. It will provide insight into what motivates a volunteer and how an organization can use those insights to build a stronger, more effective volunteer staff.

Participants will leave with:

  • Access to an online platform that can immediately be a recruitment vehicle for their volunteer staffing needs
  • a plan of action to go back to their agency and review their practices regarding volunteers
  • templates for record keeping, recruitment, waivers, incident documentation, etc.
4B. Dealing with Conflict

Jean Phillips, retired teacher and counselor for Wood County Schools

Conflict is a daily occurrence, sometimes minor, sometimes major. Share in this session and find out what we can learn from M&Ms about the way we can deal with conflict!

Participants will leave with:

  • new insights into dealing with old problems
  • better ways of dealing and communicating with people inside and outside of their organization
  • some M&Ms
4C. A Helpful Guide for Ethical Decision Making for Nonprofits

Judy Ruud, Adjunct Professor, Marietta College.

Like for-profit organizations, nonprofit organizations should have strong codes of ethics that support an ethical decision-making process. This workshop session willl help those working for nonprofits analyze ethical decisions. The session will begin with a brief introduction about What Ethics Is & Isn't, Various Ethical Philosophies and Tests For Making Ethical Decisions, and A Model For Analyzing Ethical Issues.

Participants will leave with:

  • the tools to analyze ethical issues and make intentional ethical decisions