2017 Conference Workshops

Capacity Building Track

Elevating Your Board’s Fundraising Role
Amy Nisenson, Amy Nisenson Consulting
Is Strategic Planning a Dinosaur or Unicorn?
Sarah Milston, Founder, The Spark Mill
The Annual Fund: Put the FUN Back in Fundraising
Laurie J. Rogers, Independent Grant Writer
Creating a Data-Informed Culture: Bridging Data, Experience, and Progress to Demonstrate Impact
Lorie Coker, Founder, Table 5 Consulting
Everything is Marketing
Randi Chew, Marketing and Development Director, Peninsula Agency on Aging
Leading a Highly Effective Team
Sarah Harvey, Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Social Services
Tricks to Writing a Solid Grant Proposal
Jacqueline Rearick, Grant Writer and Evaluator, The RLI Group
Designing Discussions that Lead to Deep Learning
Tammy Hobson, Director of Education and Programs, Avail
Strong Board/Staff Relationships = Strong Organizations
Amy Nisenson, Amy Nisenson Consulting
Succession Management Ideas & Resources
Vanessa Di Leo, Talent Developer, Virginia Department of Social Services
Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Building a Resilient Community
Melissa McGinn, Prevention Coordinator, Greater Richmond SCAN
Finding Common Ground: What if you are Both Right
Chris Bennett, Associate Facilitator, The Spark Mill
Donor Strategies to Move It On Up!
Dani Hottle, Fund Development and Marketing Director, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg
Facts, Fiction and Challenges of Integrating Refugees in our Communities
Seyoum Berhe, Virginia State Refugee Coordinator

Volunteer Management Track

Take Your Volunteer Engagement Up a Notch
Katherine H. Campbell, Skye Consulting; Panelists: Katie Goulson, YMCA of Greater Richmond; Isabel Eljaiek, Tricycle; and Diane Reale, Goochland Family Service and Free Clinic
Don't Say 'No' to Pro Bono: Using Corporate Volunteers to Your Advantage
Jamie Seagraves, Capital One;
Panelists, TBA
Exploring Opportunities to Engage New Volunteers
Mary Foley, Executive Director, Volunteer Prince William
Developing Corporate Volunteer Partnerships
Tara Richardson, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Dominion
Tiffany Hall, Director of Community Engagement, CARITAS
Lee Householder, CEO, Project Homes
Steps to a Successful Collaboration . . . While Still Protecting Your Organization's Interests
Kate Meechan, Executive Director, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads; Marion Brunken, Executive Director, Volunteer Alexandria
Empowering Volunteer Leaders. Inspiring Change
Tiffany Faro, Leader, Research and Development, Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation
What? So What? Now What? Effective Processes to Improve your Programs
Veronica Laughman, Volunteer Program Manager, Community Residences
Beyond the 3 R's - Volunteer Management with a Twist
LaToya Hyler, Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads
Engaging and Mobilizing Higher Education Students
Rachel Covington, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Averett University
Alexis Ehrhardt, Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, Averett University
Professionalizing Your Volunteer Program and Managing Volunteer Expectations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Matthew Peterson, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County
Reaching the Next Step: Creating and Funding Your Volunteer Development Strategy
Jessica Turley, Director of Fund Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Personal/Professional Development Track

How NOT to Be Boring: Using Creative and Fun Facilitation Tactics
Sarah Milston, Founder, The Spark Mill
Recognizing Excellence (Not Talent) in Your Organization
Chris Bennett, Associate Facilitator, The Spark Mill
Foundations of Facilitating Discussions: Leading from Any Chair
Martha A. Walker, PhD, Community Viability Specialists, Virginia Cooperative Extension
The Culturally Competent Professional
Steve Hixon, Youth Program Consultant
The Power of Positivity: Maslow was Definitely On To Something
Donna M. Proctor, Executive Director, Free Clinic of Franklin County
Team Communication Styles: Roadmap to Success
Sarah Harvey, Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Social Services
Who Am I, Really? Understanding Yourself (and Others)
Donna M. Proctor, Executive Director, Free Clinic of Franklin County
Creating You as a Brand
Susan Long-Molnar, Managing Communications
“Managing” Your Boss with Effective Communications
Susan Long-Molnar, Managing Communications