New for 2011 – Interactive Workshops Highlight Innovation!

Jun 5, 2011

New this year at NCVS…

During each workshop block there will be one 90-minute Pathway to Innovation session in room 352 with multiple presenters within a single session.

In rapid succession, each presenter will make a pitch for funding to a hypothetical donor seeking innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing nonprofit organizations, communities, and the country.

After the brief presentations and reflections from the hypothetical donor, participants can choose to learn more from one of the presenters in small group discussions.

Each session will be limited to no more than 70 participants.


In Pathways to Innovation: Education on Monday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. you will learn about using the Boomer+ generation to advance middle school science and math, Admission Possible, professional corps AmeriCorps programs, campus community reciprocity, and teacher residency programs.


On Tuesday, June 7 at 8:30 a.m., Pathways to Innovation: Leveraging Volunteers will introduce you to new ideas for strategically engaging volunteers, engaging the reluctant volunteer, engaging the rural volunteer, the Big Sunday concept, and the AtlasCorps model.

Later that day at 4:00 p.m. Pathways to Innovation in Reclaiming the American Dream will feature several models for how service is addressing community economic challenges through mortgage relief, beautifying neighborhoods, providing fresh foods, access to better education, and family financial counseling.


On Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. current grantees of the Social Innovation Fund will share their models including New Profit, the Mayor’s Fund of NYC, AIDS United, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

During the 10:30 workshop block we will feature Pathways to Innovation in International Service with the U.N. Foundation, the United Nations Development Program in Cote d’Ivoire, American Jewish World Service, Meridian International Center, and Service for Peace.

If you are looking for something different at this year’s conference, these sessions could be just what you are looking for.

Come see a range of innovative practices and ideas that you can learn about and replicate and back home!

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