Nonprofit Capacity Building at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

May 16, 2012

This year at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, session content is organized across a series of issue areas so that attendees can tailor their schedules to meet their learning and networking needs.

Check out all the sessions associated with Nonprofit Capacity Building.

 Toyota Production System for Nonprofit Capacity Building

Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session ID: 3137

Do more with less. This free session demonstrates how the renowned Toyota Production System helps nonprofits increase capacity. Seminar includes hands-on training and an in-depth look at Toyota’s work with food banks. All nonprofits are welcome.

Speaker(s):   Michael Goss

Twitter Hashtag: #toyota

Build Capacity with Dynamic Volunteer Engagement

Monday, June 18, 2012 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2419

Learn innovative ways in which nonprofits are leveraging volunteers as leaders, fundraisers and to provide skills to save money, make money and increase impact. Effective practices will be shared from a new volunteer engagement report.

Speaker(s):   Reed Dewey

Twitter Hashtag: #dynamicengagement

 Are you Ready for Collective Impact?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2825

Learn about Collective Impact (CI), a movement that seeks to foster cross-sector and organizational collaborations to achieve sustainable social change. Through learning about emerging projects, you’ll discover if your organization is ready for CI.

Speaker(s): MacArthur Antigua

Stephen Bauer

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVSCI

“Sweet” Secrets and Pro Bono Prizes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2840

Have you ever wondered how to engage skill-based volunteers to build your capacity? Or have you had a bad experience with pro bono and want to avoid those hiccups in the future? Stop by our “sweet” secrets suite to get access to tools and talent.

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2840

Maximizing Organizational Effectiveness through Director Leadership: Principles of Nonprofit Law and Corporate Governance for Nonprofit Leaders

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2374

In addition to basic managerial skills, you’ll learn about nonprofit law, corporate governance, leadership, communication, director and officer engagement and fundraising.

Speaker(s):   Emmanuelle Henry

Twitter Hashtag: #newhorizonsfornonprofits

 Chi Volunteering: Apply the Principles of Chi Running to Make Your Volunteer Center Run Smoothly

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Session ID: 2781

Get aligned. Engage your core. Create balance. Make a choice. Move forward. Learn to apply the principles of Chi Running to your volunteer center so it runs smoothly. How’s your organizational chi? Let the chi flow and your center will grow!

Speaker(s):  Rachel Pagán 

Bernadette Wagner

Twitter Hashtag: #ChiVolunteering

How Scenario Planning Can Help Prepare for the Future in a Changing World

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2427

How can nonprofits plan for the future when the future is anything but clear? Scenario planning provides techniques that empower organizations to look to the future and plan for uncertainties. You’ll gain tools to take back to your organization today.

Speaker(s):   Susan Danish

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVSJL

Sustainable Social Change: Moving Beyond Doing Good to Creating Lasting Change

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2665

This session focuses on ways organizations, partners and individuals can develop effective strategies that will result in sustainable change on social issues. Using collective impact models, participants will leave with action plans for their work.

Speaker(s):  Thenera Bailey 

Cynthia Castaldo – Walsh 

Phil Ingram

Twitter Hashtag: #beyondgoodideas

Get on Board the Skills-Based/Pro Bono Express

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 3022

What’s firing the trend toward skills-based/pro bono volunteering? This session explores recent research and success stories that demonstrate how nonprofits can more effectively engage skills-based volunteers to build capacity and meet mission goals.

Speaker(s):   Matthew Hines 

Danielle Holly 

David Warshaw

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVSprobonoSBV

No-Cost Nonprofit Marketing

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 3023

Participants will learn how to market their nonprofit without spending any money. We will focus on social media and touch on other, more advanced, free marketing strategies for those ready to take the next step.

Speaker(s):   Holly Hirshberg

Twitter Hashtag: #nocostmarketing

Organizational Culture: The Key to Employee and Volunteer Commitment

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2395

Organizational culture is a leadership responsibility, closely related to employee and volunteer commitment. We will explore the concept of culture, sharing a tool to measure it across physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions.

Speaker(s):  Judith A. M. Smith

Carole Ann Steiger

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2395

 Partnership + Innovation = Success

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 3024

In this session, we’ll explore how Everybody Wins! USA worked with national partner University of Phoenix to increase capacity, build infrastructure, strengthen boards and increase mentors through innovative implementation of each partner’s unique assets.

Speaker(s):  Nancy Hennigan 

Lauren Keeler 

Olivia Mathews

Twitter Hashag: #NCVS3024

Investing in Nonprofit Leadership

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 3025

Under-investment in leadership is a roadblock to solving society’s complex challenges. Session participants will inform the goals of the Initiative for Nonprofit Talent and Leadership to help social sector leaders thrive and achieve impact.

Speaker(s): Mikaela Seligman 

Trish Tchume 

James Weinberg

Twitter Hashtag: #NPLead

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