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Leaders OnBoard: Fall Board Conference

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Greenfield Community College

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Greenfield, MA 01301

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Strengthening Our Communities

Join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Board Conference,presented by Leadership Pioneer Valley's Leaders OnBoard Program. The Fall Conference will address non-profit trends and best practices with a series of workshops, a keynote speaker, and networking opportunities. The sessions are designed for folks with a range of board experience-- from those who have never served to those with lots of board experience. Both staff and board members are welcome-- and encouraged to attend together.


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8:30- 9:00 am Registration & Coffee


9:00- 9:15 am Welcome

9:30-10:30 am Breakout Sessions I

10:30-11:00 Networking, Coffee, and Resource Fair

11:00- 12:00 Breakout Sessions II

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Keynote Presentation: A Conversation on Courage & Civility featuring Holyoke City Councilor Jossie Valentin with Dr. Robert Pura, President of Greenfield Community College

1:00 Lunch cont., Networking, & Resource Fair

1:30 Adjourn



BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

9:30- 10:30 Workshop Session I

1A The Art of Major Gift Fundraising: Building a Major Gifts Program with Sandy Sayers, Executive Director of United Way of Franklin County-

1B Building Effective Boards with Starr Pinkos Board Chair, DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services- How do you attract and keep board members who can best advance your mission? A recruitment process, orientation and meeting structure are key to developing and maintaining an active board of directors. We’ll share helpful tips that contributed to our success.

1C Nonprofit Sustainability with Sharon Vardatira, Donahue Institute

1D Running Effective Meetings with Angela Lussier, Founder, Speaker Sisterhood + Speaking School for Women-


9:30- 11:30 Fundamentals Session (spans both sessions I & II)

Board Basics with Eric Phelps, Rainmaker Consulting- This interactive session will cover the basics of effective board service. Whether you are considering board membership for the first time or have served long-term, join us for a training with our board expert to explore such topics as what it means to sit on a board, board responsibilities, fundraising, and how to ensure your values and skills are reflected in your non-profit work. All attendees will be "board certified" and eligible for Board Matching.


11:00- 12:00 am Workshop Session II

2A - Engaging Multiple Generations with Franklin County Young Professionals Association, moderated by Amy Proietti, Greenfield Community College-

2B - Getting Your Nonprofit Ready For Social Media In 2018 with Alfonso Santaniello, President of tCSA- Social Media has turned into a full time marketing initiative, but you don't have a full-time marketer. This workshop will give an overview to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter on how your organization can utilize these platforms to get your message out there, recruit volunteers, fundraise and more.

2C Do I really have to give and ask for money? The truth about Boards & Fundraising with Rima Dael, Executive Director of Advancement, STCC- An honest, no-nonsense look at your role as a board member in fundraising for your organization and supporting their work through outreach.

2D Strategic Planning for Boards with Rus Peotter, former General Manager WGBY-TV

2E Strategic Partnerships & Collaboration- Phoebe Walker, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and & Chris Sikes, Common Capital



Keynote: Councilor Jossie Valentin with Dr. Robert Pura

Jossie Valentin


Councilor Valentin has lived in Massachusetts since 1998. She has worked at Holyoke Community College since 2006 as a bilingual Senior Academic Counselor. Originally from Puerto Rico, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from American International College in Springfield, MA. She is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Before her work at Holyoke Community College, she was the Program Director for Arbor House, a substance abuse residential treatment program on Pine Street in Holyoke. She was also the Program Director for the Psychiatric Evaluation and Stabilization Unit at the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow, MA.

Councilor Valentin has been a strong advocate for the Latino community, as well as the LGBT community, for many years. She is one of the founding members of the Holyoke GLBTQ Task Force, the group that started the Pride Prom in Holyoke -- a free prom for GLBTQ youth and their allies. The Pride Prom attracted about 350 youth every year during the 5 years that it was held for the community. She was elected to her first term as Holyoke City Councilor in November 2013 with 74% of the votes. Councilor Valentin is now in her second term after being reelected in 2015 with 80% of the votes. She lives in Holyoke with her wife Myriam and their daughter Natalia.

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