Welcome to Summer Camp
The third annual Nonprofit Management Summer Camp is a retreat for nonprofit professionals in beautiful southern Vermont. Participants have the opportunity to take two workshops focused on the competencies of their choice. Workshops are tool-based, out-of-your-seat sessions, that encourage participation, connection, and fun.
Summer Camp is an inexpensive way to receive the training you need in an amount of time you can work with. Join us for a day of catching up, connecting with your nonprofit colleagues and innovating sector leaders, and eating s'mores.
Morning Sessions: choose one
Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Personal Brand with Kate Paine
Have a LinkedIn profile but not sure if it represents who you are and what you know? Does it tell your story and set you apart from others who have similar skills as yours? Want to learn how to engage on LinkedIn to build yourself as a thought leader and expert in your field?
If you have a general knowledge of LinkedIn, then this presentation will take your LinkedIn engagement a step further. We’ll briefly cover basic profile tips, best practices, and etiquette but you’ll leave with tools to enhance your profile to reflect your personal brand in a way that’s more personal and reflective of the professional you are.
We’ll do a class exercise on how to create your own keyword optimized headline so that you can be better found by LinkedIn and Google search engines. (Hint: It’s not your job title.) Analyzing a couple of others’ profiles on what works well and what could be improved will create group discussion, which will help you enhance your profile.
Time Management with Claire Wheeler
In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals of time management, allowing you to give and get the most in your work and life. Come and learn about the tricks, tools, and life hacks to increase your productivity, minimize your stress, and make an impact... all in a day's work.
The Role of Trust and Shared Leadership for Collective Impact with Jodi Clark
Collective Impact is a framework for collaboration that requires a high degree of trust, openness, and shared leadership. In this workshop, participants will learn about a case study of Vermont collective impact where results-based accountability served as the shared measurement system. The group will explore practices and tools to help develop stakeholder trust and shared leadership within collective impact initiatives.
Afternoon Sessions: choose one
Clarifying Your Top Values & Life Vision with Travis Hellstrom
Thoreau said "We may be very industrious, and yet not spend our time well.” Taking a step back to manage ourselves is key as leaders in the nonprofit world. In this workshop we will take a look at your personal life, clarify the top five values that are most important to you and then take those five values and apply them to your larger vision for your life. By helping you make your life more extraordinary we will make your impact that much greater in your organization and beyond.
Storytelling & Presentation Skills with Hillary Boone
Stories are powerful drivers of culture and compelling calls to action. In this workshop participants learn the major components of good stories and use these insights to unearth stories in their own lives. We will work on our own presentation skills through the development of a three-minute oral story for personal or professional use.
What I Wish I’d Known: Planning The Best GivingTuesday Yet with Debra Askanase
Is it too early to prepare for GivingTuesday? No, it's just the right time! Join us for a hands-on workshop, facilitated by nonprofit digital engagement specialist Debra Askanase. Debra will highlight what's hot in online giving, digital trends, and how they inform GivingTuesday. She'll also present a successful GivingTuesday case study, and a framework for designing your own winning GivingTuesday fundraising campaign. There will be time for hands-on campaign design and shared discussion. You'll leave with a framework, campaign ideas, and a path for developing your own GivingTuesday campaign that will move your stakeholders to action on November 29, 2016!
Debra Askanase has a passion for creating a better world through online engagement. She is the founder and Digital Engagement Strategist at Community Organizer 2.0, a digital media consulting firm for mission-driven organizations. Community Organizer 2.0 specializes in online strategy, community building, digital campaigns, and moving engaged communities to action. Her award-winning Alltop blog offers advice and strategies for using social media in the nonprofit sector. Prior to opening Community Organizer 2.0, Debra worked as a nonprofit professional, originally as a community organizer and later as a program director and executive director. When not presenting, Debra can be often be found chatting away on Twitter @askdebra.
Hillary Boone, MSM, is the Assistant Director at the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership and a Nonprofit Consultant. Hillary has trained and coached hundreds of organizations across New England in the use of Results-Based Accountability (RBA). She teaches “Outcomes and Evaluations for Learning Organizations” in the Managing Mission-Driven Organizations program at Marlboro Graduate College. Hillaryhas presented her work nationally and internationally, and is a member of the Vermont Accountability Group steering committee and the Vermont Data Collaborative.
Hillary serves on the board of the Vermont Foodbank, and in leadership roles with the Milton Mentor Advisory Committee and the Divas Do Good initiative. In her free time, she is a stand-up comedian and host of the Moth StorySLAM in Vermont. She recently moved to Colchester, where she can often be found tromping around outside and attempting DIY house projects.
Jodi Clark is an experiential educator and community steward. She holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and an MSM in Managing Mission Driven Organizations from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. Her passion is for working in service of collaborative teams and organizations from diverse sectors through trainings, facilitation, and soulful outcome measurement. She works to cultivate joyful rigor in workspaces and organizational culture drawing upon tools from interactive improvisational theater, martial sword practice, and nature based leadership practices, in concert with more "traditional" tools from Results Based Accountability, project management and program development. She is a team member with Global Round Table Leadership and currently serves on the faculty of Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, is a Core Consultant with the Center for New Leadership, and is a founding board member of Wolfgard Northeast.
Travis Hellstrom is a Chair in the School of Leadership & Management at Marlboro Graduate School, with a special focus on Mission Driven Organizations and Social Innovation. He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Advance Humanity, one of the first dozen Certified B Corporations in Vermont, alongside Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, and King Arthur Flour. Advance Humanity is a humanitarian consulting group dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs, social businesses and nonprofits expand their influence and make a difference in the world. Travis received his Masters at SIT Graduate Institute as a Peace Corps Fellow where he focused on shared leadership and happiness in the workplace.
Kate Paine has worked in the public relations world throughout Vermont for over 20 years. A native Vermonter, she’s helped both business and non-profits gain increased awareness and publicity through traditional PR tools and – in more recent years – to use the power of social media to help professionals stand out online. Kate consults with professionals on the use of many personal branding tactics but focuses on LinkedIn as a primary tool.(www.StandingOutOnline.com)
Claire Wheeler is a freelance consultant and co-conspirator for sole practitioners, community-based businesses and non-profits. Her passion is to help people build the systems and structures that free them to focus on the work they love. Claire holds an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro College, has 10 years of work experience in the non-profit sector, and has also earned her keep by knocking on doors and selling kites to kids of all ages. She finds power in prose & splendor in spreadsheets.
What are my parking options at the event?
Parking is available free and on-site.
Should I bring a lunch?
Snacks and lunch are provided at Summer Camp.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event.
What is the refund policy?
Access Refund Policy here If you need to withdraw from camp, please alert email@example.com as soon as possible.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Hillary (Boone) Orsini at CNL@marlboro.edu with any questions.
What is the official camp handshake, and should I be practicing in my downtime before camp?
The official camp handshake is the "Vermont Handshake" and can only be learned at camp.
When & Where
Marlboro College Center for New Leadership
The Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College is a community focused on exploring and applying new approaches to leadership. Working with mission-driven individuals, organizations and coalitions, we build leadership capacity through teaching, coaching and consulting.