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Nonprofit Management Summer Camp

Marlboro College Program in Nonprofit Management

Friday, August 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Nonprofit Management Summer Camp

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Day Camper Ended $50.00 $2.24
Alumni Camper
10% discount for graduates of Marlboro's Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Ended $45.00 $2.12

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The first annual Nonprofit Management Summer Camp is a retreat for nonprofit professionals in beautiful southern Vermont. Participants will have the opportunity to take two workshops focused on the competency of their choice. Workshops are tool based and out of your seat - focused on social media, leadership, time management, and Results-Based Accountability.

Summer Camp is an inexpensive way to receive the training in an amount of time you can work with. Catch up with members of your certificate cohort, connect with innovative leaders in the sector, and eat s'mores.  


Morning Sessions

Time Management for Creative Work with Kerry Secrest

For many, the creative process is an essential part of one’s work, yet extraordinary time pressures of the average workday make it feel virtually impossible to get into a place where the creative juices flow. Take time out for a fun and interactive session to learn more about one’s own relationship with time and creativity and get re-energized for thinking outside the box.

Meeting Facilitation with Amanda Silver

How many times have you sat in meetings that didn't get the results you were hoping for? Meetings are one of the key ways we get our work done, but they aren't always easy to facilitate. In this session, we will explore a set of skills and approaches to facilitation that will help you get the most out of your meetings.  Through a set of interactive exercises, role playing, and individual work, participants will assess their current meeting prep practices, and practice core skills of good facilitation. 

Social Media Tools with Debra Askanase

In this 2-hour introduction to social media, we will review the demographics of social media users, the spectrum of social media platforms (zeroing in on the more popular ones), examples of how  nonprofit organizations are using these channels to move stakeholders to action, and how much time and resources to allocate for them. This is the workshop for you if you want to get an idea of  how nonprofits are using the three to five most popular social media channels, and what type of investment you'll need to make in them for a return.

Afternoon Sessions

Introduction to Results-Based Accountability with Hillary Boone

This workshop provides an introduction to the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) methodology. Participants will leave with an understanding of the four basic tools that RBA uses to create impact at the population and programmatic level. 

Difficult Conversations with Amanda Silver

As leaders, how we communicate with others, particularly about things that we find challenging, is crucial to our success. In this session we will develop our skill in having conversations that strengthen our ability to lead, manage conflict, and develop empathy. Participants will exploe what makes some conversations difficult, as well as plan for and practice having a difficult conversation. 

Social Media Strategy with Debra Askanase

How do you approach developing a social media strategy? In this workshop we’ll look at the value of having a social media strategy, how to research the social media landscape, and how to develop one. This workshop is appropriate for anyone, whether you are a social media maven, executive director, or program coordinator - the language and concepts are accessible to all.


Parking is available free and on-site, and lunch is included. Please contact Hillary Boone at hboone@gradschool.marlboro.edu with any questions.

Trainer Bios

Debra Askanase

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

Hillary currently serves as Program Manager and Coach at Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, a federally-funded initiative led by Marlboro College. She is a certified Results-Based Accountability trainer, and works to strengthen the capacity of mission-driven organizations to lead significant, sustained improvements in the well-being of communities through measuring what matters.

Formerly the Program Director for the Milton Community Youth Coalition, Hillary was responsible for seventeen diverse programs. Hillary incorporated an RBA approach into her work, and by pulling together a task force of invested stakeholders and agreeing on population-level results, she was able to help a diverse group come into alignment and make real change. The work of Hillary’s team on healthy community design has been cited at the state level as a model for other community groups.

Hillary is Co-Chair of the Pride Center of Vermont Board of Directors, Vermont’s only statewide LGBTQ Community Center. She is leading their strategic planning initiative this year. In her free time, Hillary explores the Green Mountains, mentors a ten-year-old, and is a stand up comedian and cartoonist.

Kerry Seacrest

Kerry Secrest is a leadership coach for individuals and organizations, focusing on executive coaching, women’s leadership, team coaching, and leadership training. She has helped such organizations as ECCO USA, Kraft Foods, Inc., KPMG, American Red Cross, World Learning and SIT Graduate Institute, and AmeriCorps, along with a number of healthcare organizations and smaller organizations, and works with leaders to significantly increase their performance, goal-attainment, and personal fulfillment.

Kerry is committed to supporting women leaders. She founded the innovative Women’s Leadership Circles of Vermont program, a six-month, intensive leadership program for key women leaders in each county in Vermont now operated in partnership with Marlboro College. In 2013, she was invited to speak at the International Women’s Leadership Conference in California on the success of the program. Additionally, she facilitates national corporate courses for women in leadership, provides individual coaching for professional women, leads an annual women's retreat, and personally experiences the power of being more than 12 years in her own women's circle.

With a strong commitment to community, she is on the steering committee of Marlboro's Get on Board Program, promoting the next generation of non-profit board members, and is president of the board of the New England Center for Circus Arts. With international experience in Africa, Europe, and Asia, she finds that her international work provides her with a broader perspective for her coaching and organizational work. A dual citizen, she has been appointed by the foreign minister of Lithuania as the honorary consul to Vermont.

She is an Integral Coach with New Ventures West, credentialed with the International Coach Federation. She holds certificates in Team Coaching and the Skilled Facilitator approach, and in mediation through the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C.  She is also a graduate of the 2012 Vermont Leadership Institute.

Amanda Silver

As a trainer, coach and consultant, Amanda Silver has 14 years of experience in developing the effectiveness of non-profit leaders and organizations. Amanda draws on mindfulness, emotional-intelligence and strength-based approaches to leadership and organizational development. She is passionate about creating the conditions that allow individuals, teams and organizations to thrive. 

Amanda has worked with hundreds of leaders and organizations, including Dartmouth College, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and JOIN for Justice. Prior to consulting, Amanda focused on growing the social change sector as Director of the Selah Leadership Program and Network in NY, developed in partnership with the Rockwood Leadership Institute and representing 350 non-profit leaders and 200 organizations around the country.

Amanda holds an M.S. in Positive Organizational Development and a Certificate in Coaching from Case Western Reserve University.  She serves on the Boards of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, COVER Home Repair, and the Selah Leadership Program. Amanda lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with her family.


Have questions about Nonprofit Management Summer Camp? Contact Marlboro College Program in Nonprofit Management

When & Where

Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon St
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Friday, August 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Marlboro College Program in Nonprofit Management

The Program in Nonprofit Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School supports nonprofit executive staff and trustees across Northern New England who wish to be outstanding leaders in their organizations and their communities. We seek to empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders with the technical competency, management skills and self-confidence to achieve their organizational missions effectively and efficiently, for the ultimate benefit of society.

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