CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: • Learn about fund development opportunities • Get resources and tools for greater effectiveness • Engage in collaboration opportunities • Learn how we can build a long-lasting Nonproﬁt community • Demonstrate the value of Nonproﬁts to our community
9:00-11:30am: Funders Forum - Get face time with funders who support nonprofits in Southern New Mexico! Confirmed funders: Community Foundation of Southern NM, United Way of Southwest NM, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso Community Foundation, Enchanted Life Foundation, Citizen's Bank, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Carl C. Anderson & Mari Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, USDA Rural Development, Con Alma Health Foundation, and the Thornburg Foundation.
11:30am-1:00pm: Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Jean Block, a nationally known consultant, trainer, and author on nonprofit management, FUNdraising, board development, and social enterprise
1:00-4:15pm: Breakout Sessions in 3 Tracks: Board Development, Marketing/Communications, and Creating Thriving Work Environments
1:00pm: The Lifecycle, Flashpoints, and Opportunities for Nonprofits, by Nancy Barnes Smith (Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce) Building your Brand, by Chris Lang (Organ Mountain Outfitters) Self Care and Coping with daily stress and exposure to trauma, by Jane Bloom (Dwell Yoga)
2:00pm: I love my board, but..., by Jean Block (Jean Block, Inc) How to Talk to the Media, by Kelly Jameson (Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department) Developing Social Capital, by Carrie Hamblen (Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce)
3:00pm The Board as Fundraisers, by Patricia Ward (Certified Fund Raising Executive, Nonprofit Consultant) Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, by Paul Angel (Cheddar Advertising) New Mexico Nonprofit Guide, by Larry Alei (Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico)
4:30-6:30: Networking Night - Join your peers in a free, relaxed atmostphere of conversation, food, and beverages while competing for prizes in the "Back of the Napkin" competition. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, develop partnerships, and have a bigger impact on your community.
For attendees requiring lodging, the Ramada Las Cruces Hotel and Conference Center has secured an $80 rate for conference attendees for the nights of August 22nd and August 23rd. To book, please contact Victoria Cabrales at 575-915-4024.
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham
201 East University Avenue Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
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