Serving Nonprofits. Strengthening West Virginia.

2017 Summit Agenda

West Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Conference

October 12 & 13, 2017

How to Survive in Challenging Times: Preparing for Change


9:00 – 11:00 AM                 National Service Cross Stream Networking Event

9:00 – 11:00 AM                  Exhibit set-up and Registration

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM           Welcome & Keynote Luncheon: Building Competencies for Sustainability with Steve  Zimmerman, Spectrum Nonprofit Services

1:15 – 2:45 PM                     Learning Labs Session 1

  • Pursuing Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions with Steve Zimmerman
  • Cultural Competence: Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity with Bruce Decker
  • Turn to You – Nonprofit Leader Guide to Self-Coaching with Tricia Kingery
  • Most Frequently Violated WV Employment Laws with Tammy Baker
  • Here for Good: Anatomy of the Creative Campaign with Ellen Allen, MBA
  • Volunteer Program Needs Assessment with Nicki Fiocco

3:00 – 4:30 PM                     Learning Labs Session 2

  • Mastermind Groups: Gleaning the Wisdom of the Group for Greater Success with Jeremy Turner
  • Telling Your Organizations Story-Financial Best Practices with Valerie Ellis
  • How to Harness the Power of Data to Successfully Navigate Change and Challenges with Sonia Pandit
  • Strategic Planning: Positioning your Organization for Future Success with Bruce Decker
  • Volunteer Management with Nicki Fiocco

5:00 – 6:00 PM                     WVNPA Reception and Annual Meeting of the Members

6:00 PM                                 Dinner on Your Own and What Keeps You Up at Night Networking


8:00 – 8:45 AM                     Breakfast Buffet and Networking

9:00 – 10:30 AM                  Learning Labs Session 3

  • Achieving your Goal:  The Power that Advocacy Plays! with Christopher Kimes
  • Engaging for Change with Susan Koehler
  • Social Enterprise: Earned Revenue & Social Impact for a Double Bottom Line with Jeremy Turner
  • A Game Plan for Effective Communications to Weather the Storm with Traci Phillips
  • Prototype Your Future – an Introduction to Design Thinking Concepts and Tools with Ron Bailey
  • Volunteer Motivation with Nicki Fiocco

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM         Learning Labs Session 4

  • The Power of Story – An Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling with Ron Bailey
  • Cause Related Marketing with Traci Phillips
  • Aligning Your Team Members with Your Organization Priorities with Bob Whitmore
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Strategies for Surviving in Challenging Times Jeanette Wojcik
  • Looking at Your Leadership with Nicki Fiocco

12:30– 2:00 PM                    Closing Keynote: Becky Mathis-Stump, Ethos Leadership Group, LLC