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2018 WV Nonprofit Leadership Summit: Agenda

West Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Summit

September 25 – 26, 2017

Building Happy, Healthy Nonprofits: Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Action


1:30 – 4:30 PM                      Volunteer WV Pre-Conference Program: Volunteer Management Listening Session (CLICK to learn more) – RSVP to


8:00 – 10:30 AM                  National Service Networking Breakfast (at Bear Paw Lodge – Shuttle runs from 7:45 – 8:15 AM)

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

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM           Welcome & Keynote Luncheon: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter; Nonprofit Excellence Awards

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

  • A. Performance Management and Best Practices for Supervisors with Tammy Baker
  • B. Combating Distraction and Enhancing Productivity: Technology Wellness for Nonprofits with Beth Kanter
  • C. Create a Website That Makes an Unforgettable First Impression: 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes with Andrea Shirey
  • D. Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Working with State Agencies with with Sue Chapman, Renee Margocee, Lance Schrader, and Phillip Uy
  • E. How to Get Your Board to Ask for Money with Jeanette Wojcik

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

  • A. Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace with Tammy Baker
  • B. Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Kenosha Davenport, Gabrielle Chapman, and Tonia Thomas
  • C. Shout It Out Loud: Equipping Donors and Volunteers to Tell Your Story with Becky Mathis-Stump
  • D. Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way – Cultivating the Ultimate Gift with Mike Bell
  • E. Storytelling: Clarifying Your Non-Profit Message with Tricia Kingery
  • F. Be Careful What You Wish For, You Just Might Get It: Meeting Grant Requirements with Violet Burdette

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 PM                                 Casual Networking


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

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

  • A. Mystery to Magic: How Your Nonprofit Can Use Social Media to Inform, Engage, and Recruit with Sara McDowell and Chris Strub
  • B. Fund Development: It Isn’t Rocket Science (Or Is It?) with Susan Adkins
  • C. Nonprofit Board Governance: Putting the Pieces Together with Tasha Anderson
  • D. Can This Grant Be Saved? Ways to Improve Your Grant Writing Skills with Alice Ruhnke
  • E. Stop Wasting Time Managing Your Time! Manage Your Priorities Instead with David Ray
  • F. Wellness for Organizational Health with Jeannie Harrison

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

  • A. Your Personal Guidebook to Alignment, Balance, and Living Centered with Kami Wernimont
  • B. Questions and Answers About Cybersecurity with Mike Gallogly
  • C. Where’s the Money? How to Find Funds and Work with Funders with Alice Ruhnke
  • D. New Approaches to Volunteerism: VolunTourism, Entrepreneurs, and Social Change Models with Danny Swan, Judy Rodd, Callie Cronin Sams, Bill Kuhn, and Kelly Stadelman
  • E. Create a Plan to Promote Your Value with Emma Pepper
  • F. Meeting the Collaboration Challenge: Building Strategic Alliances with Jeanette Wojcik

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