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WVNPA/Philanthropy WV’s Annual Policy Institute

December 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Philanthropy West Virginia & the West Virginia Nonprofit Association will host its Annual Public Policy Institute at the West Virginia State Capitol on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

WVNPA Members/Philanthropy WV Members: $25
Nonmembers: $40

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or mail in your payment using this form

The goal of this event is providing foundations and nonprofits with connections to state legislative and executive branch leaders with in-depth training on best practices for policy advocacy.  The annual policy institute includes:

  • State and National Policy Experts for nonprofit advocacy
  • Networking with West Virginia’s newly elected legislative leadership
  • West Virginia Impact Commission Meeting
  • Best practices and professional development for board members and staff of nonprofits and foundations on the basics and advance skills on public policy advocacy for strong West Virginia communities

Keynote Speaker: Donna Murray Brown, President & CEO Michigan Nonprofit Association


Donna Murray-Brown is the President and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA). She leads the strategic direction and overall operations of MNA’s body of work. MNA is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the diverse nonprofit sector by offering services, resources and systems nonprofits need to improve and strengthen their communities. Ms. Murray serves on the board for the National Council of Nonprofits, as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Detroit Public Television, on the Board of Directors for Michigan Associations of United Ways, and is a former state commissioner for the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. She was named one of Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 for 2018. Learn more about Donna here.


  • 9:30 AM:     Registration Begins
  • 10:45 AM:   Policy Institute Begins & Welcome Remarks
  • 11:00 AM:   Opening Keynote: Donna Murray Brown, President & CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • 12:00 PM:   Lunch & WV Impact Commission Meeting: 
    • WV Executive Branch of State Government Remarks:
      • Governor’s Office
      • WV Secretary of State’s Office
      • WV State Auditor’s Office
      • WV Treasurer’s Office
      • WV Attorney General’s Office
    • WV Legislative Branch of State Government Remarks:
      • WV House of Delegates’ Majority & Minority Leadership
      • WV Senate’s Majority & Minority Leadership
  • 1:30 PM: Legislative Reflection & Forecast Panel:
    • Jesse Wright, New Director of WV Public Broadcasting (confirmed)
    • Rebecca McPhail, President of WV Manufacturers Association (confirmed)
    • Two additional panelists confirmed
  • 2:00 PM: Guaranteeing a Fair & Accurate 2020 Census
  • 2:50 PM: Closing Remarks & Call to Action
  • 3:00 PM: Adjournment 


WVNPA Members/Philanthropy WV Members: $25
Nonmembers: $40


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or mail in your payment using this form

Location and Parking Info:

The Institute takes place on the campus of the WV State Capitol in the WV House of Delegates’ Government Organization Committee Meeting Room (2nd Floor) of the East Wing.  Parking on the capitol grounds and neighboring areas (be sure to park in metered or designated guest parking as they will tow.) Back up location is the Caperton Conference Center on the WV State Capitol Complex grounds.


December 14, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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