Based on attendee and community input and needs, we offer educational, engaging and interactive workshops each year at Princeton Community Works. Our goal is to support nonprofit staff, leaders and volunteers in their effort to achieve their mission.
Below are the workshop titles and speakers for 2018. If we have a full description and bio, we have linked to that page. Please stop back as we continue to add! (See COMMUNITY WORKS 2018 brochure for printable/shareable list of workshops.)
A. The ABCs of Fundraising: Acquiring, Building, and Cultivating a Donor Base – Sandra Toussaint-Burgher, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County
B. Emotional Intelligence: Tools for Creating a Climate of Inclusion, Respect and Positivity – Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant, Founder & Chair of Princeton Community Works
C. Go from Good to Great: Building and Maintaining an Effective Board – Linda Meisel, LCSW, Principal at LFM Solutions
D. Designing and Delegating Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities – Gil Gordon, Gil Gordon Associates
E. Social Media for Beginners: Finding Your Audience – Krystal Knapp, Founding Editor of PlanetPrinceton.com and PlanetTrenton.org
F. Advanced Social Media: Engaging and Deepening Relationships – Colleen Miller, Founder, Miller Social Media
G. Budget Basics: We’re Not for Profit, but We’re Not for Loss – Dennis Kilfeather, Public Accountant, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP
H. Networking with a Purpose – Alex Freund, The Landing Expert Career Coach
I. Youth-Initiated Service Projects: A Panel on Successes and Challenges – Kiya Green, Facilitator/Amy Wang, Today Debate, Tomorrow the World/Harshini Raman, Artistic Hearts/Elian Rubin, Eagle Scout, NJ GSA Forum/Grace Freundlich, Bestow A Book/Qaysean Williams, Prom Scholar
J. Your Message Live: Public Speaking – Eileen Sinett, CEO, Speaking that Connects
K. Crowdsourcing: Its Uses and Limitations NOTE This workshop is cancelled. If you registered for it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
L. Legal Hot Buttons: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You – Nancy Eberhardt, Interim Executive Director & the Director of the New Jersey Program of the Pro Bono Partnership
M. A Panel on Grants from the Grantor’s Perspective – Linda Czipo, President & CEO, Center for NonProfits/Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO, Princeton Area Community Foundation/Rachel Cantlay, President of the Board of the Lawrence Township Community Foundation/Maria Spina, Program Officer for the PSEG Foundation and Corporate Responsibility Stakeholder/Lenora Green, Executive Director, Educational Testing Service
N. Champion Your Mission: Tell a Compelling Story – Susan Kirkland, Principal, Sue Kirkland Life Consulting LLC
O. Create a Family Culture of Giving: Help Your Kids Give Back with Time, Talent and Treasure – Elizabeth Wagner, Vice President, Development at Princeton Area Community Foundation
P. Strategic Planning: Moving Your Organization Forward – Regina Podhorin, Founder and President of The Leadership Group
Q. A Productive Board: Defining Roles and Responsibilities, Identifying Traps for the Unwary, and Using Tactics for Success – Nancy Kieling, Trustee, Grounds For Sculpture
R. Board Financial Due Diligence – Jack H. Fein, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, PSA, Managing Director, The Mercadien Group/ Raphael J. Carletti, CPA, Supervisor, The Mercadien Group
S. Leadership Development: Engage and Empower Your Team – Michael Edmondson, Director, The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College
T. Cultural Competence: Cultivating Diversity – Natasha Coleman, MPH, Sr. Director State Health Systems, Eastern Division, American Cancer Society, Inc.
U. How to Start a Nonprofit: Upsides, Downsides and Alternatives. – Nancy Eberhardt, Interim Executive Director & Director of the New Jersey Program of the Pro Bono Partnership
V. The 3 R’s of Volunteer Management: Recruit, Retain and Recognize – Julia Sass Rubin, Associate Visiting Professor, Nonprofit Management at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University