Large scale events can uplift a community, but if poorly planned, they can do more harm than good to your organization. Learn the questions you need to ask when you begin planning, and the process of executing your plans. This workshop will discuss who, what, why, when, where, and how, from the right venue and marketing, to how to plan for the unplanned.
Denise Daniels is the Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services at United Way of Greater Mercer County. She works with many Mercer County based corporations to create reading kits and provide needed resources to children throughout the county. She manages small and large group projects, including Strike Out Hunger, a meal packing event that attracts over 600 volunteers each year. Previously, she was Community Affairs Manager at Comcast, overseeing Comcast Cares Day projects in the Northern New Jersey region, and as the liaison to community nonprofits.
Denise has volunteered with the Trenton YMCA 5K Run, Princeton YWCA, Hightstown High School Afterprom, UIH Family Partners, Kidsbridge, TDI Connect, Better Beginnings, the Monmouth County Long-term Recovery Group for Superstorm Sandy, and Princeton Community Works. She is also a Councilwoman in East Windsor.
You can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Dean is the President & CEO of Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization that creates and manages volunteer projects to serve a spectrum of nonprofit organizations. Having joined the organization in 2006 as its only employee overseeing a budget of $100,000, he has overseen the organization’s growth to a $2.5MM budget and engagement of 30,000 volunteers annually. Previously, Mr. Dean was Executive Director of a news magazine on PBS, as well as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for New York Cares (an affiliate of Jersey Cares).
Prior to that time, Mr. Dean was Director of Hospitality Helping Hands, a program of Hands On Atlanta that was marketed by the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and which planned large-scale volunteer projects for corporate meetings and conventions visiting Atlanta. Earlier, he served on the board of directors of Hands On Tampa, a volunteer activation organization. Mr. Dean began his career as a corporate liability underwriter for a Fortune 500 insurance services firm where he analyzed and projected the financial health of public and private companies. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers, is an appointee to the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service and serves on the Points of Light Affiliate Assembly.