We offer educational, engaging and interactive workshops each year at Princeton Community Works, based on attendee and community input and needs. Our goal is to support nonprofit staff, leaders and volunteers in their effort to achieve their mission.
Below are 2020 workshop titles (Please click titles for full workshop description & speaker background)
A. Effective Board Governance: Roles & Responsibilities – Jamie Kyte Sapoch, consultant, and Nancy Kieling, former foundation president.
B. Leadership: Creating a Culture of Inclusion, Empowerment & Gratitude – Marge Smith, Nonprofit Consultant and Founder & Chair of Princeton Community Works
C. Keys to Successful Management of an All-Volunteer or Small Organization– Laura Otten, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center, La Salle University
D. Social Media 101: The Basics – Patty Murray,Founder and Principal Consultant, Murray Public Relations
E. Fundraising is Friendraising: How to Approach & Cultivate Individual Donors – Melissa von Stade, Fundraising Consultant
F. Strategic Planning for Thriving Organizations– Elizabeth A. Murphy, Founder of RATHÚ Consulting and Organizational Strategist, Coach and Facilitator
G. Hot Legal Issues for Non-Profits – Nancy Eberhardt, Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership
H. Youth-Initiated Service Projects – Paula Figueroa-Vega, Director of Scholarship Programs, The Ammon Foundation; Jonathan Lin, Princeton HS; Sid Ramachandran, The Lawrenceville School; Eli Byrnes, Allentown HS; Gabriela Perez, Foundation Collegiate Academy.
I. Project Management: Steps for Success – Sandra Toussaint-Burgher, President/CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County
J. Succession Planning for Sustainability – Betsy Wallace, Consultant, Wallace Leadership Consulting
K. A Panel on Diversity & Inclusion: How You Make It Happen– Samantha Bobila, Director of Fund Development at YWCA Princeton; Dr. Pamela Pruitt Executive Director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Rider University; and Kiya Green M.ED, Ubuntu Village; and Elizabeth Williams-Riley, Founder of Elizabeth Williams-Riley D.A.S.H. Consulting LLC
L. Measurements & Metrics for Continuous Improvement – Julia Matthews, Consultant, JM Collaborative
M. Matching Volunteer Skills with Organizational Needs – Linda Meisel, LCSW, Interim Executive Director, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer
N. Budget Basics: We’re Not-for-Profit, But We’re Not for Loss – Dennis Kilfeather, MBA, ABA, ATP, RTRP, Lear & Pannepaker
O. Meet the Media: A Panel on Pitching Your Organization to Get Publicity – Krystal Knapp, founder, Planet Princeton; Richard K. Rein, founded U.S. 1 Newspaper, now writer/editor; Lew Goldstein, chairman, Princeton Community Television
P. Event Planning: Make it Matter– Denise Daniels is the Director of Outreach and Volunteer Services at United Way of Greater Mercer County; and Brian Dean is the President & CEO of Jersey Cares
Q. A Panel From the Grantor’s Perspective: What We Look For – Linda Czipo, President/CEO, Center for Non-Profits (moderator); Jeffrey M. Vega, President/CEO, Princeton Area Community Foundation; Maria Vizcarrondo, President/CEO, Council of NJ Grantmakers; Katherine N. Nunnally, Executive Director/CEO, The Smith Family Foundation.
R. Volunteers: Recruit, Retain & Recognize– Kim Bruno primary focus is Fundraising, Board Governance, Publicity and Marketing
S. Building an Effective Board: Recruiting & Onboarding – Allison Howe, Executive Director, VolunteerConnect
T. Developing Relevant & Impactful Surveys – David Wittenburg, Researcher, Mathematica; and Cleo Jacobs Johnson, Early Childhood Education and Family Support Researcher
U. Grant Writing: The Critical Elements– Maritza I. Raimundi-Petroski, MPA, founding partner at MAPA Collaborative, LLC
V. Storytelling that Resonates & Touches the Heart – Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt, Associate Rector of Trinity Church in Princeton
W. Crafting an Effective Solicitation: A Writing Workshop– Susan Brennan, A.B. ,Princeton University, Ed.M, Rutgers University
X. LinkedIn for Non-Profits– Lynne M. Williams, BS, MA, ABD, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group
Y. Hot Accounting Issues– Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PSA; and Raphael J. (RJ) Carletti, CPA, Director and Manager with Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group
Z. Creating a Culture of Appreciation – Sue Kirkland, Consultant, Sue Kirkland Consulting