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“Share It Forward” is the Theme of the Virtual Princeton Community Works 2022 Conference
Media Contact: Scotia W. MacRae, 609-468-1720
Princeton Community Works Contact: Marge Smith, 609-213-5673
PRINCETON, NJ – “Share It Forward: Connect, Create, Collaborate” is the theme of the annual Princeton Community Works 2022 conference to be held on January 24, 25 and 26.
The nonprofit conference, which focuses on meeting the needs of volunteers, boards and staff of nonprofit organizations, will take place online. The registration fee is $20 per person for all three days. Included are 28 workshops led by experts in the nonprofit domain, from grant writing to brand marketing to social media, as well as sessions on self-care and scheduled opportunities to engage and connect with other attendees.
For a full schedule and registration, please go to: www.princetoncommunityworks.org. Reduced rates for groups and scholarships are available.
“Nonprofits, especially in the age of COVID, play a crucial role in our community so we want to make sure that price is not an obstacle to anyone who wishes to attend. That’s why we have made the fee outrageously reasonable,” said Marge Smith, the founder of Princeton Community Works, who collaborates with an all-volunteer planning committee of approximately 60 people to organize the conference. “We have done this for more than 20 years,” she continued. “It is a reflection of our volunteers’ commitment, energy, skills and talents that we are able to provide such relevancy of content and make this conference so easy to attend virtually.”
Last year, more than 700 people attended Princeton Community Works virtually. Since it was founded, the conference has made an impact on more than 12,000 individuals who have participated in more than 550 workshops designed to impart knowledge and practical skills to participants, as well as providing networking opportunities and building confidence.
“The conference is designed with the participant in mind,” said Smith. “What will they take away from this session? What can they apply in their own organization? We encourage imitation and outright copying so the tools and techniques can be used right away.”
On January 24, the opening night, participants can attend a Welcome and Keynote Session at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Trenton Circus Squad, a nonprofit group that encourages youth to take big leaps in life. The Keynote is followed by professional development workshops and a networking session to close the evening at 7:30 p.m. Over the next two days, sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate various schedules.
Topics include: Team Building: Creating a Climate of Inclusion, Respect and Appreciation; Building Relationships and Engagement in a Virtual World; Board Best Practices: Effective Board Governance and Management; Legal Workshop for Nonprofits; Ways to Create and Maintain a Happier Nonprofit; Strategic Partnerships: Creating Synergies to Strengthen Your Organization’s Mission; How to Develop a Strategic Plan and Live It; Video Basics: Tips and Tools; Effective Grant Writing; How to Effectively Brand and Market Your Organization; Building Effective Leadership Skills; Implementing a Successful Internship Program; A Panel from the Grantors’ Perspective; Engaging and Building an Effective Board; Youth-Initiated Community Service Projects; How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In Person; Managing in a Hybrid World; Understanding Your Organization’s Finances 101; Performance Metrics: Making Decisions Based on Data; Succession Planning for Executive Leadership; How to Create a Podcast; Managing Change to Maximize Impact; Use Your Donor Data to Amplify Your Message; Keeping Your Donors Engaged and Connected; Social Media: Panel of Experts, Tools and Techniques; The Three R’s of Volunteerism—Recruit, Retain and Recognize; Storytelling that Resonates and Touches the Heart.