Why attend PCW 2022?
We received an interesting question and thought maybe the person who asked it wasn’t the only person wondering. . . After attending the event for many years, what am I going to learn that would be helpful?
The Princeton Community Works Planning Committee has put together a conference where attendees will experience a combination of learning new skills, engaging in virtual networking, and participating in meaningful self-care sessions! The sum of the event will provide an invigorating and experiential virtual environment, unlike any other we have done before.
While many of the workshop “topics” may be repeated – and the titles of some familiar – so much in the nonprofit world continues to change, especially during the past two years, including relationships with staff, grantors, and donors; remote working; funding competition; issues of diversity and leadership; how we manage volunteers, events, and dissemination of information; change in mission; and especially, how we fulfill mission today vs. in the past!
PCW, like all of us, now knows a lot more about working virtually and what it takes to be effective in a mixed work environment. As a result, many of the workshop topics incorporate what we’ve newly learned as well as the tools we have always needed to make our organizations thrive.
With changes in staff, many organizations still need support on the basics as well as new areas, such as How to Create A Podcast, Implementing a Successful Internship Program, How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In Person, and Managing in a Hybrid World. These are topics introduced in 2022!
NEW workshops include:
How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In Person
Amy Eisenstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Capital Campaign Toolkit
This session is for executive directors and development staff
Managing in a Hybrid World
Sandra Toussaint, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County,
Implementing a Successful Internship Program
Experiential education or “hands on learning” is one of the best ways for students to take knowledge and skills from the classroom and apply them to professional experiences in the workplace.
Kim Barberich, Executive Director, Rider University,
Ways to Create and Maintain a Happier Nonprofit
In this session, you will identify experiences that build feelings of happiness in people.
Sue Kirkland, Principal,Sue Kirkland Life Consulting LLC
Strategic Partnerships: Creating Synergies to Strengthen Your Organization’s Mission
Sustaining a variety of nonprofit organizations is positive and healthy for a community as it provides for a wide-array of approaches…
Blanche Brann, Blanche Brann Inc, Nonprofit Strategy Consultant
How to Create a Podcast
Jodi Grinwald, Podcaster and Consultant, Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast & Founder & CEO, Zzak G Applaud Our Kids Foundation Inc.
It’s OK to Market Your NPO (Video and Other Things You’re Not Doing)
Matthew Carpenter, Director of Communications, Star of Hope Ministries, Inc. & Beard and Creative Director, Bowler Productions
Managing Change to Maximize Impact Succession Planning for Executive Leadership
Ellen Marshall Principal, Strategic Clarity Advisors
Keeping Up with the Times
All of our workshops and sessions present relevant, meaningful and current information, offer actionable strategies having learned from the past two years and what works, what has not, and how to best cope and manage in this new age.
Nonprofits and volunteer organizations need to be aware of the changes in the world around them and impact they have. We all need to consider how we function – professionally and personally. One of the many great things about the PCW conference is we are always adapting and addressing current needs of nonprofits.
You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup – Self-Care
One area that many are in need of is self-care. Individuals are trying to maintain the same standards they have always maintained with less staff and less support at home.
Several sessions will focus on self-care this year. For example, the Journal to Wellness self-care workshop on Wednesday morning, January 26, teaches how to use the Journal to Wellness 4-Step format to get the most out of your journaling experience.
Research shows journaling provides many benefits that can help improve our health. Attendees will not only learn about the importance of journaling, but how to record and track their progress so that they can enhance and sustain their overall wellness.
More information on the self-care sessions will be added to our website soon.
Engage and Connect
Tools and Techniques for Engagement and Connection
This year, we have a series of sessions called “Engage and Connect.” These facilitated small group sessions feature tools and techniques which can bring equal value to you and your organization as you work with your board, staff, volunteers, the community and even your friends and family.
Connecting with each other does not happen by chance. By creating structured ways for people to connect and have meaningful conversations, we will engage each other and offer incredible opportunities to see each other as unique individuals.
Learn more on the Engage and Connect page.
Looking forward to “seeing” you virtually – old and new friends alike!
- Ready to learn more? Visit our conference page.
- Ready to register? Visit our registration page.
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