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NONPROFIT CONFERENCE 2018

April 4 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

$65

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28th Annual Professional Development Conference for Nonprofits

On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, United Way of Kern County will be hosting its 28th Annual Professional Development Conference for Non-Profits.  This Conference for Nonprofits will provide agency executives, employees, board members and volunteers with training opportunities to meet their unique needs. Workshops and speakers will focus on topics that enhance existing resources and build capacity, allowing service providers to more effectively address the most pressing issues in our community.

Join us April 4 for Kern County’s premier gathering of nonprofit professionals and volunteers. Hear inspiring speakers and choose from 10 workshops full of valuable tools and ideas for operations, fundraising, leadership and more. There’s plenty of time for networking, too!

Please see agenda below to see all workshop topics, presenters, and program agenda for the day.  

Our morning keynote speaker this year will be Nancy Berlin, Director of Policy at California Nonprofit Association addressing the topic of "Nonprofits Standing Together". 

Our lunch Keynote address will be presented in a panel format moderated by Lois Henry and the panelists will be: David Womack, Mayor Jose Gurrola and Biridiana Bishop discussing 

Panel Topic: Civic Engagement and Collaboration—What Makes It Happen, What Mucks It Up

We know that Kern residents aspire for the same things: a safe place to live and work, educational opportunities for our kids, an economically sustainable quality of live. Why aren’t we getting there?

Check out former year event

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield

3100 Camino Del Rio Court

Bakersfield, CA 93308 United States

(661) 323-1900

Time: 7:30am - 2:00pm

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 (9:15AM -10:30AM)

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 (10:45AM -NOON)

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Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield
3100 Camino Del Rio Court 
Bakersfield, CA 93308 United States

 

Conference Agenda

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

MORNING GENERAL SESSION

WELCOME BY DELLA HODSON, PRESIDENT & CEO OF UNITED WAY OF KERN COUNTY

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY NANCY BERLIN, POLICY DIRECTOR FOR CALIFORNIA
ASSOCIATION FOR NONPROFITS

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

BREAK – YOU MAY VISIT TRADE BOOTHS 

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

BREAK – YOU MAY VISIT TRADE BOOTHS 

10:45 AM - 12:00 AM

SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

LUNCHEON GENERAL SESSION

AFTERNOON PANEL DISCUSSION: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION—
WHAT MAKES IT HAPPEN, WHAT MUCKS IT UP?
PANELISTS: DAVID WOMACK, MAYOR JOSE GURROLA AND BIRIDIANA BISHOP
MODERATOR: LOIS HENRY

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Civic Engagement and Collaboration—What Makes It Happen, What Mucks It Up?
We know that Kern residents aspire for the same things: a safe place to live and work, educational opportunities for our kids, an economically sustainable quality of live. Why aren’t we getting there?

Panel Discussion Moderated By Lois Henry

Lois Henry is the Advocacy Director for BizFed Central Valley, a federation of diverse businesses committed to exchanging ideas and information toward the advancement of the local economy. She’s a CSU, Fresno graduate and best known for her hard-hitting journalism stint at The Bakersfield Californian, where she served for 27 years.

David Womack

David Womack serves as the executive director of Kern County’s Kaiser health plans and hospitals which have served more than 100,000 local members for over 25 years. He is also the current Board Chair for the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSUB. Mr. Womack, who has held executive positions at both civilian hospitals and served as a health administrator in the US Air Force, holds a Master of Strategy degree from the US Air Force War College and a Master of Health Administration degree from Baylor University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. In a recent Community Voice, Mr. Womack stated, “The issues facing us are just not that simple. They are complex and dynamic. If they were easy and unchanging they would have been solved long ago. Life is not bimodal. Life is more complicated than either-or.”

Mayor Jose Gurrola

Elected to the City Council at the age of 19 in 2012, Mayor Gurrola is believed to be the youngest person ever elected to public office in Arvin. The millennial mayor is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from CSUB, with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Economics. According to The Bakersfield Californian, “The City of Arvin is making waves in Kern County and Mayor Jose Gurrola is swimming right through the middle of it.”

Biridiana Bishop

Biridiana Bishop has served as assistant planner for the City of Wasco since June, 2015. In addition to her serving as the City’s acting liaison to business owners, Ms. Bishop < < File: biridiana.jpg >> < < File: gurrola.jpg >> < < File: womack.jpg >> is responsible for convening the Wasco Community Coalition, a multi-sector stakeholder group committed to the betterment of the community. She’s a UCLA grad with a BA in Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, and received her MBA from CSUB.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

FIRST BREAKOUT SESSION 9:15 – 10:30 AM

1A. Working with General Media & Spanish Media

CALIFORNIA ROOM
Panelists: Kenn McCloud, KUZZ Radio; Tim Calahan, KERO ABC 23; James Burger, The Californian; Norma Gaspar, Telemundo; Alonso Sierra, El Popular News; Moderator: Maureen Buscher-Dang

A panel discussion on how to approach general media and how to work with Spanish media in this market. We will cover the basics on why Media Strategies can help strengthen your organizations reputation and image in the community, and some of the best tools for doing this, even without a budget!

1B. Your Health and Lack of Activity at the Workplace

LAKE ROOM
Presenter: Dr. Carlos Alvarez, Alvarez Health Care

Have you ever thought about how a sedentary life at the workplace can affect your health negatively? In this workshop you can learn how to create a healthy culture in the workplace. Dr. Alvarez has many years of experience working with Kern county residents and treating them against their obesity, diabetes, valley fever etc.

1C. Take Charge of Your Numbers (Before They Take Charge Of You)!

– SIERRA ROOM
Presenter: Bob Meadows, Vice President & Community

Development Officer at Mission Bank In this hands-on, interactive workshop, learn how to not just create a budget, but how to really manage your budget and cash flow. Understand the key indicators to assess your financial health. The numbers will speak to you if you know how to listen! Create strategies to develop a long-term business model for a sustainable organization.

1D. Mini-Town-Hall in a Conference - SAN JOAQUIN

Presenter: Nancy Berlin, Policy Director at Cal Nonprofits
Instead of a “how to” session, this Mini Town Hall will be a chance to discuss public policy matter affecting California nonprofits. Policy Director Nancy Berlin will provide an update on Sacramento bills, and ballot
measures, and anything policy that the group wants to talk about. She’ll want to hear what nonprofits in Kern County are experiencing and how they can best represent our needs in Sacramento.

1E. There’s an App for That: Using Story Corps to Strengthen Your Skills as a Storyteller

 - NEVADA
Presenter: Jill Egland, Vice President of Community Impact United Way of Kern County

Stories have the power to take us from indifference to action. In this workshop, you’ll learn that you don’t have to be a Ken Burns to tell a powerful story. With the Story Corps app, nonprofits gain a tool that makes it possible for every member of your team to contribute to a palette of powerful stories for funders, board members, legislators and other stakeholders. Bring your cellphones and your curiosity, and be prepared
to get hands-on.

SECOND BREAKOUT SESSION 10:45 AM –12:00 AM

2A. Top 8 Nonprofit Board Governance and Liability Landmines to Avoid

- SAN JOAQUIN
Presenter: Emilio Huerta, Attorney at Law for nonprofits

Know your roles and fiduciary responsibilities as a board member, the need to draft solid bylaws and policies to mitigate the potential for future problems. You will also learn how to spot red flags in documentation of actions by the board and pass IRS scrutiny. Most important how to avoid intermediate sanctions by identifying private benefit and compensation issues; and how to minimize liabilities through best practices in activities, governance and management.

2B. Community Transformational Promotor Model and its Role in Building Health Equity

– LAKE ROOM
Presenter: Nataly Santamaría, Kern County Promotoras

Network Manager, Visión y Compromiso The Promotor Community Transformation Model is a social change model. It can be implemented with any community issue; it’s the quality of the relationships that matters and not necessarily the area, which has the potential to create community change. If the Promotor model can function according to the theory of change, Promotores will (1) build egalitarian relationships; (2) share information and resources, and; (3) motivate for community participation.

2C. Don't Take NO as an Answer!

- CALIFORNIA ROOM
Presenter: Kathleen Valenzuela, Program Administrator for the Bakersfield Chapter of the California Society of Certified
Public Accountants (Cal CPA).

Not-for-profits are typically at a disadvantage when it comes to power and negotiating with donors. This is particularly true if they are smaller, local nonprofits. How can your association gain power and influence to meet its needs? In this interactive session, learn how to effectively negotiate with sponsors, donors and volunteers. Learn what you can do as a leader in your association to get that particularly tough and elusive sponsor. You will leave this session with an understanding of some real strategies that you can implement right away

2D. Working Toward a Just Economy

– SIERRA
Presenter: Kevin Stein, Deputy Director, California Reinvestment Coalition

If you serve low to moderate income people, you’ll want to attend this session to learn how economic justice advocates are fighting to preserve safeguards on fair housing, consumer protection and affordable housing at the state and national level. See how communities and financial institutions are working together to provide community benefit that benefits everyone.

2E. How to Plan a Professional Event on a Budget?

- NEVADA
Presenter: Josie Martin, DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield

Have you ever wonder how to plan a special event with a low budget? Do you ever wonder how much it costs to have a conference and be able to feed more than 300 guests? Learn all the details and tips in this session.

Details

Date:
April 4
Time:
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$65

Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield
3100 Camino Del Rio Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308 United States
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Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

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