Non-Profit Academy 2015

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Non-profit leaders, executives, front line staff, board members and volunteers from Elk County and the surrounding region are encouraged to attend. There will be a minimal registration fee (continental breakfast and lunch provided).

WHERE: The Highlands (formerly The St. Marys Country Club) 535 So Michael Street, St. Marys, PA

Report on Stackpole-Hall’s Long Range Planning

Dr. William Conrad

Executive Director of The Stackpole-Hall Foundtion

Keynote Address

Newspaper, Radio, Cable, Social Media

and Word of Mouth……Oh My!

Harlan Beagley

Publisher of The Daily Press, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican

Will Discuss A Look At The Media And How It Works!

Break-Out Session Description

 Small Games of Chance: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Presenter: Lieutenant James A. Jones Jr.

Western Section Commander Pennsylvania State Police | Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement

            We all have questions about small games of chance.   When do you need a license? Are there payout     limits? How does Bingo Differ from Small Games of Chance?  What Record keeping do we need?  Many of the new laws are subject to interpretation and this session hopes to answer a few of them.   These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed and if you have specific questions, enclose them with your registration and we will be sure Lieutenant Jones has the answers and information.


Social Media is your friend, not your enemy!

Presenter: Matt Checchio

Marketing Strategist and Consultant  

Social Media is your friend, not your enemy!  The emergence of social media over the past decade forces us to include these platforms in our strategic marketing and communications.  Matt will review the current state of social media marketing and discuss how social media can enhance marketing.  Specific topics requested will also be addressed such as “When to set up an event page on Facebook”, “How to use Social Media tools effectively”, and “tips on how to utilize multiple social media platforms at once”.  Matt Checchio is the president of his own firm, Magnus Marketing, and is also the marketing director for Penn State DuBois.

Recruiting and Motivating Younger Volunteers  

Presenter: Rich Scott

Corporate Projects Mgr, Executive Coach, and Certified Trainer with Dale Carnegie Training.


When we talk about Employee Engagement, specifically how it applies to Millennials, we need to know what their values are and what motivates them. And then, to go even deeper, how do we read different personality types and adjust our communication style to that type?

Standards for Excellence 2.0 – Resources for Everyone!

Presenter: Tish Mogan

PANO (Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations) Standards for Excellence Officer

The Standards for Excellence® Program has gone through an “extreme makeover” to keep current with nonprofit trends. The new 2.0 version contains additional resources, tools and supports that any nonprofit can utilize to make improvements to board governance, create efficiency with operations and build donor confidence. The Standards for Excellence Program is not just about accreditation. It is a resource that can meet any nonprofit where it is and help move it to its next step.

Event Fundraising: It Takes a Village

Presenter: Penny Schnarrs 

Sr. Director, Communications and Constituent Relations at Point Park University

Event Fundraising: It takes a village. Learn how to recruit and engage volunteers in fundraising events using a grassroots method. Learn which events work best for your organization, the latest trends, threats and best practices for event fundraising.