Non Profit Networking Academy

The Non-Profit Academy is a partnership between the Elk County Community Foundation and a network of Leadership Elk County Alumni. In this 6-hour conference, attendees will network, share and learn. This event will feature a keynote speaker and workshops on recruiting and retaining volunteers, time management, fundraising and marketing strategies and more.

WHO: 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 Red Fern Conference & Banquet Center, 421 Old Kersey Rd., Kersey, PA 15846

WHEN: October 8th, 2013 from 8:00 AM- 1:30 PM

REGISTER TODAY: Download this registration form, complete form and email to or mail to the Elk County Community Foundation at P.O. Box 934 Saint Marys, PA 15857


Break-Out Session Description

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers of All Ages

With Natalie Aiello and Brandi Hanes

Understanding the important role your volunteers play for your organization and learning how to keep them happy and engaged. Showing the impact for longevity with volunteers.

Fundraising Fundamentals

With Karen Buchheit, Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

An Overview of fundraising principles and programs – covers the gamut of fundraising programs and explains how the different types of programs work together, the development process, stewardship, and more. This session will also touch on some tips for getting your board more engaged in fundraising for your organization.

Finding the “Hot Spots” on the Form 990

(Be sure to bring your organization’s 990 with you!)

With Tish Mogan, PANO Standard of Excellence Officer

Now more than ever, the IRS Form 990 has become one of the most important public relations documents for nonprofits. With renewed debate over the value of rating charities based solely on percentage spent on program activities and the recent “Help End the Overhead Myth” campaign, there is increased reliance on the Form 990 for a complete picture of an organization’s financial health and community value. This workshop approaches the long Form 990 from the perspectives of donors, funders and regulators. In this session you will learn to :1) Recognize components of the Form 990 schedules that are critical and could be overlooked. 2)Explore and discuss the Form 990 from the perspectives of a donor, funder and regulator. 3) Learn best practices for using the Form 990 as a tool to provide transparency on a charity’s operations.

Meeting Management: Practices to Keep Board Meetings Energized and Productive

With Tish Mogan, PANO Standard of Excellence Officer

“I can’t wait until the next board meetingJ!” or “Oh no… another board meeting to go toL .” Which comes closest to your experience of board meetings? Board members need on-going education and review of the most effective ways they can exercise their roles to achieve mission. At the same time, a few “tips” to keep board members engaged will also promote a board meeting that we want to attend and that focuses on achieving mission. In this session you will learn to: 1)Recognize appropriate roles for board and staff.2) Explore strategies for conducting high quality meetings. 3) Identify good behaviors and bad behaviors for board chairs.

Marketing Today : The Basics

With John Salter, Owner/General Manager of Salter Communications

In this workshop simple and effective market strategies will be discussed. A mix of traditional and social mediums highlighting what works and what doesn’t!

Time Management Tips for Home and Work

With Paula Fritz Eddy, Executive Director of the Elk County Community Foundation

This workshop is based on the book Time Management for Dummies by Dirk Zeller. Explore tips, techniques and helpful hints on how to make the most of your day. You may not have the power to get yourself more time, but you do have the power to make the most of it.

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Contact Paula Fritz Eddy at the Elk County Community Foundation

Phone: 814-834-2125, Email: