Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 6:30PM
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Cost: FREE for nonprofit professionals
In a world that needs bold missions and fearless changemakers more than ever, it’s important that nonprofits take a moment to consider their organization as its own living, breathing community that also requires care, attention, and yes, even change.
Join DonorPerfect, AFP Women’s Impact Initiative, and thought leaders in the nonprofit community for an afternoon of conversation and inspiration that will encourage you to align the outward progress you’re making with the internal growth path of your organization.
The Blue Ocean Strategy and Women in Leadership
Time: 1:45 p.m. | Presented by Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk of MissionBox, Inc.
Learn how you can apply the popular “Blue Ocean” marketing strategy to overcome challenges and propel yourself into a leadership position. In this essential session for aspiring leaders, Founder and CEO of MissionBox, Inc. Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk shares how she leveraged the Blue Ocean Strategy to grow into a successful, sought-after leader in both the nonprofit and technology communities.
Through personal anecdotes and actionable steps, Kathryn will detail how women in nonprofits can creatively view this strategy as a blueprint to form “blue oceans” of uncontested “market space” ripe for their personal and professional growth. Join her to map out your exciting future in nonprofit leadership.
Collaborate and Shine
Time: 3:00 p.m. | A Panel Discussion About Moving Past the Workbook and Working It
This panel discussion explores the state of affairs of women in the fundraising sector and how participants can use best practices from The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women and leverage AFP’s Women’s Impact Initiative to create real-world change within their organizations. Attendance at this session earns 1.25 CFRE credits.
Hear from professional Diversity and Inclusion Coach Dr. Cheryl Hall-Russell, Senior Director of Philanthropy at Year Up Kerry Watterson, and Chief Development Officer at Compass Community Center and DonorPerfect user Julia Murphy as they talk about how nonprofits can establish and support a culture of collaboration. Topics will include creating space for everyone to speak, best practices for allies, highlighting accomplishments, and the art of soliciting and providing actionable, constructive feedback.
A free PDF copy of the Workbook will be emailed to those who register.
Chasing the Impossible Change
Time: 4:15 p.m. | The Untimely Calling of Cheryl Ann Wadlington
Cheryl Ann Wadlington is the Founder and Executive Director of Evoluer House and a White House Champion of Change. From her childhood marked by grassroots activism to her fast-paced fashion journalism career, Cheryl’s story is one like no other. But the lessons she learned along the way in creating and growing Evoluer House can apply to anyone with a dream of making a difference.
Cheryl’s mission of guiding urban girls to bold and bright futures through development programs at Evoluer House has received international praise and recognition, including a special honor from former President Barack Obama. And while her success continues to grow year over year, her thriving organization began threadbare, with a dramatic professional pivot, restless persistence, and mere 24 cents in the bank.
Please join us as Cheryl shares insights she gained while pursuing a mission she was told is impossible and gives us the encouragement our community can lean on when nothing seems certain.
Wine and Cheese Happy Hour
Time: 5:30 p.m. | Network and Connect with Hundreds of Nonprofit Professionals
Celebrate the close of a wonderful afternoon with fellow nonprofit professionals and members of the DonorPerfect Team. Enjoy delicious wine and cheese and the company of people who know what you do best.