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2024 United Way Nonprofit Summit

2024 Nonprofit Summit: We Thrive Together

Tuesday, June 25

8:30 AM - 4 PM

Finger Lakes Community College

 

Join us for our annual United Way Nonprofit Summit! Connect with fellow nonprofit changemakers, gain valuable resources, and engage in captivating workshops and micro-learning sessions. Additionally, you will hear inspiring words from keynote speaker Arel Moodie and gain exclusive access to a screening of Uncharitable.  

We look forward to connecting with you and thriving together. United Way and this year’s sponsors believe strong and vibrant nonprofits create a thriving region for everyone!  

Breakout session information is available below. 

90 Minute Workshops

45 Minute Micro-Learning

Tickets $40

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Time 

Overview of Activity  

8:30-9 AM 

Check-In and Networking 

9-9:15 AM  

Welcome and Opening Remarks and
Land Acknowledgement 

9:15-10:15 AM 

Keynote Presentation and Q&A with 
Arel Moodie, Human Development Investigator 

10:30 AM - 12 PM 

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

12-12:30 PM

Lunch and Networking  

12:45-2:15 PM

Viewing: UnCharitable Film   

2:30-3 PM

Uncharitable Film Talk Back Groups 

3-3:45 PM

Concurrent Micro-Learning Sessions

3:45-4 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30-5:30 PM

The After-Party: Fireside Chat with
Arel Moodie at New York Kitchen  

The After-Party: Fireside Chat with Arel Moodie

Tuesday, June 25

4:30 PM

NY Kitchen

Register for the Fireside Chat

 

Learn more about our keynote speaker

Arel Moodie

Arel Moodie

Arel Moodie is known as a “Human Development Investigator” who is a host of the Disney+ Show "Family Reboot", who has spoken in 48 states and 5 countries to over 750,000 people. He has extensively studied human dynamics and relationships and has been invited to speak at the White House twice, TEDx stage three times and has been quoted in media outlets like The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, and contributor to TV shows like The Doctors. Find out more about Arel’s work at www.arelmoodie.com.   

Thank you to our sponsors

MVP Health Care          

Request for accommodations 

If you have any questions about registration or to request any reasonable accommodations at this time that will facilitate your full participation in this event, please email events@unitedwayrocflx.org by May 28. 

 

Concurrent Workshop Sessions (90-minutes)  

* Due to room availability and capacity, we will do our best to place you in your desired sessions

It's All About Actions: Equity vs. Equality

This interactive workshop will focus on defining and sharing examples of equity vs. equality in the workplace.  

Takeaways: 

  • Participants will identify the major differences between equity and equality 
  • Participants will demonstrate their learning through small group work and conversations 
  • Participants will evaluate real-world examples of equity in action and practice implementing their ideas in their work environments 
Sydney Bell

Sydney Bell, Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, ESL Federal Credit Union

Community Schools: A Regional Movement 

We will start by celebrating Community Schools’ success stories across the region. Mapping our local examples of success to the national Community Schools Essentials model will build an understanding of the Community Schools strategy and help us all find our place in this movement. After briefly exploring the history of Community Schools nationally, across NYS and in our region, we will brainstorm ideas for moving forward in our region. Participants should expect to have opportunities to sign up for county specific and regional workgroups to push the work of Community Schools forward through a focus on enabling conditions and key practices or make suggestions on how existing collaborative groups can support the continued success of this strategy. Data pertaining to the effectiveness of Community Schools to mitigate risk factors and address issues like Chronic Absenteeism will help us consider what can be done together. 

Takeaways:  

  • An understanding of the national, state, and regional growth of Community Schools 
  • An exploration of the national Community Schools Essentials model 
  • Clear choices to contribute to the development of the Community Schools strategy in our region
MarcAnthony Bucci, Associate Director of Regional Engagement, United Way

MarcAnthony Bucci, Associate Director of Regional Engagement, United Way

Lindsey Dailey, Community Relationship Manager, United Way

Lindsey Dailey, Community Relationship Manager, United Way

Jay Roscup, Thruway Coalition

Jay Roscup, Thruway Coalition

Joe Fantigrossi, Monroe County Community Schools

The "Inner-View": How to build Trust, Relationships and Uncover Common Values  

Discover the power of intentional listening and the impact on building deeper relationships and uncovering our Common Values. This is an interactive experience designed to create new and potentially powerful habits. 

Takeaways: 

  • Becoming a proactive listener 
  • Building Trust through discovering Common Values 
Clark Merrell, Carnegie Master, Dale Carnegie – Blue Sky

Clark Merrell, Carnegie Master, Dale Carnegie – Blue Sky

United for a Better Rochester: Collaboration and Innovation Among Leading Funders

During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights from experts at United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, ESL Charitable Foundation, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, and Rochester Area Community Foundation. These funders play a pivotal role in supporting community projects and initiatives, ranging from health and education to social services and economic development. 

Keeping the Social Politics at Bay: Working Collaboratively for the Goal of the Mission 

In this workshop, participants will embark on a journey of social responsibility and education as they explore the importance of building partnerships to collectively strive towards shared goals. Through engaging interactive activities and thought-provoking discussions attendees will learn how to navigate social dynamics, leverage historical insights, and foster collaboration to advance their mission effectively. By fostering an environment of collaboration and mutual learning, participants will develop the essential skills needed to cultivate meaningful partnerships, drive positive change, and achieve their objectives with purpose and effectiveness. 

Takeaways 

  • Strategies for Effective Collaboration. Participants will gain practical techniques for navigating social dynamics and managing social politics, fostering collaborative partnerships to advance their mission effectively. 
  • Enhanced Communication Skills. Attendees will develop improved communication skills necessary for building meaningful partnerships and navigating social politics within their organizations or communities. 
  • Empowerment through Mutual Learning: Participants will leave with a sense of empowerment derived from mutual learning and exchange, equipped with the tools and confidence to navigate social dynamics, address social politics, and drive positive change collectively. 
Martha Cole, Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement Manager, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative

Martha Cole, Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement Manager, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative

 

Concurrent Micro-Learning Sessions (45-minutes)

* Due to room availability and capacity, we will do our best to place you in your desired sessions 

 

Essentials of Grant Writing  

Lacking the funding needed to execute the vision? Everyone wants to leverage grant-funding but might not know where to begin. KH-MPH Consulting has the support you need to get started! Attendees will leave with a better understanding of WHO is eligible for grant funding, WHAT is needed to apply, WHEN they are offered, WHERE to find them, and HOW to increase their chances of success!  

Kyvaughn Henry, Founder and Senior Consultant, KH-MPH Consulting, LLC

Kyvaughn Henry, Founder and Senior Consultant, KH-MPH Consulting, LLC

ALICE – Understanding Community Need 

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) may be a relative or friend. You may be ALICE. As cashiers, waiters, childcare providers, and other members of our essential workforce, ALICE earns just above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to make ends meet. ALICE also represents the data reshaping the dialogue on financial hardship. Learn how to access the data and the tools that are available to tell ALICE's story.

Takeaway: 

  • Learn how to access the data and the tools that are available to tell ALICE's story. 
Kari Buch, Sr. Director of Corporate Giving & Strategic Partnerships, United Way

Kari Buch, Sr. Director of Corporate Giving & Strategic Partnerships, United Way

Caitlin Farnung, Community Engagement & Stewardship Manager, United Way

Caitlin Farnung, Community Engagement & Stewardship Manager, United Way

Introducing TogetherNow and MyWayfinder: Innovative Solutions for Improved Community Health and Wellbeing

Join us for an informative overview of MyWayfinder, a revolutionary platform dedicated to enhancing lives by connecting individuals with the right services at the right time. Learn how MyWayfinder helps service providers and community members to more easily navigate through the complex web of human services, healthcare, education, and government resources, all in one convenient location. Learn how you can join TogetherNow, a growing community of service providers dedicated to creating better outcomes and improving overall community wellbeing. 

Angee Brown, Senior Project Manager, TogetherNow

Angee Brown, Senior Project Manager, TogetherNow

Telling a Better Story: How to Market Your Organization for Greater Impact 

Evaluate the current marketing narrative for your organization, learn how you can use photography to help communicate what you offer and how to engage with you, and find ways that you can highlight stories of lives impacted by your organization. 

Takeaways: 

  • How to use photography as a way to communicate clearly what you do 
  • Confidence that the words you include in your marketing are the the ones that will prompt action 
  • How to use testimonials as powerful marketing tools 
Suzanne Rodriguez, Owner, Frameworks Creative

Suzanne Rodriguez, Owner, Frameworks Creative

Behavioral Psychology and Philanthropy: Using what we know about the brain to leverage marketing for good 

I'll share key principles of behavioral psychology and how we can leverage them to increase engagement and philanthropy. Each principle will include an explanation, plus real-world examples and takeaways for listener's organizations. This presentation will be relevant for professionals engaged in annual fund solicitation, major gifts, email marketing, social media management, and event planning. 

Takeaways 

  • Why storytelling matters 
  • How to write enticing emails 
  • Tips for providing value on social media 
Krista Jenkins, Founder, Spark Content

Krista Jenkins, Founder, Spark Content