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YNPN National Conference 2011 Program


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									March 25 - 26, 2011

  Leadership Sponsor:     Innovation Series Sponsors:
                          Council of Michigan Foundations
                          Nonpro t Personnel Network
                          University of Michigan Development

                          Evolve Sponsors:
  Change Maker Sponsor:
                          Aquinas Center for Community Leadership
                          Community Media Center, Wealthy Theatre
                          Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, PC
                          J. Milito & Associates, Inc
  Welcome to the 2011 YNPN National Conference!                                                               SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
                                                    Holiday Inn Downtown

  Hotel Info:
                                                                               JW Marriott
                                                                                                              Thursday, March 24

1 JW Marriott Grand Rapids                      2                                                            6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  235 Louis Campau NW                                                                                        Happy hour for early arrivers
  Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503                                                                             3 25 Kitchen + Bar
  www.ilovethejw.com                                                                                         25 Ottawa Ave SW, Suite 100
  616.242.1500 or 888.844.5947                                                                               Grand Rapids, MI 49503
                                                                                                             www.twentyfivegr.com                                                 4
2 Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown                                                                          616.805.5581
  310 Pearl St, NW
  Grand Rapids, MI 49504                                                                                      Friday, March 25
  616-235-7611                                                                         3                     8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                             Registration and continental breakfast
                                                                                                           4 Wealthy Theatre                                                          Wealthy Theatre

  Emergency Contact Info:                                                               25 Kitchen + Bar     1130 Wealthy St SE
  616-366-7857                                                                                               Grand Rapids, MI 49506
                                                                                                             616.459.4788 x130
  Friday, March 25th Transportation Info:
                                                                                                              9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Transportation for out of town guests will be provided by the GR Bar Crawl bus.                             Conference
  Following is the schedule:
                                                                                                              5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Friday a.m. to the Wealthy Theatre                                                                          Dinner and happy hour on your own (see suggestions on next page)
  8:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                              Holiday Inn Downtown           JW Marriott
  9:00 a.m.                                                                                                  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
1 in front of JW Marriott Grand Rapids                                                                       Nonprofit Smack Down
  235 Louis Campau NW                                                                                      4 Wealthy Theatre
  Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503                                                                               1130 Wealthy St SE                                      2
                                                                                                             Grand Rapids, MI 49506                                                                 1
  Friday evening to restaurant loop and JW Marriott Hotel                                                    www.grcmc.org
  4:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. continuous loops (see bus stop locations on restaurant map)                          616.459.4788 x130
4 in front of Wealthy Theatre
  1130 Wealthy St SE
  Grand Rapids, MI 49506                                                                                      Saturday, March 26

  Friday night to JW Marriott Hotel                                                                          8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  9:30 p.m.                                                                                                  Breakfast
  10:00 p.m.                                                                                               5 Johnson Center for Philanthropy
4 in front of Wealthy Theatre                                                                                at Grand Valley State University
  1130 Wealthy St SE                                                                                         201 Front Ave SW
  Grand Rapids, MI 49506                                                                                     Grand Rapids, MI 49504
                                                                                                              9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Johnson Center
RESTAURANTS NEAR WEALTHY THEATRE                                                                          17. Marie Catribs                                   21. Cherry Deli
                                                                                                          www.mariecatribs.com                                www.cherrydeli.com
1. Sandmann’s                                      9. Erb Thai                                            1001 Lake Dr, 616-454-4020                          834 Cherry St, 616-459-6182
1200 Wealthy St, 616-459-0900                      950 Wealthy St, 616-356-2573                           Marie takes her food seriously and everything       Wide selection of sandwiches and soups,
Best ribs in town, to go only,                     Quality Thai flavor with veg options, vegan            is handmade in house from locally sourced           lots of veg options.
outdoor seating available.                         sauces upon request.                                   ingredients.                                        Price Range: under $10
Price Range: $10+                                  Price Range: under $10                                 Price Range: $10-$15+
                                                                                                                                                              22. Little Africa
2. Wealthy St Station                              10. Urban Pizza                                        18. Pickwick Tavern                                 956 E Fulton St, 616-222-1169
1157 Wealthy St, 616-451-0238                      950 Wealthy St, 616-551-0762                           970 Cherry St, 616-774-9647                         Traditional Ethiopian food in a
Famous for the Station Burger served on a          Pizza by the slice.                                    The oldest neighborhood bar in Grand                small cafe setting.
pretzel bun, also available in a veggie version.   Price Range: under $10                                 Rapids, no food but you feel like a local.          Price Range $10+
Price Range: under $10
                                                   11. Winchester                                         19. Brewery Vivant                                  23. Palace of India
3. Uncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop                       www.winchestergr.com                                   www.breweryvivant.com                               961 E Fulton St, 616-913-9000
1133 Wealthy St, 616-451-4780                      648 Wealthy St, 616-451-4969                           925 Cherry St, 616-719-1604                         Traditional north Indian food.
Fresh made soups and breads.                       Gastro Pub fare - soups, sandwiches, salads.           European inspired rustic country fare               Price Range $10+
Price Range: under $10                             Serves alcohol.                                        matched with Belgian style beer.
                                                   Price Range: $10-$15+                                  Serves alcohol.
4. Southern Fish Fry                                                                                      Price Range: $10-$15+
1117 Wealthy St, 616-233-9744                      12. Jonny B’z
Traditional southern fish fry, to go only.         www.jonnybz.com                                        20. Green Well
Price Range: under $10                             638 Wealthy St, 616-551-1108                           www.thegreenwell.com
                                                   Classic hot dogs, fries and more,                      924 Cherry St, 616-808-3566
5. The Sparrows                                    including a veg dog.                                   Gastro Pub fare - soups, sandwiches, salads.
www.sparrowsnews.com                               Price Range: under $10                                 Serves alcohol.
1035 Wealthy St, 616-608-3375                                                                             Price Range: $10-$15+
Great place to grab a cup of coffee and            13. Rowster Coffee
The New York Times.                                www.rowstercoffee.com
                                                   632 Wealthy St, 616-780-7777
                                                                                                      to hotel
6. Brick Road Pizza                                Locally roasted coffee, no food but good coffee.
1017 Wealthy St, 616-719-2409                      14. Wealthy Street Bakery
Pizza with vegan and veg options galore,           www.wealthystreetbakery.com
plus fresh baked cookies. Serves alcohol.          610 Wealthy St, 616-301-2950
Price Range: $10+                                  Awesome coffee and pastries in the AM
                                                   and sandwiches on fresh baked bread and
7. Electric Cheetah                                pizza in the PM.
www.electriccheetah.com                            Price Range: under $10                                                                                                      stop
1015 Wealthy St, 616-451-4779
New American cuisine - soups,                      15. Gaia Cafe
sandwiches, salads.                                209 Diamond Ave, 616-454-6233
Price Range: $10-$15+                              GR’s one and only vegetarian restaurant
                                                   for 30+ years.
8. The Meanwhile                                   Price Range: $10+
1005 Wealthy St, 616-233-1679                      16. Mangiamo’s
Neighborhood pub, doesn’t serve                    www.thegilmorecollection.com                                      stop
food but you can bring in your to                  1033 Lake Dr, 616-742-0600                                                                                                                   bus
go food and enjoy a wide selection                 Classic Italian flavors set in a historic                                                                                                    stop
of Michigan beers. Did you know we                 estate complex. Serves alcohol.
have some of the top rated Micro Breweries         Price Range: $10-$15+
in the US?

                                                                                                             LOCAL INFO:           uptowngr.com          wealthy-street.com      easthillscouncil.org
SCHEDULE                                                        SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE: FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
                                                                TIME             TOPIC                            SPEAKER               LOCATION
Friday, March 25th at the Wealthy Theatre
                                                                SESSION 1
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                                           9:30-10:45 am    6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit    Rosetta Thurman       Wege Auditorium
Registration and continental breakfast                                           Career
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                                          9:30-10:45 am    The New Nonprofit Kid on the     Sarah Percoulis       Dirk Koning Micro
Breakout Session 1 - The Individual                                              Block                                                  Cinema
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                                         9:30-10:45 am    Creating your Own Knowledge      Tera Qualls           Annex 1
Welcome and Innovation Series                                                    Network
                                                                9:30-10:45 am    Complainers                      Denise Stein          Annex 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch - With roundtable discussions                             9:30-10:45 am    Pure Attitude                    Megan Koops-Fisher    Community Room
Boxed lunches and beverage are available in the Theatre Lobby
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                                           11am -12:30 pm   Welcome and                                            Wege Auditorium
Break                                                                            Innovation Series

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                           ROUNDTABLE
Breakout Session 2 - The Organization                           DISCUSSIONS
                                                                12:30-1:30 pm    Campaigns 101: Getting Ready     Keith Hopkins & AFP   Annex 1
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                                                            for the Spotlight                representative
                                                                12:30-1:30 pm    Political Leadership             Shannon Garrett       Annex 2
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                12:30-1:30 pm    Fiscal and Environmental         Erin Wilson           Dirk Koning Micro
Breakout Session 3 -
                                                                                 Sustainability                                         Cinema
The Sector and
Surrounding Community                                           SESSION 2
                                                                1:45-3pm         Why “Good Enough” Is Not         Luisa Schumacher      Wege Auditorium
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
                                                                1:45-3pm         How a Blog Rocked our World      Adaobi Okolue,        Dirk Koning Micro
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                                             Chris Oien            Cinema
Wrap up
                                                                1:45-3pm         Where the Future Meets Us...     Mary Brown            Annex 1
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                                                1:45-3pm         Family Philanthropy: I am your   Ellie Frey            Annex 2
Dinner in the neighborhood                                                       Target … or am I?
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                           1:45-3pm         Realizing Your Agency’s Full     Tammie Jones,         Community Room
Nonprofit Smack Down                                                             Potential                        Sara Plachta-Elliot
                                                                SESSION 3
                                                                3:15-4:30 pm     Leading Large-Scale Change       Janay Brower          Wege Auditorium
                                                                3:15-4:30 pm     A First Glimpse                  Dan Dobin             Dirk Koning Micro
                                                                3:15-4:30 pm     Power Dynamics                   Kate Capossela        Annex 1
                                                                3:15-4:30 pm     Supercharged Volunteerism        Vernetta Walker       Annex 2
                                                                3:15-4:30 pm     We’ve Got a Map for That         Jay Niewiek, Jeremy   Community Room
                                                                                                                  Pyne, Erica Curry
                                                                3:15-4:30 pm     Partnerships- Walking Tour       Mark Rumsey           Meet in front lobby

                                                                4:30-4:45 pm     Conference Close                                       Wege Auditorium
                                                                5:30-7pm         Dinner
                                                                7:00-9:30pm      Nonprofit Smackdown                                    Wege Auditorium
                                                                                                                Nathan Hand, vice president of development, School on Wheels Indianapolis
INNOVATION SERIES {WEGE AUDITORIUM} 11:00 a.m.                                                                  Jessica Journey, fund development and marketing manager, Indiana Youth Institute
                                                                                                                            Jessica Journey and Nathan Hand are both young nonprofit professionals with progressive
Introduction:                                                                                                               leadership tracks in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Jessica loves relationship
Tera Qualls, Gretchen DeVault, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids                                        building, through fundraising and marketing. She has become well recognized for her
Welcome: Tommy Allen                                                                                                        blogging and tweeting. Nathan has fundraised for small grassroots organizations, large
Artist, columnist, and man-about-town Tommy Allen may call Michigan home, but his work has                                  international organizations, and everything in between. His ability to connect people to
received international exposure in galleries around the world. For the past decade Allen has shown                          ideas and causes to resources is making a powerful impact in our communities. Both enjoy
in New York City galleries such as Leslie C Lohman and the NoHo Gallery. Allen is the Lifestyle Editor                      advocating for the sector and convincing top talent to choose nonprofit career paths.
for RapidGrowthMedia.com’s GSync, the “go-to” arts and entertainment filter in West Michigan. Allen
is also the National Marketing and Sales Director for the entertainment company Levitation where                Naomi Christine Leaphart, teacher, Girard Avenue E3 Center and advisor,
he has been responsible for the staging of national and regional events like Joffery Ballet’s outdoor           University of Pennsylvania
tour, NFL’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and Oprah Winfrey’s street party on Chicago’s Michigan             Naomi Christine Leapheart is a teacher, trainer, and consultant to diverse audiences in metro Phila-
Avenue. At Levitation he is also a part of the team that brings the international Movement: Detroit             delphia, where she lives. She loves talking about issues related to strategic planning, youth develop-
Electronic Music Festival to Hart Plaza from 2006 to present.                                                   ment, diversity issues, and service-learning. Over the past 7 years, Naomi has split her time between
                                                                                                                the traditional high school classroom and the nonprofit board room, as her ultimate calling is to help
SPEAKERS:                                                                                                       young people discover pathways to empowered leadership.
Timm Bloem, Brian Dokter, Jonathan Williams, and Travis Fahlen of Elemental Media
                              A couple years ago some Midwestern guys got together with the idea                Uma J. Mishra, director, LIWWA
                              of helping those less fortunate. As we began researching charities and                            Uma J. Mishra is founder and executive director of LIWWA (Love is What We are), an
                              nonprofits we started digging up incredible stories of philanthropy that                          organization that works to provide clean water to villagers in Ghana. Uma started LIWWA
                              were happening right in our backyard. We quickly realized there was no                            in March of 2010 to help support a Grand Valley State University student led clean water
                              medium for this content and were amazed that so much good was going                               initiative. Uma is a current senior at Grand Valley State University finishing her major in
on without our knowledge. Rather than start our own nonprofit, we decided to be a voice for existing                            English and minor in Chemistry. She has served in the U.S. Army as a medical laboratory
causes. In a world obsessed with negative news, Elemental is here to expose the other side of the story.        technician (for six years), and has received numerous awards and distinctions during her time in service.
                                                                                                                LIWWA has successfully piloted a project in Winneba, Ghana that has installed and maintained 30 Hyd-
Bridget Clark Whitney, Executive Director, Kids’ Food Basket, 2009 IS NGEN Fellow                               rAid Biosand filters in a village of 260 residents. LIWWA under the direction of Uma is focused on provid-
Tracy VanSolkema, Fund Development Coordinator, Kids’ Food Basket                                               ing clean water for other villages in Ghana provided that a holistic view and proper cultural assessments
Christine Lentine, Fund Development and Outreach Manager, Kids’ Food Basket                                     are performed in order to form the best instillation plan. Uma works from both a scientific perspective
              Bridget Clark Whitney is the Executive Director of Kids’ Food Basket (“KFB”), a hunger relief     (often performing many bacterial tests herself) and a cultural one (meeting with sociologists and an-
              organization which provides daily evening meals, or “sack suppers” to food-insecure children      thropologists) to ensure that a proper understanding of the culture and the issues is understood.
              in Greater Grand Rapids. During Bridget’s eight year tenure as Executive Director, KFB has
              grown substantially, from serving 125 children in 2002 to 3,775 children as of February 2011.     Reed Sandridge, kindness investor, Year of Giving
              Learn more at www.kidsfoodbasket.org Bridget was chosen as one of twelve young nonprofit                          After losing his job in September of 2009, Reed did what most people would never
professionals from around the country for the 2009-2010 American Express NGen Fellows program with In-
                                                                                                                                dare to do. He started giving money away. Every day for one year he found a complete
dependent Sector in Washington, D.C., Bridget is also a member of the 2010 class of Grand Rapids Business
Journal’s “40 Under 40” young professionals. Bridget serves on the board of directors for Indian Trails Camp,                   stranger and gave them $10—no strings attached. He then wrote about each experience
Nonprofit Innovations, Inc, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids.                                      on his website yearofgiving.org. Full of photos and videos of the recipients, the Year of
                                                                                                                                Giving transformed from a blog to a movement and hundreds of thousands of people all
             Christine Lentine is the Fund Development/Community Outreach Manger for Kids’ Food                 across the world began to follow the year and many even started their own year-long journeys. Today
             Basket. A graduate of Aquinas College and member of YNPN, she is crazy for Sack Sup-
                                                                                                                Reed is happily employed as the Executive Director of the Urban Philharmonic and the Regional Director
             pers! So crazy, she was a finalist for the 2010 YNPN Advocacy Award. Previously Christine
             worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Aquinas College.                                           of Development for World Wildlife Fund. In addition to his day jobs, he has expanded the Year of Giving.
                                                                                                                Now other unemployed/underemployed individuals can become kindness investors for seven days and
             Tracy Van Solkema is the Fund Development Coordinator at Kids’ Food Basket. Joining the            share their experiences on his website and Reed has made a new commitment that focuses on volun-
             staff only a few months ago, she quickly earned the title of “Data Diva’! Tracy previously
                                                                                                                teering. In addition to his personal commitment to volunteer once per week in 2011, he is working with
             worked in development at Davenport University and at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
             She is an active board member of YNPN here in Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand                 organizations and stakeholders to increase unemployed volunteerism rates as well as inspire corpora-
             Valley State University.                                                                           tions to develop Employee Volunteer Programs. Reed holds a degree in International Business and Span-
                                                                                                                ish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has completed additional studies at the Universidad de
Sam Davidson, president, Cool People Care                                                                       Valladolid in Spain and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in Mexico.
                Sam Davidson is a speaker, writer, and dreamer who tells stories that need telling in
                order to motivate others to change the things that need changing. In 2006, he                   Luisa Schumacher, executive director, West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology
                co-founded Cool People Care, a media and merchandise company that helps people                                Technology (WMCAT), an innovative not-for-profit that pairs art and technology to make
                live a more caring lifestyle. To date, the company has raised more than $100,000 for                          a positive impact on individual’s lives. Before joining WMCAT, Luisa served as Manager of
                nonprofits around the world. He frequently speaks and consults about how nonprofits                           Corporate and Community Relations for Metro Health and as Marketing and Communica-
                can reach the next generation to expand their impact and start new initiatives. He is                         tions Director for Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids. Active in West Michigan,
the author of three books: “New Day Revolution,” “50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need,” and “Simplify Your
                                                                                                                Luisa serves on the Wealthy Theater Centennial Cabinet, Varnum Diversity Inclusion Council, Laugh Fest
Life” which will be published in May by Turner Publishing. He lives in Nashville with his wife and
                                                                                                                Cabinet, and the Grand Rapids Boxing Foundation. Past board memberships include Arbor Circle, Local
one-year-old daughter.
                                                                                                                First, Michigan Works, Planned Parenthood Great Lakes, and the Progressive Women’s Alliance.
                                                                                      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Wealthy Theatre - Main Floor                Wealthy Theatre - Second Floor
                                                                                      Session 1 - The Individual, 9:30 -10:45 a.m.

                                                                                      6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career {Wege Auditorium}
                                                                                      Rosetta Thurman, president, Thurman Consulting
                                                                          Community                 Are you feeling a little stuck in your nonprofit career? Unsure of how to take that next
                                                                                                    step? Well, there’s no time like the present to start developing yourself as a nonprofit
                              Dirk Koning                                                           leader! In this interactive presentation, you will learn six ways to accelerate your
                                 Micro                                                              nonprofit career, including: how to develop meaningful nonprofit experience, build
         Wege                   Cinema
                                                                                                    a strong network, establish a great personal brand, practice authentic leadership,
                                                                                      achieve work/life balance and move on up in your career. Participants will take away concrete ideas
                                                                                      for career development that can be implemented right away.

                                                                                      The New Nonprofit Kid on the Block: How to Overcome Common Barriers
                                                                                      to Successfully Integrate Into a Community {Dirk Koning Micro Cinema}
                                                                                      Sarah Percoulis, youth program associate, Battle Creek Community Foundation
          Front                                                                                    Being a young nonprofit professional can be difficult - especially if you relocate to a
          Lobby                                                                                    new and unfamiliar community. From big city living to small town settings, this ses-
                                                                                                   sion strives to provide tips, resources, and meaningful conversation for attendees who
                                                                                                   are currently facing (or who will face) barriers to socially integrating into a community.
                                                                                                   Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, all while
                                                                                      gaining valuable insight and tools to successfully assimilate into a new community.

             Wealthy Street                                                           Creating your Own Knowledge Network {Annex 1}
                                                                                      Tera Wozniak Qualls, YNPN National Board Member, program and
                                                                                      communications coordinator, Johnson Center for Philanthropy
                                                                                                  A vital component of being a successful professional is building your own knowl-
                                                                                                  edge network. This network should include a feedback loop, regular personal re-
                                               Wealthy Street                                     search, personal reflection, and more. This workshop will walk participants through
                                                                                                  possibilities for creating their own knowledge network and building relationships
                                                                                                  in their own community to keep themselves in the loop, and solidify them as an
   Wealthy Theatre - Annex                                                            knowledge leader in their field.

                                                                                      Complainers {Annex 2}
                                                                                      Denise Demers Stein, president, Art of Leadership Advisors
                              N                                 Annex 1
                                                                                                    Complainers. Every organization has them. Yet, what we often do not understand is that
                                                                                                    the complaint is typically grounded in commitment; a commitment that is a sign not of
                                                                                                    what we cannot stand, but instead of what we are willing to stand for. The Language of
                                                                                                    Leadership program teaches participants to uncover this commitment and how to use
                                                                                                    that knowledge as a success tool. Participants will learn how to turn the complainer into
                                                                                      an advocate for change and growth in the organization. Participants will engage in lively discussion
                                                                                      and inquiry to add value to their experience. Participants will leave the workshop with practical lessons
                                                                                      and action plans that they can apply immediately in their work and in their lives!

                                                                                      Pure Attitude {Community Room}
                                                                                      Megan Koops-Fisher, director, Allegan County Great Start Collaborative
                                                                Annex 2
                                                                                                    Attitude is a strong driving force for the development and success of anyone. It is
                                                                                                    simple, but powerful because it sets the tone for your own career goals, organiza-
                                                                                                    tion’s development and the sector. We will examine how confidence, a positive
                                                                                                    outlook and an open mind propel your career forward. Participants will discuss the
                                                                                                    importance of these attributes and how to implement them in their life and career.
                                                                                                        Where the Future Meets Us...Global Mindset, Local Applications {Annex 1}
Lunch Roundtables                                                                                       Mary J. Brown, principal and creative prospector, leeAlexander Consulting llc
12:30 -1:30 p.m.                                                                                                     Many organizations (as well as individuals and communities) have become “land-
For attendees that desire to not partake in a formalized discussion please feel                                      locked” in archaic mindsets that inhibit innovation and creativity. This session focus
free to enjoy your lunch in Wege Auditorium.                                                                         on areas where organizations can look through new lens so that they can become
                                                                                                                     future oriented, globally aware, and locally responsive.
Fiscal and Environmental Sustainability {Dirk Koning Micro Cinema}
                                                                                                        Find out about...
Erin Wilson, Theatre Director at Wealthy Theatre                                                        •	   Attributes of the New “New” of organizational engagement,
The WT Centennial Sustainaibility Campaign seeks to address two fundamental challenges                  •	   Attributes of the “players” of organizations of the future, and
experienced by any historic venue: containing costs and enhancing appeal. This pioneering               •	   How to engage differently for future success.
campaign is about historic preservation and it may end up being a national model for
sustainabilty—WT Director Erin Wilson has been invited to speak at two different national               Family Philanthropy: I am your Target … or am I? {Annex 2}
theatre conferences based on the plan, alone.                                                           Ellie Frey, Next Generation, Frey Foundation Director, Family Business Alliance
Political Leadership {Annex 1}                                                                                        Please join me as we discuss the various perceptions of the next generation of
                                                                                                                     family foundations, as I share with you from personal experience. My goal is to
Shannon M. Garrett, Great Lakes Regional Director at The White House Project
                                                                                                                     help you shine when trying to approach and engage the next generation of
Shannon will lead a discussion on how to have a greater impact on the sector and your                                family philanthropy.
nonprofit’s core policy/service interests by becoming politically engaged as a voter, activist,
lobbyist or even running for office yourself.
                                                                                                        Realizing Your Agency’s Full Potential: Becoming a Learning
Campaigns 101: Getting Ready for the Spotlight {Annex 2}                                                Organization {Community Room}
Keith Hopkins, Hopkins Fundraising and AFP Representative                                               Tammie Jones, public policy fellow, The Skillman Foundation, and
A quick seminar on how campaigns differ from annual funds, how your organization can prepare            Sara Plachta-Elliott, evaluation fellow, The Skillman Foundation
for a campaign, and the key steps of a successful campaign.                                                         Is data something you collect just so you can complete reports to funders? Is there
                                                                                                                    a gap between the lessons learned on the ground and program management? This
                                                                                                                    panel of organizational representatives will explore how their agency has made an
Session 2 - The Organization, 1:45 -3:00 p.m.                                                                       effort to become a learning organization. More specifically, this session will seek to
                                                                                                                    identify how these organizations are successfully using data to manage program
Why “Good Enough” Is Not Enough {Wege Auditorium}                                                                   implementation, and the role of reflection – both internally and across stakeholders –
Luisa Schumacher, executive director, West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology                                    in setting and advancing organizational strategies.

             The West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology (WMCAT) started an innovative arts
             based drop out prevention program and saw incredible results. In just four short
             years it saw a graduation rate of 85% in a school district with a 50% drop out rate ----   Session 3 - The Sector, 3:15 -4:30 p.m.
             but it was not good enough. Learn about how WMCAT went through the innovation
             process when good enough was all that was expected.
                                                                                                        Leading Large-Scale Change to Reframe our Response to Homelessness
How a Blog Rocked our World and Can Rock Yours Too:                                                     {Wege Auditorium}
YNPN Twin Cities Case Study {Dirk Koning Micro Cinema}                                                  Janay J. Brower, coordinator, Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness
Adaobi Okolue, marketing and communications manager, The Works                                          and the Roofs to Roots Campaign
Chris Oien, admin and communications coordinator, Lake Street Council                                                 This session initiates a discussion about systems change through the work of the
                                                                                                                      Roofs to Roots campaign and the Coalition to End Homelessness. It will include
             There will be no ‘what is a blog’ talk at this session. You already know what it is. The                 concepts of social innovation, and how to reframe the way a system works to serve
             real question is, how exactly does your chapter jump start one and make it sustain-                      people and build stronger community. It will also look at why it is critical to analyze
             able? If you got a blog, how can your chapter turn it into a lighting rod for organiza-                  how our systems work (or if they are working), look at where the money is really
             tional growth? Since the YNPN Twin Cities blog launched in May 2010, it has been           going and what results it yields, focus on how to look at a large-scale issue or system and break
             the top driver of traffic to our website, attracted attention both locally and nation-     it down to the stages of change. The conversation should be interactive, relevant and about
             ally, and has proven to be a great tool for professional development and community         taking risks.
             building. Come to this session to learn what it takes to bring a blog to life, how to
             manage the workload to maintain it, and the many benefits you can reap from it.
A First Glimpse: YNPN’s National Voice Survey Results {Dirk Koning Micro Cinema}                                 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE: SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH
Daniel Dobin, YNPN National Board Member, MBA Candidate 2011, Yale School of Management                          TIME              TOPIC                             SPEAKER              LOCATION
             Join YNPN’s National Voice Committee for a presentation and discussion on some of the               8 - 9 am          Breakfast                                              2nd Floor
             initial findings coming out of the YNPN’s 2011 National Voice Survey. We will share some            9 - 9:15 am       Opening Remarks                   YNPN National        Room 230
             of the preliminary analysis we have done since the survey closed and get chapter leaders’
             thoughts on where YNPN should dig deeper!                                                           9:15 - 10:45 am   Time with the YNPN                YNPN National        Room 230
                                                                                                                                   National Board
                                                                                                                 10:45 - 11 am     Break
Power Dynamics in the Social Sector: Get Unstuck and Get Empowered {Annex 1}
Kate Capossela, associate product director, Johnson & Johnson and Mike Goorhouse,
private foundation coordinator and grants manager, Council of Michigan Foundations                               11 - 12 pm        Board 101                         Chapter              Room 330
            In the web of social sector relationships, funders and grantees constantly negotiate interests
            from their relative positions of power. As young leaders we act within this web to accom-            11 - 12 pm        Program Development and           Chapter              Room 340
            plish our goals, and we also act on power relationships by either strengthening them or                                Member Engagement: How can        Representative
            changing them. Is this a zero-sum game? Can young leaders do anything to change these                                  we leverage partnerships and
            long-standing power dynamics? In this workshop, based around several interactive per-                                  technology to communicate
            sonal and group exercises, we will focus on personal tools for getting unstuck and getting                             and share resources through
            empowered in grantee-funder relationships. After examining the obstacles we face and the                               our network more effectively
            stereotypes we often perpetuate, we will share tools and ideas to improve strained personal          11 - 12 pm        Engine of Evolution: How our      Chapter              Room 230
relationships, starting with a commitment to move past common pitfalls of silence or violence.                                     chapter can drive sector diver-   Representative
                                                                                                                                   sity and inclusion
Supercharged Volunteerism: Find the Right Board Opportunity and Equip
Yourself to be an Effective Board Leader {Annex 2}
                                                                                                                 12 - 1 pm         Lunch
Vernetta Walker, director of consulting, Board Source
             Are you currently thinking about your next board service opportunity or thinking about
             joining your first board? This highly interactive session will address how to find the right        1 - 2 pm          Who Said What, Why Should I       Chapter              Room 230
             first or next board opportunity and will help equip participants to be effective board                                Care, and Where Can I Find It?    Representative
             leaders by introducing some trends and leading practices in nonprofit governance.                   1 - 2 pm          Leveraging Non Traditional        Chapter              Room 330
                                                                                                                                   Programs Through Strategic        Representative
We’ve Got a Map for That: Navigating Your Way through                                                                              Partnerships
Data-Driven Decision Making {Community Room}                                                                     1 - 2 pm          How a blog rocked our world,      Chapter              Room 340
        Jeremy Pyne, geographic information systems specialist, Erica Curry Van Ee,                                                and can rock yours too: YNPN      Representative
                                                                                                                                   Twin Cities Case Study
        project manager, and Jay Niewiek, intern, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for
        Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute
            This session will invite you to reflect on the role of data in decision-making as our sector faces   2 - 2:15 pm       Break
            an ever increasing demand for actionable information. You will be introduced to two powerful
            on-line community information tools designed to help understand, strengthen, and transform
            communities. Community Profiles provide users with state, county, and neighborhood level             2:15 - 3:15 pm    Event Panel                       Twin Cities, John    Room 230
            indicators powered by national, regional, and local datasets. MAPAS, our interactive mapping                                                             Denver, Alyssa
            application, visualizes community data and provides users with the ability to extract informa-                                                           San Diego, Joe
            tion for any existing or customized geographic area. Bring your laptop so you can play along                                                             Grand Rapids, Tera
            and check us out at www.cridata.org!
                                                                                                                 3:30 - 3:45 pm    Break
Partnerships: A Neighborhood Walking Tour {Meet in front lobby}
Mark Rumsey, artist and activist
                                                                                                                 3:45 - 5pm        Novice                                                 Room 230
             A neighborhood walking tour that will highlight the public-private partnerships that
             have generated re-investment in the East Hills neighborhood. A combination of grass-                3:45 - 5pm        Emerging                                               Room 330
             roots activism, environmental sustainability, and business acumen has fueled a revival              3:45 - 5pm        Affiliate                                              Room 340
             from blighted neighborhood to vibrant community.
SPECIAL THANKS                            YNPN - National Board
                                          Meg Busse
YNPN of Greater Grand Rapids              Kim Caldwell
Board of Directors                        Kate Capossela
Barbara Anderson                          Tuesday Cetin
Corey E. Balkon                           Dan Dobin
Bridget Clark Whitney                     Ese Emerhi
Gretchen DeVault                          Ted Fehskens
Olubunmi Fadase                           Rachel Herman
Steve J. Jahr                             Danielle Holly
Linda Kiander                             Alyssa Lasseter
Kevin Lignell                             Lydia McCoy
Tim Mroz                                  Tera Qualls
Jenn Schaub                               Trisha Reinwald
Shaun Shira                               Maria Smith
Angie Stumpo                              Yesenia Sotelo
Tera Qualls                               Aaron Stiner
Tracy VanSolkema                          Trish Tchume
Sara Winchester
                                          YNPN - National Conference Committee
YNPN - of Greater Grand Rapids National   Joe Buehrle
Conference Super Squad                    Kelly Cleaver
Barbara Anderson                          Alyssa Lasseter
Charles Archie                            Naomi Christine Leapheart
Jen Beahan                                Sam Richard
Bridget Clark Whitney                     Brianna Schwartz
Erica Curry Van Ee                        Maria Smith
Gretchen DeVault                          Yesenia Sotelo
Olubunmi Fadase                           Scott Spicer
Bill Gesaman                              Jeremy VanHooser
Kristian Grant
Michelle Harris                           Special Thanks
Janelle Hill                              Koppel Printing
Kristin Linscott                          Big Apple Bagel
Mark Rumsey                               Pepsi
Jennifer Schaub
Emily Stoddard Furrow
Tracy Van Solkema
Sara Winchester

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