2018 Session Schedule


9:00-10:00 AM
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Keynote Address Wendy Spencer General Session Ambassador


10:00-10:45 AM
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Tackling Life as a Square Peg: Impacting the world of a specialized nonprofit organization Bekka Wilkerson, Civitan Services Emerging Trends and Ideas, Partnership Development Consulate I
Tips and Tools for Volunteer Retention Regina Taylor, Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Volunteer Engagement Envoy
Turning Board Work into Teamwork: Strategic planning & board development Jeff Standridge, Conductor Capacity Building Diplomat
Care Buddy Program: Spiritual and emotional care during disasters Ray Stephens, Presbyterian Services Volunteer Engagement Consulate II


11:00-11:45 AM
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Building Fundraising Capacity Means Changing the Organizational Culture Tom Nisbet, Association of Fundraising Professionals AR Chapter Capacity building; Emerging Trends and Ideas Ambassador III
Life Lessons with SPOONS DeAnna O'Malley, AR Department of Health Partnership Development Consulate I
How to Improve Volunteer Engagement through Recruitment and Retention Priscilla Howard, Our House Volunteer Engagement Envoy
Trust in Community Collaboration Erin Brogdon, City Connections Partnership Development Consulate II
Developing Nonprofit Boards to be Strategic and Generative: A Panel Discussion Marie Lindquist, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium Capacity Building Diplomat


1:00-1:45 PM
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Strategies for Cultivating an Engaged Board of Directors Ben Goodwin, Our House Capacity Building Ambassador III
Volunteer Organizations Working Together in Disasters Janice Mann, Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Volunteer Engagement Consulate II
Friends, Funds, and Facebook DeAnna O'Malley, Arkansas Department of Health Emerging Trends and Ideas Consulate I
Building you Volunteer Program with VolunteerAR.org Ezell Breedlove & Ashley Moses, VolunteerAR Volunteer Engagement Envoy
Common Tools, Uncommon Results: Using logic models & performance measures to improve your program Joy Ritchey Reynolds & Maureen Martin, Our House Capacity Building Diplomat


2:00-2:45 PM
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Maximizing Your Social Entrepreneurial Opportunity Michelle Barnes, Our House & Justin Robinson, From Our House to Yours Capacity Building Consulate I
I'm Too Busy to Volunteer Ellen Brown, Heifer International Volunteer Engagement Envoy
A Stronger Future: The results from a survey of Arkansas Nonprofits Russell Carey, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation & Sarah Kinser, Arkansas Community Foundation Capacity Building Diplomat
Leveraging People with AmeriCorps Will Roark, Arkansas Service Commission Partnership Development; Capacity Building Consulate II


3:15-4:00 PM
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The EngageAR Innovation Lab Jeff Standridge, Conductor Emerging Trends and Ideas Consulate I
Let's Talk About the Volunteer Experience Marie Lindquist, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium Volunteer Engagement Envoy
Using Data: A session for people who don't love data Sarah Kinser, Arkansas Community Foundation Capacity Building Diplomat
Diamond in a Day: A community action strategy Derrick Rainey & Matthew Caston, Diamonds Project Emerging Trends and Ideas Consulate II


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