Summit Series 2020

The YNPN Greater Bflo Summit Series is a virtual, multi-day professional development conference. For a month long starting on June 16th, every Tuesday & Thursday at 12 pm we will have a virtual presentation via Zoom that will be sure to expand your horizons.⁠

The Summit Series is free and available for all to attend. Please register using the links below to receive the log-in information.

Deaf Access Services will be providing an ASL interpreter at each session. We thank DAS for their partnership.

Summit Series 2020 Schedule:

Tuesday, June 16th – 12:00-1:15pm: Summit Series Kickoff & Keynote Presentation

“Live Your Life Like a GPS” – Duncan Kirkwood

Learn to be more resilient on your journey to success. The session will be broken into 3 sections:
1. How to avoid thinking traps.
2. The power of listening and the importance of speaking your truth.
3. Overcoming the fear of failure and how to achieve your goals.

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Thursday, June 18th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 2

“How to Join a Non-Profit Board of Directors” – Lisa LaTrovato

This session will share how to identify which not-for-profit board is right for you and how to find openings on boards. It will also cover how to build your professional development tool kit.

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Tuesday, June 23rd – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 3

“Trans Seats at the Table: Making Space for Gender Equity” – Aster Altreuter & Athena Howk

A guided tour of gender equity that you can tailor to your organization. You receive an action plan including a staff matrix worksheet, guidelines to gender-inclusive language, and local resources.

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Thursday, June 25th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 4

“Deaf Culture & Who We Are” – David Wantuck & Andrea Russell sponsored by Deaf Access Services

We will talk about Deaf Culture, how to communicate with the Deaf individual and what kind of resources are out there that can be helpful to both the Deaf and hearing community.

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Tuesday, June 30th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 5

“Donor Segmentation + Focused Messaging = Diverse Fundraising Success” – Jeff Mendola

The days of “one-size-fits-all” fundraising are over! It is critical that you properly segment your donors (and prospects) and then tailor your communications to each segment.

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Thursday, July 2nd – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 6

“How to Net Your Work” – CaTyra Polland

This session will outline various ways professionals can network such as one on one coffee meetings, informational interviews, volunteering, joining a board, creating a program, hosting an event etc.

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Tuesday, July 7th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 7

“The Devil is in the Details: Event Planning” – Aurora Schul Schunk

Gain event planning expertise and walk through the whole process – ideating, tasks and timelines, delegation to staff/volunteers, execution, and follow up – like a boss with this hands-on workshop.

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Thursday, July 9th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 8

“Nonprofit Burnout: Creating a Culture of Self-Care” – Sara Emhof

For any employee looking to have more energy, focus, passion and time management. We’ll practice 5 mental fitness skills that promote mental wellness and resilience.

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Tuesday, July 14th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Presentation 9

“Communication Skills for Amazing Outcomes” – Elisabeth Marino

Professional communication includes running/attending meetings, writing reports, public speaking, and conflict resolution. Learn how it’s different from personal communication, and how to excel!

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Thursday, July 16th – 12:00-1:00pm: Summit Series Final Session

“The Relationship Gap: Bridging the Divide in Creating Inclusive Relationships” – Ekua Mends-Aidoo

Inclusive relationship building is the key to building more diverse networks. In order to effectively connect with others we must first understand cultural awareness and humility. Culture is not static, but dynamic and changing, requiring us to become more aware of these changing values and dynamic forces. By bridging both cultural humility and interpersonal communications together, organizations can not only deepen the collective self-awareness of their employees, but expect stronger interpersonal relationships as well.

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