Archive for the ‘Partnerships’ Category

Service as a Strategy

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Presenter: Lisa Humenik
Organization: Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
Session date/time: 10:15-11:45am Saturday, December 4, 2010
Location: O112

Abstact: In this workshop, participants will explore the ways in which service and volunteerism can be strategically planned and implemented to meet critical community needs.  The purpose is to explore and apply the latest research and national initiatives related to volunteerism in a strategic manner so that volunteer management infrastructure, the capacity of organizations to effectively engage volunteers, and overall program impact can be maximized.

Engaging Local Government

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Presenter: Mayor Sara Presler
Organization: City of Flagstaff
Session date/time: 10:15-11:45am Saturday, December 4, 2010
Location: T116

Abstract: This workshop will teach Participants how to engage with Local Government Leaders–HOW the system works 2. Share best practices and examples of local projects in local communities. 3. Engage participants in strategic planning tools for implementation after the workshop/conference Key Points: 1.Everyone in the community can engage in volunteering and service learning. 2. Leveraging and implmenting effective Private Public Partnerships 3. Engaging under-represented populations 4. Engaging Local Elected Leadership 5. Engaging Youth How Presentation Relates to Theme: Through hands-on workshop activities, Mayor Sara Presler will INSPIRE, ENERGIZE, and MOBILIZE the participants to better serve the needs of Arizonans.

The Power of One – Empower. Engage. Connect.

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Presenter: Sheila Coonen and Terri Kimble
Organization: Connecting To Serve, a Faith- Based non-profit organization & Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce
Session date/time: 8:30-10am Saturday, December 4, 2010
Location: O112

Abstract: Connecting To Serve is a faith based organization that builds community collaborations that empower individuals and organizations to address unmet needs in the community related to health, education, financial literacy and housing.  Our presentation will highlight/demonstrate the power of one individual to make a difference in their community when they are taught how to identify and pursue a personal sense of mission.  We will provide several examples of what can happen when Community Leaders (chambers of commerce, businesses, schools, churches, faith-based groups, service clubs, community and government) work together to efficiently utilize community assets.  When these groups communicate, coordinate, cooperate and collaborate, they mobilize to develop a sense of community vision.

Collaboration for Service Impact

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Presenter: Patrick McWhortor
Organization: Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Session date/time: 4:30-6pm Friday, December 3, 2010
Location: T114

Abstract: Organizations working in volunteerism and service learning can maximize their potential by collaborating with each other and other community stakeholders. Learn more about best practices in and new pathways to collaboration, and engage in dialogue about overcoming challenges to effective partnership. The presentation will cover a variety of models of collaboration, case studies of creative collaboration, keys to successful collaboration, and pitfalls to avoid. In addition, participants will tackle a case study in structured dialogue to consider the issues and challenges to fostering positive working relationships among diverse partners. This session should contribute to the Summit’s theme of inspiring new ideas for collaboration. It contributes to the Summit’s goals of sharing tools and knowledge to strengthen service organizations.

Creating and Maintaining Corporate Partnerships

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Presenter: Gus Miranda
Organization: State Farm Insurance
Session date/time: 2:45-4:15pm Friday, December 3, 2010
Location: N114

Abstract: The goal of this presentation is to discuss suggested methods grant writers and educators can use to develop grant proposals geared toward corporations. The presentation will delve into the best way to request funding, how to look for a corporate match to your program, suggestions on how to develop a partnership with the organization, and what corporations expect after funding is granted.

Transforming Your Community Through Reciprical Relationships: A Faculty and Community Partner Serivce-Learning Story

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Presenter: Chris Schnick
Organization: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Session date/time: 2:45-4:15pm Friday, December 3, 2010
Location: N113A

Abstract: Through a specific story about the work of one faculty member and a community partner, this session will illustrate the process of creating and improving a reciprocal relationship with the goal of educating elementary-school youth while giving them a vision for attending college and the goal of educating college students while getting them to experience taking an active role in improving their community. This process can be adapted to any partnership. Additionally, this session will also explore the key aspects of reciprocal relationships: passion, starting small, shared vision, continual evaluation, sustainability, and growing organically.