Iowa Nonprofit Summit 2011

Ames, Iowa
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 09, 2015 - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Scheman Building
Lincoln Way & University Blvd
Ames, Iowa 50011

Online registration closed on November 1, but you may still attend this conference by registering at the door.  A great value for a 2-day conference: $180 (on site) – includes breakfast, lunch, and a break.  Can't get away for two days?  One-day registration is also available for $100 (on site) – includes breakfast, lunch, and a break

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Iowa Nonprofit Summit 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:00 AM -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:15 PM (Central Time)

Iowa State University / Scheman Building
Lincoln Way & University Blvd
between Hilton Coliseum and Fisher Theater
Ames, Iowa 50011
United States

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November 15:
Kaira Esgate, Reimagining Service
  Kaira Esgate serves as the Executive Director of Reimagining Service, a national multi-sector coalition dedicated to converting good intentions into greater impact through increased volunteer management capacity nationwide. Kaira has nearly 15 years experience working in the government and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to her current position, Kaira served as a staff member for more than a decade at CaliforniaVolunteers – the state service commission. During her tenure with CaliforniaVolunteers, Kaira served in a variety of roles, including overseeing the agency’s program development and grantmaking activities, leading planning efforts with the service and volunteering field, developing/launching the CaliforniaVolunteers brand and award winning website, and most recently as Chief of Staff. In her role as Chief of Staff, Kaira coordinated the agency's work with the Governor and First Lady's offices, provided strategic counsel to the nation’s first Cabinet-level Secretary of Service and Volunteering, managed the activities of the 25-member CaliforniaVolunteers Commission, and led the agency work on national service policy and appropriations.

Kaira is an honors graduate of the University of Oregon and serves as a board member of the Association of State Service Commissions (ASC).
Reimagining Service is a national coalition of multi-sector representatives from nonprofits, government, education, faith-based organizations, funding entities, and corporations. We seek to explore new ways of addressing the challenges and opportunities of increasing social impact through effective volunteer engagement. This session will provide an overview of the work of Reimagining Service and offer ways in which your organization can contribute to this movement to integrate volunteers effectively into the core operations of all organizations.

November 16: Jeannette Peters, Nonprofit Management Consulting, LLC 
  Jeannette Peters has worked as a nonprofit administrator and consultant for the past sixteen years on a wide variety of federal, state and local-funded projects.  She's an experienced planner and facilitator of group activities, including corporate and community coalition retreats and workshops.  Her areas of specialization include board development training and start-up support for new nonprofit organizations.  A graduate of the Shepherd Broad School of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Jeannette was selected to receive a Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellowship at UCLA in 2000.  She holds certifications as a Grants Specialist (Level 2) and as a Main Street Program Consultant.  She frequently serve as a federal grants reviewer for the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C.
“Confessions of a Grant Reviewer” – You’ve lost sleep and missed meals to get your grant application out the door on deadline…what happens next? Learn the behind-the-scenes facts about the grant review process from a veteran Federal reviewer, and find out the top ten ways you can make the reviewer’s job easier to improve your chances for a high review score!

  • Disaster preparedness
  • National service
  • Effectively operating a nonprofit
  • Communications/social media
  • Resource development
  • Grant management
  • P&P training (Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence)
  • Service-learning
  • Volunteer management
  • Risk management and legal issues
  • Days of Service
  • Building community partners
  • Special sessions for AmeriCorps directors and members
  • Workshops of interest to youth, mentoring programs, and Senior Corps directors
  • ... and MORE!

CONFERENCE SERVICE PROJECT: Blank Children’s Hospital Project
The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service's AmeriCorps members will conduct a service project to benefit the patients and families of Blank Children’s Hospital.  All attendees of the Iowa Nonprofit Summit have a chance to contribute to the project.  The project will consist of two elements: a book drive and a birthday bag decoration and card making party.  The project coordinators request donations of project supplies, which can be dropped off at the registration area on either day of the Summit.

To contribute to the success of the book drive:

  • New or gently used children’s books for all reading levels. Grown up books are also accepted and will be donated to the family library. Books can be hard or soft cover.  Blank kindly requests that your contributions be appropriate for children of all spiritual backgrounds.

 To contribute to the success of the birthday bag decoration and card making party:

  • Plain white paper shopping bags with handles (any size will do as long as the bags are plain white) 
  • Arts and crafts supplies to decorate the bags with (any type of decorative material that cannot be pulled off and become a hazard will do) 
  • Stationery

Want to decorate your own bag and bring it to the Summit?  By all means!  This project could be carried out at the micro level with families, civic and faith-based clubs or as a team-building opportunity at work.  Blank requests that plain white paper shopping bags with handles be painted, colored or decorated creatively (please no decorations that could be removed and become a hazard) with birthday or holiday themes.  You may also decorate and donate cards that will be given to the patients at Blank with themes like “get well”, “friendship”, “caring” or “thinking of you”.  Just drop off your finished products at the Summit registration desk.  Blank kindly requests that your donations be appropriate for children of all spiritual backgrounds.

We thank you for your help!


Contact Information

Collaborating Conference Partners:

Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa)
Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center
United Ways of Iowa
Volunteer Centers of Iowa
Iowa Council of Foundations
Iowa Mentoring Partnership
Iowa Association of RSVP Directors
Iowa Association of Foster Grandparents and Senior Companion Programs
Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Main Street Iowa program
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