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2017 Collaborative Conference – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

2017 Collaborative Conference

October 2-3 in State College, PA

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The Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP), and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) are proud to be teaming up this year to present the 2017 collaborative conference – Inclusion by Design: The Voices of Our Communities, Our Organizations, and You.

Keynote Speakers

Inclusion by Design: The Voices of Our Communities, Our Organizations, and You
Candi Castleberry Singleton, Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity, Twitter and Founder, Dignity & Respect Inc.

Imagine the Power and Potency of Social Capital
Dr. Al Condeluci, CEO, CLASS
Condeluci will also conduct the workshop Imagine A Community Where Each Belongs

Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
Frances Kunreuther, Co-Director, Building Movement Project


Eight workshop tracks will be offered


  • The ‘L’ Word (Lobbying)
  • How to Include When Politics are Divisive
  • The ACA
  • Advocating for the LGBTQ+ Community

Board Development

  • Changing the Table: Leading from Where You Are
  • The NIMBLE Board: A Dynamic Structure for Inclusive, Flat, and Fast Governance in a Disruptive Environment
  • Practicing Inclusion in Board Recruitment
  • Beyond Give, Get, or Get Off: Truly Engaging Your Board in Fundraising
  • Board Engagement for Community Change


  • Building a Profitable Presence: How to Tell Your Stories to the Media and Other Key Audiences for Greater Exposure
  • It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Community Online
  • Powers of Engagement: Empowering Clients to Shape Organizational Strategy
  • Change Communications to Support Inclusion
  • Why Employees are Worth More than a Spotlight

Community Action

  • Another Peek at the PEAK Work Ready Transition
  • Look Before You Leap: Critical Issues in Social Enterprises and Earned Income Ventures
  • Real-Time Strategic Planning: How to Go About Creating a Viable, Easy-to-Update Plan
  • Conducting a Risk Assessment: How to Use the Partnership’s Online Risk Assessment Tool
  • Managing Leadership Transitions: A Concise Guide to Succession Planning


  • Inclusion 101: Setting the Foundation for Nonprofit/ Community Benefit Organizations
  • The Impact of Bias
  • Building a Culture of Inclusion and Collective Impact: From Micro to Macro
  • Artfully Moving Mountains
  • Imagine A Community Where Each Belongs

Legal Compliance and Ethics

  • Charitable Solicitation: What Does it Take to be Compliant?
  • Case Study: Whistleblower's Tale
  • Fraud Awareness, Prevention & Detection in the Nonprofit World -What's your Nonprofit's Risk of Fraud?
  • Fostering Universally Inclusive Communities
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Legal Considerations

Professional Development

  • The Welcome Workplace
  • Cultural Competence: Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity
  • Applying the Power of Conversation to Design Effective Evaluation Processes and Reports
  • The Why and How of Workplace in Achieving Your Mission
  • What’s Your MPG (Mindfulness, Play, Gratitude)?

Resource Development

  • From So-So to Superstar: Creating a Sponsorship Strategy That Draw Corporate Sponsors to You
  • Friends before Fundraising!
  • Inclusion for Maximum Impact
  • PA is Ready!: Pennsylvania Funders and Nonprofits Collaborate in New Ways that Increase Participation of Grassroots Communities in Providing Services and Grantmaking
  • Strength in Numbers: Leveraging Data to Promote Inclusion


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