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Virtual Board Summit – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

Virtual Board Summit

Thursday, June 4th

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Board Summit web page


After our first ever Stay at Home Conference, we are excited to announce our first ever Virtual Board Summit.  Since we can't physically be together to learn and network, let's all meet up online!

Join us Thursday, June 4th for a day of engaging and relevant workshops to help you learn and better navigate this moment.  You will also have a chance to network and debrief together with your colleagues


Register Today!
No charge for NCCAA members.  The non-member rate is $79.00 for up to two people.  Be sure to enter your preferred mailing address to be sure to receive your Board SUmmit Packet!

Agenda & Speakers

See conference web page for speaker bios

10:00 AM
Effective Advocacy by Board Members
Presenter: David Heinen
Advocacy should be an important part of the work of every nonprofit, but many organizations fear it because they assume they don’t have the staff capacity, tools, or funding to advocate effectively.  Spoiler alert: There is no “right” way for a nonprofit to advocate for its mission! In particularly, board members can often be particularly effective advocates.  This workshop will highlight some questions that nonprofit leaders can ask (and then answer) to determine the “right” advocacy approach for their organizations and their boards.  We will also discuss special challenges and opportunities in an election year and during the COVID-19 pandemic

11:00 AM
Public Speaking: Communication Tips & Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
Presenter: Kimberly Winborne
Gain useful strategies to enable you to excel at public speaking. Learn to move past fear and anxiety to speak confidently in front of any audience.

12:00 PM
Keynote Lunch Speaker: NAVIGATE: 8 Breakthrough Principles for Resilient and Successful Leaders
Keynote speaker: Steve Gurzler
Successful leaders don’t drift towards success, they NAVIGATE.  In this globally unprecedented time for all businesses, Steve will provide a clear roadmap of actionable steps to rebuild, rally your team, and regain business success. In this virtual program, participants will learn:

• Self-leadership strategies to grow your capacity
• Daily focused principles for 3% wins
• Visualization techniques for a powerful mindset
• How to pivot toward new innovations that set you apart
• How to attract great people and lead the way

1:00 PM
Fund Development During COVID-19: Becoming Stronger in Crisis

Presenter: Samantha Swaim
This session will look at the fundraising data coming out of this crisis, what is expected to shift in the fundraising landscape and how donors are shifting giving priorities.  We will discuss small and big ways that board members can impact fund development, especially in this time.  We will examine case studies of what is working and how little efforts can have big impact.

2:00 PM
Self-Care Beyond Bubble Baths: Assessing How to Take Better Care of Your "Whole" Self

Presenter: Dr. Ticola Ross
The presentation will review the dimensions of wellness, address barriers to self-care, and provide guidance for a personalized self-care plan.


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