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Conference Schedule -  Thursday, September 29

8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast 

9:00 am

Welcome & Conference Opening –  Bill Ruff, NorCAN Steering Committee Chair

                                                                   Jeff Lamoree, Recipient of the 2010 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award

9:30 am

– 10:15 am      

Morning Plenary:  The Roles of Rural Nonprofits in Shaping our Future   Brian Dabson, Rural Policy Research Institute


Breakout Sessions


10:30 am

– 12:00 pm         


a.  Get the Grass to Grow: Making Advocacy Work for Your Nonprofit

Tia Baratelle, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood

Nancy Berlin, California Partnership          

Yvonne Doble, Youth Advocate

Melissa Jones, California Center for Rural Policy

Tina Tvedt, North Coast Clinics Network

b.  Not Your Mother's Board Workshop               

       Jan Masaoka, Blue Avocado                       

c.   Assessing and Supporting Nonprofit Financial Health

Jessica LaBarbera, Nonprofit Finance Fund



12:15 pm 

LUNCH  -  Brett Shuler Fine Catering

Breakout Sessions  


1:00 pm

– 2:30 pm


a.   Fund Development Boards

Lisa Bennett, The Cornerstone Group

b. Engaging Stakeholders Using Technology and Social Media

John Kenyon, Nonprofit Technology Educator & Strategist

c.   Understanding and Changing Your Business Model in 90 Minutes

Jan Masaoka, Blue Avocado

Breakout Sessions


2:45 pm

 – 3:50 pm      


a.   Collaborating for Impact: Shared Space and Services                         

      Roxanne Hanson, Nonprofit Centers Network


b.  Leading Organizational Change         

      Julie Fulkerson,  Consultant

Anne Holcomb,  Food for People

Lou Moerner, Northern California Indian Development Council          



c.  Tools for Success: Financial Management in Challenging Times                                                  

Jessica LaBarbera, Nonprofit Finance Fund       


4:00 pm

 – 4:45 pm      

Closing Plenary:  Leading Through Difficult Times -  Patricia Gardner, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits


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