‘Community Works is unique in the world of nonprofits for its range of offerings, the wide audience it attracts, and the terrific volunteer pool that organizes it each year,” says Anne Seltzer, long-time workshop leader at Princeton Community Works, an education management consultant and contractor.
For some 15 years, Princeton Community Works, an annual collection of workshops promoting nonprofits and community service, has put nonprofit organizations and potential volunteers in touch with each other.
This year’s Community Works features 21 workshops and takes place on Monday, January 30, from 5 to 9:15 p.m. at Princeton University’s Frist Center. Cost: $29, which includes a box supper, refreshments, enrollment in two workshops, and workshop materials. Visit www.princetoncommunityworks.org.
Seltzer, a principal consultant at Development Strategies, will be leading the workshop: How to Keep Your Donors Engaged in Giving for Years and Years.
“This workshop will focus on the importance of continuous giving by the donors of a non-profit,” Seltzer says. “The nonprofit that can count on loyal donors who deepen their commitment to an organization will have a more sustainable future.”
Seltzer has had experience and success in the nonprofit development community. She worked for 15 years on the academic side at Peddie School as acting head of school, chair of the English department, and dean of faculty. She then became the director of development in the 1990s when the school received a $100 million gift from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Under her guidance, Peddie completed the largest capital campaign in its history.
Seltzer was also an early leader of Women in Development, Mercer County and she has written several chapters on fundraising in the latest edition of “Philanthropy in Independent Schools.”
“I have been a workshop leader for many years, so I have seen firsthand the difference Community Works has made in the lives of local nonprofits, large and small,” Seltzer says. “As a presenter I am humbled by the number of small nonprofits that are doing such important work. It speaks to the generosity of the local communities.”
In addition to the workshop led by Seltzer, Community Works features a keynote presentation by conductor Robert Loughran and the Princeton High School Orchestra. The presentation will incorporate orchestral examples of management principles such as: having a clear vision; working towards balance; identifying a leader; matching talents to task; and motivating.
Loughran, director of the Princeton High School orchestral program, has led the PHS Orchestra on eight international tours, and has been active as the conductor of the pit orchestra for Spectacle Theater’s spring musicals.
He is also music director of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County and has served on the faculties of Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Bucks County Community College.
Says Loughran: “Marge Smith (event founder) and her team have created an evening where our unique non-profit organizations within the state can share, learn, and be totally inspired. It will be a joy for us to be inspired, as well!”
More than 400 professionals and volunteers are expected to participate in workshops designed to help participants gain a better understanding of key interpersonal and management skills and organizational best-practices.
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“Putting the Fun in Non Profit: Improving Your Organization’s Dynamics Through Group Exercises,” by Glenn Parker.
“Ask and You Shall Receive: Creating a Culture of Fundraising On Your Board,” by Linda Meisel, Jewish Family and Children’s Services.
“How to Keep Your Donors Engaged In Giving For Years and Years,” by Anne Seltzer, Anne Seltzer Development Strategies.
“Fundraising In Difficult Times,” by Nancy Kieling, Princeton Area Community Foundation.
“Will You Love Us Forever? How To Identify and Approach Donors For Planned Giving,” by Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder LLC; Tony Martignetti, Martignetti Planned Giving Advisors.
“One Size Does Not Fit All: Matching Volunteers To Meaningful Jobs,” by Adrienne Rubin, Princeton Education Foundation.
“Creative Ways To Retain, Recognize, and Celebrate Board, Staff and Volunteers,” by Marge Smith, Community Works.
“Keep Your Board Members From Becoming Bored Members,” by Dave Saltzman.
“Mapping Your Organization’s Future Through the Strategic Planning Process,” by Bill Molloy.
“Caring Enough TO Do What You Need TO Do: Financial Due Diligence,” by Mike Holk, Bedard, Kurowicki & Co., CPAs and Joe Carducci.
“Creating Your Information Roadmap: Data You Need, Data You Want and Where to Keep It,” by Maggie Rose.
“Social Media Basics: How and Why To Use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and More To Expand and Promote Your Organization,” by Hilary Trought Morris, Hilary Morris Public Relations.
“Effective Management Of Social Media: Making It Worth Your Time (Advanced Course),” by Colleen Miller, Data Center Knowledge.
“Diversifying Your Marketing and PR Channels: Using Websites, Social Media, Print and Word of Mouth,” by Steve Streicher, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Princeton University; Dan Bauer, McCarter Theater; Pam Mount, Sustainable Jersey.
“Managing Up When You’re Not the Boss,” by Lynette Donnelly, Center for Training & Development, Mercer County Community College.
“What Great Bosses Know: Tips For New Managers,” by Anndee Byers, Center for Training & Development, Mercer County Community College.
“Clash of the Titans: How To Appreciate and Work With Different Leadership Styles,” by Steve Wilfing, Stony Brook Elementary School.
“Manage Your Time, Manage Your Stress,” by Eileen Mannix.
“How To Translate Your Volunteer and Non Profit Skills Into Your Next Job,” by Larry Wenger, Workforce Performance Group.
“Networking: Connecting and Building Relationships For Yourself and For Your Organization,” by Tim Pitts, Shameless Self Promotion.
“The Art Of Delegation: Motivating and Utilizing Individuals’ Strengths,” by Carol McKinney.