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Partner Event - Regional Access Project Foundation Communication Conference

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
8:00am - 5:30pm PDT
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA
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SCG is proud to partner with The Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP) for their Communication Conference, which brings together nonprofit professionals to share ideas about how we can work together on issues of sustainability, fund development, social innovation and how to best gather and utilize data. 

Participants at the 2014 SCG Annual Conference in Los Angeles heard a presentation on the Causes Count report and a shared a vision for nonprofit income throughout California. Regional Access Project Foundation is exploring how to a deeper look into the nonprofit sector in the eastern Riverside County in order to develop an economic impact study for the Coachella Valley nonprofit sector. RAP staff are currently in conversation with the University of San Diego, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research to develop a report for the Regional Access Project Foundation to present at the Communications conference and Fast Pitch Event.

Tentative Agenda

8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M. Welcome – Michael Landes, Eisenhower Foundation, CEO / Opening Remarks – MC –Dr. William Kroonen,

9:15 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Featured Keynote:  Nancy Berlin-California Association of Nonprofits

  • Compiled nonprofit profiles to demonstrate what services are being provided and their financial impact on the community
  • The public perception of nonprofits
  • Comparisons- How does the County of Riverside and the Coachella Valley compare to the rest of California?

10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. Break – Snack

10:15 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.  Breakout Sessions

1.Research and Data

  • Moderator:   Tricia Gehrlein
  • Jenna LeComte-Hinely- Health Assessment Resource Center(HARC)
  • Celia Cudimant- Community Foundation of Riverside/ San Bernardino Counties
  • David Brinkman-Desert Aids Project
  • Laura Deitrick - Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research

2.Developing Nonprofit Professionals

  • Moderator: Aaron Norris
  • John Epps, Univ. California Riverside Nonprofit Management
  • Eileen Packer, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Amanda Byrd, Southern California Grantmakers

3.Multi-Sector Collaboration

  • Moderator: Michelle DeArmond, Chief of Staff to Fourth District Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit
  • Kathy Patoff-Union Bank
  • Kathy Greco –Desert HealthCare District Foundation
  • Erin Philips-Children’s Fund

11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Lunch

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M  President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation,  Peter Long, Ph.D. - Topic:  Developing Leadership – Successful financial models for nonprofits

1:30 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.  Break

1:45 P.M. to 2:45 P.M.  Unique Funders

  • Karen Lampert-The Community Foundation of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties - The youth grantmaking process overview and best practices
  • Paula Cordeiro-The James Irvine Foundation Board Member
  • Beatriz Solis- The California Endowment - Building Healthy Communities-Funding Initiatives

2:45 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Networking – Snack

3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Fast Pitch – Six Nonprofit 3-minute Pitches

4:30 P.M.  to 5:00 P.M. Featured Speaker TBA

5:15 P.M. Reconvene – Fast Pitch Awards

5:30 P.M. Adjourn

For more information on this event, contact Eva Guenther-James at (760) 674-9992.

Who Should Attend:
Funders, nonprofit board and staff, business & civic leaders, and anyone interested in making an impact within the community.

$75.00 per person - Conference & Fast Pitch-Early Bird, until September 1, 2015
$100.00 per person - Conference & Fast Pitch as of September 1, 2015

Register online through the RAP Foundation.

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