The Power of Your People: Investing in Your Nonprofit’s Greatest Resource-Your Staff! (Philadelphia)

06/21/2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET



The Power of Your People: Investing in Your Nonprofit’s Greatest Resource (Your Staff!)
Friday, June 21 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Free Library of Philadelphia

Offered in Partnership with: PANO, the Regional Foundation Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and The Department of Public Administration at Villanova University

This Program Made Possible by Support from: APPI Energy, Dunleavy & Associates, Kittleman & Associates, and Villanova's Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program

If all nonprofits have one thing in common, it’s that they run on people power.  Sure, most organizations require all kinds of other resources to operate – funding, facilities, technology – but it’s the paid and unpaid staff we rely on to identify, cultivate, and leverage those resources.  It’s no surprise, then, that nonprofit leaders ranked “staffing and volunteer challenges” among their top four priorities to address in 2018, according to the Nonprofit Financial Priorities Benchmark 2018 Survey

Perhaps you are one of those leaders, wondering how to support a diverse workforce at your organization, how to attract top talent, how to retain the talent you’ve already got on your team.  Let’s figure this out together!  Join PANO, the Regional Foundation Center, and Villanova University for “The Power of People”, a half-day event featuring networking, a panel discussion, and workshops that will help us uncover strategies for investing in our most valuable resource – the people responsible for meeting our missions.


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM | Welcome

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM | Opening Exercise

10:10 AM – 11:25 AM | Breakout Sessions – choose from one of the following:

Diversity & Inclusion throughout the Employee Lifecycle: Dos and Don'ts for the Modern Nonprofit
Presented by: Crystal Spraggins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Wherever your employee is in the lifecycle - recruitment, onboarding, development, retention, or exit - there are opportunities to make your workplace more welcoming of differences or less welcoming of differences.  Which will you choose, and how willl you know when you've chosen well?

This workshop follows one employee from hiring to separation and examines the ways her nonprofit both hit and missed the mark in its diversity and inclusion efforts.

Employee Engagement/Retention
Presented by: Melissa Sims, Philly SHRM & Lauren Miltenberger, Villanova's Department of Public Administration

This workshop will focus on the tools that managers need to engage and retain their nonprofit employees. You will learn how to activate intrinsic motivation and use that to strategically map out how to help your employees enjoy their work, feel connected to your mission and create meaningful opportunities to work with others.

Mission-Driven Hiring for Nonprofits
Presented by: Everett
Hiring the right talent for nonprofits is often a time consuming and unpredictable process. Recruitment budgets are often tighter, and compensation and benefit packages are often not as competitive when compared to the for-profit sector.

However, the nonprofit sector has a lot going for it when it comes to attracting talented people who want to make a positive impact through their work.  In this workshop, you'l learn how your nonprofit can take control and build a recruitment process that efficiently delivers talent - people who not only possess the rights skills but who align with your organization's culture, mission, and values.

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM | Networking Break

11:50 AM – 12:55 PM | Panel Discussion (featuring representatives from Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Bethesda Project, and The Sierra Group Foundation)

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM | Adjourn

Cost: FREE for Everyone

By signing up for this event, you authorize PANO to use any photos, videos, or recordings from this event in which you may appear. If you would like to request that PANO not use your image, likeness, and/or voice in publications and communications following this event, please reach out to PANO’s Membership & Communications Director.


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Parkway Central Branch
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

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