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ING Annual Affiliate Conference 2012: Leaving Your Legacy – Building Capacity of Your Non‐Profit Organization Program of Sessions June 8 – 10, 2012: San Jose, CA This year’s conference is made possible by a grant from the El‐Hibri Charitable Foundation and the generous donations of Bay Area supporters. 0
Objectives 1. Improve strategic and organizational management. 2. Ensure financial & resources sustainability. 3. Increase impact through program evaluations. 4. Continue to build grassroots organizations that accomplish these three goals. Day One: Friday, June 8, 2012 Nonprofit Governance 9:15 – 10:00 am Welcome & Group Introductions Sabahat Rafiq, Investment Banker and ING Board of Trustees Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, ING Group Introductions Facilitator: Esther Heller, ING Interfaith Speaker 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Principles of Leadership from an Islamic Perspective Moderator: Dr. Rafiq Beekun, Professor of Management and Strategy, University of Nevada (Virtual) Learn the 3‐5 foundational principles for effective leadership of a nonprofit organization. Examples might include the following: Apply democratic principles in your operation; have checks and balances in our organizational structure: The leader is a servant, not the be‐all and end‐all. Do you have a transition plan in place? Be service oriented in your interactions with customers, clients, vendors, and everyone you work with. ING affiliates are here to serve the community, not be served. Cooperate with others in nonprofit service; lift up your fellow non‐profit leaders; do not compete. Be ethical in resource management.12:00 pm Lunch (lunch will be brought in at 11:30 am) 12:30 pm Depart for Jumah Prayers at WVMA 1:00 pm Jumah Prayers at West Valley Muslim Association (WVMA) 19848 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA Khateeb: Imam Alauddin El‐Bakri 1
2:30 – 4:00 pm Elements of Effective Leadership: Board and Management Moderator: Molly Polidoroff, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) Nonprofit leaders and boards need to understand both their internal and external environments to succeed in meeting your organizational mission and potential. In 2006, the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics reported that in the previous ten years, “while the nation’s gross domestic product grew by 37% from 1994 to 2004, the nonprofit sector’s revenues increased 62%. The sector’s expenses and assets grew at an even faster pace: 63 and 91% percent, respectively.” The trajectory of these rates will likely continue which signals immense potential for growing nonprofits. This session will examine the challenges and opportunities for effective nonprofit leadership by both senior management and Boards. 4:00 – 4:30 pm Break: Networking 4:30 – 5:30 pm Mechanisms of Governance: Ensuring Programmatic Alignment with Mission Moderator: Mahvash Hassan, Consultant, One Nation Bay Area and Duaa Elzeney, Programs Director, ING The primary purpose of programmatic evaluation and development is to determine if an organization’s implementation of its programs is leading to the fulfillment of the core mission. This session will address these key questions: What does success mean to your bureau? What are the key indicators for success? What is the impact you would like your bureau to have in your locale? How does your bureau implement ING’s mission programmatically? How are you measuring your impact? 5:30 pm Asr Prayer 7:00 pm Welcome Dinner Welcome: Javed Patel, CEO, GridIron Systems; ING Board of Trustees Co‐Chair Show & Tell: ING Online Content – Ameena Jandali, Content Director, ING Keynote Address: Imam Alauddin El‐Bakri 2
Day Two: Saturday, June 9, 2012 Developing a Sustainable Financial Model 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Round Table Discussion: Increasing Capacity of the ING Affiliate Network Moderators: Duaa Elzeney, Programs Director, ING and Ameena Jandali, Content Director, ING This is a closed session for ING Affiliates to discuss the following key elements of increasing capacity of the ING Affiliate Network: Developing a Resources Database Mentorship for New Affiliates Networking Speakers Nationally 12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch & Networking (1:07 pm – Duhr Prayer) Speakers: Show & Tell ‐ Affiliate Presentations 2:00 – 4:00 pm Grant Writing: Local Community Foundations Moderator: Jason van Boom, Director, Nicholas of Cusa Institute and former Fund Development Manager, ING (Virtual) This session will review the basics for writing and submitting grant proposals in a regular and systematic manner. Overview of different types of grant‐giving sources: private foundations (individual, family, corporate); public (community foundations, local government); and federal government. This session focuses on community foundations. Why and how do community foundations give money? Why would an ING affiliate be appealing to community foundations? Finding prospective foundations: research and networking. How to do background research on a foundation. How to talk with a foundation. Essentials for writing a Letter of Inquiry and Full Proposal. After the grant: communicating with a foundation and reporting requirements. 4:00 – 4:30 pm Break: Networking 3
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Donor Development Moderator: Diane Stair, Business Strategy Consultant The value‐driven donor development approach focuses on aligning what you offer to what donors want. An important part of fund development is determining the appropriate fund development model for your organization, including issues of diversification, understanding the value you provide to donors, and coming up with the appropriate terminology to appeal to donors. This session will help you determine what types of donors make the most sense for your bureau to approach, and a strategy for successfully securing donors. 6:00 pm Asr Prayer 7:00 pm Dinner on your own: Networking 4
Day Three: Sunday, June 10, 2012 Programmatic Development and Sustainability 8:00 am Continental Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:30 am Volunteer Development: Recruitment & Management Moderator: Zafar Siddiqui, Director of Interfaith and Civic Relations, Islamic Resource Group (ING Affiliate), and Henry Millstein, Programs Coordinator, ING Volunteers are a core part of the foundation of ING’s model of operation. This session will help you (a) define the skill sets you need (b) develop recruiting messaging (c) determine the appropriate outreach mechanisms (d) refine the application process (e) solidify your on‐going management and engagement of your existent volunteer base. 9:45 – 11:15 am Engaging with Community Partners Moderator: Soumaya Khalifa, Adjunct Faculty, Emory University and Director of Islamic Speakers Bureau, Atlanta (ING Affiliate) and Duaa Elzeney, Programs Director, ING Partnerships with other community organizations and groups help facilitate sharing of resources and ideas cross‐organizationally. Furthermore, foundations and funders are historically known to be more comfortable with organizations that are actively engaged with their community partners. This session will give you best practices on further developing your engagement strategy with your community partners. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Developing a Communications Strategy Moderator: Diane Stair, Business Strategy Consultant and Rethink Media A communications strategy is designed to help an organization communicate effectively and meet its core mission and objectives. It can include press, web strategies, and marketing plans. This session will help you determine the type of communications strategy your bureau currently needs, and key elements needed for that strategy.1:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch 1:10 pm Duhr prayer 5
Lodging and Travel Information HOTELS Hotel Valencia www.hotelvalencia‐santanarow.com Within walking distance of ING. Valley Park Hotel (1 mile from ING) http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review‐g33020‐d119608‐Reviews‐Valley_Park_Hotel‐ San_Jose_California.html AIRPORT Recommended to fly into San Jose International Airport – 10‐15 minute drive to ING’s office and Hotel Valencia and Valley Park Hotel. TRANSPORTATION Numbers for taxi companies: Silicon Valley Yellow Taxi: (408) 777‐777 Rainbow Cab: (408) 271‐9900 SV Cab Company: (408) 600‐6000 CONFERENCE ROOM FOR THE 3 DAYS: TechSkills conference rooms ‐ lobby level of 3031Tisch Way, San Jose, CA, 95128 (Fyi, ING’s office is on the 9th floor – Suite 950) Please Note: this area where ING’s office is located and the conference is being held is called Santana Row. DINING IN THE AREA: Halal options in the area: Falafel on the Row: in Santana Row, 3055 Olin Avenue, San Jose. Serves halal kabobs & chicken. http://www.yelp.com/biz/falafel‐on‐the‐row‐san‐jose Gulzaar Halaal Restaurant & Bakery 1880 W San Carlos St, San Jose http://www.gulzaar.net/ Taza Bistro & Café 1 N 1st Street, San Jose http://www.yelp.com/biz/taza‐bistro‐and‐cafe‐san‐jose#query:halal New Tandoori Café 5134 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose http://www.newtandooricafe.com/ Santana Row Dining Options: http://www.santanarow.com/dining/ 6