LGBT Executive Director and Board Leadership Summit Agenda
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2016 Leadership Summit Schedule
Thursday, September 15th▼
Friday, September 16th▼6:00am – 9:00am
Complimentary Cooked-To-Order Breakfast9:15am – 9:45am
Opening Address9:45am – 10:00am
Networking Break10:00am – 11:00am
Plenary: Achieving Sustainable Funding
The key to stronger Centers and thus healthier and stronger LGBT communities is building our private dollar fundraising capacity. Only through the development of sustainable funding can Centers do justice to the communities they serve. But as is true in the nonprofit world generally, too many LGBT Centers have not taken the necessary steps to do so. Why not? What is it about nonprofit culture that keeps so many organizations from achieving sustainable funding? What can LGBT Centers do to break out of this mold and create cultures of philanthropy that will enable them to enjoy even greater success?11:15am – 12:15pm
Remaining Relevant in a Mainstream Environment
Community Centers Owned and Operated By LGBT Communities, Providing Services for Everyone - "How to remain relevant as lgbt centers in a pro-lgbt policy world where marriage equality, employment and housing protections, and school bullying policies acknowledge and favor our diverse community now more than ever."
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- Evaluate opportunities to involve lgbt individuals to be out and active in non-lgbt environments in order to further our missions to create safe spaces and foster a growing understanding of the multitude of needs facing our communities.
- Explore the many non-lgbt specific needs and challenges our communities have outside traditional health, social and support activities our centers historically provide.
- Develop individualized strategies considering the unique assets each of our centers have to assist our allies, create new opportunities for inclusion, and to integrate into a nation rapidly undergoing social change.
Camp OUTdoors!, a signature program of one•n•ten, empowers LGBTQ youth to develop leadership skills and a strong sense of self and community through outdoor experiential education. Through a 4 day, intensive summer camp program, youth engage in traditional camp activities and more than 60 workshop sessions focusing on social and supportive topics that affect the LGBTQ community. This session will focus on the impact that Camp OUTdoors! has had on diverse LGBTQ youth populations over the past nine years and offer tools and opportunities to bring this program into your community.
Planned Giving and the Future of Our Centers (and our movement). Countless nonprofits – LGBT and otherwise – know that planned giving, at least in theory, can be a source of significant revenue, though few have the bandwidth to do much about it. Is planned giving worth it? Is there really potential for LGBT centers here? This session will explore what makes legacy giving such an extraordinary opportunity for LGBT nonprofits and will share new research insights from the national LGBT Giving Project. It will also offer practical ideas for developing planned giving at LGBT centers and time for participants to learn from one another as well.1:30pm – 2:00pm
Keynote Address2:15pm – 3:15pm
ED/Board Breakouts3:30pm – 4:30pm
Health Programming at Your Center: Resources & Opportunities
Interested in starting or expanding health programming at your center? Not quite sure where to start? Come learn about LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink. We’ll discuss pertinent health issues facing the LGBT community today and the resources we can offer you around health programming. We’ll also discuss how HealthLink can help facilitate connections with your Departments of Health for potential funding opportunities!
Understanding Health Insurance Billing: Moving beyond the stress so you can focus on care
Learn how to navigate today’s complex health insurance industry to create a revenue model that limits additional stress or workload to your current operations. Topics will include credentialing, billing, and operational procedures and policy.
Working Boards: Sustainability for the Small Center
If you wonder how your center will survive when it’s time for you to move on, you are likely the driving force behind a center with a small budget and an even smaller staff. It’s no secret that long-term sustainability requires building your center’s leadership, fundraising, and organizational capacity, but how can you do this without burning out your board or small staff? This session is designed for organizations with annual budgets below $100,000 and will provide a road map to achieve sustainability.4:45pm – 5:15pm
Saturday, September 17th▼7:00am – 10:00am
Complimentary Cooked-To-Order Breakfast9:00am – 9:30am
Opening Remarks9:30am – 10:15am
Plenary: The LGBT Community Center Survey: What We‘ve Learned10:15am – 10:30am
Networking Break10:30am – 11:30am
LGBT Learning Circle
LGBT Giving Project: An 18 month case study on 5 Centerlink Community Centers. Goal: to determine messages and fundraising strategies that will inspire a high level of giving from LGBT donors to LGBT organizations.s
Board Mastery: If it’s painful, you’re doing it wrong
Serving on or working with a board requires effort and dedication, but the process shouldn’t be painful. Choosing a carpet color, getting an email reply, or acknowledging a mistake can be collegial and drama-free with the right board culture. While boards often spend a lot of time creating expectations about "big things" like attendance, fundraising, and committee participation, they frequently neglect rules of engagement that create an effective board culture. This session will use skits and peer learning to offer insight and ideas for building a board culture that supports effective governance, efficient operations, leadership retention, and strong staff morale.
Introduction to HIV Criminalization - Main Hall
1:45pm – 2:45pm
Introduction to HIV Criminalization
- What it is and why reform is necessary
- How criminalization is driving new HIV transmission
- The effect criminalization has on PLHIV
- Messaging (Sero research findings)
- Status of Statewide Advocacy efforts
- The role of Community Centers in educating and mobilizing for reform
ED/Board Breakouts4:00pm – 5:00pm
Closing Plenary: The Community Center Movement: What‘s Next?
The Impact of Orlando, The Election and Beyond
- Introduction to HIV Criminalization