Charitable Ventures’ 2024 Education Calendar

Charitable Ventures’ 2024 Education Calendar

Workshop Dates & Details

Workshop Dates & Details

February 27th 8:30-10:00AM | Leadership and Culture: The Winning Formula for Navigating Change | BJ Davis, Senior Executive Search Consultant, DRiWaterstone Human Capital

Be part of a transformative discussion that empowers you to navigate the evolving landscape of nonprofit leadership with intention and strategic foresight. Our workshop invites nonprofit leaders, managers, executive directors, and board members to engage in a dynamic and insightful exploration of effective leadership within the nonprofit sector and within organizational culture. In an era marked by unprecedented change, this workshop is tailored to address the intricacies of leadership, offering practical insights and strategies to navigate challenges and seize opportunities.

March 14th 3:00-5:00PM | Elevate OC Voices: Symposium for Nonprofit Election Engagement | Andreis, Irvine

Join us for a convening of nonprofits and foundations to get ready for a dynamic and potentially difficult election season. Nonprofit have a powerful role to play in getting out the vote and providing nonpartisan and trusted information to the region. Symposium features experts in media, election law and community civic engagement, and launches a series of workshops designed to support nonprofit engagement.

Hosted by:Charitable Ventures and OC Grantmakers

Sponsored by: Orange County Community Foundation

April 2nd 9:00-10:00AM | Lobbying & Advocacy: What Does it Mean for 501(c)(3) & (c)(4) Organizations? | Erin Bradrick, Principal, NEO Law Group

Both Advocacy and Lobbying are vital in an election year – but where is the line? Join us to learn how to best to move your cause forward and still honor the federal legal boundaries. Both C4’s and C3’s have an important voice this year. In this workshop, you will learn better, or new, ways to motivate your constituents, not only vote, but to campaign for Bills and Laws that will enhance your cause.

May 21st 9:00-10:30AM | Opportunities Abound: Insights on Connecting the Dots Between Local Governments and Nonprofits to Result in Positive Community Outcomes | Al Zelinka, FAICP, CMSM, Director, Baker Tilly US, LLP (Former City Manager for the Cities of Huntington Beach & Riverside)

How does local government work? What do cities do best? Where are some opportunities for nonprofits to assist local governments? How can you best approach elected and appointed officials? Can local governments provide program funding? This workshop will provide answers and insights to questions on the benefits of city/nonprofit partnerships, how local governments are working with on-the-ground nonprofits to provide services to those in need, will help to remove the mystery of navigating through a government structure to benefit the community, and much more!

June 12th 2:00-3:00 PM | Get Out the Vote: OC Voter Engagement Playbook (Webinar) | Speaker Panel

Join us for an enlightening webinar, “Get Out the Vote: Voter Engagement Playbook,” where we’ll equip nonprofits with the most effective strategies and tactics to boost voter participation. Featuring three distinguished speakers from local nonprofits, this session will delve into proven methods to inspire and mobilize communities. Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or new to voter engagement, our experts will provide invaluable insights and practical tools to help you make a significant impact in upcoming elections. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your organization’s efforts in empowering citizens and strengthening democracy. Register now to secure your spot!

July 23rd 9:00-10:30 AM | Disruption Decoded: Turning Chaos into Opportunity | Damon Colaluca, Principal Consultant, Colaluca Associates

Leaders are experiencing a rapidly changing and volatile environment that makes delivering their mission increasingly difficult. Shifting funding priorities, new regulations, political turmoil, volunteer leadership scarcity, rising community needs, increased competition, you name it — the waves of disruption crash against your organization faster and faster.

As quickly as your team manages one crisis, another one appears on the horizon, and your proven tools and tactics seem to be less effective every day. So, it’s no wonder you and your team are exhausted. The pace of disruption is fundamentally changing the way we work, the way we fund our impact, and the way we see the future.

This workshop will give you the mindset, skillset, and toolset to confidently lead your organization in this new reality, no matter what disruptions come your way.

As a result of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Discover the mindsets needed to succeed in an era of uncertainty. (Future Fit)
  • Assess your organization’s capacity to anticipate, design for, and implement change. (Assessment)
  • Apply innovative tools to give you clarity and spark action. (Toto/Radar)

August 6th 9:00-10:30 AM | Collaborative Leadership & Culture Development | Madison McAleese, Founder & Social Impact Consultant, Access Impact

Madison (she/her) is a social change leader, community builder, and pastor with a deep passion for nonprofit organizations. She has consulted with various groups, including civil rights organizations, housing projects, voter advocacy initiatives, arts groups, and educational access and equity organizations.

On Tuesday, August 6th, Madison will host a workshop to develop foundational leadership skills:

  • Defining Collaborative Leadership: Learn the foundations of a leadership model where everyone’s voice is heard and valued.
  • Building a Collaborative Culture: Discuss roadblocks to collaboration and strategies to develop a shared purpose among team members.
  • Sustaining a Collaborative Culture: Explore methods to maintain an organizational culture that supports collaborative leadership and galvanizes the team for long-term impact.

September 19th 9:00-10:30AM | Get Ready: Inviting the Next Gen into Board Service | Alyson Sattler, Consultant

It’s time! Learn the benefits of inviting the “next generation” (i.e. young professionals) to participate on your nonprofit board of directors. You will hear first-hand the power of bringing in new perspectives to your board. We will explore, with a panel of current Executive Directors, the benefits of  embracing the new skills, knowledge and networks that come with lifting up young leadership.

December 10th 9:00-10:30AM | So Now What? An Honest Conversation with Nonprofits Post Election | Anne Olin, President & CEO, Charitable Ventures

No matter the outcome of this Presidential race, we’ll need to talk, laugh, cry and relax. Join Anne Olin, and a special guest, to acknowledge the past, but look forward to the coming years and how we can continue to work together to support our most vulnerable populations, important causes, and those who work and live in Orange County.

Meet Your Workshop Facilitators

Meet Your Workshop Facilitators

BJ Davis
Senior Executive Search Consultant,
DRiWaterstone Human Capital

Erin Bradrick
NEO Law Group

Al Zelinka, FAICP, CMSM
Baker Tilly US, LLP
(Former City Manager for the Cities of Huntington Beach & Riverside)

Damon Colaluca
Principal Consultant,
Colaluca Associates

Madison McAleese
Founder & Social Impact Consultant,
Access Impact

Alyson Sattler