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October 2018

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Religious Diversity and the December Dilemma”

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Amandeep Singh Sidhu (Co-Founder, The Sikh Coalition)| DESCRIPTION: Religion and spirituality show up in the workplace in overt and subtle ways on a regular basis, from observed holidays, to employee attire and jewelry, to office decorations and foods, and even to informal discussions among colleagues. These expressions of faith can be opportunities to come together, or they can create deep divisions that impact employee satisfaction and retention. This session will consider strategies to promote respectful religious pluralism in the…

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Kindred & Lacey: Story Detectives

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sue Kindred and Amy Lacey are two powerful voices in helping nonprofits tell better stories that will ultimately turn into increased recognition and funding. They have come together in this hands-on, interactive workshop to share with you the basics of effective storytelling and how to get your stories noticed in the ever-changing world of media. Whether you are a staff or Board member who wants to raise awareness and money for your nonprofit, you won’t want to miss this valuable…

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2018 Annual Conference – Game Changer: New Rules, New Players, New Strategies in Health Care

October 21 - October 23

A massive shift is on the horizon for Virginia’s health safety net as the Commonwealth prepares to expand Medicaid. The theme of VAFCC’s 2018 Annual Conference, Game Changer: New Players, New Rules, New Strategies in Healthcare, acknowledges this changing landscape and will address how Medicaid expansion will impact clinics and the patients they serve.

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$65.00 – $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Working with Survivors who are Immigrants

October 23 @ 9:30 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm

A full two-day training that explores the diverse and unique needs of survivors who are immigrants including VAWA immigration remedies, language and cultural differences, community outreach, and agency capacity building to serve survivors from immigrant communities. This training offers advocates an opportunity to build on their assets to better serve immigrant survivors while paying attention to the very real barriers experienced by these survivors.

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November 2018

$65.00 – $105.00

Principles of Primary Prevention

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Primary prevention programs are focused on reducing or eliminating the first-time perpetration of sexual violence and intimate partner violence SV/IPV. This means figuring out what factors make some people more at-risk to perpetrate SV/IPV, and changing or interrupting those factors. This training delves into the key concepts underlying this innovative work, highlights promising practices from the field, and includes an overview of Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence used by sexual and domestic…

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Spark Studio: We Need A Plan! Strategic Planning Class

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What’s the buzz about Strategic Planning? We’re going to be talking about the role that strategic planning plays in a nonprofit organization and why it is essential to your future. Come learn about: The role strategic planning plays in a nonprofit organization and why it is important The how tos – who leads and manages the process, who should be involved and how to engage them The trifecta of strategic planning magic – the gathering of data, group processing and…

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December 2018

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “WIN Summit: Moving from Awareness to Action”

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities| DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will facilitate a half-day session that will help participants explore how to move from awareness to action. Best practices will be highlighted and extended time will be provided for networking across organizations. In addition, case study scenarios will provide opportunities to apply learning. Participants will leave this session with ideas and plans to bring their heightened awareness back to their workplaces.

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January 2019


Spark Studio: Building a Board that Thrives Class

January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Board of Directors is the heartbeat of the organization–in order for an organization to do its very best work, the board must be thriving and healthy. We know this is easier said than done. Join us to learn how to support your board in becoming high functioning and productive. Come learn about: -The roles and responsibilities of the board -Tools for effective board meetings and decision making -How to build a board with the right talent, varied experiences, and…

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March 2019


Spark Studio: Adding Staff to Your Organization Class

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paid staff is one great way to expand capacity–but no one talks about how much work it is to add staff on the front end. Get it right from the beginning so your organization can do more good work. Come learn about: -How to know when it’s time to hire and how to make sure you are hiring for the right position -Hiring, on-boarding, and general management best practices -Performance issues and firing Spark Studio is a collaboration with The…

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May 2019


Spark Studio: Engage Your Community– Best Practices for Co-Leadership in Your Community Work Class

May 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our work is always most successful when it centers the communities we are working within. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with a community to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups. This workshop will highlight key aspects of robust community engagement. Come learn about: -The community engagement spectrum with a focus on the equity model -Best practices for co-leadership with community transformations -The value of co-leadership in your work Spark Studio is a collaboration with…

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September 2019


Spark Studio: Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget Class

September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

So you don’t have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started? This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing. Come learn about: -Brand strategy and audience definition and basics of marketing -Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos -The basics of social media as a marketing…

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