Harvest to host nonprofit summit

September 11, 2015

The Harvest Foundation, with United Way of Henry County and Martinsville and the Martinsville Area Community Foundation, is gearing up for the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Summit on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New College Institute, located at 191 Fayette St.

This year’s summit will focus on the theme of “Understanding Poverty.” The agenda includes a keynote address from Prudence Pease, concurrent sessions for participants, lunch, and presentation of the Nonprofit of the Year Award.

Pease, a nationally recognized speaker on understanding poverty, serves as senior assistance judge for Orange County, Vt. She also is a certified facilitator/trainer, peer navigator, resource coordinator and a community coordinator.

Pease will teach a concurrent session in understanding poverty. She earned a bachelor’s degree in professional studies from Johnson State College, she is certified as a family support facilitator from the University of Vermont Affiliated Programs, and she has an associate degree in accounting from the Community College of Vermont.

Other concurrent sessions include “Writing a Better Grant” by Dara Goldberg, MSW, and “Collaboration and Sustainability” taught by Dr. John P. Thomas. 

Goldberg serves as president of Metier Consulting Inc. She has more than 25 years of experience helping nonprofit organizations stabilize, grow and thrive with clients ranging from start-ups to large organizations. Through direct consulting and custom workshops, Goldberg focuses her work in four areas that are essential for nonprofits to achieve real impact:

  • the ability to identify needs, develop initiatives and set outcomes that directly respond to those needs;
  • strong, values-driven leadership;
  • a culture of collaboration and on ongoing commitment to working in partnership with others;
  • and the skills required for successful fundraising.

Dr. Thomas serves as director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. He holds a doctorate in public administration and has been the executive director of the Florida Association of Counties and the American Society for Public Administration.

The 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Summit is free for participants to attend. Registration is open now and ends on Sept. 30. To find out more information, visit www.theharvestfoundation.org or contact DeWitt House at (276) 632-3329 ext. 14. 

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