2017 Public Policy Institute

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Join us for our 4th Annual Joint Policy Institute on December 8, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the WV State Capitol (East Wing/House of Delegates side) in Charleston hosted by Philanthropy WV and the WV Nonprofit Association.

The Institute is designed to support and engage foundation and nonprofit staff members, board members, volunteers, and supporters in the legislative and government relations process. This program is geared to everyone from beginners to experts with a desire to advocate for public policy issues that are of concern to your nonprofit, foundation and community.

For those registering online, we apply a 8.5% convenience fee to cover the processing cost of providing this service to you. We still accept standard registrations by check to do so please download the form and send in payment for this event in advance.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE TODAY

Download the mail-in registration form here

Speakers at a Glance:

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Robert S. Collier (Rob) has served as president & CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) since 2000, however he has been involved with CMF as a volunteer throughout his career in philanthropy, which includes service as the founding director of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation; executive director of Rotary Charities of Traverse City; grants director of the Gannett Foundation; and program officer at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. His 33 years of experience covers every type of organized philanthropy and support to Michiganders in creating family and corporate foundations, as well as many donor advised funds at community foundations.  -> Full Bio Here

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Donna Murray-Brown is the President and CEO for Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA). She leads the strategic direction and overall operations of MNA’s affiliates and programs. MNA is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the diverse nonprofit sector by offering services, resources and systems nonprofits need to improve and strengthen their communities.

Prior to being named President & CEO, Ms. Murray-Brown served as Director of the Metro Detroit Partnership Office and Senior Director of Capacity-building for MNA. In this dual role, she led a successful strategic alliance program for arts and culture organizations in metro Detroit; led the merger negotiations of four organizations to create the Belle Isle Park Conservancy; and attracted national program partnerships and investment to the region including New York-based National Urban Fellows and Wisconsin-based Public Allies. -> Full Bio Here

Program Agenda:

9:30 AM     Registration Begins

10:45 AM   Welcome Remarks & Program Begins

11:00 AM    Inaugural Meeting of the WV Impact Commission:

11:45 AM    Presentation of Sector Advocacy Awards:

  • We will recognize government leaders who have been strong advocates for the sectors over the past few years. 

12:15 PM    Lunch Break

12:30 PM   Why Nonprofits & Funders Must Work together to Address Policy Issues Facing the Sector Keynote Speakers:

  • Donna Murray-Brown, Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • Rob Collier, Council of Michigan Foundations

1:15 PM      Break

1:30 PM     Introduction & Identification of Shared Public Policy Issues facilitated discussion

2:00 PM    Concurrent Breakout Sessions (set by experience levels):

  1. Beginner: Stepping into Public Policy
  2. Moderate: How are we talking about Our Sector
  3. Pro: Strategy Development

3:00 PM    Closing Remarks & Farewell

For those registering online, we apply a 8.5% convenience fee to cover the processing cost of providing this service to you. We still accept standard registrations by check to do so please download the form and send in payment for this event in advance.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE TODAY

Download the mail-in registration form here

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