Saturday
Jan062018

Keynote with the Rev. Francisco Garcia

The Rev. Francisco Garcia's keynote and follow-up workshop will focus on how our Episcopal camps and conference centers can build upon and radically expand the practice of hospitality, in light of the sanctuary movement that is growing in faith and community contexts all around the nation. In today's political and social climate, where immigrant, refugee, and many other communities face uncertainty, harsh treatment and challenging living conditions--many fearing detention and deportation--how can our camps and conference centers leverage resources and respond faithfully, courageously, and creatively to move from hospitality to sanctuary?

Wednesday
Jan032018

Pre-Conference Intensive: Grantwriting (Optional)

Nonprofit organizations provide critical programs and services for communities. Raising operational and project funds is one of the biggest jobs in a nonprofit. This in-depth, day-long workshop will provide an overview of grantwriting, an essential element of a nonprofit fundraising plan. Participants will learn the links between community needs and grants research, the elements of a grant request, components of a grant budget, and techniques to increase grantwriting success.

About the Instructor: Rose Mary Fry is owner of Degrees of Work, a nonprofit consulting firm based in San Antonio. She has served as Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations. She has worked with boards and staff of new and established nonprofits throughout Texas. Her expertise includes strategic planning, board governance, fundraising, nonprofit finances, and collaborations. She chaired a successful $2.5 Capital Campaign for Say Si, an arts education nonprofit, and she served on a $3 million Capital Campaign for the Texas Society for the Preservation of St. Joseph’s Halle. Ms. Fry has a Masters in Staff and Organizational Development from Ohio State University and a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Ohio Dominican University.

Tuesday
Jan022018

Be a Third Responder!

Several of our sites were affected by disasters this year. Come to this workshop to hear how we responded to these disasters and to learn how your center can be involved in relief and recovery work in the wake of disasters as “Third Responders.”

About the Presenter: Sara Gunter has been the Director of Programming at St. Dorothy’s Rest, in the Diocese of California, for almost two years. She grew up going to Junior Music Camp in the Diocese of San Joaquin with both her parents and both her sisters. Camp started as a family affair and has stayed in her blood since! In her work currently, Sara is especially interested in helping St. Dorothy’s become a Trauma Informed Camp, developing stronger leadership skills in herself and her staff, and learning better how to practice & teaching excellent self-care.

Tuesday
Jan022018

Get Used to It: You're in Sales!

Fundraising is a challenge for most of us! What if we were to think about it differently and approach it with a fresh lens? Your impact drives your income, not the other way around. Share your story and present the opportunity for people to invest in the good work that you are doing. Just ask! Change the way you think, operate and fund your impact.

About the Presenter: Amy Boyd is the Executive Director at the Procter Camp and Conference Center in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. She has been in non-profit management for 30 years. Amy began her career at the Columbus Zoo and then moved to the Fort Worth Zoo as Education Director. After having 2 children, Eddie (20) and Aubrie (18) she went back to work for Camp Fire USA in Texas and Ohio. Prior to working at Procter, Amy was the Director of Outreach and Engagement at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.

Friday
Dec012017

Hiring Toward Diversity

Have you been wanting to hire a more diverse staff but have been stumped as to how to actually get a diverse group of applicants? At St. Dorothy’s Rest we believe this work must begin long before people are old enough to be on staff. The partnerships we have established help to bring campers from diverse backgrounds to camp at an early age and keep them coming back. The more we nurture these connections - during summer camp AND the off season - the more diverse our applicant pool has been. And, the more authentic our conversations are about how we change and grow our culture at St. Dorothy’s to be more truly welcoming and inclusive.

About the Presenter: Sara Gunter has been the Director of Programming at St. Dorothy’s Rest, in the Diocese of California, for almost two years. She grew up going to Junior Music Camp in the Diocese of San Joaquin with both her parents and both her sisters. Camp started as a family affair and has stayed in her blood since! In her work currently, Sara is especially interested in helping St. Dorothy’s become a Trauma Informed Camp, developing stronger leadership skills in herself and her staff, and learning better how to practice & teaching excellent self-care.