FPRA’s annual Nonprofit Day is an opportunity for Southwest Florida’s philanthropic organizations – and those interested in learning more about SWFL’s charity landscape – to gather to learn from local industry experts on topics to enhance your community reach and impact.
This year’s theme, “Cheering for the Home Team,” will focus on providing attendees usable information on how to build effective strategic alliances for a common goal. Attendees will head back to the office with case studies, takeaways and practical tips on how collaboration and non-monetary resources can be used to improve non-profit PR functions for organizations while positively impacting the Southwest Florida community we all call home.
Nonprofit Day will include dynamic speakers, a panel featuring examples of some of Southwest Florida’s most successful nonprofit collaborations, and a unique targeted networking opportunity to pair PR professionals with others who share the same goals for their organizations.
Nonprofit Day Schedule:
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, breakfast, and strategic networking
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Opening announcements
8:45-8:55 a.m.: 10-minute break
8:55-9:30 a.m.: Richard Kelly, COO, Make-A-Wish South Florida
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Non-profit Case Study Panel
This panel will showcase diverse Southwest Florida non-profits who will share case studies of successful programs that included collaboration with other organizations/sharing of resources. Our panelists include representatives from Captains for Clean Water, Dress for Success, Leadership Collier Foundation, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
10:30-10:40 a.m.: 10-minute break
10:45-11:15 a.m.: Kara Jeudy, Director of Development and Shannon Hoyt, Director of Program Services, The Salvation Army Fort Myers Area Command
11:15-11:20 a.m.: 5-minute break
11:20-11:35 a.m.: Strategic networking
Attendees will be asked to find the table that corresponds with the goal they chose when registering. Tables will have 10 minutes to discuss takeaways provided by speakers and come up with one action item to implement back at the office.
11:35-11:45 a.m.: Closing announcements
More information on panelists and speakers coming soon!