2016 NPD Presenters

TRACK: COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING    

Session 1:  
Brand Architecture: Rethinking How You Connect The Dots of Your Program
Sarah Durham, Big Duck & Deborah Goldberg, Union of Reform Judaism        

Sarah Durham, CEO, started Big Duck in 1994 to help nonprofits increase their visibility, raise money, and achieve their missions. Today, Big Duck is the leading communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money, recruit, and build awareness.  Clients include local, regional, national, and international organizations.  Sarah is a total nonprofit communications nerd.  She was named a top fundraiser under 40 by Fundraising Success Magazine in 2006, and one of the most influentional women in technology by Fast Company Magazine in 2012.  The author of Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2010), Sarah teaches aspiring nonprofit communications geeks at NYU Wagner School as an adjunct faculty member.  She serves on the boards of the National Brain Tumor Society and the New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is a 2015 International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Master Class presenter.  She regularly gives workshops and webinars to anyone who will listen.  

Deborah Goldberg currently serves as the Director of Communications at the Union for Reform Judaism where she has been working since 2010.  At URJ, she oversees the team responsible for public relations, social media, organizational websites, email newsletters and marketing, congregational websites, and overall marketing and branding of the organization. Prior to her role at URJ, Deborah served as the Director of Communications for Taglit-Birthright Israel and also served as Public Liaison for the White House.


Session 2:
Elevating Your Pitch & Making The Case For Your Cause Quickly
David Hoffman, Citizen Racecar

David
Hoffman is the Founder and Creative Director of Citizen Racecar, a full-service communications firm that creates marketing content and offers strategic consulting to nonprofits including the New York Academy of Sciences, The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Seedco; and companies like Alfred A. Knopf Publishers and Morrison and Foerster, LLP.  He has also created theatrical pieces in both New York and Washington, DC., and produced or co-produced events including the PROJECT Global Trade Show, PHOTOVILLE, the New York Photo Festival, the DUMBO Arts Festival, The FIFI Awards, fundraising galas for Dress for Success and the Bedford Academy, and mobile marketing programs for Diageo, Pepsico, and Nature's Way.


Session 3:
Elements of Great Stewardship & How To Track
Robin Rosenbluth, Advancing Fundraising: Coaching & Consulting

Robin H. Rosenbluth
 is the Principal Consultant at Advancing Fundraising: Coaching and Consulting.  She is the career coach for the Columbia University Fundraising Masters Program and an adjunct professor at Columbia and NYU. Before launching her own firm, she raised principal gifts for The Nature Conservancy in New York.  She previously worked at Columbia University Medical Center, Continuum Health Partners, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and at museums, other environmental and women organizations. Robin works as a fundraising career coach to help people interested in fundraising.  She is working with career changers and those starting out in the field of fundraising, as well as with current fundraisers and executive leaders/boards who want to strenghten particular fundraising skills.  She is also consulting in areas such as development audits and fundraising plans, building a major gift program, board development, diversifying your annual fund, enhancing stewardship practices, beginning a planned giving program and preparing for captial and endowment campaigns. Robin loves being a fundraiser and thinks fundraising is a wonderful profession. She likes to say, this is how we can make a difference and create positive change in the world!

Session 4:
"Is That What You Really Said?!: Hearing What the Donor Means Before They Say a Word"
Dr. Jonathan Spinner, Real Fundraising       

Jonathan Spinner
has been involved in the not-for-profit world for over 40 years in executive and fundraising postions with both small agencies and national and international organizations, has managed capital and endowment campaigns in the United States and Canada, and has personally raised millions of dollars in face-to-face solicitations. Through his consulting firm, Real Fundraising, he provides development services; conducts unique training programs for campaign solicitors and strategic analysis with boards of directors; and leads discussions with professionals in diverse areas of fundraising and not-for-profit operations, including the internet.  Dr. Spinner has served as an adjunct professor at Qunnipiac University teaching fundraising courses, as a board member of Connecticut chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and a member of the Planned Giving Group of CT. He chaired the 2008 Connecticut Philanthropy Day Conference. Dr. Spinner received his PhD in English Literature from Michigan State University and is a graduate of City College of New York.

TRACK 2: CAPACITY BUILDING                                                                                                   

Session 1:
What's Holding Nonprofits Back? Part 1: What You Can Do About It!  
David Severance, Advanced Development Services

David Severance
 is a certified executive coach and Organizational Development expert with 25 years of experience working with both small and multi-national firms.  His real-world experience and coaching acument help executives and teams quickly identify factors limiting their effectiveness and discover ways of creating more positive impacts on those around them.  He also works with both new and struggling teams to create the high performance and achievement that organizations always seek and yet rarely enjoy.  His experience assessing team protocols and relationships yields crucial insights that lead to better ways of working together.  David leads teams through sessions that help clarify team goals and collective purpose, clarify member roles and responsibilities, and establish effective ground rules for interaction to which all team members can be fully committed.  David spent 15 years in the travel field with one of the world's largest airlines. He has also founded and run two international firms and has personally served executives and teams at IBM, SAP, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, HSBC Bank, AstraZeneca, PriceWaterhouse, Panasonic, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Honda, Toyota, and many others. He's also advised, coached, and been a consultant to the boards and staff of prominent local NFP's like United Way, the Westchester County Association, the Westchester Community Foundation, and may smaller non-profits. David facilitates Westchester's signature leadership development program, Leadership Westchester, a program of Volunteer New York!

Session 2:
What's Holding Nonprofits Back?   Part 2:   What You Need To Know About Fundraising!
Lauren Candela-Katz, LCK Consulting & Director of Development & Communications, Abbott House  

Lauren Candela-Katz is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and speaker with over 25 years of nonprofit experience helping small and large organizations achieve their goals. Lauren recently joined the team at Abbott House as Director of Development & Communications.  She founded LCK Consulting in 2003 to help nonprofits develop and evolve their culture of philanthropy to achieve their missions. She now works with nonprofits on board development to help them maximize their organizational effectiveness. Previously Lauren was the VP for Development and Communication for Hudson River Healthcare, the Capital Campaign Director for White Plains Hospital and has consulted with a variety of clients, including achieving the capital campaign goal to build The Trove at the White Plains Library. Lauren is a board member of AFP Westchester, Chair of Westchester's National Philanthropy Day, and a member of the International AFP Fundraising Effectiveness Project. She is also a 2015 Volunteer New York Leadership Westchester graduate and was honored with the 2008 Professional Fundraiser of the Year Award by the Association of Development Officers. Lauren earned a Masters Degree of Social Work from Yeshiva University and a BA from The Ohio State University.


Session 3:
Fundraising Through Organizational Lifecycles
John Hicks, J.C. Geever, Inc.      
 

John Hicks, CFRE is President and CEO of J.C. Geever, Inc. Over a career of more than 25 years, John has worked with a diverse and broad group of clients providing consultation and strategic guidance for annual and capital fundraising programs. John is a member of the faculty of Columbia University's Fund Raising Management program.  He has appeared as a featured speaker for The Foundation Center and for nonprofit conferences in the US and abroad, earning "Stellar Speaker" status by The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  John is a contributing author to After the Grant (Foundation Center, 2010) and to The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising (Wiley, 2001). A Certified Fund Raising Executive, John is a former member of the Board of Directors of AFP and is a past president of the AFP New York City Chapter.  He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Hartford.


Session 4:
Engaging The Board In Fundraising
Michael Davidson, Board Coach
                                                 
Michael Davidson is a consultant specializing in nonprofit board development, management support, strategic planning, leadership transition, and executive coaching for nonprofit managers.  He has over 20 years experience in nonprofit board and managerial leadership and has provided board training and retreat facilitation for more than 100 nonprofit organizations.  He is the former Chair of Governance Matters, lead consultant for the BoardServe NYC program of the United Way of New York City and a member of the Selection Committee for the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. He has been a Peace Corps Volunteer, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, an Assistant District Attorney and an attorney in private practice.  He holds a BS in mathematics from New York State University College on Long Island, a JD from Columbia Law School and an PhD in Anthropology from Yale University.  For more detail, see: www.boardcoach.com


TRACK: NUTS & BOLTS    
                                                                                                      
Session 1:  
Maximizing Major Donor Pipeline  
Larry Raff, Copley Raff, Inc.   

Larry Raff is president and principal of Copley Raff, Inc., a national management and fundraising consulting firm that specializes in raising the sights of nonprofit organizations and helping them to meet aspirational goals. He is also a principal with Rising Tide Direct LLC, a direct mail and marketing firm that stresses the use of direct marketing channels to maximize net revenue and to identify and move contributors into the major donor pipeline.  Larry has held leadership advancement positions and consulting engagements for more than 30 years.  He and his firm have served hundreds of organizations of all sizes and reach from every nonprofit sector, and have earned a reputation for achieving client objectives through both creative and rigorous applications of proven advancement practices.  The thought leadership Larry provides includes his GivingTake blog which has been published bi-weekly for more than five years and has an international following; serving as past president of The Friday Forum, a thought leadership group of senior development professionals in the Boston area; and, regularly providing high-level training presentations and publishing articles in Becker's Hospital Review, Fundraising Success Magazine, and Board Source.  Larry is a co-founder of the highly acclaimed Philanthropy Leadership Advancement Nexus, a Master Gift Officer Event. Now entering its seventh year, PLAN-MGO is an immersive, 4 day training program that transforms advancement professionals and volunteers into Master Gift Officers by reengineering the nature and process of their relationships with donors, goals, asks, and stewardship.

Session 2:  
Win Win: Developing Effective Corporate Partnerships
Claudia Zeldin, Growth For Good
   

Claudia Zeldin is a partner at Growth For Good and an accomplished professional consultant with 30 years of marketing and management experience with a strong expertise in strategic planning, fundraising and business development, market analysis, communications, and branding. Throughout her career, she has created integrated marketing campaigns and developed strategic alliances for more than 150 nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Claudia completed the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy's Interim Executive Leadership Training Course in 2009 and has served in various temporary management positions: Interim Director of Development & Communications for AIDS Service Center NYC, Interim Executive Director for Leave Out Violence U.S., Interim Development Director for the American Foundation for the Blind, Marketing Advisor to the Foundation for Jewish Camp's Specialty Camp Incubator, Interim Executive Director of the Venture Philanthropy Partnership's Special Needs Initiative in Philadelphia, and the New York State Director for The League (now Points of Light's GenerationOn). Other clients include: American Express, Citibank, Foundation for Jewish Camps, GenerationOn, Girl Be Heard, Ramapo for Children, Warner Bros., and numerous education and youth engagement agencies. Claudia has provided trainings for the National School Foundation Association, NJ Education Foundation Partnership Conference, the NH/VT Planned Giving Council, and others. In addition to custom workshops and retreats, Claudia is also a regular trainer at the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy.

Session 3:  
Retaining Wealth From Generation To Generation
Marcia Grubel, Career/Life & Legacy Coach

Marcia Grubel 
is a career, life, and legacy coach who specializes in coaching executives and professionals to succeed.  She is an expert on communication skills that facilitate change.  She helps clients develop vision, action strategies and new ways of communicating so that they can create and effectively manage transitions in their careers and lives. Marcia, an enthusiastic student of life, developed her expertise as a result of education, on-going training and engineering many of her own career and life changes.  She started as a teacher, completed a Masters Degree in Psychology and successively became a career counselor, executive recruiter, outplacement consultant, and management/development trainer.  In 1998, Marcia started her own company that provided these services to corporations and universities. Her clients included Fortune 500 companies as well as small organizations in which she worked with professionals with a variety of backgrounds: finance, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain management and marketing. In 1999, after completing a prestigious coach training program, followed by ICF certification, Marcia focused her business on Career/Life/Business Development Coaching. Most recently, as a result of personal experience with financial and estate planning, she has developed a Success to Significance coaching process that focuses on creating legacies through values assessment, mission creation and active involvement.

Session 4:  
2016 US Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy  
Danielle Amato-Milligan, US Trust

Danielle Amato-Milligan is a Practice Expert in the Nonprofit Consulting and Planned Giving Practice in the Institutional Investments and Philanthropic Solutions Group at US Trust. She provides resources and tailored consulting services to assist clients' efforts in realizing their vision, impact and goals and is focused on creating an exceptional partnership beyond investment management. She has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit management, strategic organizational development and fundraising. She has worked with a cross section of prominent nonprofits, focusing on capacity building and organizational sustainability. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, for over a decade, as president and founder of a management consulting firm she worked with nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts & culture, education, global human services, and environmental advocacy, providing a full range of solutions including donor development, strategic planning and board education. Previously, she held leadership positions for The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Queens Museum of Art, The Museum of African Art, and The Brooklyn Academy of Music.

TRACK: DIGITAL STRATEGIES  
                                                                                                   
Session 1:  
Maximizing the Benefits of Participating in a Giving Day
Charlie Mulligan, GiveGab;
Elizabeth Rowley & Michelle Hathaway, Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan Co.;
Mary Ann Bopp, Pets Alive; Emily Darrow, United Way of the Dutchess & Orange Region
                                                                                   
Charlie Mulligan,
 CEO and Co-Founder of GiveGab, has 20+ years experience in entrepreneurship, leadership, technology and sales, and has spoken internationally on volunteering, volunteer motivation and entrepreneurship.  As both an active volunteer and volunteer manager, Mulligan understands the challenges, and interactions of volunteers, nonprofit groups, businesses and schools.  He founded GiveGab as a means to help volunteers and organizations connect, engage, achieve and celebrate in a fun and effective online environment.  Charlie has a BA in Business/Marketing from Penn State and an MBA from Cornell.

Elizabeth Rowley is the President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, the lead partner of Hudson Valley Gives.  Elizabeth is an Orange County native with a strong background in development and marketing having worked at Inspire - Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association and the Town of Walkill Boys & Girls Club prior to joining the staff at the Community Foundation.  She is a 2004 graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Marketing Communications. Elizabeth is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Orange and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She is the President of the Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a member of the Junior League of Orange County, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Auxillalry Board and serves as a trustee of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Michelle Hathaway, is the Director of Development of the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, the lead partner for Hudson Valley Gives, with 27 years of experience in fundraising, event planning, public relations and marketing.  She was Director of Development for Greystone Programs, Inc. and has worked for Scenic Hudson, Inc.; ImageINK, her own public relations business; and The Times Herald-Record.  Other experience includes fundraising for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors for Access Supports for Living, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Emily Darrow is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the United Way of the Dutchess & Orange Region, and a lead partner and critical contributor to the planning and execution of the inaugural Hudson Valley Gives.

Mary Ann Bopp is the Development Director at Pets Alive, a no kill animal sanctuary in Middletown, NY, which was one of the most successful nonprofits of the 201 organizations participating in Hudson Valley Gives. Mary Ann blends 37 years of corporate experience at IBM and over 5 years of experience in animal rescue, with an outstanding record of fundraising and ensuring the financial health of the organization.  She has an MS in Education Psychology from Fordham University; MBA in Management from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute; and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College, and is co-author of "Agile Career Development: Lessons and Approaches from IBM".

Session 2:  
SM to IRL: Engagement By Humans in the Digital Age
Laura Goodwin & Leslie Renner, National Girls, Inc.
  
                                                               
Laura Goodwin 
is the Director of Development for Girls Inc. National, with 21 years of fundraising experience.  Prior to joining Girls Inc., she was a part of The Osborne Group, and worked closely with national organizations like the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Easter Seals, and the National 4-H Council to design and deliver fund development counsel to national organizations with affiliate offices - large and small. Laura has experience in board development, campaign counsel, and in developing and enhancing annual giving, stewardship, leadership volunteers, and major gift programs. Previously, Laura was the Director of Annual Giving, and Director of Donor Relations and Campaign Communications for Sarah Lawrence College, overseeing the creation of a comprehensive stewardship program, double-digit growth in the annual fund and actively managed a major gifts portfolio. She also worked with the Board of Development and Fund Development Committees of the Board.  Laura is also the former Chair of the Board for Girls Inc. Westchester, an organization dedicated to helping girls discover how they are strong, smart, and bold.

Leslie Renner joined Girls Inc. in 2012.  She leads the planning, and management of fund development activities for corporate partners, annual fund, major gifts, direct mail and Board giving.  Previously she was at Butler University and Barnard College.  Leslie has a BA from Purdue and an MBA from Butler.

 

 

Session 3:
Cultivating Donor Relationships: It's Not Just For Major Gifts  
Laura Cole & Julie Ziff Sint, Sanky Communications      
                                                   
         
Laura Cole is the Associate Director of Account Services at Sanky Communications.  For the past 7 years, she has been working with nonprofits in a wide range of verticals as a digital fundraising and marketing strategist at Sanky.  She loves thinking creatively about the changing nature of what an email can be, getting her hands dirty with attribution modeling, and using social media to create engagement. Prior to coming to Sanky, she worked on the marketing team for the Broadway musical Wicked. Laura holds a BA in History and English from Columbia University, and is currently pursuing an MA in Media Studies at The New School.

Julie Ziff Sint joined the nonprofit sector in 1998 and she hasn't left yet.  Now the Director of Account Services at Sanky Communications, she has worked in-house at large and small nonprofits as well as at agencies.  Julie's background touches on many aspects of fundraising and marketing, but she specializes in digital fundraising and mid-level/bridge programs. Her passion for efficiency, geekiness for data analysis, and desire for new creative ideas help her and the Sanky team push their clients' digital fundraising programs to new levels.

Session 4:  
It's All In The Look: How Design Supports Brand/Story
Jennifer Shaheen, Technology Therapy Group    
 
Jennifer Shaheen is the Technology Therapist. For nearly 20 years, she's been putting her digital marketing expertise and entrepreneurial acumen to work, helping retailers and brands of every size take their business to the next level. Particularly passionate about the role nonprofits play in making the world a better place, Jennifer has played a critical role in assisting arts organizations, healthcare advocates, religious institutions and other charitable groups reach and exceed fundraising goals.  Her approach combines strategic messaging with the most efficient use of technology to consistently reach supporters on multiple channels, creating relationships that become a pivotal part of the donor's identity.  Jennifer is a pioneer in the field of digital evangelism, identifying and teaching nonprofits the best ways they can use social media, messaging apps, and other emerging digital tools to help boost their cause's visibility and appeal. Jennifer is a national presenter and moderator for Entrepreneur and SCORE, the country's most valuable resource for small business, as well as a recurring guest on MSNBC's your Business and contributing author to Bank of America's Small Business Marketplace. Find out more by visiting technologytherapy.com


TRACK: A LITTLE OF THIS & THAT                                                                                              

Session 1:  
Defining, Fostering, & Energizing Your Career
Marti Fischer, Marti Fischer Group; Mary Franco, White Plains Hospital Foundation;
Tom Kissane, CCS; Carmel Napolitano, DRG  

Marti Fischer is a consultant and career coach. Marti works with individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses to position their value and services and communicate effectively in todays crowded and noisy marketplace.  Marti helps nonprofits raise more money through focused engagement and communication strategies, and guides individuals in getting and achieving their career goals.  Clients work directly with Marti in developing their goals and strategic positions.

Mary Franco is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years experience in development, public affairs, government and community relations, governance, and corporate citizenship.  She joined White Plains Hospital in April 2015, where she has responsibility for the overall fundraising program.  A proven fundraiser with more than 20 years in the field, Ms. Franco spent 8 years at Norwalk Hospital as President of the Foundation and Vice President of Public Affairs.  There she designed and implemented broad based fundraising operations, raising $82 million dollars during her time there. She also developed a collaborative community assessment and improvement plan which has served as a model for other communities. Prior to that, Ms. Franco spent 10 years with GE Capital building its corporate citizenship program locally and around the globe.   Before moving to the corporate sector, Ms. Franco played a key role for 7 years in developing the University of Connecticut’s Stamford Campus, a strategic partnership project designed to spur Stamford’s downtown growth and development. Ms. Franco graduated from Merrimack College and has served as a trustee of the college for the past 3 years.  She is a Director of the First County Bank in Connecticut. Ms. Franco has two grown sons and lives in New Canaan, CT with her husband Mike.

Tom Kissane is the Principal and Managing Director of CCS. This international and privately held fundraising and consulting firm is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the nonprofit community.  Tom is fortunate enough to be one of just six owners of CCS, and his entire twenty-six year professional fundraising career has been exclusively with the firm. He has designed, implemented and provided strategic oversight to over 1,000 fundraising initiatives.  The programs for which Tom has provided counsel have raised more than $3 billion on cumulative goals of $2.5 billion. Tom is an accomplished instructor and facilitator and has been invited to present and speak at national nonprofit organizations, industry conferences, universities, hospitals and corporations. Tom currently serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary's Children's Healthcare System in Bayside and the De La Salle School in Freeport.  Tom is a lifetime resident of New York City and resides in Douglaston, Queens with his wife and two daughters.

Carmel Napolitano has a 10-year record of successful recruitments for leadership positions in the philanthropic sector, including CEO / President / Executive Director level searches with leading international, national, and New York area associations and nonprofits with an expertise working with clients seeking to recruit fundraising talent.  Prior to executive search, Carmel spent over 15 years in higher education fundraising at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.  She spent three years with CCS Fundraising, as Director of Research Services and Special Projects.  A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), she served as co-chair for the Career Mentoring track for the 2012 - 2014 Fundraising Day in New York and serves on the board of Women in Development in New York.  Carmel was a past lead instructor for the New York Junior League's Nonprofit Board Clearinghouse (NPBC) course.  She is on the board of the Angelica Patient Assistance Program. Carmel received an undergraduate degree from Villanova University and a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center of Government.

Session 2:  
Data Driven Leadership: How Data Can Become a Cornerstone of Your Leadership Strategy
Robin Liebowitz, rkL3d & Margaret Goldberg, Greenburgh Nature Center         

Robin Liebowitz is Founder and CEO, rkL3D LLC. Having more than 25 years working with corporations, nonprofits, and governments, she draws on a broad strategic perspective along with a hands-on approach to deliver tangible brand, marketing, and communication solutions to her clients. Robin has held positions within leading international corporations and consultancies spanning a range of sectors including financial services, energy, technology, government and nonprofit.  Robin's work with nonprofits has covered strategic planning, brand strategy, research and analytics, marketing and development planning and implementation, for healthcare, social services, higher education, environmental/conservation education, and cultural organizations to create clearly differentiated brands, tell their stories, reshape and reposition their offerings, and reach new donor audiences.  In addition to her consulting work, Robin is currently a Board Director for the Hudson River Museum and on the Advisory Boards for the Center for International Business Research and Education at George Washington University and Business School, where she earned both her M.B.A. in International Marketing and her B.A. in Marketing.

Margaret Goldberg has served as the Executive Director of the Greenburgh Nature Center, a regional leader in environmental education and conservation since 2012.  Prior to her role as Executive Director of the Nature Center, she served on the Center's Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009, including two years as Board President. During that period she helped spearhead efforts to expand the Center's fundraising reach and developed valuable partnerships with local community businesses and organizations.  Currently, she is also a board member of NonProfit Westchester, and a member of the Scarsdale Rotary.  In addition to her background in the nonprofit arena, Ms. Goldberg has a BA in Psychology from NYU, Law Degree from PACE University School of Law, and has extensive experience in the corporate arena.

Session 3:  
Meetings That Rock: What Is In & What Is Out
Nicholas Preddice, The Affinity Group, LLC
                                                                                   
Nick Preddice, a Behavioral Finance Coach, is the CEO of the Affinity Group, LLC.  He is passionate about working with nonprofits, and his experiences have led him to become an advisor on board governance and innovative fun development strategies.  He is often called upon as a speaker, as his unique gift of telling true, real-life stories in a way that is both entertaining and enlightening, brings his audience to a fresh understanding of life fulfillment through giving. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Access: Solutions for Living, on the Advancement Committee of Leake & Watts, and supports a number of causes including Wildwood School, The Robert W. Preddice Scholarship Fund at SUNY Oneonta, To Love A Child, The American Cancer Society, The Heart Association, the San Miguel Academy For Boys, the Nora Cronin School For Girls, and Mount St. Mary College.  Nick lives in Westchester and loves spending time with his wife Lisa, and his two sons.  Nick Preddice is a Registered Principal of MML Investors Services LLC where he offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services. 

Session 4:  
Harness The Power Of Collective Giving Within Your Organization
Sharon Douglass, Impact100 Westchester
 
                                                                               
Sharon Salomy Douglass is the founder of Impact100 Westchester, a collective giving organization.  In its third grant year, Impact100 Westchester has 228 members and over 100 members are actively involved in the grant review process. Impact100 Westchester has granted nearly $550,000 in grants to Westchester County nonprofits in three years.  Sharon is a graduate of Volunteer New York's Leadership Westchester program.  With over 25 years experience in member driven organizations, Sharon consults for nonprofits on creative fundraising and member involvement.