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Workshops include:
>> Mary Sellers, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide
>>William Browning, United Way Worldwide on Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud
>>Matt Episcopo, International Speaker, Author, Coach, on the POWER of Networking
>>PLUS: Product Development, Community Impact, Innovation in Fund-Raising, Marketing
Human Resources: retention, culture building & more!

*New for 2018: Break Out Sessions on special topics*

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Hosted by: Tri-County United Way, United Way of the Adirondack Region and United Way of Northern NY. **This conference is approved by United Way Worldwide for use of Flex Credits**


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Please Mail Payment to United Way NYS, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110 by July 1st.

Please contact us with any questions: 518-608-6456.

Hotel reservations must be made by June 15, 2018 for approved rate of $135.00 /night for UWNYS Conference. Reserve online or call 518-792-1121. Use code UWNYS18 to reserve.

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Breakout Sessions

Thursday Breakout Session 1 at 11:00
Thursday Breakout Session 2 at 1:00
Friday Breakout Session 3 at 11:00
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Conference Agenda

KEY:  GEN: General Topic for all attendees MKTG: Marketing Related Topic           CI: Community Impact Topic  RD: Resource Development Topic           HR: Human Resource Topic *NOTE*  The agenda and workshops below are subject to change.
Wednesday July 18, 2018
12:30-1:30 The Game of “Real” LIFE (MKTG, RD, CI)
    Presented by Stacey Rein, President United Way of Ulster County
1:30-3:15 Advocacy 101 (GEN)
    Presented by BJ Costello and Janet Silver of Hinman Straub (Conference Sponsor), Dave Wallace of United Way Worldwide and Christy Panagakis of United Way
    of Buffalo and Erie County
3:15-4:30 ALICE and Family Wize (CI, RD)
    Presented by Susan Gilmore of Family Wize (Conference Sponsor), Mary Shaheen of 2-1-1 NY and United Way of New York State,  Dana Treacy and Jackie
    Goldstein of United Way of Rockland County
4:30-5:00 Break
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception
Welcome from Host Duane Vaughn, Executive Director of Tri-County United Way; Co-Host and MAC Chair John Bernardi, CEO of United Way of the Adirondack Region; Co-host Bob Gorman, President & CEO of United Way of Northern NY and Kevin O’Brien, UWNYS Board Chair
6:00-7:00 Dinner
Thursday, July 19th
7:00    Breakfast
7:45-8:15 Welcome and State of United Way of New York State (GEN)  
    Presented by Brenda Episcopo, President and CEO of United Way of New York State and Mary Shaheen, President of 2-1-1 New York and Vice-President of United
    Way of New York State
8:15-9:45 Networking for Leaders (GEN)
    Presented by Matt Episcopo, International Speaker, Author, Coach
9:45-10:45 United as One Network and Speed Networking to Drive Results (GEN)  
    Facilitated by Brenda Episcopo, President and CEO of UWNYS  With Assistance from Conference Planning Team Members
10:45 Break
11:00-12:00  Break Out 1: Choose A or B
A. Grants: Where to find them, How to get them: Leveraging Impact through Grants for United Ways of all sizes (RD)  
    Presented  by Laura Alpert of United Way of the Greater Capital Region,  Patty Olender of United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and  Rhonda Jasper Executive
    Director United Way of Seneca County
B. United 2 Read, Making 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency for all a Community Wide Goal  (CI)
    Presented by Jeff Smink, Mary Bula  and Hannah Munoz of Learning Ovations  in partnership with United Way of Westchester Putnam Counties.
12:00-1:00  Lunch and Break
1:00-2:00 Break out session 2: Choose A or B
A. Building Successful Major and Planned Giving Programs: Panel Discussion for United Ways of All Sizes (RD)
    Presented by Laura Alpert of United Way of the Greater Capital Region,  Gayle Barton United  Way of Buffalo and Erie County and Jack Sise, Esq. of Planned
    Legacy Giving
B.  The High Cost of Turn Over (HR) – “It’s Not Just About The Money: Why Good People Leave and How to Keep Them Engaged and Productive”
    Presented by Leslie Rose McDonald, President of Pathfinders, Inc.
2:00-3:00 The Impact of Story Telling on Online Fund-Raising (RD)    
    Presented by Bridget Carfaro, Customer Success Manager with GiveGab  (Conference Sponsor) 
3:00 Break
3:30-4:30 Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud and the Future of United Way (GEN & RD)
    Presented by William Browning, Senior Vice-President, Chief Transformation Officer at United Way Worldwide
4:30 Break
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Duane Vaughn, Associate Broker DeMarsh Real Estate
6:00-8:00 Dinner, Featuring Keynote Address on the Future of United Way by Mary Sellers, US President of United Way Worldwide (GEN)
Friday, July 20th:
8:00-9:00 Building Affinity Groups That Galvanize Communities (GEN, RD)
    Presented by Loretta Zolkowski, President of the Human Services Leadership Council of CNY and Panel of Local United Way Affinity Group leaders: Kayleigh Terranova, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County; Regan Ralston, United Way of Thompkins County and Becki Schicker, United Way of Greater Rochester
9:00-10:00  2-1-1 is for Everyone (GEN, CI)
    Presented by Mary Shaheen, President of 2-1-1 New York and Carol Borsa, Vice-President of Mission Services at Good Will of the Finger Lakes
10:00-11:00 Using Surveys to Drive results (MKTNG)
    Presented by George Kuhn and Christopher Coville of Drive Research
11:00-12:00: Break Out Session 3:
A. Membership Advisory Committee Meeting, for Member United Way CEO’s only Facilitated by MAC Chair John Bernardi, CEO United Way of the Adirondack Region and Co-Chair Elizabeth Monaco, Executive Director Chenango United Way
All Others Attend:
B. Deepening Engagement in Local After School,  Summer and Expanded Learning Opportunities (CI)
    Presented by  Kelly Sturgis, Executive Director of the New York Network for Youth Success
12:00 Conference  Closes
Special Thanks to the 2018 Conference Planning Committee: Michael Weiner, Kari Buch, Jeannie Montano, Kathy Snow, Bob Gorman, Duane Vaugh, Laura Alpert, Elizabeth Monaco, Victoria Mitchell, Tobi Darrah, Mary Shaheen and Brenda Episcopo