2016 Nonprofit Conference Agenda

Friday, April 22, 2016

Largo Community Church
1701 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD 
8:30am - 4:00pm

“Empowering Nonprofits to Lead in their Communities”

Conference Presenters

Session Information


Attendee Breakfast
Exhibitor Showcase

Conference Registration Open
Exhibitor and Breakfast Mixer

8:15am - 9:00am

Ms. Sandra Pruitt
Executive Director, PFC Coalition

Welcome and Updates from the PFC Coalition

9:00am - 9:15am

Dr. Gillian Berry
Clinical Social Work Services

Mr. Andre Smith
CEO, Emerge Business Coaching

Dr. Jacqueline Henry
Collaborative Solutions Consulting &  Management

Session 1

Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Lead?

Angela Heath
Vice President of Operations
PTS Rehab Works

9:25am - 10:30am

Ms. Shannon Bland
Funding Information Network Librarian and Foundation Center Liaison
Charles County Library

Mr. Musa Eubanks
Office of Community Relations
Prince George’s County

Mr. Todd Peterson
Vice President of Client Relations

Session 2

Identifying Assets in your Community



9:25am - 10:30am

Mr. James Bryant
CEO, DaBeat Radio 97.3 FM

Mr. Curtis Crutchfield
News Director, (CTV)
Prince George’s Community Television

Ms. Liz Norton
Stone Soup Films

Session 3

Using Local Media to promote your Nonprofit

William Craig
CEO, Craig3 Solutions

10:45am - 11:55am

Mr. Ron Hantz
Board President
Network for Developing Conscious Communities

Mr. George Young
Senior Director, Member Services
United Way of the National Capital Area

Dr. Sacoby Wilson
Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH)
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health
University of Maryland-College Park

Session 4

What does Outreach and Engagement Really Mean?

Ms. Gerron Levi
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

10:45am - 11:55am

Council Member Mel Franklin
Prince George’s County Council, District 9

Luncheon - Empowering Nonprofits to Lead in their Communnities

12:00pm - 1:10pm

Mr. Anthony Bolling
Director, Associate Broker
Keller Williams Commercial Group

Mr. Lyn Eaton
Chair, Board of Trustees
Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Ms. Carol Nash
Executive Director
Bernadette’s House

Session 5

Getting the “Right Connection”

Andre Smith
CEO, Emerge Business Systems

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Ms. Diane Cameron
former Conservation Program Director
Audubon Naturalist Society

Ms. Sadie Drescher
Director of Restoration Programs
Chesapeake Bay Trust

Ms. Chandra Harvey
PCI Chair of NSBE Baltimore Chapter

Session 6

Now is the Time to Lead in the Environment

Robin Lewis
Smart Beginnings Business Solutions

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Dr. Gillian Berry
Clinical Social Work Services

Session 7

The Leadership Challenge 

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Representatives from various state agencies:

Karen M. Forbes, JD
Assistant Director, Community Access & Partnership
Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
Division of Neighborhood Revitalization

Mr. Duane Johnson
Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary
Maryland Department of the Environment

Mr. Gregory Johnson
Administrator, State Highway Administration
Maryland Department of Transportation

Ms. Namisa Kramer, MS
Health Disparities Initiatives Director
Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Session 8

Tapping into Grant Opportunities within the State of Maryland

Sandy Pruitt
Executive Director
PFC Coalition

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Conference Wrap-up and Closing

Nonprofits Connecting by Interest Area

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Closing Remarks (Raffle Drawings)

3:50pm - 4:00pm