Tuesday, February 5, 2013

PhilanthroFest Miami Community Engagement Institute

PhilanthroFest is collaborating with Catalyst Miami to host the first in our ongoing series of Non-Profit Community Engagement Institutes on February 8 at the Miami Science Museum. The focus of these institutes is to provide nonprofit organizations of all sizes with both online and offline skills to reach out and connect with residents of their community to better promote their mission and enhance their organization.
The institute is an afternoon affair with several workshop sessions focusing on topics such as asset-based community development and constituent engagement. A keynote presentation by Dave Lorenzo will jumpstart the day and we'll wrap up with time for networking with other nonprofit leaders. The event will take place:
Friday, February 8, 2013
1 to 7 pm
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129
There is no cost for the event, but you must register.
Plenty of free parking onsite.

These are just a few of the speakers you might hear at PhilanthroFest:

Dave Lorenzo, Valtimax Consulting

2012 Headshot White BackgroundDavid V. Lorenzo is Chairman and Founder of Valtimax® Consulting, a business strategy firm that helps attorneys and other professionals make a great living and live a great life®. Mr. Lorenzo is also a member of the Florida Bar’s 11th Circuit Grievance committee. He has authored two books: Client Attraction Secrets for Lawyers and Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs.

Alex de Carvalho, Feynlabs – Programming concepts for kids
Alex DC picAlex de Car­valho is pas­sion­ate about cre­at­ing spaces for indi­vid­u­als, com­pa­nies, and brands to connect. Alex has helped unite South Florida’s tech com­mu­nity by found­ing The Startup Forum, Social Media Club, Bar­Camp, Ignite, Social Media Day, and Mobile Mon­day events for South Florida new media pro­fes­sion­als; he is also a found­ing mem­ber of Refresh­Mi­ami. He has directed busi­ness devel­op­ment efforts at online media and mobile con­tent com­pa­nies and co-founded a lead­ing Euro­pean e-mail mar­ket­ing provider. Prior to that, he advised blue-chip com­pa­nies on strate­gic ini­tia­tives. He teaches a full-semester course on social media and recently co-authored Secur­ing the Clicks: Net­work Secu­rity in the Age of Social Media.

Jacob Coker-Dukowitz, Catalyst Miami

JacobJacob Coker-Dukowitz is the Advocacy Director at Catalyst Miami. In this capacity, Jacob manages advocacy initiatives for a nonprofit of 30 staff; leads campaigns opposing budget cuts to services; designs and leads an organizing training series and community dialogues; and supervises and mentors facilitators. Jacob is an organizer, a facilitator, a naturalist and an advocate.

Dacia Steiner, ReServe Miami
DaciaDacia Steiner, MPA, is the Program Director for ReServe Miami, hosted by Catalyst Miami. ReServe matches continuing professionals age 55+ (ReServists) with nonprofit organizations and public agencies that need their expertise to fill crucial staffing gaps and build capacity. In addition to overseeing the launch of this new initiative, she is also the Co-Chair of the Boomers & Zoomers Planning Committee, which is part of the Mayor’s Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade. In 2009, she co-authored Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships Between Schools and Communities: The Role of a Connector. 
Dr. Scot Evans, Community & Educational Wellbeing Research Center – University of Miami

ScotScot Evans is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies in the School of Education and the Faculty Master at Eaton Residential College. He teaches in the undergraduate major in Human and Social Development (HSD) as well as the new master’s program in Community and Social Change. Dr. Evans also has extensive practical experience in community-based organizations as a youth development worker, crisis worker, family counselor, youth program developer, program evaluator and organizational consultant. 

Dr. Catherine Raymond, Raymond Consulting
CatherineWith more than 25 years of experience in the development and administration of programs and services for adults, children, and families, Dr. Raymond has been extensively involved in all aspects of program & organizational management. She has worked locally and internationally in the arts, education, environment, human services, and youth development. In 2005, Dr. Raymond founded her consulting practice to support South Florida nonprofits in their efforts to build internal capacity to effectively plan for their future, manage their operations, and plan, implement, and evaluate their programs and services. Since launching her consulting practice, Dr. Raymond has worked with more than 50 local nonprofits to improve their results.

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