Early this month Cancer Prevention and Control’s Amy Allen participated in an advanced leadership education program exclusively designed to help nonprofit executives generate added financial support. The “New Strategies” Program is open to nonprofit executives sponsored by corporations or foundations that provide grants to cover all program expenses, including the Forum held on the Georgetown campus. Amy’s participation was sponsored by Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation in support of Cancer Prevention and Control’s work to address cancer health disparities.
New Strategies is conducted by Georgetown University's Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business. Unlike other programs for nonprofit leaders, New Strategies focuses exclusively on how to bolster and manage revenue for growth and success. Amy identified three of the most powerful lessons to be:
* The role of strategic communications and creative storytelling in the future of fundraising,
* How leading with your issue or cause before brand is most engaging for funders, and
* The significance of partnerships and research in creating mutually beneficial philanthropic and corporate-nonprofit alliances.
The intensive, hands-on experience was directed by nationally recognized leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropy fields and enhanced by Georgetown faculty and MBA teams.
Vandalia-Con Steampunk Convention to benefit WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and Bonnie's Bus
On Friday, May 26 from 10 am until 7:30 pm, Vandalia-Con will hold a pink block party, which will include a regional Mountains of Hope West Virginia State Cancer Coalition meeting, a screening of the film “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” with continuing education credit available, and two free classes. Vandalia-Con proper will begin with a concert on Friday night at 9 pm -Midnight. Concert tickets are $10.00, or free with purchase of a weekend or VIP Pass.
Registration is free.
The screenings will be offered from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. Advance registration is required by May 15. Call 304-598-4500 to make an appointment.