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Upcoming events

    • Monday, March 20, 2023
    • Friday, March 24, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom (All Times Central)

    The National Association of Park Foundations is proud to present the 2023 Virtual Brunch & Learn.


    Monday, March 20, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Building Your Park Non-Profit Brand Around Equity - Speaker:  Brooke Pardue, President/CEO, Parks Alliance of Louisville

      Description: Our country has a long history of inequitable access to, and investment in, public green spaces. This session will talk about park inequities in the U.S. and how to work toward a goal of quality public parks for all. You will learn about shaping your organization's mission, vision, and brand identity along with actionable work your organization can undertake to commit to addressing these injustices.

      • What does a Successful Board Chair and CEO Relationship Look Like? - Speaker: Scott Martin, Administrator, Chattanooga Department of Parks & Outdoors

        Description: But, Dr. Phil said this would be easy - the essence of successful board Chair and CEO Collaboration. Find your strengths and spark your organization.

          Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

          • What a Successful relationship with Your Park Agency Looks Like - Speakers: Matt Rosebrock, Business Development Manager, Charleston County P & R Commission and David Bennett, Executive Director, Charleston P & R Commission

          Description: Since being created in 1990, The Charleston County Parks Foundation has evolved over time and developed a special working relationship with its partner the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. The Foundation is a project-based organization focused on the specific aspects of the parks system needing additional support. This presentation will discuss how the Charleston County Parks Foundation provides support, opportunities, and scholarships for park agency programs such as swim lessons, summer camps and much more.

          Prior to break: Ashley Owns of Court Reserve to talk about their products and services

          • Where’s the Money? - Speaker: Eriks Janelsins, President & CEO, Oglebay Foundation

          Description: According to the GivingUSA report, Americans gave $471.44 Billion to charity in 2020. This session will share how your park non-profit can support your parks and community and uncover real opportunities and strategies to develop and grow your philanthropic giving programs.

            Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
              • Today’s Federal Funding Landscape - Speaker: Julie Waterman, Advocacy Director, City Parks Alliance

              Description: The last two years have seen an unprecedented amount of federal funding that could be used for park and trail projects, and an administration that wants to use those funds to help close the park equity gap. Join us as Julie provides an overview of federal funding opportunities and how funds from non-traditional sources could assist cities in their park projects.

              • Serving All – Equitable Access to the Outdoors - Speaker: Tracey Crawford, Executive Director, Northwest Special Recreation Association

              Description: Everyone deserves the right to connect, explore, and experience the outdoors. Environmental justice is diversity, equity, and inclusion in our outdoor spaces. As park and recreation professionals, we are responsible for addressing the levels of fear, lack of access, and discrimination allowing everyone in our communities to participate in the great outdoors.

              Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
              • Do You Really Work Well with Your Public Park Agency? - Speaker: Tim Moloney, Executive Director, Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District

              Description: Participants in this session will engage in the sometimes-difficult conversations and inter-workings of the relationship between foundations and the agencies they serve. We will also delve into mission and personality clashes, governing authority, and who ultimately, we all serve.

              • The Technology Landscape for Park Nonprofits - Speaker: Lori Hazlett, President & CEO, Parks Alliance of Indianapolis

              Description: Technology is our friend and an essential tool for Park Nonprofits. Let’s breakdown how easy it really is to use technology to increase revenue, expand outreach and programming in a cost-effective way.

              Friday, March 24, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 2:05 PM

              • Make it Meaningful - Keynote Speaker: Akiima Price, Akiima Price Consulting

              Description: In this keynote, Akiima will share highlights from her 20+ years of using park-based experiences to address mental and social wellness in economically stressed communities. Examples will include successes and lessons learned around program innovation, inclusive collaborations, and trauma-informed park stewardship.


                  Please purchase a ticket for each attendee. Thank you!

                  $150 for all 5 days (9 total sessions) for members

                  $300 for all 5 days (9 total sessions) for non-members

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