Welcome to
Southern Illinois Volunteerism
Conference 2018

8:00 am – 8:45 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 9:00 am: Welcome to SIVC 2018

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Break

9:15 am – 10:30 am:
Workshop Session One Selections:

Building vs. Fixing: The True Path to Everyone’s Best Version
with Jim Schneider and Lynn Clapp of Vertical Performance

Gain practical strategies and skills toward becoming a builder, rather than a fixer.
Learn how inclusion, trust, and mutual accountability are critical elements towards creating a climate of building.

Financial Literacy for Non-Profits  with Cindy M. Gray of Anders CPAs + Advisors
Learn general financial literacy tips for non-profits.

Self-Care for Volunteer/Development Staff with Maureen Hughes, Total Harmony Integrated Wellness
Teaching the value of caring for oneself in order to be able to give back to others for the long term.

Your Attitude is Showing with  Sherry Farve, Director of Human Resources, City of Belleville
Become aware of how our attitude affects everything we say and do, and everything we don’t say and don't do.

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm:
Workshop Session Two Selections:

Strategies for Effective Volunteer Recruitment and Retention with Trisha Gordon
What message are you sending? Learn how to rRecruit, assess, engage, review, and retain your volunteers.  

QuickBooks for Nonprofits I with Cindy M. Gray of Anders CPAs + Advisors
Learn tips for using QuickBooks accounting software. QuickBooks was created for the for profit sector. Still, there are tips and tricks to help you use it to manage your nonprofit needs.

Social Media on a Shoestring: How to Maximize Your Mission and Brand with  Kim Vrooman, Director of Development/Communications, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Learn how to maximize like, shares, how to schedule posts, and how to combine online resources in order to raise awareness of your mission on the web.

Through the Wise Eyes of Seniors Charles Miner
Seniors – still paving the way.   Their journey is not over.  They have so much more to give.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Keynote Address
with Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (see biography below)

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm:
Workshop Session Three Selections:

Charitable Organization Information with Theresa Geary from The Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Bureau
Gain information on charitable registration requirements, annual reports and compliance issues.

QuickBooks for Non-profits II with Cindy M. Gray of Anders CPAs + Advisors
Continue with Part II on learning tips for using QuickBooks accounting software.

Integrating Volunteerism with Healthcare Emergency Preparedness with Jeff Butler
Understand how to navigate between the volunteer organization and the healthcare industry in order to achieve successful outcomes during disaster situations.

Designing Informed Action Through Service Learning for High School Students with Andrea Seipp
Discover strategies to build increase interest in Action Civics and Service Learning with young citizens.  Learn and explore opportunities to connect the classroom with the community.  

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks; Thanks and Grateful Praise for Attending this year's SIVC!

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SIVC Keynote Speaker

2018 SIVC Keynote Address:

Leading From the Front: Leadership Amidst Chaos  with Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler
Colonel Jill shares how organizations face unpredictability every day. She will cover five core leadership components necessary for facing a crisis, showing how to apply specific leadership skills for managing the change or crisis. Crisis leadership skills are necessary to save lives, property and the reputation of organizations.

Colonel  Jill  Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. She was in the experimental class where the Army tested to see if women could lead men. She was a 22-year-old commander along the border of North and South Korea. She was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Division; and she was the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division, leading hundreds of Soldiers across six states. Colonel Jill ran homeland security for Illinois. In 1980, Colonel Jill spoiled a Soviet plot to kidnap an American satellite engineer. In Iraq, she faced off with Saddam Hussein. Today, Colonel Jill is a global speaker on leadership and empowerment. McGraw-Hill published her the book Courage to Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.