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Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Conference

3:30 p.m. | Networking Reception

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.      Check in and Breakfast

 

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.      Welcome with Opening Remarks by Texas First Lady, Cecilia Abbott

 

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.      Keynote Presentation by Barbara Harrington

 

 

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1

Title

Presenter(s)

Organization

How to Design and Implement Exceptional Sponsorship Partnerships

Barbara Harrington

SPONSORSHIP PLUS

Collective Impact: Leaders United Change Lives

Luzelma Canales, PhD

 

RGV Focus, Executive Director

The State of the Nonprofit Sector: Trends & Advocacy Issues for the 2017 Legislative Session

Lucilla Lagace

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Board of Directors Member

Barry Lovelace

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Treasurer

Nuts and Bolts of Financial Management: Internal Controls, Single Audits, Tax Issues, and More

Lizandro Garcia, CPA

Burton McCumber & Cortez, L.L.P., Manager - Assurance Services

 

Transformational Leadership In Organizations: Leading and Developing Human Capital through Change

Fernando Valle, Ed.D

Texas Tech University, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Leadership

 

10:55 - 11:55 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2

Title

Presenter(s)

Organization

Sustain and Diversify: 21st Century Business Models Driving the Nonprofit Sector

Maria Leonard, MBA

UTRGV College of Business  & Entrepreneurship

Navigating the Social Impact Space: Tools and Resources for Measuring Outcomes

Felipe Salinas

UTRGV Corporate and Foundation Relationships, Director

Accelerating Volunteerism: Innovation in Volunteer Recruitment & Management

Jeanette Ahlenius

United Way of South Texas,

Board of Directors Member

Developing and Leveraging Your Team Using Strengths Based Development Theory

Jenny Newcomb

Newcomb and Associates, Partner

Transforming Communities: Harnessing the Power of University-Community Partnerships

Sarah Stegall

 

UTRGV Office of Engaged Scholarship and Learning, Assistant Director

Estela Martinez

UTRGV Office of Engaged Scholarship and Learning,

Program Coordinator

 

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.      Lunch

 

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.        Plenary Speaker                         

Marco Davis, NewProfit

 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. BEST PRACTICE: RAPID ROUNDS

Session

Panelists

Best Practice Programs

PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Lisa Mitchell-Bennett

UT Houston School of Public Health Wellness Coalition

John Ronnau, PhD

UTRGV South Texas Inter-professional Team Collaborative

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

UTRGV ENACTUS members

UTRGV ENACTUS: College Students in Action

Bobby Calvillo, Affordable Homes of South Texas, Executive Director

Affordable Homes of South Texas; The Social Enterprise Solution

EDUCATION

Dr. Rosalinda Mercado-Garza, PhD

E-Colors in Education, Inc.

 

2:40 - 3:30 p.m.      GOING FORWARD PLENARY: The RGV Nonprofit Alliance 

 

3:30 p.m.                 Networking Reception