Session 1 Workshop Leaders
Volunteer Management and Mobilization
Mary Lynn Perry
Volunteer Coordinator, City of Sacramento
Mary Lynn Perry has an extensive background managing volunteers and student interns. For more than 13 years she has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, California. She has also served as the volunteer coordinator for the National Museum of African Art, as an Education Specialist with the Smithsonian Institution coordinating student interns throughout the 12 museums, as the Executive Director of Business Volunteers for the Arts in Sacramento where she managed pro bono consultant projects with business volunteers for arts organizations and as the Volunteer Services Manager for Shriners Hospitals for Children. In addition, she has served as part-time faculty for CSUS and Sierra College.
Mary Lynn holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She serves on the Board for DOVIA Sacramento, (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies), and has served on the Advisory Board for Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Volunteer Initiative, “Volunteer Sacramento”. She was awarded “Volunteer Coordinator of the Year” in 2010. Mary Lynn currently serves on the Leadership Faculty for the Corporate Institute with the Points of Light Foundation.
For more information about the City's volunteer program, visit: www.sacvolunteers.org To contact Mary Lynn please call: (916) 808-8317 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: Local Case Studies
Community Relations Officer, Food Literacy Center
Melissa joined the Food Literacy Center team in October 2014 after many months of volunteering as a certified Food Literacy Genius. As Community Relations Officer, she manages strategic communications, community relationships and organizes fundraising events, such as the Sacramento Food Film Festival.
Melissa is a member of Metro EDGE, Sacramento Public Relations Association, and America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital’s Youth Engagement Committee. She also writes for Edible Sacramento Magazine.
Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Communication and Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication from Wichita State University.
Social Media: Local Case Studies
Community Engagement Associate, Reading Partners Sacramento
Rachael is a native of Alameda, California in the East Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Davis where she studied women and gender studies. Prior to joining Reading Partners, she volunteered with Sacramento nonprofits, primarily in the women’s health field, and served as a peer educator with the UC Davis Women’s Research and Resource Center. This is her third year with Reading Partners Sacramento, having completed two AmeriCorps terms as the volunteer coordinator. She oversees volunteer recruitment and the cultivation of strategic community partnerships. She is excited to continue working in collaboration with the Sacramento community at large to address the literacy crisis in California. Contact Rachael at email@example.com or 916-996-0830.
Session 2 Workshop Leaders
Grant Writing: Miriam Houghton
Miriam Houghton is President of EXPRESSIONS (Grant Writing, Consulting, and Training), based in Sacramento, California. Miriam has written and edited more than 1,200 proposals and supporting document packages and reviewed hundreds more. Her work over the last 31 years has resulted in revenue for her clients and employers now totaling $103.54 million. She works all over California and in other states with non-profit organizations, public agencies, and businesses.
Miriam has worked in a wide variety of program areas, including healthcare (physical and mental health); education; criminal justice; programs for the disabled and the aging; programs of all types for the economically disadvantaged; domestic violence; the arts; humanities; environmental issues; and microenterprise programs.
She has provided training workshops for the Nonprofit Resource Center in Sacramento for the past 25 years, and she regularly makes training presentations at national conventions and for her clients. Miriam has been an active member of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals member for 26 years. She has served as a member of the Board of the AFP’s Sacramento Chapter and she Co-Chaired the Professional Development/Program Committee.
Miriam’s grant writing work and her experience with focused and well-received grant writing workshops provide the ideal experience for this presentation today. She works with clients to ensure they meet funders' specific, mandatory requirements for grant proposal submissions and today she will walk you through how to be more prepare and more competitive, while still retaining your sanity!
Email Marketing: Maureen Dudley
Constant Contact Email Expert, Dudley & Nunez Communications
Maureen cut her teeth in the public relations office of the California Department of Education. She then went on to a varied career in communications including journalism, community outreach, writing, and public speaking.
In 2009, she and Celia Nunez founded Dudley & Nunez Communications, which specializes in helping small businesses and nonprofits across the nation with Constant Contact email marketing. Through her presentations, Maureen has taught thousands about email marketing best practices. Her monthly small business newsletter, Maureen’s Marketing Moment, is read worldwide.
Dudley & Nunez Communications is the proud sponsor of the Giving Back Program, which helps nonprofits receive free email marketing and training.