On September 25th and 26th, non-profits from around the state met at Canaan Valley Resort for the West Virginia Non-Profit Association’s annual leadership summit. There were panels and workshops throughout the gathering, including one featuring Friends of Blackwater.
The “New Approaches to Volunteerism” panel included Kelly Stadelman of the Tucker Community Foundation, Danny Swan of Grow Ohio Valley, Callie Cronin-Sams of the City of Buckhannon, Bill Kuhn of Generation West Virginia, and Judy Rodd of Friends of Blackwater.
For her portion of the presentation, Judy talked about the range of volunteer opportunities available with Friends of Blackwater, the value of partnering with other organizations for volunteer recruitment, and methods of getting the word out about events. In the last few minutes, staffer Kate Leary talked about the new Friends of Blackwater website and digital communications.
The panels were well-attended, and the feedback we received was very positive. Thank you to the West Virginia Non-Profit Association for including us in this great event.