November 8, 2023
Jackie Welch is the founder of TIRO Life Coaching (“TIRO” is an acronym for “Time Is Running Out”). Her areas of expertise include workshop facilitation, training, human resources talent optimization, coaching, and guest speaking.
We were fortunate to have Jackie on board for our one-hour free Zoom presentation on November 8th. She covered a number of time management tips and led the group in brainstorming approaches to increased efficiency.
About Jackie Welch:
Jackie is a Certified Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who received her credentials from CTI (Coaches Training Institute) Jackie is also a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation and has also completed her required studies in Learning & Development in the area of Instructional Design and Delivery. Jackie is known for her unique ability to connect with others.
Jackie possesses a diverse leadership background, including 28 years of corporate experience. She has a long history or supporting various community initiatives, including nonprofit board membership. She is a 2014 Graduate of Leadership Fremont and holds memberships with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce, ABWA, ATD (Association for Talent Development), and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Rho Delta Omega Chapter). Jackie is also a Girl Scout leader.
October 11, 2023
Fundraising can be tricky and sometimes a bit frightful (it can be daunting to ask for funds or other types of support!) but Tri-City Nonprofit Coalition (TCNPC) has a TREAT for you this month — our presentation on Wednesday, October 11th will help take the scaries out of raising funds!
The Coalition is pleased to welcome speaker Lindsey Knight, a fundraising and community engagement professional. Her presentation focuses on gala events with an emphasis on various gala elements, including sponsorships, venues, ticket pricing, auctioneers, auctions, fund-a-need, wine pull, raffle prizes, and more.
Lindsey also discusses other nonprofit event formats, such as friendraising and mission awareness events that attract donors, volunteers, and other forms of support.
Whether you’re a nonprofit newbie or an seasoned professional with years of experience, you’ll come away from this presentation with new ideas and inspiration.
About Lindsey Knight:
Lindsey is an assistant to Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert (Dist. 1). Prior to this role she has worked over a decade in nonprofit fundraising, development, events, and community engagement. She has supported the Development Departments of schools, domestic violence organizations, arts education organizations, youth mental health organizations, and Chambers of Commerce. Lindsey holds a Sociology degree from San Jose State and a certificate in nonprofit fundraising and grant writing from Portland Community College.
August 8, 2023
Join us as we welcome speaker Dr. Vera Packard, Certified Professional Career Coach and founder of Phoenix Life & Career Coaching.
Most of us have heard or read statistics about job dissatisfaction, the inability to achieve work/life balance, and burnout. The accompanying unhappiness can be incredibly daunting which makes it hard to step back and reassess how our lives can be different.
TCNPC’s August Zoom presentation focuses on taking steps toward positive change. Guest speaker Dr. Vera Packard’s presentation, “Managing Up, Down, Across & Yourself” will help attendees gain valuable insights and actionable strategies to enhance their performance, foster teamwork, and achieve their goals effectively. Her key topics include: effective communication, accountability and delegation, motivation for success, and enjoying the journey.
Join TCNPC and Dr. Vera Packard and find out how individualized support can help you explore possibilities!
May 10, 2023
Join us for a presentation by the Tri-City Voice’s Assignment Editor, Stephanie Gertsch. As a senior staff member at our very own local newspaper, Stephanie provided insider expertise about getting effective news coverage, including:
* Best practices and tips for those who write their own articles to submit to the Tri-City Voice.
* How best to prepare for a discussion with Stephanie (or another staff writer), when they will be writing about your organization or event.
* What details to include when pitching a possible story for the Tri-City Voice.
March 8, 2023
Our speaker, Nizar Ahmed, spoke about free tools that nonprofits can use to incorporate automation into their social media strategy. This presentation focused on ways to use Canva, Google Sheets, and ChatGPT in concert to automate and streamline your efforts going into social media content creation. The presentation included a live demo so we can see the tools in action.
January 11, 2023
Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month is a month-long, statewide effort organized by Californians for the Arts. The month includes many opportunities for local arts-based nonprofits to participate.
CFTA directs this annual month-long spotlight on the arts to raise visibility and awareness about the value of the arts sector, to empower arts advocates to take action, and to spur greater investments in the arts industry and workforce.
Fremont Creates is Fremont’s month-long program under this umbrella in April 2023, organized and led by a consortium of established Fremont arts associations.
Our discussion was led by Julie Gilson and Susan Longini, who are leading a community team organizing Fremont’s efforts.
At the meeting, we also showed this short ACCM intro video from 2022, with Julie Baker, Executive Director at Californians for the Arts (CFTA).
December 7, 2022
Our December meeting hosted a panel discussion about submitting grant applications. Our speakers talked about some best practices, based on their experience both in submitting and reviewing grant applications. They also included some tips about what NOT to do!
Antoinette “Toni” Schlobohm loves teaching and grant-writing to meet the needs of her students. To date, she has written and been awarded over 75 grants generating more than $80,000 for materials ranging from basic school supplies, environmental literacy books, and math and science materials to current technologies (including laser cutters, 3D printers, a SMARTBoard, and a MakerSpace) for her classroom and school over the past 15 years.
The Candle Lighters is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for nonprofits and community-based projects in the Tri-City area. Since 1969, they have awarded over $2,000,000 in grants to local organizations. Terri Schinkel has been an active member of the Candle Lighters for 17 years. She has reviewed many grant applications over the years and worked with nonprofit organizations assisting them in the grant process. She is Past President (2013) and Parliamentarian (2014, 2022.) She is also a member of the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley.
September 14, 2022
Strategic Web Designer Cory Ruedebusch walked us through the 10 most common mistakes she sees on non-profit websites and how to make some simple changes that will result in a website that conveys trust, professionalism, and ultimately results in more donors, sponsors, and volunteers excited to get involved and support your cause.
Visit Cory’s website: Meadowlark Consulting. On her home page, be sure to sign up for her free “50 audit questions” checklist to self-audit your website!
June 1, 2022
Fremont 4th of July Parade After-Party Planning Session.
The after-party will take place at the new Fremont Downtown Event Center and Plaza, right after the parade (12 noon – 2pm, Monday, July 4).
Admission is free, and this fun, family-oriented event will feature:
- Nonprofit booths to share organization information.
- Games and activities for kids.
- Food trucks.
- Performances by local performing arts groups and organizations.
May 11, 2022
Fremont 4th of July Parade After-Party Planning Session.
April 13, 2022
Featured Speaker: 6 Myths That Keep You From Investing In Your Brand
Our speaker was Fani Nicheva, owner and principal of Brave Brand, who leads individuals and businesses to define their own brave brand, and bring it to life.
- What is branding, in plain English
- How branding is different for non-profits
- The 6 myths that prevent you from branding your business and what to do about it
Fani started BRAVE Brand in 2018. She works with clients to find the Big Brave Idea in their life’s work to fuel authority and credibility, and to uncover the bravest opportunity to make their business stand out.
February 9, 2022 Meeting
Featured Speaker: Email Marketing for Nonprofits
Email marketing is a key element of your digital marketing strategy. Learn how you can develop and utilize email marketing to:
– Get donations
– Nurture members
– Grow membership
– Build a fundraising campaign or membership drive
Toby Myles is a copywriter and content marketer. She helps businesses and organizations grow and nurture customers and members through clear and consistent messaging.
January 12, 2022 Meeting
Featured Speaker: A Simple Framework for Strategic Marketing Planning
Learn how to use the Marketing Funnel Framework to simplify and strategize your marketing efforts for the year ahead. Marketing can often feel like a bunch of jumbled, disjointed tactics, leaving us wondering how any of it is really working at the end of the day. In this session, you’ll learn a simple framework to organize your current marketing efforts and identify any gaps to address to help ensure your success in 2022.
Kristi Mitchell is a Marketing Strategist with an MBA, over ten years of corporate marketing experience, and a drive for continual learning in her field. She guides her customers to a better way to succeed and prevents the overwhelm of data, analytics, and digital marketing. Kristi offers a Marketing Success Roadmap, Implementation Support, and Ongoing Accountability Sessions to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners with digital marketing.
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December 8, 2021 Meeting
Afghan Resettlement Community Update
The meeting was co-sponsored by Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert (District 1), Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle (District 2), and the Tri-City Nonprofit Coalition.
Topics covered included updates on the Northern California Afghan refugee/evacuee resettlement efforts by local resettlement agencies, county agencies, and community-based organizations.
November 10, 2021 Meeting
Five-minute featured organization: Tri-City Volunteers, presented by Executive Director Taylor Johnson
Featured speaker: Say Goodbye to Stress & Anxiety: Dolly Parikh taught us how simple breathing techniques and meditation can calm your mind and help you overcome stress & anxiety. During the session we learned about:
- The nature of our mind
- The connection between our mind, emotions and breath
- Guided meditation
- Introduction to the SKY Breath Meditation from Art of Living
September 8, 2021 Meeting
Five-minuter featured organization: City of Fremont Human Services Department
Featured speaker: Rachel Osajima provides a presentation about the Alameda County Arts Commission’s programs and services including Arts Advocacy, Grants for Arts Organizations, Arts Education and Public Art. She also provides information about the Arts Commission’s current Call for Artists and Resources regarding state funding and reopening guidelines. Osajima is the executive director of the Alameda County Arts Commission, a division of the County of Alameda. All of the Alameda County Arts Commission’s services are based on the belief that the arts and creativity are an essential part of every successful and thriving community.
August 11, 2021 Meeting
Learn how best to engage with one of a nonprofit’s most valuable assets: its volunteers. Our panel included volunteer coordinator Deepa Chordiya of LIFE ElderCare, Paddy Iyer, co-founder of Daily Bowl, and Janice Gebhardt, a long-time supporter of several Tri-City Nonprofits, including SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments). The discussion focused on best practices for recruitment, keeping volunteers engaged and how nonprofits can help make the experience rewarding, and helping volunteers feel appreciated in creative ways.
July 14, 2021 Meeting
Featured Speaker: Lance Nishihira. In this talk, Lance outlined strategies and technology products geared toward non-profits. Organizations like ours are eligible to get complimentary access to Google Workspace or Microsoft Office 365. They can also receive transaction-free donations from PayPal Giving Fund. He also outlined how to enable your organization to access corporate contributions and matches through platforms like Benevity.
June 9, 2021 Meeting
Five-minute Featured Organization: LIFE ElderCare
Featured Speaker: Geneva Bosques, Interim Communications Manager with the Fremont Police Department. Geneva discussed the Special Event Permitting process for the Police Department and the City. As we emerge from the pandemic restrictions and organizations begin to schedule in-person events again, now is the perfect time to review the procedures and policies in place, and learn what adjustments have been made to reflect new and/or revised local and national policies.
May 12, 2021 Meeting
Five-minute Featured Organization: Fremont Cultural Arts Council
Featured Speaker: Dee Dee Kiesow: Raise Six Figures without ASKING for a dime — The Fearless and Joyful ASK — For entrepreneurs and fundraisers who love what they do but hate to ASK!
March 10, 2021 Meeting
Five-minute Featured Organization: Indo-American Community Foundation
Featured Speaker: Bill Marshak: Fit to Print: Best Practices for News Publication – Tri-City Voice
March 10, 2021 Meeting
Five-minute Featured Organization: METAS
February 10, 2021 Meeting
Five-minute Featured Organization: SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)
Featured Speaker: Irene Koehler: 3 Nonprofit Social Media Mistakes and How to Fix Them
January 13, 2021 Meeting
Featured Speaker: Donna Wies, “What You Didn’t Know About Nonprofit Service – a presentation about Board Roles”
December 10, 2020 Meeting
TCNPC Kick-off and Welcome
Featured Speakers: Alameda County Supervisor-elect (District 1) David Haubert, Union City Councilmember Jaime Patino, and nonprofit consultant Donna Wies