2019 West Georgia Non-Profit Network
Annual Networking Event

April 25, 2019

The Place @ First Baptist Church
102 Dixie Street

Light refreshments provided.


Event Schedule

9:00 am Optional Networking
9:30 am Board Member Panel
10:30 am Networking Break
10:45 am Developmental Session I
11:15 am Networking Break
11:25 am Developmental Session II
Noon Dismissal

Event Sessions

  • Board Member Panel
    Board panel: Bill Stone, Faith Mallory, Deirdre Haywood-Rouse, Saraha Seagle
    Hear from board members from local non-profit organizations as they talk about what led them to becoming a board member, what they have gained from being on a board, and more! All registrants have the opportunity to submit questions for the board panelists to address during the panel discussion.
  • Volunteer, Service Learning, Internships, and Employment- What is the Difference?
    Presenters: Cait Oliver, UWG Coordinator for Student Volunteer Programs & Kara Clark, UWG Career Services Student Employment Manager 
    When you have a college student complete projects for you, what is their title? Learn the difference in volunteer, service learning, internships, and employment so that  you can better manage their experience, making it more meaningful for both the student and your organization. Cait and Kara will discuss the differences, what it looks like if you want to offer opportunities to students, and how to make the experience valuable for both sides as well as the West Community Student Engagement Program.
  • The Perils and Pluses of Reaching out to Students
    Presenters: Cathy Robinson, Mentoring Village Program Coordinator & Lauren Adams, UWG UREC Marketing & Promotions Coordinator, and Chante' Hill, Mentoring Village Volunteer
    Hear about reasonable expectations for recruiting college students for projects. Lauren will speak about marketing and social media engagement with college students, tactics for encouraging volunteering, and understanding generational demographics of students. Cathy will speak about her experiences in working with college students (i.e., those who are in it for the hours and those who are fully committed to the cause/task). Also, she will relate with how volunteers might end up helping your organization in ways that you may not expect. Be a part of the conversation and hear from both sides!

 A special thank you to the Alice Huffard Richards Fund for sponsoring this year's event.