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RSVP’s Volunteer Executive Consultants

VEC Fall Workshop Series 2022

RSVP’s Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) provide managerial consulting and educational services to existing and potential nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia area at no charge. VEC is offering its latest interactive workshops this fall via Zoom. All workshops are scheduled for 10:00am – 11:30am.

Questions? Contact Sheri Wilensky Burke, VEC Program Manager sherib@rsvpmc.org or 610-834-1040 x135.

Meet the Funders, September 20, 2022

Join VEC for a moderated panel discussion featuring a diverse array of area funders sharing their expertise. Panelists will offer an overview of their programs and share their perspectives and tips about how to secure funding support. Presenters include Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, The Community’s Foundation, Project W, Montgomery County Recovery Office, The Nelson Foundation and the Regional Foundation Center.

Learn more and register: https://vec-rsvp-meet-the-funders-2022.eventbrite.com

Legal Issues for Nonprofits, October 19, 2022

Do you know the legal and fiduciary responsibilities that 501(c)(3) designated nonprofits must consider to be compliant with state and federal regulations? A representative from Philadelphia VIP will provide an overview of the free legal resources that they offer to the nonprofit community. Marla K. Conley of Conley Law Group LLC will discuss the issues organizations need to consider including bylaws requirements, fiduciary concerns, insurance needs such as directors and officers and liability, IRS requirements and federal 501(c)(3) rules.

Learn more and register: https://vec-rsvp-legal-issues.eventbrite.com

Planning to Plan: The Art of Strategic Thinking, November 15, 2022

Do you know WHY you want to create a strategic plan? Is your organization READY to undertake the work? Does your team THINK strategically? Many nonprofits create a strategic plan, only for it to end up on a shelf gathering dust. VEC expert consultants Elaine Green and Marla Hexter will explore when and why to develop a strategic plan, how to determine who should be involved, the preparation needed to be successful, what strategic thinking is and why it matters. This session will not address how to write a strategic plan, but rather the focus will be on how to create a framework to best guide your organization moving forward. 

Learn more and register:  https://vec-rsvp-strategic-thinking.eventbrite.com

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Patricia & Philip Kind, Jr.

Patricia van Ameringen Kind, born in 1924, was the middle child of Arnold and Hedwig van Ameringen. She was raised in South Orange, N.J. with her two siblings, Henry van Ameringen and Lily Auchincloss. She attended Kent Place School, where she was a star athlete and was voted “best personality” by her classmates. She went on to become a registered nurse at the Monmouth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, foreshadowing a lifetime devoted to caring for others. Her first nursing job was in Philadelphia where she met the love of her life, Philip Kind, Jr.