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2016 AJFCA Annual Conference

Annual Conference Facebook Page 
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The 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference Facebook page is designed as a medium for discussion between potential conference goers and registered conference goers, the Annual Conference Committee and AJFCA Staff. Feel free to discuss logistics (sharing cabs and planning off-site meals), ask questions regarding sessions, and share agency materials (annual reports, marketing brochures), etc . . .

This is the first year we're trying out a conference Facebook page and therefore the content of this page will be what we make it! Enjoy this new way to connect with network. 
Click here to join the 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference Facebook group. Please reach out to Jennie with questions.

Guest Speakers      

The 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference is an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn from experts in the field. This year, AJFCA is pleased to announce the following guest speakers. 

Join Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California and Susan Estrich, Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California and moderator, William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the JFNA Washington Office for The 2016 Election & Potential Impacts for Service Providers as they share their best predictions for the outcome of the upcoming election, as well as the impact this election will have on service providers.

Become an expert like John Haydon, Author, Speaker and Strategist at Inbound  Zombie, in engaging more supporters and raising more money with social media during How to Grow a Thriving Community with Social Media and Email and takeaway a step-by-step plan for increasing online engagement and fundraising.

Join Irv Katz, President Emeritus of the Nation Human Services  Assembly for, Articulating a Compelling Narrative for Human Services which will reveal that based on a new study, people don't understand the value of human services and tend to think of little beyond direct aid for individuals. However, research also found that there are ways to talk about human needs and human services that resonate with values that most Americans hold, regardless of political bent. 
 Repair the World
In the interactive session Making the Case for Jewish Service Learningexperienc  different modalities to engage volunteers in meaningful learning - both Jewish and social justice-related from Mordy Walfish, Vice President for Programs at Repair the World.

Engage in an honest and interactive dialogue with foundation experts, Nancy Jamison, President & CEO of San Diego Grant Makers and Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President of the Leichtag Foundation, joined by moderator Debbie Rodriguez, Chief Advancement Officer at JFS San Diego, with the goal of understanding what assets the strongest partnerships possess during Foundations as Partners - The Good, the Bad, the Scary

Cameron Ripley, CEO of Community Boost and Chandler Perog, Chief Marketing  Officer will join Michael Stern, Director of Marketing at JFS San Diego to teach you how to apply and unlock $10,000 in free Google advertising every month, but more importantly, you will learn how to fully leverage Google Ad Grants to scale your organization's revenue and social impact during How a $10,000/Month Google Grant Scales Impact.

Explore the importance of and need for advocacy, as you identify key organizational barriers, with experts Sarah Keeney, Project Manager at MAZON and Mia Hubbard, Vice President of Programs. Lou Albert, Executive Director of JFCS St. Louis and Diane Wilkinson, Hunger Advocacy Network Manager at JFS San Diego will share their agency's successfully implemented anti-hunger advocacy strategies during Making a Broader Impact Through Advocacy.

Joanna Ware, Boston Regional Director of Keshet
will join Phoenix Schneider, Director of LGBTQ Initiative at JFCS Philadelphia in teaching you how to integrate LGBTQ programming into your agency during, Where are All the LGBTQ Jews? Integrating LGBTQ Programming into Jewish Agencies, as it aligns with the core Jewish value to serve the most vulnerable populations.

Herb Paine, President/Business Strategy Consultant, Paine Consulting Services
will join Carol Kern, Governance Board Chair of JFCS Phoenix and Javier Favela, Interim CEO at JFCS Phoenix in sharing how JFCS Phoenix is ensuring the continuity of operations and services to provide assurances to all stakeholders after the sudden passing of CEO, Dr. Michael Zent in Planning and Managing Executive Succession ~ A Case Study

Explore the framework, theory, and impact of Music & Memory, a national progra
m that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life, with 
Ellie Goldberg, Music & Memory Coordinator and Counselor at JFS Utah and Alle Salazar, Counselor & Volunteer Coordinator at JFS Utah who will be joined by Letitia Rogers, Regional Director, Western US of Music & Memory, during Innovative Approaches with the Music & Memory Program.

Learn about developing and implementing collective impact networks and collaboration models from Sarina Elizabeth Lynn, Director of Community Engagement, Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. and Alexis Mancuso, Assistant Executive Director of JCC Pittsburgh in the session Collective Impact Models and Collaborative Programming, who will be joining Jordan Golin, Chief Operating Officer at JFCS Pittsburgh and Vincent Marquez, Director of Clinical & Community Services at JFS San Diego and in this important session.
Final Schedule

The final 2016 AJFCA Annual Conference schedule will be posted to the AJFCA website, on this page, on Thursday, March 17th.

Join colleagues from the AJFCA network for a dynamic and informative conference. Connect and participate in interactive sessions featuring trends and best practices in the sector.  
Early Bird Registration Closes March 31st
Westin Hotel | San Diego, CA | May 15th - 17th 


Make the most of your Conference experience by having lunch with colleagues while discussing trending topics. Optional Networking Lunches are offered on Monday, May 16th, and can be added to registration for an additional $50. All luncheons require pre-registration. Click here to learn more about each luncheon.
  • Lay Leaders Luncheon   
  • Development & Marketing Professionals Luncheon
  • 40 & Under Luncheon
  • Older Adult and Disabilities Services Luncheon
  • Networking Luncheons
Book your hotel room and learn more about the Westin San Diego 

Please contact Megan with questions.

AJFCA is dedicated to the inclusion of all members of society regardless of age, gender identity, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or abilities. If you would like to request specific accommodations to enable you to participate fully in the event, or have general questions about the ways in which we strive to create an inclusive atmosphere at the Annual Conference, please contact AJFCA's Director of Older Adult & Disabilities Services, Liz Woodward, by April 15, 2016 at 410-500-5372 or lwoodward@ajfca.org