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Date: February 20, 2014

Send Resumes to:         TGKVF-Program Assistant

                                                P. O. Box 3041

                                                Charleston, WV 25331


The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Charleston, WV

Program Assistant Position Open



The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) is a charitable trust that makes grants to the community.  As the largest community foundation in Central Appalachia and one of the top 100 community foundations in the nation, TGKVF has more than $200 million in assets.  Founded in 1962, TGKVF manages more than 500 separate funds, each with its own requirements and charitable purpose.  Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $109 million to various nonprofit organizations.  The Foundation serves a six county region including Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Lincoln, Clay, and Fayette counties.  In addition to its grantmaking program, TGKVF awards scholarships statewide to students interested in pursuing post-secondary education.  As a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity, TGKVF is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community volunteers. 


The Program Assistant serves as the office receptionist and is responsible for the support of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation’s grantmaking programs: discretionary, scholarships and program initiatives.

Position reports to the Senior Program Officer.


·                  Strong computer data entry skills and proficiency working with MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.  Applicant needs to have experience in (or the ability to learn) customized relational database software (MicroEdge GIFTS, Raiser’s Edge, etc.).

·                  Demonstrated ability to provide administrative support with exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail.


Salary:Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits:  Comprehensive package offered

·                  Medical, Dental and Visual Insurance

·                  Life , short and long-term disability insurance

·                  Paid sick, vacation and holidays

·                  Paid parking

Development Director
The West Virginia Humanities Council has an immediate opening for a Development Director.
The Development Director has charge of development, promotion and fundraising, working closely with the executive director and the board’s development committee.  He or she writes grant proposals, manages direct mail operations, and raises funds in the public and private sectors.
Qualifications include a BA or its equivalent and at least three years experience; events planning, and oral and written communication skills; database and computer  proficiency; and excellent overall people skills. Knowledge of the humanities is preferred.
The Humanities Council offers a competitive salary, good benefits and an outstanding place to work.  The Council is a thriving nonprofit corporation, with offices in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston.  The West Virginia Humanities  Council is an equal opportunity employer.
Please send a resume and letter of application to: West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston WV 25301 or to 

 Save the Date for ENGAGE: March 1, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College will host the upcoming ENEGAGE Conference: March 1, 2014.  

“The conference of Leadership and Change” is geared toward attendees who are “passionate about developing their leadership skills to better affect positive social change in communities, and welcomes all higher education personnel, nonprofit practitioners, and any community members who might be interested in learning more.”

There will be a Faces of Homelessness Panel presented by the National Coalition for the Homeless.

If your organization would like to participate, please request a table for the networking and opportunities fair, or inquire about presenting for one of the four breakout sessions. 

Registration and more information can be found at, or by emailing


Please help spread the word!



Vice President of Finance & Administration

This position is open in Charleston, WV

About Us:

At Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, Inc., we assist people with disabilities or those who are otherwise vocationally disadvantaged to achieve full participation and integration into society through the power of work.  Be a part of the Goodwill family where we train and lives change.

We envision persons with barriers to employment being able to choose rewarding employment, achieve financial security, and build careers and lives for themselves and their families, thus enriching our communities. We are looking for a high performance individual to fill a demanding position.

Vice President of Finance & Administration Summary:

This position is responsible to provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight to preserve and strengthen the infrastructure of Goodwill including, Finance, Information Technology and maintenance of agency owned and leased facilities. 

Requirements for Vice President of Finance & Administration:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Ability to lead, plan, organize, direct and control the collection, summarization and interpretation of the financial data to achieve financial and mission related goals.

·         Provides coordination and management of Finance, Risk Management, Information Technology and Facilities Management operations.

·         Ability to develop strategy, implement plans, and analyze results of growth initiatives.

·         In-depth knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, regulations and requirements affecting GIKV’s business operations.

·         Experience with Federal and State agencies, outside auditors, Boards of Directors and legal counsel.

·         Experience in managing activities in diverse disciplines and multiple departments.

·         Ability to effectively manage activities in geographically dispersed locations. 

·         Ability to work with a high level of independence in non-routine, complex situations. 

·         Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

·         Have a working knowledge of accounting and human resource software applications.  Example, Traverse.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·         Ability to convey a positive and professional image to employees, partner agencies and employers.

·         Ability to motivate and inspire direct reports and teams to ensure positive learning environment.

·         Ability to work flexible hours, meet deadlines, attend meetings and convene and facilitate groups.

·         Ability to pass criminal background check.

·         Ability to maintain confidential information.

·         Ability to embrace and work effectively with diversity.

Education and Experience:

·         Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or master’s degree in business administration or related field required.    

·         Minimum ten years of applicable experience in areas of accounting and finance. 

·         Minimum five years of leadership experience at senior management level. 

·         Must possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Submit applications or resumes to Cheryl A. Bever, President/CEO:

215 Virginia Street, West

Charleston, WV 25302

304-346-0811 (phone)

304-346-0815 (fax)



Foundation Center Resources

Proposal Writing Basics

December 16, 2013

9AM - 12:30PM
Wheeling Jesuit University
Acker Science Center 
Computer Lab 307 
Either as an individual or a nonprofit organization, the “Funding Information Collection” at Wheeling Jesuit is a place to consider when looking for information about funding opportunities. Come join us for an overview of the resources available to you through the Foundation Center, and the basics of proposal writing. 24-hour passes to the Foundation Directory Onlne will be given away to five lucky attendees.
To Register
1) Call Wheeling Jesuit's Bishop Hodges Library at 304-243-2226
2) Or send an email to


Human Resources Training Opportunity

 If you are a Human Resource [HR] manager, considering entering the HR Management field, or handle HR functions in your small business, you will be interested in this training offered by the Workforce Community Education division of WVU-Parkersburg. This two-day training will be facilitated by a experienced and credentialed HR practitioner and is an affordable investment in your professional development. Please download the attached .pdf for more information.


Spring 2014 SHRM Essentials of HR Management.pdf

Executive Director Position

The Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council-Region 9, located in Martinsburg, WV is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.  Region 9 is one of the State’s 11 regional planning and development councils serving the counties of Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan, including the 9 municipal governments therein.

The Executive Director position is an at-will local governments for project/program identification.  The Executive Director provides oversight and management position and is appointed by and answerable to the Region 9 Full Council Board.  The Executive Director is responsible for hiring, maintaining and supervising a staff of approximately 7 persons, oversight of all fiscal duties and assessing the needs of of a variety of programs and projects including infrastructure development/financing, economic development, community development and administration of the HEPMPO.  The Executive Director represents the Council’s interests through interaction and coordination with all federal, state and local entitles. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following characteristics:

Thorough knowledge of community and economic development planning; in depth understanding of accounting principles/practices; Strong ability to present oral and written presentations; Ability to supervise and direct Council staff activities; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials and the general public; Superior knowledge of federal, state and local funding programs/opportunities.

Must possess Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public/business administration, planning, public policy, urban/rural planning/development or related academic field and/or five years associated working experience or any combination of education and experience to be equivalent

Region 9 Planning and Development Council offers a competitive health, dental, vision, vacation and retirement package.   The salary range is $55,000 to $85,000 and will commensurate with the applicant’s experience and credentials.  Applicants must submit an application, letter of introduction and resume to ATTN: Region 9 Personnel Committee, Jefferson County Commission, PO Box 250, Charles Town, WV 25414, no later than 4 PM, September 30, 2013. To download an application and job description visit  Please contact with any questions

Region 9 Planning and Development Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability or age.




We are happy to announce 4 great opportunities for job seekers who want to make a difference working alongside kids and families in West Virginia.  These are great for people with electoral experience, organizing experience, public health experience, or if you are just trying to break into one of these fields.

First, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition is still looking for 2-3 Regional Family Organizers who will travel the state working on our child poverty campaign -- empowering families, registering voters, and enrolling folks in Medicaid.  $27k-$36k, stipended.  Job description attached.  Note: we are still taking applications for the Central/Southeastern, South/Western, and Eastern Panhandle Regions.  Please submit applications by the end of this week; we are hoping to make decisions by September 27th at the latest.

Second, the WV Statewide Afterschool Network is hiring a Healthy Lifestyles Coordinatorto work statewide - promoting physical activity and healthy eating in afterschool programs statewide.  $24,000 salary, plus benefits.  Job description here:

Third, the WV Child Advocacy Network is hiring a VISTA to work in the areas of volunteer recruitment and management, fund development, public/media relations, and data analysis.  VISTA-level salary.  See more in the attached job description.  

Fourth, dozens of organizations across the state will be hiring In Person Assisters in the coming weeks.  These positions pay $20/hour, and entail going out into the community to sign people up for the Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Exchange.  One of those job postings is here:  We encourage people to continue to search the internet for opportunities as they arise.  

Even if you are not looking for a new job, please forward this to friends and colleagues who are - especially young people who are considering a move back to West Virginia and folks who are out of work and want to lend a hand!



Nonprofits Under the IRS Microscope: Upcoming workshop Sept. 12, 2013

PRESENTED BY: West Virginia Nonprofit Association       •       SPONSORED BY: BBB&T

“The IRS has placed nonprofit organizations in its crosshairs.“ - Steve Hoffman, The Tax Translator

The IRS has increased its monitoring of nonprofits, has stepped up efforts to check on charity compliance, and is performing exams on employment tax issues. Nonprofits are being scrutinized more than ever. Attend this workshop to learn from Tax Translator Steve Hoffman why it is ‘our turn’ in the barrel and what you need to do to be prepared.

* Learn some of the history that led to changing view by the IRS of nonprofits and what to do about it to avoid the limelight.

* The IRS considers its role now one of ‘governance’ of nonprofit organizations. Learn the critical governance questions on the tax return and how you must answer them.

* Learn how to use the Form 990 tax return as a marketing document to increase donations and recruit volunteers.

* Learn about building a good audit defense through the six steps to a successful compliance program.

* Come and network with your peers and learn about the value and benefits of the WVNPA, West Virginia’s association for nonprofits and about nonprofits.

September 12, 2013
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Robert H. Mollohan Research Center
1000 Galliher Drive
Fairmont, WV

Nonprofits - WVNPA Members     $15
Nonprofits - Non-Members     $30
CPA’s and Attorneys     $45

Register Online at:

MORE INFORMATION:     304-667-2248    •    •



Community Leadership Academy to be presented by WVU Extension Services

The annual Community Leadership Academy helps emerging and established leaders identify and build on their community’s assets to take advantage of development issues in West Virginia and surrounding regions. 

The Academy provides local government officials with a solid foundation in public organizational and financial management. Topics emphasize enhancing personal leadership skills and providing an understanding of current, complex issues affecting communities.

This marks the first year for the program since the Academy merged with the Local Government Leadership Academy in late 2012.

The Community Leadership Academy is presented by WVU Extension Service Community Resources and Economic Development, in partnership with the W.Va. Community Development Hub, West Virginia Association of Counties, and County Commissioners’ Association of W.Va.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3 & Friday, October 4, 2013.

WHERE: The Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia




Job Opening:

The WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition is looking to hire 4 Regional Family Organizers

Job Description – Regional Family Organizer

The WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition is looking for energetic, dedicated, talented staff people who want to help make history in West Virginia this year.  We are a 15 year-old organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of West Virginia’s children and families.  Historically, the Coalition has focused our efforts largely on advocacy on behalf of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the establishment of an Oral Health Coalition in West Virginia.  Over the next year, we are transitioning to become a more grassroots organization, and we need your help.   

We are currently looking to hire 4 Regional Family Organizers to build a “ground game,” a movement of families, kids, and community leaders to fight for child poverty.  These organizers will spend all day, every day, in face-to-face conversation with kids, families, and community leaders – signing them up for Medicaid, registering them to vote, and most important, recruiting them to become volunteers and leaders within the organization.  If our organizers achieve the ambitious goals we have set, the results of this campaign will be the largest voter registration and turnout operation in the State of West Virginia – an enormous opportunity to build power among working families.  Help us make history.

Each Regional Family Organizer (RFO) would take one of the following regions: Northern WV, Southern WV, Eastern Panhandle, and Central WV.  Being a Regional Family Organizer is a position with an enormous amount of responsibility.  This job will be hard; working many nights and weekends, doing whatever it takes to reach kids and families in your region.  In return, you will build unparalleled skills as a leader, trainer, community organizer, and advocate – all while connecting literally thousands of families to health care and the voting booth. 

Responsibilities of a Regional Family Organizer:

Partner directly with community organizations, faith groups, individual families, schools, small businesses, unions, and other groups to collect:

·         2500 Voter Registrations (50/week for 1 year)

·         2000 Medicaid Enrollment Referrals (40/week for 1 year)

·         100+ active volunteers recruited, trained, and engaged in this work

·         Play a strong support role in planning 30-40 community meetings and 4-5 Regional Forums to promote our issues and sign people up

·         Organize a door-to-door and phonebank operation around election time to make sure folks turnout to vote

·         Fundraising to help keep your work going.  We hope that at least some of our organizers will come on-board with the desire to raise enough funds to stay on with the organization after the election. 

Preferred Qualifications for Regional Family Organizer

·         (Note: you must not have all of these qualifications in order to apply.)

·         1-2 years campaign experience and/or a track record doing voter registration, electoral organizing, door-to-door canvassing, and/or volunteer recruitment and management;

·         Experience building teams or mobilizing leaders from various sectors and walks of life;

·         A deep desire to build power among everyday people to win real change;

·         Willingness to travel; many weeks will require as many as 15-20 strategy meetings with a wide range of partners, sometimes in different regions of the state;

·         Outstanding self-motivator; you will manage your own calendar and be responsible for hitting your #’s;

·         Ideally would bring some expertise in at least one of the following areas: policy, public health/Medicaid/CHIP, HR/administration, fundraising, social media, and/or working with poor and working class families.

 Pay is a monthly stipend of between $1500-$3,000 per month, based on experience, from October 2013 through November 2014.  Please send resume, cover letter, and the names and contact info of 2 references to Stephen Smith at (and write the word APPLICATION in the Subject Heading).  Your cover letter should clearly state your relevant experience, your most recent salary, and your ideas for how you will reach 2500+ people in 12 months. 


We strongly encourage applications from women, men, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.  



Cash Reigns Supreme:

Training for small business owners Sponsored by BB&T   •  Training Provided by: National Development Council Training Division                                                                   

 WHEN:  Friday, September 20, 2013   •   1:00—5:00 PM

WHERE:  Tamarack Conference Center  •  One Tamarack Park   •   Beckley, WV 25801  •  304-256 -6843 (Free Parking)

COST: Free

REGISTRATION: There is no fee for this course however, registration is limited - Register ASAP. To register call  Mitzi Alexander at 704.954.1106 

This one-half day training course is designed for small business owners that teaches the importance of financial statements and how they can be used to make better business decisions. The connection between bookkeeping transactions and financial statements is made using QuickBooks software. Participants learn how third parties, including lenders, evaluate financial statements to make lending decisions. Specific topics include:
  • The importance of maintaining current and accurate financial records
  • Keeping financial records with QuickBooks
  • Accounting terminology
  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statement
  • The importance of cash
  • Determining your company’s cash needs
  • Cash flow statements
  • Selecting an accountant and accounting system


SBA to Sponsor Free Workshop on Affordable Care Act

Are you looking for information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Do you have to purchase health care for your employees? What if you are a sole proprietor? Will you be eligible for tax credits?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this FREE webinar is for YOU! Guest speaker, Perry Bryant, executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, will answer these questions and help small businesses navigate the new national health care legislation.

 2013 Civic Life Institute- Connecting People to Public Issues

July 30-31 at the University of Charleston 

  • Learn how to help your community discuss public issues.
  • Learn to organize and facilitate discussions.
  • Learn how to move from public dialogue to action.
  • Network with others who are strengthening communities.
  • Learn about West Virginia dialogue initiatives on our economy, mental health, early childhood, substance abuse, and many other issues.
  • $95 registration fee covers all meals and materials.
  • Limited scholarships are available.
  • For more information
  • To register
  • Contact : WV Center for Civic Life      304-344-3430

Heritage Tourism Workshop

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2013  From 9:30pm to 3pm

Where: Bridgeport Conference Center, 300 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330

Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia is hosting, in partnership with the West Virginia Community Development Hub, a one-day-train-the-trainer session for individuals who are interested in sharing information about how the cultural traditions and heritage of every community can be an engine for driving economic development when they are preserved and shared. there is the expectation that participants will share this information with their own and another community.

 The Collaborative has engaged regional Appalachian experts to develop a Heritage Toolkit with seven easy-to-use guides that enable communities to identify their cultural assets and use them to build relationships with tourists that can be sustained for years to come. Once your community decides what makes your "home place" attractive to tourists, you can create an authentic experience that will be rewarding for the visitor and home community alike. 

West Virginians are facing multiple crises. Our kids are struggling. The child poverty rate is growing. One in four children live below the poverty line, and nearly half (48%) live in families below the "self-sufficiency"; standard - the amount it takes to cover the basics without assistance. Leaders across sectors - government, business, labor, civic, faith-based, and everyday families - recognize the need for bold policy responses to these crises.

Join us as we explore the possibilities for growth and improvement in our communities. You will work with community members, leaders, advocates and allies from across the state at our upcoming Regional Policy Workshops and WV Policy Symposium. We will discuss the current and emerging issues that impact each of our lives and that we have the power to address by working together.  ** Print the Flier

The WV Policy Workshops: Turning Good Ideas into Big Change

August 21, 2013 & August 23, 2013

We will have two Regional Policy Workshops— Southern West Virginia in Beckley and Northern West Virginia in Bridgeport. The meetings will feature educational and interactive workshops, discussions on new ideas, brainstorming sessions, and a merging of solutions to develop new policies. Proposed discussions include:

  • Affordable housing
  • Dilapidated building mitigation
  • Broadband development
  • Local foods issues (including SNAP benefits and the meat processing industry)
  • A state earned income tax credit
  • Workforce investment
  • The Future Fund
  • Children in poverty

Have an idea of your own? Let us know so we can work through the potential solutions together. We will convene at our WV Policy Symposium to present our solutions, inspiration, information and motivation to policy-makers.

The WV Policy Symposium: Charting West Virginia’s Future

September 24-25, 2013

Join us on September 24th and 25th in Charleston at our WV Policy Symposium. Together, we will present our ideas to policy-makers. Topics on child poverty and the many other challenges facing West Virginians will be refined and presented to the Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty. ** Printable Information

How to Register

Participate both events and become part of the coalition of West Virginians standing together to improve our state, build a better future for our children, and tackle problems that we can no longer ignore.

We look forward to working together for change.

The Hub's Policy Workshops are funded by the W.K Kellogg Foundation and co-sponsored by WV Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, WV Center on Budget; Policy, American Friends Service Committee, KISRA, Catholic Charities, Partners in Community Outreach, Reconnecting McDowell, United Way/FRN of Mon and Preston Counties, Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund, United Way of Southern WV, HOPE Community Development Corporation, Fayette County FRN, WV Head Start, Wheeling Homeless Coalition, Taylor County FRN, Marshall County FRN, WV Citizens Action Group, WV Free, Women's Commission, WVEA,WVNPA, WVU Extension, Big Brother's and Big Sisters of North Central WV, I-79 Planning and Development Council, WV Division of Corrections, Presley Ridge,WV Children's Home Society , Foster Family Treatment;Association WV Chapter, Mountain CAP of WV, WVCAN, Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Create WV

The West Virginia Jazz Society (WVJS) is producing “Summer Jazz 2013”, a series of jazz events in central West Virginia, featuring two nightclub style concerts by jazz artists from NYC, Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, plus two “Jazz Stroll” events featuring multiple venues offering live jazz with no cover charge.

On Friday, August 23, Weston, West Virginia, will host the second “Summertime Jazz Stroll” from 6pm to 9:30pm, offering at least four different jazz venues, each with a jazz ensemble performing shows at 6pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.  There is no cover charge for the music.   Featured artists are the Steve Himes Connection from Charleston, WV; Adam Loudin and The House Band, featuring Steve Rudolph on piano; Chuck Redd & Nicki Parrott appearing with Morgantown’s Jenny Wilson Trio; Marshall Keyes, saxophonist, appearing with Seth Maynard’s Osmosis.

On Saturday, August 24, the American Jazz Crossroads Band will perform in Riverside Jazz in Weston at 8pm.  The band is made up of artists from Washington, DC; Harrisburg, PA; Baltimore, MD and New York City.  Morgantown drummer, Mark Capellini, will sit in on drums for selected songs.

The “Summer Jazz 2013” programming is part of the West Virginia Jazz Society mission to identify and develop the market for live jazz in West Virginia, beginning in central West Virginia.  The long term goal of the organization is to establish a national destination – “America’s Jazz Crossroads” - similar in concept to the Country Music destination in Branson, MS.
For more information on WVJS, visit their web site at: or phone 304-269-9813.  WVJS programming is supported by grants and donations, with all proceeds a benefit culture and arts education.  Each WVJS event is tobacco free and held in handicapped accessible facilities.
Eric Spelsberg, WV Jazz Society, Inc., 426 Center Avenue, Weston, WV  26452

Important Upcoming Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Dates

The Bank's single 2013 AHP funding round, with an anticipated $13 million in funds available, opened on July 8th.
All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern time on August 29.
In preparation for the round, in-person workshops will be held in late June to provide detailed coverage of the AHP application process, including the criteria for application scoring and feasibility. There will also be time allotted to address specific project-related questions

For Workshop Information Click HERE!

Faces of Leadership Conference: August 6-8, 2013

Join us August 6-8 at the Charleston Civic Center for the state’s annual gathering of people strengthening communities through volunteerism and service.

Communities and agencies are struggling to make ends meet in these difficult financial times. These days, it's easy to become divided by our differences and distracted from the good that is already present. This conference brings together people from across the state who are ready to look beyond the differences that can bring action to a standstill. If you want to hear inspiring, practical keynote speakers and leave with new skills and connections, then this conference is for you!

Exhibits - Take this opportunity to spotlight your organization, program or products with an exhibit table at this year’s conference. Tell other participants about new initiatives, innovative thinking or collaboration. Each display area will have a six-foot skirted table. There is a nominal fee of $25 per table for nonprofit organizations and $50 for private sector exhibitors. Call Krista Bradshaw at 304-558-0111 or email to register for an exhibit table.

To download the 2013 conference brochure, click here.

To download the 2013 registration form only, click here.

Fees: All registrations include conference sessions, refreshments, and the meals listed

Early Bird discount is valid until Friday, June 21st.

We cannot accept credit cards.

We can invoice your organization.
Members of the West Virginia Non-Profit Association (WVNPA) can receive a $50 discount on registration fees.

For WVNPA membership information, visit

  • Standard Registration: Early Bird: $150  Regular: $175
  • WVNPA Member: Early Bird: $100   Regular: $125
  • Single Day Rates: -  Tuesday: $60    Wednesday: $90    Thursday: $50

For more information on the 2013 Faces of Leadership Conference, contact Moya Doneghy at (304) 558-0111

You are invited to take part in a vital and engaging discussion about the future of West Virginia, A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State. State leaders from government, industry, higher education, and nonprofit organizations will lay out their visions for West Virginia and opportunities for economic development. A series of panel discussions will explore those visions, address workforce development and training needs for realizing them, and highlight local community leaders who are already succeeding in creating new opportunities and a brighter future for us all.

Participants include, with more to be announced soon:

  • Senator Jay Rockefeller (invited)
  • Alan Mollohan, former U.S Congressman
  • Ted Boettner, Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy
  • Anne Barth, President of Tech Connect
  • Charlotte Weber, President of the Robert C. Byrd Institute

In the evening, filmmaker Elaine McMillion will walk audience members through an interactive screening and discussion of her documentary Hollow

Are you in? Sign up now!

We hope to see you will join us in September for the start of a critical conversation about the future of the state we all love.

Bright Future WV Flyer

Strengthening Families in West Virginia Conference


2013 Strengthening Families in West Virginia Conference Registration Options and Pricing

  • FREE- SFWV13 Participant Registration Standard Conference Registration for KISRA Employees, Program Participants, SPOKES and Scholarship Recipients
  • $30.00 -SFWV13 Keynote Address & Awards Luncheon Only Can't attend the Conference?- Join us for Lunch and Keynote Speaker Chef Jeff Henderson
  • $69.99S FWV13 Standard Registration Standard Conference Registration - Includeds Keynote Speaker and Awards Luncheon
  • $84.99 SFWV13 Standard Registration with CEU Standard Conference Registration with CEU Certificate- Includeds Keynote Speaker and Awards Luncheon


We are currently accepting proposals for workshops. If you would be interested in hosting a workshop please view the news section to learn how. After consideration of workshop submissions we will announce the 2013 Strengthening Families in West Virginia course offerings.


For more information about scholarships or to find out if you qualify please contact Traci Johnson at 304-768-8924 x200 or email

CAN ANY ONE ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE?    YES ! Registration will begin soon.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact:  Traci Johnson   KISRA 
131 Perkins Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064
304-768-8924 x200    EMAIL:

Download a Printable Copy of the Registration Form

October 1-2, 2013 Marshall County FRN Nonprofit Support Program Training Series Presents: Standards of Excellence

  •  Tuesday, October 1& Wednesday, October 2 9am - 4pm
  • REGISTRATION FEE ONLY $100 -(normally costs up to $500).
  • The registration fee includes admittance for up to two staff from each organization and lunch.
  • To register, please contact the FRN at 304-845-3300
  • Be sure to register early as space is limited.

 The Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, provides nonprofits with clear benchmarks to measure their own performance against the highest standards of nonprofit governance and management. Standards For Excellence Program describes how nonprofits should act to be ethical and accountable in their operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fund raising. The FRN has invited professionals from the WV Community Development Hub to conduct this training. 

**Print a Flyer

Community Leadership Academy - October 3-4, 2013

We are excited to announce that online registration for the 2013 Community Leadership Academy is now Live! The academy will take place at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV.

This year’s academy includes some exciting new features. The conference theme “Working Together” is reflected throughout our agenda. In addition to the Community Leadership Track, we have added a Local Government Leadership Track. Presenting two tracks will allow even more breakout session options, networking opportunities, and discussions about cooperation between all community leaders.

Structured Networking was powerful for everyone in attendance last year, and the West Virginia Community Development Hub will conduct a similar experience this year with even more exhibitors. An attendee from 2012 said, “The networking session was awesome! Practically every vendor table that I visited had programs or information that makes my job easier, everything from grant programs to volunteering.”

The Culinary Tour, a crowd favorite last year, will again feature local restaurants in the thriving downtown Morgantown area.

Our keynote speaker, Ed Morrison of Purdue University, will focus on “Strategic Doing” that enables civic leaders to form collaborations quickly across organizational and political boundaries while remaining focused on transforming their economies.

The full conference schedule and other details are available at Registration can be accessed directly at

Important: Register by August 30 to receive the early bird discount.

Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested, as group discounts are available. We look forward to welcoming you to a dynamic conference this year!


The CLA Planning Committee

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Create WV 2013 Conference

The future of business. The future of learning. Who your neighbors and co-workers will be. Where you're going to live, and how. It's THE FUTURE West Virginia, and YOU get to help build it!

  • When: Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm to Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  • Where: Richwood - Downtown - Armory - High School _ 6 White Avel, Richwood, WV 26261

Register NOW for the 6th Annual Create West Virginia Conference.

The discounted Early Bird registration rate is only available through August 15, 2013. Register online today!