Meet Your Host
Sabrina Walker Hernandez is the President & CEO of Supporting World Hope. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and leadership. One of Sabrina’s greatest successes is that she increased operation revenue from $750,000 to 2.5 million over an 8-year period as well being responsible for the planning and operations of a $12 million comprehensive capital campaign. She has facilitated numerous workshops with hundreds of nonprofit professionals. Sabrina is certified in Nonprofit Management by Harvard Business School.
Sabrina will be presenting on How to Keep your Board Engaged in Resource Development Year Round.
Meet Your Speakers
Crafting Grant Proposals: Best Practices & Strategies
Speaker bio. Felipe Salinas has over 40 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and higher education administration. He has developed and conducted leadership training, provided strategic and program planning for the organizations he has served, developed partnerships between organizations to promote educational success across the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, and raised over $105 million for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in grant funding. He recently retired as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at UTRGV, and is Managing Partner of Contexto Consulting, LLC.
Must have for a Great Nonprofit Website
Speaker bio. Jodie Mason is a Google Ad Grant Specialist, that helps nonprofits set up, manage, and optimize their Google Ads Grant accounts. As a digital marketing strategist, she also has skills in Search Engine Optimization, Content Development, and Google Analytics. Jodie currently manages Google Ad Grant accounts for many nonprofit organizations.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Memphis.
Grant Readiness is More Than Your 501c3
Speaker bio. Born in and obtaining an education in the rural Midwest, Tiara Quiala, now a nonprofit consultant, has always had the mindset that knowledge is wealth. Tiara received her Masters in Public Health from Loyola University Chicago in 2021, her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2018, and has obtained over three certificates (White Belt, SPFC, Foundations of Project Mgmt) since 2020.
During her time growing up and going to college, Tiara worked tirelessly across the nonprofit sector and has provided over 2,000 volunteer hours as a two-year AmeriCorps veteran across southern Illinois. In 2020, Tiara started Quiala Group, a nonprofit consulting company that focuses on serving minority-led nonprofit organizations through program planning and grant writing services. To date, Tiara has written and assisted in securing over $400,000 in grant funding. She currently resides in the desert, Nevada, with her husband and two sons.
Shauna Stewart Douglas
How Nonprofits can use Facebook Groups to Grow Your Donor Base
Speaker bio. Shauna Stewart Douglas is the founder of Permission to Profit, and runs the program Thriving Groups, which is designed to help experts, coaches and service providers who are struggling to grow engaged and profitable online communities to support their business. She also founded Mommble, an online community for moms that grew to support over 20,000+ women and she has worked with some of the world’s leading brands in retail, professional sports and e-commerce. She has been featured in media including The Huffington Post, FoxNews, CBC and Upworthy. Most importantly, Shauna is a mom.
Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money
Speaker bio. Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies. Over the past 26 years, Andy has worked with clients in 47 US states and Canada.
Since the pandemic began in March 2020, he has designed and facilitated more than 100 online meetings, webinars, and remote workshops covering a variety of topics, including fundraising, board development, marketing, leadership development, facilitation, planning, and train-the-trainer programs.
Andy is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, www.trainyourboard.com. His latest is What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid. He lives in Plainfield, Vermont.
Speaker bio. Micheal Shaw draws from his own family story of survivorship and triumph when brand building for businesses and nonprofits across the country. As a veteran entrepreneur with more than 25 years in the creative space, Shaw has worked with nonprofit founders and business leaders from coast to coast. A former teacher and trainer, he has a sincere passion for helping individuals grow and reach their full potential. Micheal possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Management and a Master’s of Science in Strategic Marketing. As a nonprofit founder himself, Shaw understands the nuances and unique challenges of starting a new nonprofit. Micheal and his youngest daughter (Jenesis) founded Team Jenny Bean Childhood Cancer Foundation (TJB) in 2017.
Jenny, a pediatric cancer survivor herself, was diagnosed with stage 4 Wilms tumor at age 6. They used her journey to be the inspiration for TJB. Shaw has built Team Jenny Bean into a nationally recognized brand from the ground up, turning tragedy into triumph. Leveraging his proven PR strategies, he has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Insider Edition, and Daily Mail. After resigning as a Marketing executive from a New York-based health care system, Micheal and his family relocated from upstate New York to Raleigh, North Carolina. He currently operates a social impact marketing firm servicing clients from all around the United States.
Dr. John Loblack
Miss One At Your Own Peril: Best Practices of Super Boards
Speaker bio. Before making the United States home in 1993, John was the news editor at the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation’s DBS Radio, a government information officer, hosted a sports talk show, “On the Ball,” and was the Caribbean News Agency (CANA)sports correspondent.
In the United States, he has experience as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, a career college instructor, a university campus dean, a learning and development specialist, and as a training and development professional with National Seminar Training.
John holds a doctoral degree in organizational leadership, a master’s degree in human resource management, an undergraduate degree in sociology, and a diploma in mass communication.
He is a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-centered coach, a Career Development Facilitator, a Certified Workplace Excellence Skills Facilitator, a Motivation and Empowerment coach, a trained Interactive Institute facilitator, and a Strategic Planning Facilitator.
As a consultant, John has led learning and development programs for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, the Foundation for Healthy St. Petersburg, the Early Learning Coalition.
The 7 Emails You Should be Sending After a Gift is Made
Speaker bio. Jess Campbell is a veteran fundraiser who is dedicated to helping small and midsize nonprofits raise more money online and in-person. During her 16+ year career, Jess has raised money at huge organizations like Human Rights Watch in NYC to tiny startups like There With Care in Boulder, CO. Before starting Out in the Boons, she was the in-house Director of Development at LIFT-LA, a nonprofit organization that lifts families out of poverty. When she’s not working, Jess enjoys reading, going to the beach, walking her rescue pup Billy and hanging out with her husband and four-year-old in Southern California.
How to Scale Your Stewardship to Maximize Your Efforts
Speaker bio. Like you, Rachel Bearbower is a fundraiser, former ED, and founder. She has also been in the trenches of an underfunded, limited resource, systemless organization. And the stress, overwhelm and frustration it can cause.
This is why Rachel is the one you turn to for systems, structure and a plan. And when all of these are in place, she promises you’ll have more time to serve those who mean most to your organization and raise the funds needed to keep moving your mission forward.
Rachel is now an executive coach for Small Shop Strategies.
How to Build Community Awareness
Speaker bio. Equipped with 20 years of senior executive leadership experience, Reeshemah Davis (she/her/hers), founder and principal consultant for EMBOLDEN Action, works with executives in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.
Prior to EMBOLDEN, Reeshemah was senior manager of leadership development at YMCA of the USA, coaching C-suite executives in change management.
She also led a national multicultural executive career advancement program, increasing the number of multicultural staff in key leadership positions across the country.
She’s respected among peers as qualified to effectively manage complex operations, connect with diverse key leaders, and advocate for system change.
Reeshemah earned an advanced degree from California State University, Sacramento. She’s a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory® and currently pursuing a professional coach certification.
Dr. Mary Hiland
How to Find & Cultivate Board Members
Mary Hiland, Ph.D., brings over 40 years of experience to nonprofit leaders to create a paradigm shift about how to develop an informed and inspired board that is truly an asset. Her mission is to help nonprofit executives lead effectively with their boards. She assists executives to ignite and unleash the potential of the board, getting rid of the mindset that a board is a burden. Her deep expertise and hands-on experience bring credibility and confidence to nonprofit leaders who know she understands because she’s “been there”.
Mary is the author of: Love Your Board! The Executive Directors’ Guide to Discovering the Sources of Board Troubles and What to do About Them, and a contributor to four other nonprofit leadership books.
Her Ph.D. is focused on nonprofit leadership and governance and she has 3 Masters’ Degrees.
Mary is the founder and host of the podcast: Inspired Nonprofit Leadership