2022 UnidosUS Fall Affiliate Convenings
2022 UnidosUS Fall Affiliate Convenings

Fall Affiliate Convenings

To support Affiliate networking and best practice sharing, UnidosUS will return to two in-person regional convenings. These gatherings provide a space for Affiliates to connect with their Affiliate Council Representatives, regional and national UnidosUS staff, and interact with Affiliate peers. At each convening, Affiliates will meet for a day and a half to participate in workshops, networking, and leadership development sessions. This year’s theme, Beyond Survival: Growing the Institutional Power of Our Organizations, aims to inspire conversations that strengthen the power of Latino-serving organizations and cultivate a perspective of resilience and institutional power of our Affiliates.

AGENDA

During this year’s convenings, we will discuss the following strategic topics:

  • Youth Engagement: Effective practices in organizing youth.
  • Digital Equity: Supporting your clients in navigating the digital world.
  • Leadership Development: Building the bench of next generation’s Latino leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • Fundraising: Leveraging your storytelling power for grant writing.
  • Operations: Strengthening your organization’s financial management.
  • Operations/Programming: Integrating services to maximize community impact.

Day #1:

Let’s Talk About Service Integration

Increasing impact often relies on strategic alignment of resources and forging connections across operations and programs.  In this session, we will discuss how to be intentional about integrating services through more creative  program design and more comprehensive fundraising.

Presenters:  To Be Confirmed

 

Organizational Financial Management for Non-Finance Leaders and Staff 

During this session, we will discuss how community-based organizations with limited finance experts can make strategic decisions supporting their financial health.  We will review a resiliency and sustainability framework and focus on specific takeaways related to warning systems, board involvement, and scenario and contingency planning.

Presenter:  Carlos de Quesada, Technical Assistance Consultant, Raza Development Fund

 

The Art & Science of Fundraising: Using Data and Storytelling to Make the Case for Support 

During this session, participants will learn and discuss effective strategies for using data and storytelling throughout the fundraising process.  From written proposals to meetings with funders to annual appeals to donors, organizations need to combine data and research with compelling narratives to convey the impact of their work. This session will provide practical tools and effective strategies that affiliates can utilize. Participants will engage in small group discussions and will have opportunities to ask questions, share their best practices, and learn from other Affiliates.

Presenter:  Lynn English, Principal, English-Hudson Consulting

 

Advocating for Successful Implementation of the Digital Equity Act and Scaling Digital Skills Programs 

Affiliates have established programs and found innovative solutions to expand digital skills. Now there is an opportunity to grow these programs by advocating for funding to implement state digital equity plans.  Learn about the Digital Equity Act and how the Affiliate Network can ensure that their state’s digital equity efforts are reaching our community.

Presenter:  Laura Vasquez, Director, Immigrant Integration, UnidosUS

Day # 2: 

Effective Youth Engagement

Every hard-fought battle and every victory of the Latino Civil Rights movement has relied on the leadership of young people.  This session will explore case studies of how Affiliates have built on this history and effectively engaged and organized Latino youth to effect change in their communities.

Presenters:  To Be Confirmed

 

Listening Session

Join UnidosUS Senior Leadership to offer your perspectives on UnidosUS’s strategic direction, emerging on-the-ground issues, and opportunities for engagement.

  • Sonia Perez, Acting CEO and Chief Operating Officer, UnidosUS
  • Delia de la Vara, Senior Vice President, External Affairs

 

REGISTRATION

To support Affiliate networking and best practice sharing, UnidosUS will return to two in-person regional convenings. These gatherings provide a space for Affiliates to connect with their Affiliate Council Representatives, regional and national UnidosUS staff, and interact with Affiliate peers. At each convening, Affiliates will meet for a day and a half to participate in workshops, networking, and leadership development sessions. This year’s theme, Beyond Survival: Growing the Institutional Power of Our Organizations, aims to inspire conversations that strengthen the power of Latino-serving organizations and cultivate a perspective of resilience and institutional power of our Affiliates.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Nashville, TN

The BentoLiving Chestnut Hill

  • October 6 – 7th
  • Book your room here at the special event rate of $209.00 + tax per room per night.
  • This special rate is only available until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd, 2022.

 

Portland, OR

Courtyard City Center

  • October 18-19th
  • Book your room here at the special event rate of $139 +tax per room per night.
  • This special rate is only available until 5:00 p.m. September 23rd, 2022.

TRAVEL STIPEND

A limited amount of $600 travel stipends will be available to offset the cost of travel and lodging, upon request and compliance with the terms of Affiliation. You will be able to request travel stipends upon completing registration.

 

Should you have additional questions, please reach out to ae@unidosus.org.

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