Mar
5
4:45pm 4:45pm

HIV - PeP & PrEP - What Pride Can Do?

HIV - PeP & PrEP - What Pride Can Do?

This workshop is to talk further that just what is PEP and PrEP, but to also start a conversation about how Prides themselves can help spread the message.  PrEP and PEP are at the forefront of HIV Prevention techniques that work. Let’s start a discussion about how we can implement the messaging for these techniques throughout Prides.


Presenter – Nicholas Robinson, HIV Testing Specialist – Pride Center of Staten Island

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Mar
5
4:45pm 4:45pm

LGBTQI Human Rights Strategies

Human Rights have become increasingly important within InterPride. Many prides, big and small, are trying to find ways to include human rights programs. A debate, exhibition or movies are tools to fulfill this objective. But how not only to inform the public, but also to have impact on the legal or social climate regarding LGBTI themes on the local or international level? In this workshop van Dalen will share do’s and don’ts in order to set up a successful LGBTI Human Rights strategy within the pride program. Extra attention is paid on how to include visitors of a pride, how to create media-visibility and how to get connection with politicians and make them act in order to obtain results. Meaningful international solidarity is also a topic.

Presented by Frank Van Dalen, Copenhagen Pride/Vice President - InterPride 

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Mar
5
4:45pm 4:45pm

Cyber Liability - Event Cancellation

Cyber Liability – Discussion on Cyber Liability for Nonprofits, What is a Data Breach, Understanding the Costs involved with a Data Breach, Questions to Consider and Claim Scenarios.

Event Cancellation for Pride Events – What is Event Cancellation and Rain Cancellation, Understanding Collection Methods and Claim Scenarios.

Presented by Chad Ballard, Casswood Insurance

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Mar
5
3:15pm 3:15pm

Utilizing Volunteers for Success

Utilizing Volunteers for Success

Our events don’t happen without volunteers, and for many of us, we are looking to our volunteers to find our eventual replacements.  Placing quality volunteers is the key to a great Pride, but managing a successful volunteer program takes more that a little work.  How do you get the best return on that investment?

Join us to discuss effective recruitment, placement, development, and recognition strategies.  Presenter will run through best practices and some examples of success.  We will wrap our session with a discussion of what has worked (or needs some work) for you.  Please come prepared to share your success or struggles.

 

Presenter - Jamie Farnam, Co-Chair – Brooklyn Pride

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Mar
5
3:15pm 3:15pm

Healthy Prides

Are you Fried by Pride?

Every year we are committed to our events.  Big or small, we make them all!  And at the end of Pride Season, we feel like we've been rode hard and put up wet.

Healthy Pride will help you perform at your peak, even if you're not in peak physique.  There are three aspects to better self-care that make us more effective as Pride Organizers - sleep, exercise and proper nutrition.  If you're like most of us, then you take better care of your volunteers than you do yourself.  Treat yourself like family and go further, faster with little or no "Pride Hangover".

Co Facilitated by Sherri Rase, Jersey Pride Inc., Malcolm Carey, Boston Pride & Chad Phillips, Capital Pride Alliance 

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Mar
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

CROWD FUNDING: BUILDING COMMUNITY. RAISING FUNDS

Crowd funding campaigns put fabulous ideas in front of thousands of people and help raise money and build community around those ideas. Pride committees often struggle to raise the funds needed to produce their events. Crowd funding provides a supplemental strategy to the reliance on corporate donations, admission fees, and other funding streams that prides have relied on in the past.

Presenter – Laura Pople, Executive Director, Seer Farms & Chair, Jersey Pride Inc.

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Mar
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Leather and Pride

This workshop will discuss basic understanding of the Leather community, identifying basic needs of that community and how we as Pride organizers can understand those needs and work with leaders in the leather community. Specific points will be to discuss the history of leather culture, different personal dynamics within the community (D/s dynamics, pups, etc.), leather contests and events. The goal of this workshop will be to facilitate an open discussion among participants about how the Leather community and Pride organizers can work together to mutually benefit the larger LGBT community.

Presented by Kyle Collins, Co-Founder - DC Leather Pride 

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Mar
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Group Dynamics

Being responsible for program and event operations, inter-agency relationships, and collaborating with external agencies and centers, requires an awareness of the intricacies of social interactions. Key to effective and efficient interactions is a baseline understanding of the components of group dynamics.

Join us for an interactive and enlightening discussion of group functionality, within and across various types of social groups. Presented information draws upon environmental, personal, and leadership factors, as well as an overview of social theories at play

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Mar
5
10:30am10:30am

Passionate People Get The Most Press & Effective Social Media Campaigns

Passionate People Get The Most Press & Effective Social Media Campaigns

Presenting your brands compelling story in non-profit industry

With an overwhelming inbox of press releases and media alerts, learn how to refine your press and marketing message with an authentic compelling story for your organization. This session focuses on how press can help enhance your brand and ultimately be more attractive to donors and corporate sponsors.

The 2nd part of this workshop also focuses on creating an effective social media campaign.  Social media is more than just a ticket link to your next event!  Join us for this interactive session that focuses on effective and timely social media campaigns that highlight upcoming events, relevant content and responding to the not-so-friendly feedback through cyber world.

Presenter

Jaclyn M. Tacoronte
JMT Media, LLC

Jaclyn M. Tacoronte is an award-winning marketing and public relations professional with over 15 years of experience in both agency and client-side settings, serving Fortune 500 companies, including Canon, Puma, Harley-Davidson and Proctor & Gamble.  She is frequently a public relations guest speaker and panelist for New York State Council for the Arts, Staten Island Not For Profit Association, Center for Non Profit Success and Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness.

She is the former Director of External Affairs & Business Development for Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a major New York City cultural destination located on an 83-acre campus on Staten Island where she spearheaded all marketing and public relations efforts leading to over 200 plus online and print editorials and features including the coveted Fall 2014 Harpaar’s Bazaar cover featuring the iconic New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden.  Prior to that role, she served as the Marketing Director at The Young People's Chorus of New York City, where she helped position the organization to receive the 2011 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award administered by the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities..

 
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Mar
5
10:30am10:30am

Pride 2.0 – INNOVATING FOR RELEVANCE, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY

Gay Pride over the years has transformed into massive party events in an increasing number of cities. What started as a protest against anti-LGBT forces, is more and more a tool for cities to demonstrate themselves as tolerant and to attract LGBT-tourists. These developments are not without possible consequences. Big gay prides like Amsterdam, London, Berlin and many others in the western world in recent years are struggling with the question how to stay relevant. Frank van Dalen will explore, in an interactive session, a strategy for bigger prides on how to innovate their prides and develop strategies to strengthen their relevance towards their own community as well as the society as a whole.

Presented by Frank Van Dalen, Copenhagen Pride/Vice President - InterPride 

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Mar
5
10:30am10:30am

Disability Cultural Competency

Disability Cultural Competency

This presentation will give you and your agency tips on communication and how to incorporate people with disabilities at your Pride festivals and events. Being open and inclusive to the diverse identities that the LGBTQ+ communities identify with will be beneficial to true inclusion within our LGBTQ+ family. 

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Mar
5
9:00am 9:00am

Working with LGBT Older Adults

As the LGBT population ages many times they become sheltered and isolated. This workshop will talk about how we as Pride Organizers can bring in LGBT Older Adults and utilize them in a multitude of roles while staying cognizant of the limitations working with an older population might encounter.

Presenter: Alyssa Cottone, SAGE-Long Island Program Coordinator

As the SAGE-LI Program Coordinator, Alyssa facilitates programs and events that serve the GLBT older adult community. Alyssa coordinates a wide range of programs; anywhere from restaurant outings, museum tours, wellness workshops to weekly Mingles. Alyssa strives to make her programs as enjoyable and welcoming as possible to enhance all members’ overall quality of life and love for their community.

Alyssa graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Promotion of Wellness Management & Health Science from Oswego University where she also played for the Women's Rugby Football team. Previously, Alyssa was the Wellness Program Coordinator for Rediscovery of JRI, a group home of 12 young men who aged out of the foster care system, in Boston, MA. Alyssa's drive to help others and advocate for people in need motivated her to choose this field.

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Mar
5
9:00am 9:00am

Working with the Peace Corps

Peace Corps is a life-defining service opportunity. Learn how Peace Corps is working domestically and abroad to promote the diversity of the United States and the representation of the LGBTQ community in Peace Corps. Hear about our exciting work abroad related to LGBTQ rights and our newest initiative to support same sex couples in the field. Gain valuable insight into how your organizations can work with Returned Volunteers in the U.S. to promote community service and engage a public audience!

 

Presented by Patrick McGettigan, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer/Representative for Peace Corps, Philadelphia, PA

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