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    • May 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    A Special Seminar for North Puget Sound Organizers


    How To Reopen Your Festival/Event

    As we prepare to open up events, this is a can’t miss seminar on how to reopen your event under current and future guidelines!


    Tuesday, May 19th, 2021

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



    A Look at North Puget Sound - Skagit Valley Tulip, Anacortes Arts Festivals

    9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

    Events are slowly beginning to open back up – here’s how two North Puget Sound events have opened/planning to reopen.


    Cindy Verge, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

    Meredith McIlmoyle, Anacortes Arts Festival


          

    The State of Reopening for Events

    10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

    What do the State’s current guidelines allow you to do? Here from the person in charge of writing the guidelines for events, and what direction the state will take next, including the approval of all vaccinated events.


    Karen Hanan, Washington State Arts Commission



    Developing Your COVID Plan & Duties of Your Chief Compliance Officer

    10:50 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

    When you reopen, you’ll be required to have a Chief Compliance Officer and a COVID Compliance Plan. Learn what the former’s duties are and what is important to include in the plan.


    Kristen Rosello, The Workshop



    WFEA North Puget Sound Chapter Meeting

    11:30 – 12:00 PM

    We’d love to hear what you’d like the chapter to offer in the future.


    Cindy Verge, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, North Puget Sound Steering Committee

    Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events Association

    • May 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    A Special Seminar for Southwest Washington Event Organizers


    How To Reopen Your Festival/Event

    As we prepare to open up events, this is a can’t miss seminar on how to reopen your event under current and future guidelines!


    Tuesday, May 19th, 2021

    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.


    WFEA Southwest Washington Chapter Meeting

    8:30 – 9:00 AM

    We’d love to hear what you’d like the chapter to offer in the future.


    Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events Association


    A Look at North Puget Sound - Skagit Valley Tulip, Anacortes Arts Festivals

    9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

    Events are slowly beginning to open back up – here’s how two North Puget Sound events have opened/planning to reopen.


    Cindy Verge, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

    Meredith McIlmoyle, Anacortes Arts Festival


          

    The State of Reopening for Events

    10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

    What do the State’s current guidelines allow you to do? Here from the person in charge of writing the guidelines for events, and what direction the state will take next, including the approval of all vaccinated events.


    Karen Hanan, Washington State Arts Commission



    Developing Your COVID Plan & Duties of Your Chief Compliance Officer

    10:50 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

    When you reopen, you’ll be required to have a Chief Compliance Officer and a COVID Compliance Plan. Learn what the former’s duties are and what is important to include in the plan.


    Kristen Rosello, The Workshop

    • May 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Virtual? Hybrid? In Person?

    The future of non-profit fundraising events


    A free seminar presented by the Olympic View Community  Foundation, Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Festivals and Event Association


    Welcome and Introductions

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

    Shelly Tolo, Tolo Events, Chair WFEA Fundraising Event Affinity Group

    Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, WFEA

    Sheila Everett, Olympic View Community Foundation

    Alex Panagotacos, Washington Nonprofits



    Reopening: What Will Indoor Events Look Like Going Forward?

    9:10 – 9:50 p.m.

    The State has begun to open up events, with “control” being the key word. Hear the latest from the person in charge of writing the guidelines for the reopening of events.

    Karen Hanan, Washington State Arts Commission



    The New Non-Profit

    10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

    While the past year has most definitely altered our lifestyles, the confluence of a national pandemic and civil unrest has also created a new normal for nonprofits! Whether through virtual volunteerism, community-centric practices, digital technology, or simply the aging of “Gen Z”, changes are shaping how nonprofits do business. In this illuminating and informative workshop, participants will re-examine nonprofit practices and explore shifting their own nonprofit activities in ways that enable a more equitable and just nonprofit sector.


    By the end of the workshops, participants will be able to:

    • Identify principles of “community-centric” fundraising
    • Re-examine program practices through a racial equity lens
    • Explore new ways to empower communities

    Pamela Oakes, Managing Director, The Profitable Nonprofit



    Are Hybrid Events the Wave of the Future?

    10:50 – 11:30 a.m.

    We’ll be talking about the evolution of the virtual fundraising event to the hybrid fundraising event where there are a combination of in-person attendees and on-line participants. We’ll also review best practices for a live streaming events and what events will start to look like this summer and fall.

    Shelly Tolo, Tolo Events



    The Virtual Auction: During and after COVID

    11:40 – 12:20 p.m.

    Dennis Caldirola is not only an auctioneer – he also produces Festa Italiana, the Italian Festival at Seattle Center each year. Hear how he has had to pivot several times while wearing both hats.

    Dennis Caldirola, Benefit Auction Associates, Festa Italia

     


    Conducting Fundraising Events During COVID

    12:30 – 1:10 p.m.

    Even though Sequim and Port Angeles are small markets, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula produces top-notch fundraising events that generate hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Here’s how they’ve done it pre and post COVID.

    Janet Gray, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula

     


    From the ballroom to the virtual, and back again, or will we?

    1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

    The last year and half has forced many events to transition to a virtual format. Some have seen great success in this newly honed format. What aspects are essential to producing a successful virtual event and how will these skill be applied to the barriers ahead.

    Jeff Stokes, Shelby Stokes, Mark Schenfeld, Stokes Auction Group



    Building Your Social Media Community to Drive Event Success

    2:10 – 2:50 p.m.

    Fort Worden is the site of some of the best events in the State. Hear this overview and examine case study examples of content creation and strategy, followed by real examples highlighting the following:

    • Quality over quantity for accounts with fewer than 10,000 followers
    • How to creatively engage your social audience to keep people engaged year round

    Natalie Maitland, Fort Worden

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$95 / $125 / $195


CALL US:

Bruce Skinner: 360-808-3204
Jeremy Gilchrist: 360-477-6556

ADDRESS:

1015 Georgiana St
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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