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OFBCI announces Governor's Conference

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) recently announced the 2010 Region II Governor's Conference on Service and Volunteerism will take place Wednesday in Terre Haute.

The conference will bring together volunteer coordinators, national service members, service-learning participants and organizations.

They will engage in meaningful dialogue, exchange best practices, receive training, establish partnerships and celebrate accomplishments.

In addition, to demonstrate service in action, the Region II conference has partnered with Wee Ones Nursery, an organization that assists mothers in keeping their babies with them in prison for the first year. Conference attendees are asked to bring items to donate for infants aged newborn to 12 months.

The Region II conference is the second of four that will take place throughout the state in 2010. Planning committees convened by OFBCI within each region have developed specific programming to meet the needs of local faith based and nonprofit organizations.

The Regional Governor's Service Awards will be presented at each conference to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to their community.

The keynote speaker for the Wednesday conference is Tim Miles, a partner with the strategic planning and development firm Wizard of Ads. His marketing advisement services are utilized by businesses across the country.

In addition to Miles' presentation, "The Pendulum and Managing Change," topics for the Region II educational seminars include social media, grant writing, national service, board development, effective meetings, Good Works Cities, data driven funding and volunteer management.

Individuals may go to the OFBCI website at www.ofbci.in.gov to locate the county, region and date for regional conferences.

For more information regarding the regional conferences, contact conference coordinator Paula Whitlow at pwhitlow@ofbci.in.gov.



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