FAR Nonprofit Member Breakfast Events
About FAR Nonprofit Member Breakfast Events
Until we are able to come together again to hold our Nonprofit Member Breakfast events in person, we will be conducting these events as digital meetings. You can expect to continue to receive the same high quality, thought-provoking and helpful conversation found during our physical meet-ups– the only thing missing will be the breakfast!
Schedule: Nonprofit Member breakfasts are generally held monthly from September through May each year. They start at 8:30 AM.
Registration: These events are open to Nonprofit Members and their nonprofit guests. Registration is normally free for members and the cost of the breakfast is covered by the host.
Location: locations vary and may be hosted at Resource Member locations or at Nonprofit Member locations throughout the Washington, DC metro area
Size and Format: these events are generally facilitated discussion events with an identified moderator and a topic of discussion. The events are generally 15-25 people in size.
Hosts and Moderators: if you are interested in hosting a breakfast or wish to suggest a topic for discussion please contact email@example.com to be put in touch with the committee.
Upcoming Breakfast Events
FAR Nonprofit Member Only Breakfast Discussion – May 19, 2022
Non-Profit Members Discuss Workplace Wellness
Angela Parker, Senior Human Resource Manager at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) facilitated the non-profit member breakfast discussion on May 19, 2022, titled “Workplace Wellness.” It was an opportunity for members to discuss the approaches to employee well-being which encompasses physical, emotional, and mental states. Some of the key take-a-ways from the discussion included 1) support for wellness activities/programs must be supported and promoted by the CEO, 2) supervisors need to be extra sensitive to recognizing burn-out and other symptoms of other challenges, and 3) lead by example; participate in the activities and model healthy behaviors. The participants shared the strategies they employ to promote well-being. Angela shared the most intriguing of CLASP’s programs. “Protecting Your Peace (PYP)”. PYP means maintaining a healthy environment for growth while guarding your state of mind.
Participant’s comments: “This was very informative” “Thanks for sharing the innovative wellness activities and programs.” “This is such an important topic.”
FAR Nonprofit Member Only Breakfast Discussion - April 6, 2022
Stephanie Osborn, Chief Operating Officer at the National League of Cities facilitated the non-profit member breakfast discussion on April 6, 2022 titled “Approaches to Legal Support.” It was an opportunity for association executives to discuss the various needs and activities that require legal counsel. Contracts, intellectual property and human resource issues were among the top issues the participants identified. Several of the participants have in-house legal counsel while the majority outsource the function to one or more legal firms. However, it was clear that a hybrid model was ultimately used by all the participants. Even those with in-house support require outside expertise or need assistance during peak periods. One of the take-a-ways was to engage in a relationship with more than one firm. This provides the opportunity to pivot when needed, taps into specialized expertise, can control costs and may help meet demanding timelines.