Guest Post: on Community Works

Princeton’s Community Works is always a “must do” in January. As a guest post, here is a letter that CW volunteer Krystal Knapp wrote to remind her friends to register. Thanks, Krystal!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Do you know a nonprofit or civic group leader, staff member or volunteer who could benefit from a night of networking and training? If so, please forward this information to them along with the attached flyer.

On the evening of Jan. 24 we will hold the 14th annual Community Works conference at the Frist Center at Princeton University. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Anthony Branker, director of the program in jazz studies at Princeton.

Workshops range from topics like Raising Money in Difficult Times and The Grantwriter’s Toolbox to Recruiting and Cultivating Board Members and Attracting and Retaining Volunteers. There are 20 workshops to choose from, with several new workshops this year, including a session on how to leverage your volunteer experience to find a paying job.

The $29 fee for the conference includes a networking session, keynote, two workshops, a boxed dinner, coffee and snacks. We expect to have more than 400 attendees. People interested in registering should do so ASAP to get their first choice of workshops.

More information about the conference can be found at

Thanks for helping us spread the word. If you have already registered we look forward to seeing you on the 24th.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011,

Krystal Knapp

I’d like to add that more than 200 organizations have been represented over the past 13 years. Check out this list. I bet your group is on it.
Those who hope to benefit from corporate contributions to their charities would do well to attend the Princeton Chamber of Commerce Foundation Program on Wednesday, January 26, at 8 a.m. at the D&R; Greenway Johnson Education Center. Bill Clark of Philabundance will keynote. Cost: $10.


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