Yay! It’s coming! World NGO Day is February 27th and here at NPOwer we are so excited to deliver NPOwer’s very First NGO conference on Saturday, 2-22-2020.  

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Saturday, February 22

10:30 AST

Act like an NGO, think like a BOSS: Keys to Accelerate NPO Growth
Act like an NGO, think like a Boss is a dynamic interactive workshop that will give insight into the mindset of bigger corporations that will help your non-profit organisation to grow and be sustainable. You will:
  1. Gain best practices to building long-term relationships 
  2. Discover why 'profit' is a non-profits best friend 
  3. Explore the 3 P's that attract corporate sponsors 
And so much more.

This is the first time that Ife is giving away some of her secrets that have helped her to secure partnerships with international companies and government organisations, have an impact in the businesses of more than 2000 entrepreneurs and professionals as well and close to 1000 students, and work with some of the world's leading business minds.

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Ife Badejo

Chief Experience Officer, The PWR Agency
Frequently referred to as the Caribbean's  #1 Business Connector, Ife Badejo is an award-winning entrepreneur and business connector. In response to the devastation of the hurricanes in 2017, Ife opened an impact-focused enterprise, The PWR Agency in 2018. This agency aims to equip... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30 - 11:20 AST
Room 5

11:30 AST

Board Governance 101
Being part of a board is serious work. You have a mandate to carry out with the service that your foundation provides, you have staff that depend on you to have vision, act with integrity, responsibility and transparency. Sometimes you are expected to roll up your sleeves and pitch in and always, as members of the leading entity of an organization, you are encouraged to act with respect to the staff you employ, while taking tough decisions. You are expected to share your skills and expertise in order to help the foundation which you are a part of flourish and do great things for the community.

Board Governance 101 is a 50 min look at the basics of board leadership and governance. The areas of discussion are elementary and the tools given are practical. This workshop is for those that are thinking about joining a board and that have never been on boards before, those that have been on boards before and have never attended such a workshop. It's even for those who have been on boards and have attended such workshops but are education junkies... Who knows? you may want to share your experience with the group.

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Cassandra Richardson

Project Coordinator, Civic Service Consulting/ The Wildflower Institute
Cassandra is passionate about social justice issues, a community developer and mobilizer in her own right, and a lover of people and all things fun.  She built most of her academic and working career in the United States and Canada, respectively. She holds a bachelor’s degree... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 11:30 - 12:20 AST
Room 2/3

12:30 AST

"Green is the new Black"
The Green Initiatives invite you to come learn our tips and tricks for creating a more sustainable and healthy environment for your NGO and it's employees. These tips are not only better for the environment, but can save you money and reduce health risks at the same time!
Make sure you stop by to learn more! #GreenisthenewBlack

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Stephane Ferron

Green Initiatives
"Born in St. Maarten, I have recently returned to the island to work for my families company Budget Marine. Having worked at sea as well as in marine conservation, I have developed an ever increasing interest in finding better solutions for our environment. I am a member of the green... Read More →
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Nina Bijnsdorp

Coordinator, Green Initiatives
Nina Bijnsdorp is a young professional, currently working as the Census Deputy Executive Officer for the St. Maarten Statistics Department. She has her master's degree in Sustainable Tourism Management and has always been an advocate for the environment. She has worked as the Event... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 12:30 - 13:20 AST
Room 5

12:30 AST

Building an E-Match volunteer platform
During this highly interactive session we will discuss the set-up of a St. Maarten based E-Match volunteer platform where non-profit organizations can post volunteer opportunities and where passionate volunteers can find the right opportunity to lend their talent and time.
We are looking forward to meet all organizations who have interest and/or experience in volunteerism and look forward to everybody's creative and critical input.

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Jose Sommers

Founder / Managing Director, Foresee Foundation
Jose came to St. Maarten in 1990 to work in education. After her job as the Principal of St. Dominic High School, she got involved in social organizations next to some consultancy jobs. Among others, she founded Foresee Foundation where together with an enthusiastic team she has implemented... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 12:30 - 13:20 AST
Room 10