Public Awareness, Engagement, & Advocacy | Virtual Standards Implementation Series (6 of 6)

12/14/2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET




Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy | Virtual Standards for Excellence Implementation Workshop Series (6 of 6)
Wednesday, December 14 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST | Interactive Web Meeting
Moderated by: Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director, PANO
Presented by: Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Linda Rentschler
If your answer to any of these questions is YES, the Virtual Standards for Excellence® Implementation Workshop Series is for you! This session, the last of six, covers the final Guiding Principle of the Standards for Excellence: Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy. We’ll look at things like the 5 elements of an annual report, ways of engaging with the community, the definitions of advocacy and lobbying, registration and disclosure of lobbying activities, and more. We’ll provides lots of tools and resources for putting the information shared into practice, including:
  • Sample Policy on Public Policy
  • Sample Advocacy Policy
  • Checklist before Releasing Materials to the Public
Each session will be interactive, offering opportunities to learn from the wisdom in the room through peer-to-peer sharing. We’ll have large group discussions where you’ll discover useful tips and strategies for applying the Standards in your organization as well as small group discussions using breakout rooms, where you can really dig in to how others’ practices can help you improve your operations (and where you can share promising practices of your own!).
Six Session Series Agenda:
All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, except session 3, Leadership Part II and Legal Compliance & Ethics, which will run from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST.
October 2, 2022: Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation (presented by Deb Drury)
  • Mission and Impact
  • Planning Strategically
  • Organizational Evaluation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Strategic Partnerships
October 12, 2022: Leadership Part 1: Board (presented by Karen Kispert)
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Succession Planning
  • Board Member Independence
  • Executive Functions and Supporting the Board
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Maintaining Legal Compliance
  • Required Public Disclosures
  • Whistleblower and Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethics
November 16, 2022: Resource Development (presented by Stephanie Cory, CFRE, CAP)
  • Resource Plan
  • Sources of Income
  • Fundraising Activities
  • Donor Relationships and Privacy
  • Acceptance of Gifts
  • Fundraising on Behalf of the Organization
November 30, 2022: Finance and Operations (presented by Cindy Bergvall, CAP)
  • Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring
  • Internal controls and Financial Policies
  • Personnel Policies
  • Administrative Policies
  • Risk Management and Insurance
December 14, 2022: Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy (presented by Linda Rentschler)
  • Educating and Engaging the Public
  • Advancing the Mission through Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Engaging in Lobbying and Political Activity
  • *Last 30 minutes optional for those who wish to learn about the accreditation and recognition program.
Single Login Cost:
Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy Web Meeting – $45 for PANO Members | $100 for Not-Yet Members
Full Series (20% Discount) – $216 for PANO Members | $480 for Not-Yet Members
Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login; multiple accesses to the Zoom webinar are not permitted. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).
Group Screening Cost:
Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy Web Meeting – $150 for PANO Members | $333 for Not-Yet Members
Full Series (20% Discount) – $720 for PANO Members | $1,598 for Not-Yet Members
Terms of Participation
If you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group ticket. You can then enter the names and email addresses of up to 9 other individuals to add to your group ticket.
This option makes the most sense when you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option. For more than 10 attendees, please email Christina at to discuss options.
Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:
Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.
Can’t attend? All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!
What People Have Said About this Series:
“It was a great series & I learned a lot! My Board actually adopted a Public Policy/Electioneering policy last week & decided to file the IRS election form. Definitely having immediate positive outcomes ?.”
“The information provided during these sessions would be so helpful for any board member, new or seasoned!”
“This workshop should be mandatory for all Governing Board members in a non-profit. I believe all the information presented to us was important and needs to be communicated to all board members.”
“I would highly recommend the accreditation process to any organization in the nonprofit sector looking to maximize their potential. The process is very straightforward, and the staff at PANO are a pleasure to work with!” – Nicolle Schnovel, Co-Executive Director, Berks Connections/Pretrial Services
“The Standards for Excellence seminars have certainly helped us all to improve multiple aspects of our organizations. I didn't have any idea how much I would learn from the process. I think the nonprofit sector in our area has moved up a notch because of the program! With the resources provided, I can focus on the actual programming and service delivery to our constituents. Thank you for such a great learning experience!” Mark Moyer, Executive Director, Setebaid Services
About the Facilitators:
Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director, PANO (Series Moderator)
Tish earned an MBA with concentration in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. This follows an MA in Theology from St. Bonaventure University and a BA in Mathematics with a minor in education from Gwynedd Mercy College.
Tish brings tremendous amount of experience in the fields of education, nonprofit administration, and business. Her education experience spans secondary through graduate level with previous experience as an adjunct faculty at Eastern University’s MS in Nonprofit Management program. Tish brings professional administration experience in creating and leading integrated strategies to align organizational objectives with key constituencies (investors, students, staff, and communities). Areas of expertise include program development, fundraising, fiscal and legal accountability, policy development, board management, and strengthening ethical cultures in organizations.
Currently, Tish serves on the board of PathStone Corporation. Learn more about Tish here.
Linda Rentschler, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Humanitarian Social Innovations (Session Presenter)
Linda Rentschler is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Humanitarian Social Innovations, a fiscal sponsorship organization that optimizes back office shared services for charitable programs that raise the quality of life for a sector of humanity in need. She is motivated by the potential of HSI to increase social impact and to improve the quality of life for those served by HSI’s program community. HSI uses the Standards for Excellence to build capacity within their programs, and to assist area nonprofit organizations in capacity-building.
Linda holds a M.Ed. in Leadership and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University and a B.A. in Biology from Gettysburg College.


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