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Brown Bag: Adult/Child Safety Policy
Byron Manering has been the Executive Director of the Brigid Collins Family Support Center since 1994. Two years after taking on the agency's leadership position, a 1996 county-wide assessment identified Brigid Collins as the agency "most organized" in the community to address the issues of child abuse and neglect. The report stated, "As the lead agency on child abuse prevention, Brigid Collins seemed to have the key players linked and a clear long-term plan outlined for decreasing abuse." 20 years later child sexual abuse rates have dropped 61% and physical abuse rates are down 55%. Brigid Collins now serves over 2,000 children and families each year with a comprehensive range of proven programs that are flexible and innovative. New to the agency is a three year Prevention Initiative to train 6,000 community members to prevent child sexual abuse and establish adult child safety policies in all child serving business and institutions in the community.
Whatcom Community Foundation
119 Grand Avenue, Suite A
Bellingham, WA 98225
Thursday April 17th
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Igniting Philanthropy Breakfast - The Language of Impact: How Words Can Make the World a Better Place
If you are going to raise more money, engage more volunteers, serve more clients and increase your impact, every single person involved in your organization-board members, executive director, bookkeeper, development coordinators, program managers, finance directors, etc-needs to know how to talk about your organization in a way that is consistent and compelling. This means investing in your words. Most of us go through 15,000 words a day so this isn't about spending more money on doing something new. It's about doing something you're already doing in a new (and extremely effective) way. Erica Mills has taught thousands of organizations how to use language to make the world a better place. She'll inspire you with her practical suggestions for increasing your impact by investing in your words.
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (breakfast will be served!)
Location: Bellingham Gold and Country Club
Registration: $40 for members / $50 for non-members / $60 onsite*
*Pre-registration closes 2 days before the event
Cancellation Policy: AFP Washington has a 48 hour cancellation policy. Registrations cancelled less than 48 hours before the event will be responsible for payment regardless of attendance.
Need registration help?
Contact the AFP-WA office at 206-367-8704