Event Archive

Points of view or opinions expressed in these webinars are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP, the U.S. Department of Justice, CMACO, or CIR Inc.

WEBINAR – Beacons of Light: Building Non-Profit Capacity to Support the Prevention and Recovery of Missing and Abducted Children

Topics:
The Evolution of a Non-Profit: Lessons Learned, Presented by Erin Runnion
Working with and Understanding Foundations, Presented by Jeff Lawerence
From Networking to Fundraising: Sustaining Your Non-Profit, Presented by Doug Green
The 3 R’s of Volunteerism: Recruit, Reward, Retain, Presented by Veronica Guerrero

Learn more and watch recordings.

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  • April 29, 2013
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WEBINAR: Assessing Your Non-Profit: Is Strategic Planning Appropriate for Your Organization?

Planning next steps is important for the longevity of a non-profit organization. Whether it is looking at how and where growth and development is needed or having the discussion about succession planning, a structured plan with the right involvement of supporters can make all the difference. Ana Cortez is an experienced Strategic Planning Consultant who has helped organizations, agencies and coalitions of all sizes in their next steps. In this webinar she will share about the Strategic Planning Process including:

  • What it could mean for an organization
  • Myths and Facts
  • Who it involves
  • Various approaches to the process

By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify whether strategic planning is a good fit and what resources CMACO has available for individual strategic planning sessions.

About the Presenter:

Ms. Ana Cortez is an expert strategic planning facilitator and program designer. Her firm, the Garo Group, works with family support agencies, family resource centers, and child abuse prevention councils throughout California. Ms. Cortez is fully bilingual/bicultural and has worked in multiple national initiatives where she was responsible for organizing and conducting focus groups throughout the country to evaluate capacity building among very diverse types of non-profits including Latino-centered organizations to determine levels of capacity, improve specific organizational competencies, improve outcomes, create sustainability, and generate a national dialogue.

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  • June 27, 2013
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WEBINAR – From Planning to Reporting: Considerations in your next grant proposal

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When considering a new grant, it is important to find the best fit for your non-profit organization. There are numerous areas of grant proposals that need to be taken into consideration when determining a match for the work of your organization. Cecilia Cuevas is a Senior Financial Advisor and Business Professor who has helped local organizations develop proposals and has guided them on their grant acquisition journey. In this webinar she will share about the planning and reporting process of grants, including:

  • Things to consider when grant searching
  • Successful proposals
  • Developing a reasonable budget
  • Keeping records and reporting

By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of what to look for when searching for grants, how to develop successful proposals with measurable outcomes, how to determine key items in the budget and how to organize data and best practices to meet reporting requirements.

Presenter

Ms. Cecilia Cuevas is currently a Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and also received a degree of Master in Business Administration from California Lutheran University. Ms. Cuevas has a background in financial planning with an emphasis in non-profit operation and financial management. She has been involved with boards such as the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, American Red Cross Ventura County, and the Ventura County Community College District Citizen’s Advisory Council to the Chancellor. In addition to these accomplishments, Ms. Cuevas is an Adjunct Professor specializing in business courses for California Lutheran University MBA program.

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  • August 29, 2013
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WEBINAR – Cyber Crimes Series Part 1: Current Trends and Issues

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This interactive, 3-part series includes a comprehensive overview of the internet crimes that threaten our youth everyday and how to navigate the world of technology safely.

Presenter Tracy Webb, Senior Trial Deputy in Charge, Cyber Crimes and Child Abuse Protection Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, shares her up-to-date information and experience with these crimes as well as her experience on the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Part 1 of the Series will focus on Current Trends and Issues

Participants will gain knowledge on up to date issues including:

  • Identifying internet predators and unsafe apps and websites
  • Relevant crimes and laws
  • Chat rooms, “sexting”, malware, “sextortion”, and other technology dangers
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  • October 22, 2013
  • Online Webinar

Cyber Crimes Series Part 2: Cyber Security Options

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This interactive, 3-part series includes a comprehensive overview of the internet crimes that threaten our youth everyday and how to navigate the world of technology safely.

Presenter Tracy Webb, Senior Trial Deputy in Charge, Cyber Crimes and Child Abuse Protection Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, shares her up-to-date information and experience with these crimes as well as her experience on the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Part 2 of the Series will focus on Cyber Security Options.

Participants will understand relevant security measures including:

  • What security exists for social networking sitesm cell phone photos, and location-based services
  • Available security measures
  • How “geotagging” technology works
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  • November 19, 2013
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WEBINAR – Cyber Crimes Series Part 3: Safety Strategies for Families

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This interactive, 3-part series includes a comprehensive overview of the internet crimes that threaten our youth everyday and how to navigate the world of technology safely.

Presenter Tracy Webb, Senior Trial Deputy in Charge, Cyber Crimes and Child Abuse Protection Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, shares her up-to-date information and experience with these crimes as well as her experience on the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Part 3 of the Series will focus on Safety Strategies for Families.

Participants will understand relevant security measures including:

  • What security exists for social networking sitesm cell phone photos, and location-based services
  • Available security measures
  • How “geotagging” technology works
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  • December 17, 2013
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WEBINAR – Are you a GUIDING FORCE on your Non-Profit Board?

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Every board of directors has a life cycle. Board roles and structures that worked during start-up may not be all that useful as your organization matures. Yet, you depend upon your to provide vision, energy, guidance and support for your mission, especially in times of change and challenge. Non-profit expert, Doug Green, will discuss the evolution of board structure and systems, how board and staff interact, and the importance of ongoing recruitment and orientation. This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants (and their boards) to complete a self-assessment that will result in recommendations for future growth.

Presenter:

Doug Green brings 25 years of leadership, management, and training experience to nonprofits and local government agencies. After graduating with an MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1981, Doug served as Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in Washington, D.C. and Vice President and Community Reinvestment Officer for County Bank in Santa Barbara. Between 1994 and 1998, Doug directed the nonprofit social services agency, AIDS Care, Inc. He developed the organization from a small grass-roots group with three employees to a vibrant organization with a staff of 18 offering care, education and prevention services. Following his tenure as an executive director, Doug created nonprofit consulting programs at the Nonprofit Support Center of Santa Barbara County and the Ventura County Community Foundation, specializing in strategic planning and board development. Doug Green currently serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, as a board member of Just Communities, as a member of the steering committee for the Ventura County Nonprofit Leadership Council and as a faculty advisor to the Nonprofit Minor at Pepperdine University. A doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University, Doug teaches nonprofit management at Pepperdine’s Seaver College.

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  • October 30, 2013
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WEBINAR – Working with the Media: Creating Relationships and Getting Your Story Told Webinar

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Connect 360 Multimedia’s team will present considerations and useful tips on creating and marketing campaigns. They will discuss key elements when creating PSA or other awareness messages from the perspective of a former PSA Director, including how to get the message broadcasted, how to report results and the importance of sending the message across cultures. With social media and the digital age upon us, Connect 360 is an expert in how to use online forums for maximum results and will share their experience and advice for using these forums successfully.

Presenters

Connect 360 Multimedia

Julie Hurvitz Aliaga is Vice President overseeing client digital and social media experiences.

Sharon Persaud is Connect 360’s PSA Campaign Manager. Prior to joining Connect 360 she served as the Public Affairs Manager at WCBS-TV in NY.

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  • May 6, 2014
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Promising Practices Series: The National Runaway Safeline Presents “Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum”

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The webinar will introduce participants to the National Runaway Safeline’s Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum a free evidence-based curriculum that is intended to increase knowledge about resources; educate about alternatives to run away and at-risk behaviors; and encourage youth to access help from trusted community members. Participants will walk away with prevention activities to conduct with youth on various topics such as decision making, communication, stress reduction, anger management, crisis intervention, peer pressure and much more. Let’s Talk allows for flexibility in settings and youth population: NRS encourages providers to use it in residential and non-residential, classroom, afterschool and in other community settings. The curriculum is available online at www.1800RUNAWAY.org in both English and Spanish.

Let’s Talk’s Runaway Prevention Curriculum 14 modules cover the following:

  • Communication and Listening
  • Adolescent Development
  • Personal Influences
  • Peers
  • Families: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Runaway Reality
  • National Safe Connections
  • Community Response and Responsibility
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Reduction
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Sexuality and Sexual Orientation
  • Internet Safety and Fun
  • Future Life Planning

Presenter:

Lee Ann Osipchak, Training and Education Manager, National Runaway Safeline

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  • June 24, 2014
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WEBINAR – Media Relations and Missing Children

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In this webinar, Marc Klaas will discuss 1) working with the media from the perspective of a searching parent turned longtime advocate, 2) the importance of media relationships, and 3) partnering with the media to keep issues in front of the public. Drawing from his experience, Marc will highlight his approach to the media as it applies to topical issues and present best practices.

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In the aftermath of the October 1, 1993 kidnap and murder of his 12-year-old daughter, Polly, Marc Klaas formed the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation to “create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come.” Through federal and state legislative efforts Marc promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals, and governmental accountability and responsibility. Over the past 20 years Marc has appeared on most network television newsmagazines, syndicated talk shows and is a regular resource for CNN, FOX and MSNBC. He travels extensively throughout the United States encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact the crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

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  • July 8, 2014
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WEBINAR – GEMS Training Institute: Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited (CSE) and Domestically Trafficked Youth

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), the nation’s largest service provider to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women, will present a webinar adapted from its nationally recognized Train-the-Trainer curriculum.

This 60 minute introductory webinar session will include an overview of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and domestic trafficking through addressing perception and language, identifying risk factors, and examining factors that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking here in the United States.

GEMS is an agency that knows that empowered survivor leaders and an informed community support with a comprehensive understanding of the issue, are best suited to dismantle the systems that enable commercial sexual exploitation to persist. This webinar will touch upon GEMS Victim, Survivor, Leader program model of empowerment, as well as what additional GEMS training opportunities can be made accessible to you and your agency.

Learn more about GEMS.

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  • November 4, 2014
  • Online Webinar

WEBINAR – Non-Profits Effectively Partnering with Law Enforcement Agencies

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Non-profits focusing on the safety of communities and children can be a valuable asset to law enforcement. In this presentation, participants will assess the resources of their nonprofit to determine which of their services may be useful to law enforcement. They will also examine the ways they can gain the trust of law enforcement and form lasting professional relationships.

This one-hour webinar is being presented free to CMACO members and potential members.

Presenter:

Derek VanLuchene from Ryan United

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  • January 13, 2015
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WEBINAR – Collaboration Among Providers

Strategic alliances and collaboration among non-profits are not only intended to achieve greater results with receiving funding, but are also important and essential to fulfill the needs of the clients being served. There is increased chatter from funders about looking for collaborative applications, but this is in opposition to the traditional competitive grant process. For small non-profits, collaboration is the key to survival and providing effective services. Through this webinar you will receive the tools to create alliances with other agencies to complement each other’s services and create more funding resources. The presenter will share her own experience in creating The Center 4 Peace in Las Vegas to serve child and adolescent victims of sex trafficking and violence, a replicable initiative that houses several non-profits to better serve this population.

This webinar is intended for non-profit, service provider and mental health professionals that work with sexually exploited youth and human trafficking victims.

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Esther Rodriguez Brown is the founder The Embracing Project, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting peace and global consciousness by developing programs that enrich the lives of children, youth, and families around the world affected by violence and sex trafficking. Ms. Brown has developed numerous different programs and curriculums including: “Compassionate Healing”, “Serve with Us”, and “Free to Choose”. She founded the Center 4 Peace in Las Vegas, a replicable initiative bringing non-profit and government agencies together to integrate multidisciplinary services for youth involved in sexual exploitation and gangs. Ms. Brown was contracted by Clark County District Courts to create infrastructure, development of programs, and the multidisciplinary team collaboration among Welfare, Department of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Courts, community organizations and other providers. She served on the Attorney General 2012 Legislature Committee for Sexual Exploitation, Nevada Supreme Court Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform, and appointed by Nevada Legislators for the State Juvenile Justice Task Force. Ms. Brown has a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, and Executive Certificate in Juvenile Justice Reform by Georgetown University, an executive certificate in Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation by the United Nations University for Peace Human Rights Center. She is currently a Master’s Candidate in Adolescent and Child Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, and Italian.

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  • February 9, 2016
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WEBINAR – How to Use California’s Clearinghouse Resources in Missing Person Investigations

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Missing Persons Clearinghouses provide resources and support for law enforcement and families in each state. This training will focus on California’s Missing and Unidentified Persons System (MUPS) sharing information about state and federal guidelines and timeframes, resources available from the Department of Justice and how assistance can be provided on open cases. Background on current legislation will be covered and its effects on available resources. Non-profit organizations and families can gain relevant information on how to obtain proper identification and records that can help law enforcement agencies in cases.

Participants will:

  • gain knowledge on statewide missing persons clearinghouses, in general, and how to find one in each state
  • gain knowledge on resources available through California DOJ Missing Person’s Clearinghouse for law enforcement and families
  • gain understanding on types of physical, DNA and dental identification that are needed to help solve cases
Presenter

Megan Eschleman is a Criminal Intelligence Specialist with the California Department of Justice, Missing and Unidentified Persons System (MUPS). She is also a supervisor of MUPS, a part of DOJ’s Violent Crime Information Center. MUPS coordinates all the information on missing children and adults for the state, works with local law enforcement agencies as well as FBI, etc. provides statewide training on MUPS and is a NamUs trainer. Ms. Eschleman is also a member of the California Child Abduction Task Force.

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  • April 13, 2016
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Webinars for CMACO Members

If you are a member of CMACO and would like to view one of the following recordings, please contact us.

  • July 10, 2013: WEBINAR – Leadership from Within: Identifying, Assessing, and Engaging Your Board of Directors
  • July 24, 2013: WEBINAR – Finding Funds: Developing a Fundraising Plan for Your Organization
  • February 11, 2014 WEBINAR – Creating Scheduling Planning: The Fundamentals of Social Media Messaging
  • February 26, 2014 WEBINAR – Branding: Creating and Managing Perceptions in Your Market
  • March 17-19, 2014 ASK THE EXPERT FORUM – Finding the Fund$ in Fundraising | Q&A Archive only
  • April 4, 2014 WEBINAR – Working Together: Insights from a Successful Multi-Agency Collaboration
  • April 15, 2014 WEBINAR – Individuals and the Building of a Major Gifts Program
  • April 14, 2015 WEBINAR – Grief and Trauma After Abduction: Working with families during difficult times
  • May 5, 2015 WEBINAR – Autism and Missing Children: Search, Rescue and Field Contact
  • June 9, 2015 WEBINAR – Sexual Offenders: An In Depth Look