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

  • Venue:
  • Start:
    April 29, 2013 12:00 am
  • End:
    April 29, 2013 12:00 am
  • Cost:
    Free and Open to the Public


Please see the descriptions below for the recordings of the sessions. The Keynote Session with Erin Runnion is only available for viewing if you are a member of CMACO.



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This is the first of many online learning opportunities that CMACO has planned for non-profits working with missing, abducted, and exploited children. This kick-off event is open to new CMACO Members and potential Members. Join us for all or part of this online event. Registration begins April 2nd.


The Evolution of a Non-Profit: Lessons Learned – 9am (PST)

Erin Runnion, founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, will discuss what drove her to start her organization and how she has turned it into a successful non-profit.  She will share key lessons learned throughout this process.

Recording – In order to view the recording of Erin’s presentation, you must be a member of CMACO. You can learn more about membership and apply today!

Working with and Understanding Foundations

Jeff Lawrence, founder of The Lawrence Foundation, provides insight on how to work with foundations, from what they are looking for in proposals to the types of organizations the foundation funds.

From Networking to Fundraising:  Sustaining Your Non-Profit

Doug Green, from DH Green Consulting, shared four key areas vital to non-profit sustainability.  Funding is a recurring concern for any non-profit, Doug provided an overview of what makes non-profits strong and, therefore, more enticing to funders.  His presentation is the beginning of a CMACO webinar series to occur over the next few months through which he will go into detail on each of the four areas: networking, programming, leadership and fundraising.

The 3 R’s of Volunteerism:  Recruit, Reward, Retain

Veronica Guerrero, E.D.D. is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Management and the Director of the MBA Program at California Lutheran University.  She teaches courses on non-profit marketing and management and understands the importance of volunteers as a key support in non-profit work.  She shared effective ways to recruit volunteers, what they need to feel appreciated, and what every non-profit needs to know about how to keep a team of volunteers long term.