Girls Rock Camp Alliance


Growth and Transition

Coordinated by Mollie Williamson from Girls Rock Columbia, South Carolina

Track Description
The goal of the Growth and Transition track is to help existing camps create defined structure and operating procedures and foster a level of relational capacity that is necessary for working together, sharing power, and creating strategic action. Workshops in this track will focus on logistical concerns that growing camps often face in the hopes of building stable infrastructures that will help Girls Rock organizations more effectively expand and adapt to their communities’ needs.

Caring for and Growing Your Volunteer Family
As an organization grows and expands its outreach, the volunteer family needs to grow. What are best practices and suggestions to care for your growing volunteer family? How do various organizations conduct volunteer recruitment? As your volunteer base grows, what are suggestions for inspiring and informative orientations? How does a growing organization best thank and compensate their volunteers? This workshop will share ideas and what works for the heart of every organization – their volunteers.
Led by:Kelly is the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Rock Charlotte…and feels like one of the luckiest women in Charlotte! Inspired by her daughter’s transformative experience with Girls Rock NC, Kelly was inspired to start Girls Rock Charlotte in 2014. It didn’t take long for an amazing family of volunteers to form and the organization is growing fast. Kelly is also a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor in Women’s & Gender Studies at UNC Charlotte. She tries to create synergy in her life by combining her research background in female adolescence, sexuality and virginity with her passion for activism and social justice.

Our Work Deserves to Be Well Funded: Planning a Grassroots Fundraising Campaign
Getting individuals to donate money is not hard, it just takes careful planning and respectful timing. This workshop will present simple steps to plan for end of the year fundraising campaigns for Girls Rock Camps.
Led by:Delia Kovac is the co-chair of the Girls Rock! RI Board of Directors and the Individual Giving Manager for City Year Providence. Formerly she served as the Assistant Director of Development at the Sophia Academy, an independent middle school for girls from low income homes in Providence, RI.

Culture Club: Yes, we really want to make you cry!
Have you ever experienced volunteer chaos and burnout? So have we at Girls Rock Campaign Boston! Come to this workshop to learn about how GRCB has successfully addressed this issue by developing a system of roles and responsibilities that aims to empower volunteers to take ownership and a more involved part in the operation of the organization as a whole, including sessions and year round volunteer teams. We strive to sustain a supportive community that enables us to garner a more emotional connection with our volunteers, who live and breath the mission of camp, carrying it into the community. From leadership positions like Keeper of the Gear, to personalized theme songs for volunteers, we want to help you engage and grow your volunteer base for a more sustainable future.
Led by:Alison Murray is the Director of Gear and Operations for Girls Rock Campaign Boston, where she has volunteered since its inception in 2010. She is also a co-founder and former board member of Girls Rock! Chicago. She plays drums in the Boston band Shepherdess alongside bandmates and GRCBers Hilken Mancini and Emily Arkin. Alison is originally from Detroit, MI, has a strong affinity for electronic music, and is currently in an electronic music duo with Charlo Huffman. Alison also DJs in the Boston area as DJ Sit & Spin. For her day job, she is a Senior Information Security Specialist at UMass Boston.
Erin King, Director of Internal Community Engagement at Girls Rock Campaign Boston. I have been working on, for and with the support crew volunteers since 2010. I believe in building positive creative spaces where people feel psyched to give their time.
Nora Allen-Wiles: As Executive Director and Co-Founder of Girls Rock Campaign Boston, I have been coordinating support crew volunteers for our programming and working with year round volunteer teams since 2010. A strong believer in Team Work Makes the Dream Work, I am excited to work with other organizers to develop systems that empower volunteers to Do It Together!

Building Your Base: Real World Donor Retention Strategies
It takes a lot less energy to retain donors than to acquire new ones. Strong relationships between your camp and your community of donors will help grow your programs. This panel discussion will bring a variety of camps with experience maintain donor relationships together to present a their donor relationship tricks and best practices. Come learn or share strategies to engage and retain individual donors to grow your revenue and sustain your camp.
Led by:Delia Kovac is the co-chair of the Girls Rock! RI Board of Directors and the Individual Giving Manager for City Year Providence. Formerly she served as the Assistant Director of Development at the Sophia Academy, an independent middle school for girls from low income homes in Providence, RI.

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