Ask Your Mayor
Attendants participated in a conversation with Mayor Buddy Dyer on topics that impact our city, economy, community and neighborhoods. They learned about some of the exciting projects happening this year and how they can stay informed, connected and involved with the city.
The U.S. Census: The Importance of Getting Counted
In the 2010 U.S. Census only 70% of Orlando residents were counted. It is estimated that our local community lost $2,200 in federal funding per person because many residents were not counted. This amount could have funded critical services in the City of Orlando. This workshop explained the importance of the U.S. Census for representation and federal funding. We discussed best practices used across the country to count hard-to-reach communities.
Download the presentation - The U.S. Census: The Importance of Getting Counted.pdf(PDF, 7MB)
Building A LGBTQ+ Inclusive Organization
Have you ever wondered what LGBTQ+ means? Are you trying to make your organization or programs more inclusive? In this workshop attendants learned the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity. We discussed best practices used by non-profits and companies when working with LGBTQ+ clients, and gave steps organizations can take to create a safe place to increase productivity and profits, while attracting the best and brightest.
Download the presentation: Building a LGBTQ+ Inclusive Organization.pdf(PDF, 2MB)
Rising Above The Crowd: How To Promote Your Organization In The Community
Attendants learned proven methods of promoting their organization’s programs, services, events and impacts through social media, community outreach, partnerships and non-traditional media relations. Attendants left with a template for a communication plan that will expand their reach and build their community capital.