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Local conference to highlight volunteerism, leadership


An educational conference designed to help emerging nonprofit and community group leaders grow their organizations is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Citrus Heights Community Center.

The 2015 Community Leadership Conference schedule highlights benefits for volunteers aspiring to become leaders or launch a nonprofit organization, as well as for existing nonprofits seeking to “grow and flourish,” according to an event flier. Conference topics include “Fundraising 101,” e-strategy, volunteerism, and sessions covering the economic and social impacts of nonprofits.

The all-day conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with a registration cost of $25 — which includes a continental breakfast and box lunch, as well as a “tool kit” with free resources and services, according to the conference EventBrite web page.

Sessions will be presented by speakers from organizations like United Way and the local groups like the Citrus Heights Police Activities League and Citrus Heights Water District, according to the event schedule.

The leadership conference is hosted by the GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club and community leaders, and has picked up sponsorship by more than a dozen businesses, including Safe Credit Union, Stones Gambling Hall, and Raley’s.

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Citrus Heights Mayor Sue Frost has long-envisioned such a conference, telling The Sentinel in January that facilitating a community leadership event was one of her main 2015 goals as mayor. She also helped organize a regional leadership event at the Community Center in May.
Date: Tues., Sept. 22, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6300 Fountain Square Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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