Register for the 2020 Board Conference today!


The theme for the conference this year is equity, diversity, and creating a culture of inclusion. Join LPV for an engaging half-day conference that will bring board members and nonprofit staff together to enhance skills and provide an opportunity for networking. 

We are excited that our keynote speakers this year will be Angelica Canlas Castros and Carla Oleska!

Angelica Castro, CPC, is CEO and Co-Founder of Castro Collaborative, "Engineering Inclusive Excellence with a Heart-Centered Approach." She leads a team of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professionals who work with organizations and institutions to co-create a safe, supportive and inclusive work environment for all leaders, employees and customers, to ensure growth, innovation and success.

Carla Oleska, Ph.D. has more than thirty years of experience in professional leadership roles as well as creatively addressing and facilitating the aspirations of underserved populations. She has specialized in the design of programs enhancing academic preparation and higher education access, leadership development, and non-profit programming. Under her leadership the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts developed and initiated the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact –LIPPI, a highly successful program which has graduated over 250 women who have gone on to successfully run for political office, achieved new leadership positions in their careers, and founded new businesses. 

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Conference Schedule

8:30- 9:00am              Registration & coffee
9:00- 9:15am              Welcome
9:30-10:45am             Breakout Session I
11:00- 12:15pm          Breakout Session II
12:15pm                      Lunch
12:45- 1:30pm            Keynote Presentation
1:30pm                        Closing & adjournment


We have workshops on board recruitment, board diversity, several fundraising workshops including major gifts and individual giving, branding with Six Point Creative, and strategic partnerships. 

More information on the conference workshops and presenters coming soon! 

If you have a workshop on diversity or communications and social media that you think would be a great fit for the board conference, please submit your proposal here

Thank you to our conference Sponsor: Greenfield Savings Bank

THANK you to our conference planning committee members!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin CountyUnited Way of Franklin County, and Willpower Foundation!

For questions or more information on our Leaders OnBoard program, including membership, board training and matching, please contact Amy Britt, Leaders OnBoard Program Coordinator at abritt(at)


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