Tune Up Your Team to Fulfill Your Nonprofit’s Mission

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) invites you to our upcoming educational meeting. Please join us in-person at noon on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 for a buffet lunch and presentation at Alberto’s Ristorante, 360 Main St in Hyannis.

3 Ways to Tune Up Your Team to Fulfill Your Nonprofit’s Mission

Elevate your leadership and organizational skills at our upcoming event, “Tune Up Your Team to Fulfill Your Nonprofit’s Mission!” Seasoned leaders will share effective strategies and invaluable lessons to help you build a passionate and qualified team aligned with your mission. Explore team dynamics amidst budget constraints and learn management approaches that prioritize both individual and organizational needs. Discover the potential of outsourcing to optimize resources, from task selection to seamless transitions. Uncover practical techniques for nurturing and motivating volunteers, the backbone of many nonprofits. Whether you’re new to the nonprofit world or a seasoned pro, this event promises a wealth of insights to fine-tune your team for success. Don’t miss the chance to learn from experts and enhance your leadership journey.

Our speakers include Terri Barron, Director of Program Resources, Community Development Partnership (CDP); Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director of Samaritans; and Matt Cronin, Founder & President, Boardwalk Business Group LLC; in addition to Tammy Harper, Development and Artistic Associate Director at the Payomet Performing Arts Center as the facilitator of this panel.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $45 per person for guests/non-members.

Space is limited!

NOTE: If you join or renew as a member during registration, you may select the PPCI member fee type to attend this event for free!

About Our Speakers

Terri Barron

Terri Barron

Terri Barron, Director of Program Resources at CDP, has enjoyed a successful 25-year career in the HR field and has also worked in the fields of Immigration Law as well as Corporate Contracts.  Currently, she is the Director of Program Resources at CDP and is responsible for writing and managing grant proposals, as well as overseeing the ADU Resource Center.  She earned a BA in Human Resources from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Terri was born and raised in MA, and moved to Cape Cod in 2010 after spending 12 years in Scottsdale, AZ.  She spent several years on the Board of Directors at the Family Pantry of Cape Cod in Harwich, including serving as Board President, and remains a member of their Human Resources Committee. She and her husband reside in Mashpee.

Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director of Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Stephanie attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Associates Degree in 1981.  After moving to Cape Cod in 1991, Stephanie returned to the world of academia to pursue a degree in counseling psychology and received a B.S. from Lesley University in 1998.   Utilizing her experience as the parent of a child with a neurological disability, Stephanie began her human service career as the Family Support Director for the Arc of Greater Plymouth.  She was then employed by Brockton Area Multi-Services managing residential, individual support and individual day services for adults with developmental disabilities.

When the opportunity arose to work in the field of suicide prevention, Stephanie pursued a position as Assistant Director for the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands and was hired in 2011.  Upon the Executive Director’s retirement in 2012, Stephanie was chosen to fill that role and has led the organization ever since.

A long-time proponent of creative, responsive program development and collaboration, Stephanie has used this perspective to greatly increase the type and number of programs offered by the Samaritans to support those who are struggling with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, those who have lost someone to suicide, and those who have survived a suicide attempt.  She has been successful in the areas of outreach and education through collaboration with many existing community organizations.  In addition, through her innovative grant writing and fundraising efforts, the operating budget for the Samaritans organization has increased 16 fold in her twelve years as Executive Director.

Stephanie has also been trained in many best-practice models for suicide prevention and intervention such as Question, Persuade, Prefer, SafeTalk, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health First Aid, and Psychological First Aid.  As a member of the suicide prevention community, Stephanie serves on the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention’s Executive Committee.

Matt Cronin

Matt Cronin

Matt founded Boardwalk Business Group in 2014.  Boardwalk Business Group provides outsourced CFO, operational support, strategic advisory and bookkeeping services for nonprofits and small businesses.

Matt has served as CFO for two national nonprofit organizations, School Leaders Network and as Regional CFO for Resources for Human Development.  In addition, he served as CFO and subsequently CEO for a Cape Cod based nonprofit, Living Independently Forever. 

Matt started as an audit and business consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia.  While there, Matt obtained his CPA license.

Matt has an Executive MBA from Boston University and a BS from Villanova University in Accountancy with an English minor.

Matt has an extensive volunteer background.  He has been a volunteer for the Cape Cod Foundation for the past four years and is currently a Board Member and Finance Committee Member.  For ten years, he served as a volunteer for the Cape Cod YMCA, as Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, soccer/basketball/baseball coach.  Matt was Board Chair for two years for CCYP, Inc. and has been Board Treasurer for six Massachusetts nonprofits in total.  He also currently serves as Treasurer of Sandwich Youth Basketball and volunteers as a mentor and small business instructor for numerous start up businesses through a national nonprofit, Entrepreneurship for All.  On top of that he has coached 25 different youth sports teams for his four children.  He lives on Cape Cod with his wife and four children.

Matt was previously recognized by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine as a “40 Under 40” Award Winner as one of the region’s young business leaders. 

Tamara Harper

Tamara Harper

Tammy Harper is the Development and Artistic Associate Director at the Payomet Performing Arts Center, and serves as the Education Committee Chair and Board of Director for Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands.


Thank you 2023-2024 Sponsors! Brought to you in part by Cape Cod 5, Kelley Foundation, Inc., and the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.

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