Lessons from the Field in Reducing Child Abuse through Community-Based Collaboration

Learn about what it takes to address child abuse fatalities through a collaborative, community-based approach. For nearly four years, five different sites located across the country have been working to advance child and family well-being systems and shared responsibility in their communities. They will share a new model for doing things differently to better support families, keep children safe in their homes, and implement a public health approach that is proactive rather than reactive.


Building a Diverse Board That Reflects and Values Your Community

This educational and interactive webinar will focus on the importance of developing a nonprofit board with individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to ensure all individuals regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity and/or other demographic characteristics have a voice at the board table. To best serve their communities and enhance the organization’s changes of success, nonprofit boards need individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Navigating the DOL’s Proposed Overtime Pay Rule Changes

This interactive webinar listening session will dive into the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed rule changes that will directly impact overtime pay policies. Our focus is to provide valuable insights and foster discussions on how these changes might affect social sector organizations and their employees.

Event Series Building a Resilient Workforce

Building a Resilient Workforce: Foster Candidness through Psychological Safety

This webinar, the second session in the Workforce Well-Being and Resilience learning series, explores courage and vulnerability in the workplace and the critical skills involved in building a psychologically safe staff culture. It will discuss strategies for leaders to respond to staff challenges by modeling authenticity, accountability, and compassion, all which promote safe risk taking at work and strengthen our resilience.

$50 – $65

Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) and Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) at SPARK 2023

Hyatt Regency Bethesda One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland

These trainings are pre-conference sessions of the SPARK 2023 conference. The Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) will prepare organizations to maximize their COA Accreditation experience. The performance and quality improvement (PQI) training will help organization develop a comprehensive approach to a quality improvement process that will advance effective service delivery and organizational capacity.


Hardwired for Fear, Hardwired for Connection: The Intersection of Brain Science and EDI

Hyatt Regency Bethesda One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland

Through thought-provoking discussion, this session will explore the connection between brain science and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Participants will build a shared understanding of foundational brain science and EDI concepts, and consider key frameworks, research, and tools that use brain science to improve EDI.

$300 – $375

SPARK 2023

Hyatt Regency Bethesda One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland

SPARK 2023 will showcase sector insight and expertise to drive toward greater impact so all people can thrive. This in-person event will convene leaders from across human services.

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Hyatt Regency Bethesda One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland

We could not do what we do without our COA Accreditation volunteers. All active COA Accreditation volunteers are invited to join us as we gather and celebrate all that you do. Catch up with colleagues, share site visit stories from the road, and get ready for the start of SPARK 2023. There will be dinner, prizes, and a host of swag – so you will not want to miss this event.


SPARK 2023: Igniting Advocacy Hill Day

U.S. Capitol Washington, DC, United States

New to this year’s event will be Social Current’s first-ever Hill Day. Because federal policy advocacy is key to advancing our missions and achieving impact, SPARK 2023 will include a two-part advocacy training and trip to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

$25 – $40