Post-Conference Workshop Day

Friday, Oct. 28 at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at RMU Downtown

Heather Vallone9 AM – 12 PM

Facebook-‘em, Danno: A Social Media How-Not-To
Speaker: Heather Vallone, Freelance Digital Marketing Consultant

Protect yourself and your nonprofit from the pitfalls of social media. We’ll discuss common social media usage and how the most unexpected things can get you into personal, professional and even legal trouble. With clear real-world examples of what NOT to do, and helpful concrete suggestions on policies and behaviors that you can implement now to protect yourself and your organization from unwanted legal or media attention.

12 – 1 PM

Lunch break

Nicole DeVault

1 – 2:30 PM

Bridging the Gap: Translating Technical to Everyday Language
Speaker: Nicole DeVault, ACHIEVA

In every workplace, there are people who understand technology at various levels. How do you get the professional technicians, accidental techies and technology-challenged on the same page without incurring bad feelings along the way? We’ll cover how best to communicate technology needs, what to ask (and how) and how to prevent communication breakdowns.


Heather Vallone is a 20-year veteran in non-profit marketing with a knack for communications and technology. She makes mistakes so you don’t have to! Heather has worked in marketing and operations for a variety of Pittsburgh-based nonprofits, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and the Carnegie Museums. She volunteers as a member of Public Safety Task Force for Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network and as a Session and Communications Committee member for Sixth Presbyterian Church. She received her B.A. from Carlow University and is currently the Marketing and Communications Manager for Success Financial Solutions, LLC.

Nicole DeVault is an IS Analyst at ACHIEVA. She is a graduate of West Virginia University. She has worked in the technology departments at various companies and schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Nicole has spent most of her life working with the IDD population and using technology to adapt the world to their needs.