Boards, Grants, & Results: Funding Your Mission
Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library, in partnership with North Port Forward, invites local nonprofits interested in learning effective board roles and responsibilities and how to define their results to secure more grant funding and philanthropic investment.
This workshop will equip all levels of nonprofit staff with actionable tools to define their results, making grant applications and reports more effective and efficient. Direct service program staff are highly encouraged to attend.
Robyn Faucy is the CEO of Results 1st, a company that guides nonprofits to define, track, verify, and communicate their results. She will help the audience understand how to define the impact of their services on those they serve. Participants will obtain at least one approach to help them define their organization’s results.
Dr. Kameron Hodgens, Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Director of Community Leadership, is a proven leader and advocate for the work of nonprofits throughout the community. She will speak about healthy nonprofit administration, governance, and financials – internal aspects that funders often review when considering potential grantees.
Results 1st – Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner
Robyn Faucy guides organizations to achieve aggressive and transformative results. Her specialties are revenue development, culture-shifting, marketing, and guiding individuals and teams to achieve more by defining, tracking, verifying, and communicating their results.
Robyn has held leadership roles with Sylvan Learning Centers and the American Cancer Society. Robyn’s leadership resulted in significant financial growth and increased volunteer engagement and client achievement. Prior to taking the helm of Results 1st, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, in Sarasota, FL, where in her five-year tenure she increased income, financial reserves, and participant engagement by over 100%.
In 2018, Robyn created the Parkinson’s Expo, the largest educational experience of its kind in the nation. Over 1,400 participants attend and get actionable education and resources. The Expo grew to become a significant source of income to fund Neuro Challenge’s programs.
Robyn is a TEDx Speaker. Her talk – Helping Others Active Access to Social Capital- outlines an actionable three-step approach to help others increase their social capital.
When Robyn is not guiding leaders and organizations to greater achievement, she enjoys time with her loved ones, being near the water, and being active. She currently lives in Bradenton, FL, and was raised in Sarasota, FL when her parents moved from Massachusetts in the early 80’s.
Robyn attributes her relentless determination to help groups to succeed to her upbringing by her blue-collar, hardworking parents. Neither of her parents graduated from high school and her father died when she was 12 leaving her mother to be a single parent. She has lived through many of the circumstances that participants in nonprofit organizations face. She feels these experiences have built her “hustle muscle” and desire to help others overcome challenges through change.
Director of Community Leadership, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Kameron joined Gulf Coast Community Foundation in the spring of 2022 after having worked for 15 years in senior level administration for two local human service organizations. As a member of the Community Leadership team, she works closely with our nonprofit, civic, and governmental organizations to leverage funds from multiple sources with the ultimate goal of maximizing impact and positive change. Kameron is passionate about using data to guide decision making in efficient and effective ways. Her undergraduate degree in psychology is from Florida State University and she has a Masters and a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. You can find her in the kitchen cooking delicious new recipes and or at her favorite place on the beaches of Anna Maria Island with her family.