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P.O. Box 347171
San Francisco


We are a growing NETWORK of local organizations using training and outdoor gear libraries to help connect kids to the outdoors across America. 

2014 Summit Resources


Fundraising for Nonprofits


Evaluation Resources -

From summit speaker Nina Roberts, Professor at SFSU Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. 

Marketing and Social Media-

From Kyle Macdonald and Kellen MacFadyen- Outdoors Empowered Network Staff

Marketing and Social Media


On Networks - 

This is an excellent overview and framing of Networks: Leadership & Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World. 

Wednesday, Nov. 5th7:30 - 9:00pm

 Pre-Summit Social (Optional, No Host)
Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, CA 94612


Thursday, Nov. 6th  8:30am - 5:00pm

Welcome, Introductions and Ice-Breakers
Goals and Agenda Review
The Network's Potential = Collective Impact
Fundraising Strategies
Gear Library Mgmt - Beyond Excel (need finding, feature discovery, and participatory system design)
Bay Area Wilderness Training: Program Overview and Tour
Mary Roscoe, Children in Nature Collaborative: Setting Context - Leadership, Networks, and the Movement
Washington Trails Assoc.: Program Overview, and Day Hiking Training
Network Governance Discussion
Program Affiliate Presentations

Optional Dine-Arounds:  small groups go to dinner at local restaurants, with a local host. (6:30pm-?)


Friday, Nov. 7th  8:30am - 5:00pm

Dr. Nina Roberts, San Francisco State Univ.:  Metrics & Evaluation
Appalachian Mountain Club YOP:  Overview, and In-Depth Work with Youth Programs
Program Affiliate Presentations
Reciprocity Between Programs Discussion
Traditional Marketing vs. Social Media
Intro Programming and "On-Ramps" to Training Discussion
Peer/Like Organization Small Group Discussions
Earned Income Strategies Discussion
Prioritizing Network Initiatives, Working Groups
Next Steps

Evening Reception:  Party with buffet dinner and drinks at The Studio for Urban Projects in San Francisco, with other local partners(7:30-10:00pm)


Saturday, Nov. 8th  9:00am - 2:30pm

Tour of the Camping at the Presidio Program's Rob Hill Campground followed by a hike with lunch on the trailin the gorgeous Marin Headlands (just North of the Golden Gate Bridge).