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 11:15 - 12:00

Check In/Lunch

 12:00 - 12:50

Opening Remarks & Keynote

 1:00 - 2:10

Session 1

 2:10 - 2:25

 Coffee Break

 2:25 - 3:35

Session 2

 3:35 - 3:50

Coffee Break

 3:50 - 5:00

Session 3

5:00 - 6:00


 Workshop Descriptions

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Session 1

1:00pm – 2:10pm

Session 2

2:25pm – 3:35pm

Session 3

3:50pm – 5:00pm

Board Development


The 18 Month Strategic Plan: How to Plan for Your Organization’s Success in the 21st Century (Charlie Blass, B.L.A.S.S. LLC, Blass Leadership And Strategic Solutions) Board Solutions: Overcoming Obstacles & Creating Opportunities For Your Board Think Tank (Lyndsay Ferguson, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, Dana Gillis, Transcend, Charlie Blass, B.L.A.S.S. LLC) Sustainable Leadership for Non-Profits (Dr. Jennie Robinson, The ELM Foundation)
Budget and Finance

Tax & Accounting 101 (Brad Garland, Brand Blackwell, CPA) Business Planning/Budgeting in a NonProfit (Dave Larkin, ActionCOACH) Audits & Controls (Chuck Brand, Brand Blackwell, CPA)

CEO Forum (Extended Session)

Behaving Like a Leader: Are you more of a Coach K or a Bobby Knight? [Extended Session] (Shannon Ammons, Alabama Association of Nonprofits) 

NOTE: For CEOs/Executive Directors of nonprofit agencies with >10 staff members and operating budgets of $500k or more. 


How to Get All the Cybersecurity You Need at a Price You Can Actually Afford (Jason Hough, Mission Multiplier) Your Online Presence: A Hacker’s Perspective (Seth Wahle, Mission Multiplier) Why Cybersecurity is Important for Non-Profits (Panel) (Facilitated by Jamie Miller, Mission Multiplier)



The Non-Profit Fundraising Formula: How to Find More Donors, Build Better Relationships, & Raise More Money Than Ever Before (Joe Garecht, Garecht Fundraising Associates) How to Make Better Fundraising Asks (Joe Garecht, Garecht Fundraising Associates) Show Me the Money!   Reaching Donors of Every Generation (Kristin Scroggin, genWHY Communication Strategies)

Grant Writing

Federal and State Grantwriting for Nonprofits (Natalia Dooley, Madison City Schools, Dr. Suzy Young, University of Alabama Huntsville ) Voices in our Community: Funding Partners (Tina Watts, Boeing, John Wynn, Alpha Foundation & Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation, Kim Ogle, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama) Applying for Grants through Local Employee Community Funds (Deborah Adams, Intrepid, Clay Hagan, Torch Technologies, Bryan Medlen, Boeing)

Nonprofit 2030 (Extended Session) NOTE: These workshops are part of one extended session and therefore not available for individual registration.

ATTRACT - Who will survive with you? (Kristin Scroggin, genWHY Communication Strategies) 

ASSIGN - Who owns the guide? (Barney Cohen, Business 360 NW, Chris Atkinson, genWHY Communication Strategies) 

ATTACK - Road map for your organization’s mission (Ian Poulton, PPG and Family Services Center, Teri Johnston, Family Services Center)

Public Relations

Earned Media: What Is It, How To Get It, and Why It’s Important (Bryan Rachal, University of North Alabama) Research Before Tactics: Using Data to Build Effective Campaigns (Michelle Stark, Red Sage Communications) Get to Know Your PR Toolbox (Katie Coppens, Huntsville Hospital Foundation)

Social Media/Marketing

Video Production: Is it right for you? (Rusty Cockrell, Rusty Cockrell) 2018 Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends (Emilie Dover, Rocket City Digital) Social Media Case Studies: Navigating Outreach for Non-Profits (Sharla Horton, US Space & Rocket Center, Daniela Perallon, Arts Council, SioBhan, WebDetail, facilitated by Daniel Horton, WebDetail)

Volunteer Management

Volunteer Management 101:   A Formula for Success When You are New to the Job (Suzanne Mohler, Huntsville Hospital Foundation) Build a Toolkit! Become an Expert at Volunteer Management (Cathy Miller & Stuart Siniard, United Way of Madison County) Let’s Learn Together:   Engage with Local Volunteer Management Masters (Facilitated by Kenny Anderson, City of Huntsville)

Thank you to our sponsors

For information on how your organization can support this event, please contact Stuart Obermann or call 256.535.2066.

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