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Local Nonprofit Leaders Gathered at Shine the Light

DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Hollingsworth Funds, Community Foundation of Greenville and United Way of Greenville County, hosted the first session of the Shine the Light (STL) Nonprofit Forums on Wednesday at the Kroc Center.

“The commitment to advancing our local nonprofit leadership was obvious with the great attendance and energetic conversations,” said Debbie Nelson, President of DNA and founder of STL.

More than 60 executive directors and board leaders from the Upstate gathered at the first session, Creating a Strong Organizational Culture, to learn, collaborate and network. Keynote speaker Pratichi Shah, CEO and founder of Flourish TMS, joined us from Washington, DC to share her experiences with nonprofit leadership and culture. A panel of four local nonprofit leaders joined Pratichi in discussing how her topics relate to Greenville’s nonprofit success stories:

Benny Walker, Senior Associate, The Riley Institute
Tish McCutchen, VP of Organizational Planning & Public Affairs, United Way of Greenville County
Tod Tappert, VP, Chief of Staff & Chief Learning Officer, Greenville Health System
Shellie Haroski, HR Consultant, Find Great People

This year’s STL focus is on four key elements of nonprofit leadership. All sessions will be held at the Kroc Center from 8 a.m. − noon with a networking breakfast. The remaining three sessions are:

• Developing and Engaging a High Performing Board on July 16, featuring Susan Meier, principal of Meier & Associates
• Expanding Leadership Beyond Your Walls on September 17, featuring Sydney Rogers, Executive Director of Alignment Nashville
• Leading for Sustainability on November 19, featuring Kathy Hedge, author and Nonprofit Consultant

For more information on Shine the Light or to register for Sessions 2, 3 and 4, visit www.NonprofitForums.org or call (864)235-0959.

Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums
Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums is an annual series of educational workshops presented by DNA Creative Communications in Greenville, SC. These comprehensive seminars in nonprofit management include fundraising help, strategic planning, branding exercises and leadership development. Each session is designed exclusively for nonprofit professionals, executive directors and board members to provide insight and training in operating a successful nonprofit organization. Since its launch in 2010, more than 1,000 participants and 350 nonprofit organizations have attended a Shine the Light Nonprofit Forum.

Posted May 22, 2014 in: Blog, Press Releases by Debbie Nelson

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