Nonprofit Leaders and Board Members Gather at Shine the Light


More than 90 executive directors and nonprofit leaders gathered at Shine the Light to learn, collaborate and plan with their board members. Keynote speaker Susan Meier, nationally-recognized nonprofit governance professional, traveled from Washington, D.C. to share her expertise on board development and leadership at “Leading with an Exceptional Board: Moving from Transactional to Transformational” on Sept. 30.

“We are excited to see so many nonprofit leaders eager to tap into the full potential of their board to make a positive impact on their organization,” said Debbie Nelson, DNA Creative Communications (DNA) president and founder of Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums. “Now more than ever, nonprofits are faced with greater competition for limited resources in communities with increasing needs. An organization must have high-performing board members who are engaged in such challenges in order to fulfill its mission, ensure sustainability and retain relevance.”

Attendees explored key attributes of an exceptional board, establishing a constructive partnership between boards and chieARP_7951-smallf executives, and strategies for developing a transformational board to achieve the long-term vision of an organization and ensure sustainability for the future.

DNA, in partnership with Community Foundation of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Hollingsworth Funds will host a second session as part of DNA’s annual Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums on Nov. 17.  “Leading with an Exceptional Team” will feature Patrick Jinks, president of the Jinks Perspective Group, certified leadership coach, professional speaker, facilitator, planner and trainer.

For more information on Shine the Light or to register for “Leading with an Exceptional Team,” visit or call Debbie Nelson at (864) 235-0959 ext. 101.

Posted October 06, 2015 in: Blog, Speakers, Press Releases by Debbie Nelson

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