Nonprofit Teams Come Together to Learn to Lead at Shine the Light
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with Community Foundation of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Hollingsworth Funds, hosted “Leading with an Exceptional Team,” part of DNA’s annual Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums, on Nov. 17.
“Engaged employees are the engine that helps drive nonprofits forward in achieving their goals,” said Debbie Nelson, DNA president and founder of Shine the Light. “It is inspiring to see so many nonprofit leaders eager to cultivate and harness the talent and passion of their teams to propel their organization’s efforts. Nonprofits need to incorporate leadership practices that support a culture of trust and engagement, and also help develop their team members into team leaders.”
More than 90 executive directors and nonprofit leaders gathered at Shine the Light to learn, collaborate and plan with their team members. Keynote speaker Patrick Jinks, 20-year organizational leadership veteran and president of the Jinks Perspective Group, traveled to Greenville to share his expertise on developing nonprofit teams through strategic direction setting and coaching leaders. Attendees explored strategies for attracting, motivating and retaining talent within organizations, frameworks for effectively engaging employees, and other critical questions and perspectives nonprofits should consider to move forward in their leadership journey.
Participants left Shine the Light ready to put their new team leadership strategies into action. “I really enjoyed the workshop! I think that it was one of my all time favorites,” said Linda Tassie, executive director of YouthBASE. “I have been reflecting on leadership and where I need to grow in that area. It was perfect timing! Thank you for all you do to support the nonprofit community.”
Check out more photos from “Leading with an Exceptional Team” with Patrick Jinks and nonprofit leaders and teams here.