Shine the Light Announces 2018 Line Up of Nonprofit Speakers and April 24th Kickoff
Greenville, SC (March 30, 2018)— DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County, the Hollingsworth Funds, The Graham Foundation and the Jolley Foundation announces the launch of its Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums series, “Strengthen Your Organization: Get Fit in 2018.” The kickoff session, “Energize: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing & Adaptability,” will take place on April 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at Zen, located at 924 S. Main St in Greenville.
Trainer, speaker, author, and blogger, Beth Kanter travels to Greenville from California to facilitate this kickoff session. Beth is an internationally recognized thought leader on networks, social media, philanthropy, and wellbeing in the workplace. She has facilitated trainings for virtually thousands of social change activists and nonprofits around the world. Beth is the author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout published by J. Wiley. In addition, many will be familiar with “Beth’s Blog,” one of the first nonprofit blogs, which continues today.
On April 24th participants will learn the skills and how to facilitate processes that routinize reflection, flexibility, and adaptability that together create a culture of wellbeing within their organizations. Resilient leaders not only understand how to take care of themselves while taking care of the organization’s mission, they understand how to activate and sustain a culture of wellbeing throughout the organization. Nonprofits that cultivate a culture of wellbeing attract and retain top talent, bounce back quickly from stressful times, and have a fully engaged staff that comes to work every day inspired, excited, and full of innovative ideas. During the session Beth Kanter will offer exercises for leaders to practice their own adaptability and resilience skills and provide them with a framework to facilitate these processes within their organizations.
This year Shine the Light is piloting a new learning initiative. A month after each Shine the Light session workshop participants will have the opportunity to attend a two-hour professionally facilitated Booster Session to discuss implementation strategies with their peers. The first Booster Session will be help on May 18.
Shine the Light will have three additional forums in their 2018 series. On June 19, from 8 a.m. to noon at Zen, Don Crocker of the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy in New York City will lead a forum entitled “Go the Distance: Leadership Transitions & Organizational Sustainability.” On August 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 at Zen, Charles Weathers of The Weathers Group in Columbia will facilitate the full-day workshop, “Circuit Training: A Workout for Emerging Leaders.” And finally, Shine the Light will conclude its 2018 series at Zen with a forum on October 16, from 8 a.m. to noon, led by Adrienne Burris of Greenville Wordsmiths. This final session is entitled “Daily Exercise: Build Your Storytelling Muscles.”
“We are proud to be kicking off our 9th year of Shine the Light with an amazing line up of nonprofit presenters from across the country. All of this year’s sessions were developed based on the results of a recent community assessment, which identified priority areas for developing the capacity of our local nonprofit leaders. Our ongoing goal for Shine the Light is to provide a creative learning environment that both inspires and leads to implementation,” shared Debbie Nelson, founder and producer of Shine the Light.
For more information on Shine the Light or to register, visit www.NonprofitForums.org