DNA Creative Communications Hosts Exclusive Session for Executive Directors and Board Chairs
Greenville S.C. (June 14, 2012) – DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Hollingsworth Funds, Inc, and United Way of Greenville County, kicked off its 2012 “Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit” educational series with its first session “Leadership Synergy: Fundraising Fundamentals for Success” on June 13th at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
“It is hard to believe it has been three years since I first approached Bob Morris at the Community Foundation about our idea to offer communications training to our Upstate nonprofits,” said Debbie Nelson, founder and principal of DNA Creative Communications. “I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished so far and I would like to thank our community partners for their continuous support and for making those workshops possible.”
Over 100 board chairs and executive directors of nonprofits across South Carolina attended the seminar which focused on key functions of board leadership that fuel nonprofit success. The session addressed the need for successful fundraising tools given the challenges that nonprofits face in the current economic situation.
“The workshop was just another example of how much nonprofits are interested in having local training on a variety of topics. It was just an excellent program,” said Bob Morris, president of the Community Foundation of Greenville.
“Leadership Synergy” featured a special presentation by Carl Beard, an experienced fundraising professional from CCBeard & Associates. “I thought that the workshop was planned and executed very well and it was done in a way that really had people in mind. There was a sense of warmth and friendliness to the whole experience that I thought was very compelling and the content was excellent,” said Carl Beard.
The session also included a panel discussion led by the following people:
• Carol Browning, BI-LO Charities
• Ed Good, Hollingsworth Funds, Inc.
• Darrin Goss, United Way of Greenville County
• Herb Johnson, Michelin, NA
• Sue Priester, Greenville Women Giving
• Cheryl Smith, Fluor
• Charlie Stone, Greenville High School Spirit Week
“I would like to commend Debbie Nelson for bringing this program together. I thought that this was an excellent session and the combination of speakers and panelists really made for a well-rounded program,” said Herb Johnson, director of community relations at Michelin North America.
The “Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit” series was originally developed in 2010 as a resource to help the widespread communications needs among the nonprofit community. The next session of the 2012 series is “Web Fusion 2.0: Finding Your Web Future.” It will be held on July 25th at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. To find out more or to register for a future seminar, visit DNA’s website at www.dnacc.com or call 864-235-0959 extension 1.
The 2012 series sponsors are the Community Foundation of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County, Hollingsworth Funds, Inc, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Sullivan Company, Greenville Journal, Martin Printing Company, and TOWN Magazine.
DNA Creative Communications
DNA is the leading communications partner for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance the quality of life in their communities. We focus our efforts on the education, human service, and sustainability sectors by offering a variety of targeted strategies including: brand positioning; online, media and crisis communications; community outreach programs; and special events.
On an annual basis, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series. DNA is the proud recipient of the Greenville Chamber’s 2005 Small Business of the Year Award and the Community Foundation of Greenville’s 2011 Creative Spirit Award. For more information, please call 864-235-0959 ext 2 or visit www.dnacc.com.