Nonprofits Learn Best Practices From Industry Experts
board recruitment to learning how to position yourself as “the brand of
choice,” Southwest Florida nonprofit leaders will receive industry best
practices from business experts with the help of Hodges University’s Center for
Nonprofit Excellence (CNE).
Recruitment and Engagement” workshop will take place from
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 8. Susan Suarez, CFRE, Suarez and
Associates and Debbie Mathews Finch, Mathews Finch Consulting Group, will
discuss the best strategies for engaging board members in the priority work of
boards: governance and fundraising. The workshop will be held in the Stock
Building, John White Community Room on the Naples campus – 2647 Professional
Way, Naples, FL 34119.
Brand Called You” workshop will take place from 9:30 –
11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13. Mei-Mei Chan Kirk, former president of the
News-Press, will discuss with participants how to position and distinguish
themselves as the brand of choice. She will also explain how to increase
influence, fulfill potential and make an even greater impact on the community.
To conclude the workshop, she will provide a review of branding fundamentals
and benefits, as well as focus on the participants and their own personal
brands. The workshop will be held in the Kleist Community Room on the Fort
Myers campus – 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Naples, FL, 33966.
Governance and Fundraising” workshop will take place from
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22. Donna Gillroy, president of
Gillroy + Associates, Inc., will discuss the current construct on
staff/governance roles and responsibilities best practices, voices of national
experts on the millennial generation, and local demographic shifts in Collier
and Lee counties that may influence participants’ thinking. The workshop will
be held in the Stock Building, John White Community Room on the Naples campus –
2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.
registration fee is $35 per workshop, unless otherwise noted. CNE participants
who attend four workshops in each governance, operations or management can earn
a noncredit certificate in the topic area.
a full list of upcoming workshops, and to register, visit www.hodges.edu/cne.
Contact Marian Klink at firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information. To obtain a certificate, participants must first
register with the CNE and complete four workshops in one of the three
categories. Contact the CNE by calling (239) 598-6284 to begin a certificate
the Center for Nonprofit Excellence:
The Hodges University Center for Nonprofit Excellence serves as a leader in the
training and support of nonprofit organizations. Its mission is to enhance the
governance, management and operations of nonprofit organizations in Southwest
Florida. Seminars provide information on roles and responsibilities of board
members, legal and financial best practices, strategic planning, fund raising,
volunteer management and other topics relevant to the operations of a