Nonprofits Learn Best Practices From Industry Experts

Hodges University News

From 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).

The “Board 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.

The 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.

The “Nonprofit 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.

The 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.

For a full list of upcoming workshops, and to register, visit www.hodges.edu/cne. Contact Marian Klink at cne@hodges.edu 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 program.

About 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 high-quality organization.

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