‘East Alabama Nonprofit Summit’ coming Oct. 22

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By Morgan Bryce
Associate Editor

Providing education and professional development for members of area nonprofits are some of the main objectives of the second annual “East Alabama Nonprofit Summit” that will be held Oct. 22 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The event is being organized by the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and the Alabama Association of Nonprofits.
This year’s theme is “Fund Development,” one of the many key topics that will be discussed during the event according CCAPNS Executive Director Sidney James Nakhjavan.
“This conference is geared those members of our community who are seeking to make a difference through nonprofit work in the third sector,” Nakhjavan said. “It will also provide networking opportunities and chances for Auburn University students to learn from the featured speakers. Our organization’s goal is to be a hub for nonprofits.”
Early registration forms are available through www.trailblz.info, and costs $75 per person.
Day-of registration will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 8:55 a.m.
Following the introduction at 9 a.m., training sessions for members participating in the Tracks A and B courses will be held from 9:15 – 11:50 a.m.
The luncheon will begin at noon. Kristin Scroggins, owner and lead trainer of the Huntsville-based genWHY Communication Strategies, will serve as the keynote speaker. Her presentation is titled “Show Me the Money! Reaching Donors of Every Generation.”
Following is a list of other speakers and their planned presentations for the event:
– Brooke Battle, founder of Swell Fundraising
“Friends Ask Friends! A 5-Step Plan for Successful Peer to Peer Campaigns That Anyone Can Implement”
Susann Montgomery-Clark, president of Clark Consulting
“Is the Sky Falling? (How to Prevent the New Tax Law from Decreasing Your Revenue)”
– Rachel Ramjattan, senior program director for Network for Good
“Helping Small to Mid-Size Nonprofits Create a Development Plan”
– Charlie Ray, president of Broad Street Co.
“Marketing and Advertising for Nonprofits in the Digital Age: How to Secure Google Grants and Leveraging Social Media for an Engaged Audience”
– Jamie Johnson, senior executive director of the Arthritis Foundation
“Engaging Volunteer Leaders”
– Anthony LaRocca, CPA Senior Partner of DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co., LLC.
For more information, call Alyse Scott at 334-844-3557 or email alyse.scott@auburn.edu. The venue is located at 241 S. College St.

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