DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with Hollingsworth Funds, Community Foundation of Greenville, Graham Foundation and United Way of Greenville County, is pleased to announce that Kathy Hedge, executive director, author and nonprofit consultant from Washington, D.C., will present at Shine the Light‘s “Leading for Sustainability.” This event is part of the 2014 Nonprofit Forums and will take place on November 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kroc Community Center.

“We are looking forward to this discussion about nonprofit fundraising and sharing Kathy’s expertise,” said Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA and founder of Shine the Light. “It’s vital to incorporate board members into the fundraising process and this session will teach nonprofit leaders how to do so.”

Kathy Hedge is the Executive Director of Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), a nonprofit organization providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens. She is the author of a BoardSource book, Engaging Your Board in Fundraising: A Staff’s Guide. Kathy also serves as a Nonprofit Consultant in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning and board development.

This Shine the Light session will focus on nonprofit fundraising and delve into the five keys for engaging board members in fundraising. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from a group of local nonprofit leaders who have managed many fundraising initiatives. Panelists will include:

• Ann Robinson of Park Sterling Bank
• Bill Tiller of Make A Wish South Carolina
• Coby Hennecy of South Carolina ETV Endowment

This is the fourth and final session of the 2014 Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums − which focus on leadership and bring in national speakers. For more information on Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums or to register for “Leading for Sustainability,” visit www.NonprofitForums.org or call Katie Ward at (864)235-0959 ext. 0.

Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums
Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums is an annual series of educational workshops presented by DNA Creative Communications in Greenville, S.C. These comprehensive seminars in nonprofit management include fundraising help, strategic planning, branding exercises and leadership development. Each session is designed exclusively for nonprofit professionals, executive directors and board members to provide insight and training in operating a successful nonprofit organization. Since its launch in 2010, more than 1,300 participants and 375 nonprofit organizations have attended a Shine the Light Nonprofit Forum.