DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is excited to announce that their 2013 “Shine the Light on Your Non-Profit” educational series will begin in June with its first session “The Funder/Grantee Dynamic: A Candid Conversation.”

“The Funder/Grantee Dynamic” will take place on Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.- noon, at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 424 Westfield Street in Greenville. Registration is currently open at http://www.dnacc.com/non-profit-resources/shine-the-light/. The cost is $65 and includes breakfast and materials.

Exclusively for Board Members, Executive Directors, and Development Officers, topics will address clear communication between Funder and Grantee to avoid common misunderstandings and the pitfalls of power imbalance. Attendees will learn how to become better stewards of resources while fostering productive and results-driven business partnerships.

Distinguished panelists and facilitators include:

  • Joan Burkett, ScanSource
  • Alan Ethridge, Metropolitan Arts Council
  • Darrin Goss, United Way of Greenville County
  • Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
  • Rhett Mabry, Duke Endowment
  • Deborah McKetty, CommunityWorks Carolina
  • Bob Morris, Community Foundation of Greenville
  • Cheryl Smith, Fluor
  • Katy Pugh Smith, Piedmont Health Foundation
  • Susan Stall, Symmes Foundation
  • Molly Talbot-Metz, Mary Black Foundation
  • Gage Weekes, Hollingsworth Funds

Since 2010 DNA has been offering the series which has drawn more than 600 participants representing more than 180 nonprofit organizations. The workshops cover a variety of topics including branding, public relations, social media, online communications and event planning. All local nonprofits that are interested in refining their communication efforts are encouraged to register for any seminar.
Additional workshops that will be featured in DNA’s 2013 “Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit” include:

  • Public Relations: Telling and Selling Your Story- August 7, 2013
  • Investing in Your Infrastructure- September 18, 2013
  • Reframing Your Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan- November 6, 2013

Debbie Nelson, founder and CEO of DNA Creative Communications remarks,

We are excited to offer this series once again. Our goal is to arm nonprofits with the tactics and tools they need to help their organizations succeed.

2013 Series Sponsors
Greenville Journal, Community Foundation of Greenville, Town Magazine, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, Hollingsworth Funds Inc., United Way, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Martin Printing Inc. and Find Great People.

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 the 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 4 or visit www.dnacc.com.