DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Hollingsworth Funds, Inc., and United Way of Greenville County, is hosting a seminar “Power Surge: Maximizing the Board Chair/ED Relationship” on October 24th.The half day workshop is designed exclusively for Board Chairs and Executive Directors and will focus on key functions of board leadership that fuel nonprofit success. Some of the topics that will be covered include strategic planning and nonprofit Board Chair/ED partnership.

“Power Surge” will be held at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. To register for the workshop, please visit www.dnacc.com or call 864-235-0959 extension 6. Session registration is $40 and includes breakfast and materials.

The session will feature two nationally recognized leaders in the nonprofit arena:

  • “The Strategic Thinking Organization: Take Your Cause Culture from Common to Compelling,” Allison Black Cornelius, Principal, Blackfish Strategies
  • “The Truth About What Nonprofit Boards Want,” June J. Bradham, CFRE, President, Corporate DevelopMint

Cornelius is the principal of Blackfish Strategies, a consulting company headquartered in Alabama specializing in training government, community-based, and faith-based organizations in governance, charitable choice, board development, strategic thinking, fund development, leadership, and social marketing. Cornelius trains nonprofit, faith-based, and government groups on board development and private and public economic development initiatives. She has trained thousands of board members of both nonprofit and for-profit corporations and has assisted the policy offices of twenty-three U.S. Governors.

Bradham is the president of Corporate DevelopMint, a strategic planning and fundraising consulting firm headquartered in Charleston. As CEO of Corporate DevelopMint, Bradham has helped guide over 130 nonprofit organizations from Virginia to Florida with goals that have ranged from $3 million to $100 million. In addition to providing counsel for nonprofits throughout the Southeast, Bradham has made over a hundred presentations and speeches to numerous associations and organizations around the globe.

Power Surge” will also include a panel discussion on the importance of the Board Chair/ED relationship led by the following community leaders:

  • Jo Hackl, Attorney, Wyche, P.A.
  • Bob Howard, President, Greenville Tech Foundation
  • Minor Shaw, President, Micco LLC
  • Brad Wyche, Executive Director, Upstate Forever

The 2012 series sponsors are the Community Foundation of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County, Hollingsworth Funds, Inc., Dixon Hughes Goodman, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Sullivan Company, Greenville Journal, Martin Printing Company, and TOWN Magazine.

For more information, please visit DNA’s website at www.dnacc.com or call 864-235-0959 extension 6.

DNA Creative Communications

DNA is the leading communications expert in South Carolina for nonprofit and government organizations that enhance quality of life in their communities. We build relationships with key audiences through branding, public relations, event management and online strategies. Our partners are organizations within the education, human services and sustainability sectors.

Founded in 1997, DNA has worked with more than 230 organizations and is the proud recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here program and Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit educational series, featuring training and workshops for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 864.235.0959 x2 or visit www.dnacc.com.