In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we decided to share our “thankfulness” in the office for all of the support and guidance we received this year during our Shine the Light workshops. Everyone feels the urge to give back around this time, so we want to recognize those who gave to us year-around, allowing us to in turn give to nonprofits in our community that do the same.
Without the help of these ten organizations and people, our sessions would not have been possible.
We are thankful for our corporate sponsors that provide us with the funding necessary to hold successful workshops and invite outstanding speakers and panelists.
We are thankful for our media sponsors that give us exceptional ad placements and provide copies of their publications to hand out at our workshops.
We are thankful for our printing sponsor, Martin Printing, for always providing the workshop notebook materials in a timely manner at the highest quality.
Kroc Community Center
We are thankful for the Kroc Community Center in downtown Greenville for serving as our workshop location and going above and beyond to insure we had exceptional equipment, lighting, sound, food and atmosphere.
Workshop Speakers and Panelists
Gage Weekes, Hollingsworth Funds, Inc.
Alan Ethridge, Metropolitan Arts Council
Darrin Goss, Community Impact of United Way of Greenville County
Deborah McKetty, CommunityWorks Carolina
Rhett Mabry, Duke Endowment
Suzie Foley, Greenville Free Medical Clinic
Amy Bibby, Dixon Hughes Goodman
Brian Clark, OnPoint CFO & Controller Services
Ted Hendry, United Way of Greenville County
Pat Michaels, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC
JoKeitha Seabrook, United Way of Greenville County
Carrie Scott, Find Great People International
Craig Tarkenton, EDTS
Phil Yanov, Teach After Five
Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs, La Piana Consulting
We are thankful for our speakers and panelists who put together presentations, hand-outs and activities to teach Upstate nonprofits about the specifics of funding, storytelling, infrastructure and strategic planning.
Jennifer Oladipo, Greenville Journal
Blair Knobel, TOWN Magazine
Marne Mason, MY 102.5
Jay Spivey, Fete Magazine
Kevin Dees, Robojuice
Carroll Foster, Hot Eye Photography
William Richardson, SCETV
We are thankful for our table facilitators who sat with workshop attendees to lead discussion and answer questions.
We are thankful for those who authored OpEds in the Greenville News this year to educate the public on our Shine the Light topics and promote our workshops.
We are thankful for each other here at DNA! Without the help of our graphic designer to layout the notebook materials, or our accountant to manage the workshop budgets, or our account coordinators, executives and managers to oversee the day-of operations, Shine the Light would not be possible.
The Upstate Community
We are thankful for living and working in the Upstate of South Carolina, where the community is supportive of nonprofits and understands the benefits of giving. Thank you to all members of our community who donate their time, money and efforts to better our region.
We are thankful for all 300+ nonprofits in the Upstate that have attended our Shine the Light workshops and serve our community every day. If it wasn’t for your dedication grow and learn, we wouldn’t have a reason for putting these workshops together. Check out our recent ad in TOWN magazine to see the nonprofits that have attended our sessions.
Thank you to everyone who helped our Shine the Light workshops become a success in 2013. Our 2014 dates and topics will be announced shortly, so stay tuned! Happy Holidays