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Community leaders gather to learn how to make an impact through collaboration

Community leaders gather to learn how to make an impact through collaboration

More than 160 Nashville area nonprofit agency leaders, board representatives and public or private partners interested in learning more about collaboration and collective impact gathered at Lipscomb University Tuesday, Oct. 21, for the kick-off of the second convening of Collaboration College.

HOT TOPICS: Thoughts from the annual BoardSource conference

HOT TOPICS: Thoughts from the annual BoardSource conference

I had the opportunity last week to attend the BoardSource annual conference in Washington D.C. The focus of the event was board governance and there were many sessions looking at the issues facing CEOs and Board leaders. Here are a few highlights and additional thoughts on the subject:

WGU Tennessee to offer Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship

WGU Tennessee to offer Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship

WGU Tennessee has teamed up with CNM to launch the Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship, designed to help more nonprofit sector employees go back to school. The scholarhsip is valued at up to $3,000 over four terms, to 10 new students in the coming months.

Branding tips and strategies from CNM expert Kia Jarmon

Branding tips and strategies from CNM expert Kia Jarmon

CNM expert and PR/Brand Strategist at The MEPR Agency Kia Jarmon was recently at ArtCamp Nashville, hosted by 12th & Broad and offered some marketing and branding tips in the podcast for creatives and offers a comparison to branding strategies for nonprofits. 

2014 Salute to Excellence Winners Announced

2014 Salute to Excellence Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Salute to Excellence awards! More than $210,000 were awarded in 12 categories at the largest nonprofit award ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel.

Hot Topics: Ice Bucket Challenge

Hot Topics: Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, you must live under a rock to have not heard all of the buzz about this. Yes, it has brought in significant new funds and new donors to ALS. But what does it mean for the rest of us? Are there lessons that we can take away from this viral craze gone mad?

Hot Topics: Technology and Millennials

Hot Topics: Technology and Millennials

Whether you have a school-age child in your life or not, it’s interesting to think that they are our future leaders and donors. As nonprofits, we are reminded frequently that we need to actively build relationships with Millennials and should even start to engage the youngest generations now by meeting them where they are… but how?

Road to Conference: Are you telling a boring story?

Road to Conference: Are you telling a boring story?

"So much of nonprofit content is such a snooze," says Kivi Leroux Miller, special guest speaker at Bridge to Excellence.