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Nonprofit Summit is Back!

May 2, 2024


The Community Foundation for the CSRA is pleased to announce the return of the annual Nonprofit Summit! Designed for nonprofit executive leadership, staff, volunteers and board members, the Nonprofit Summit features diverse programming by sought-after nonprofit and industry professionals, philanthropists, and corporate partners.

Recognizing the need to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in our region, the Nonprofit Summit provides access to high-level thought leadership and skill-building combined with networking opportunities. Dig deeper, look closer and think bigger this year at the Nonprofit Summit!

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Who Should Attend?

Nonprofit professionals, fundraisers, and leaders from the CSRA, including those working in marketing, program development, and finance. Attendees include everyone from organization staff and volunteers to board members and consultants.

Why Should You Attend?

The goal of the Summit is to provide dynamic, affordable, capacity building education and resources for nonprofit board members, staff members and volunteers. By attending you will have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and panelists, participate in breakout sessions, share resources with fellow attendees and deepen community connections.

Panel Session

Diversifying Resources

Moderated by: Shell Berry, CEO, Community Foundation for the CSRA

Featuring: Vetia Searcy, Business Strategist & Tax Credit Consultant, IVS Advisors; Hawthorne Welcher, Jr., Director, Augusta Housing & Community Development; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Diversify your development portfolio with alternate funding vehicles. Hear from experts to demystify government grants, tax credits and working with lending partners to further your mission and deepen your impact.

Keynote Speakers

Building Blocks - Affordable Housing: Stats, Facts and What it Means for You

“The Mike Show”
Featuring Mike Alexander, COO, and Mike Carnathan, Researcher, Atlanta Regional Commission

The lack of access to affordable housing has a host of negative impacts on our community. Housing cost-burdened families experience grater stress relating to food insecurity, health care, employment and overall social stability. The dialogue around affordable housing often centers, as it should, on supply, but this ongoing challenge is one that the nonprofit community should rally around collectively. Hear from industry data experts on the current situation in Augusta and its impact on those we serve.

Purpose Built Communities

Evan Smith & Alex Wiggins

The power of collaboration isn’t new, yet collaboration is essential if we hope to tackle complex issues like housing affordability. The good news is that we have promising examples of ways the social sector can join forces with neighborhood leaders and other leaders from the business and civic sectors to achieve more by working together.

From Data to Impact: Harnessing ALICE to Create Lasting Community Change

Brittany Burnett, President and CEO, United Way of the CSRA, Chair of United for ALICE: Georgia

Join us to learn about ALICE (Asset , Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and how to translate ALICE information into action. Staff from United Way of the CSRA will demonstrate how our nonprofit community can use ALICE data to inform strategies and decisions around work and investments in the CSRA.

Learning Tracks

The Nonprofit Summit breakout sessions offer 5 learning tracks designed to cover multiple roles and functions across your organization:

Executive: focused on building your leadership skills in managing people, motivating teams, strategic planning, board relations and more.

Programmatic: focused on the creation, implementation, management and evaluation of mission-based programs and services that deepen your impact in the community.

Development: focused on giving fundraising professionals the tools needed to successfully identify and secure resources for organizational sustainability.

Finance: focused on the basics of nonprofit financial management and how to determine the full cost of operating a nonprofit.

Marketing: focused on communicating your cause, gaining more supporters, and increasing your reach through social media, public relations and more.

Want to learn more about the agenda and breakout sessions?

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If you would like more information on our 2024 Nonprofit Summit, please contact Lasima Turmon, Sr. Program Officer here or at 706-724-1314.