Nonprofit Professional University in Huntsville

Professional development for nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers

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NPU 2020 June 11

What is NonProfit University?

NPUHuntsville (Nonprofit Professionals University in Huntsville) is an annual event formulated with non-profits in mind. NPU provides the opportunity for nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers from all over the region to come together to learn from and strengthen each other.

NPU provides high-quality, strategic, and affordable professional development while also encouraging nonprofit leaders to connect and network with each other to discuss strategic efforts that will help their nonprofit thrive.

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Keynote Speaker

Allison Black Cornelius

The Transformative Power of Saying “Yes” to Life’s Hardest Requests

For Allison Black Cornelius, the memories of her childhood are crystal clear. Unfortunately a big part of those memories includes the horrible trauma of child sexual abuse. It was 1972 and then, seven-year-old Allison was attending what should have been the safest of places for any child: her family’s church. Yet it was there that she met the man who would become her repeated offender. Allison travels nationally as a public speaker advocating for children and championing the importance of child abuse prevention. She is one of the most requested motivational speakers in the country and has spoken to audiences at the White House, the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, and the United Nation’s International Women’s Summit. Allison shares her journey and the secret she discovered that has been essential to achieving her life’s goals. Her story of healing, resilience, success, and survival is a testament to the ability of the human spirit to transform tragedy into personal growth and triumph.

Tracks

Session 1
  • Board Governance [Extended Session] presented by Huntsville Committee of 100, featured speaker: John Allen, Huntsville Committee of 100
  • Budget and Finance Lost in Translation - Understanding and Communicating Numbers in Your Nonprofit presented by Brand Blackwell & Co. featuring Brad Garland, Brand Blackwell & Co.
  • Building Effective Teams Look Who’s Talking presented by Leadership Greater Huntsville featuring Beth Zinn and Christina Hearne, Leadership Greater Huntsville
  • CEO Forum Standards for Nonprofit Excellence: Getting Your Organizational “House” in Order  [Extended Session] presented by Alabama Assoication of Nonprofits featuring Shannon Ammons, Alabama Association of Nonprofits (session now full)
  • Community Connections Community Collaboration with Allison Black Cornelius, Greater Birmingham Humane Society
  • Fundraising Building a Culture of Philanthropy presented by Assoication of Fundraising Pofessionals AL, North Chapter (AFP)  with Jeff Schreifels, Veritus Group
  • Video Marketing: Practical Tips and Inspiring Storytelling Methods presented by American Advertising Federation North Alabama (AAF) featuring Thomas Coiner, Knight Eady
  • Nonprofit 101 [Extended Session] presented by United Way of Madison County
  • Operations Nonprofit Human Resources & Employement Law presented by and featuring Nancy Washington Vaugh, The Law Office of Nancy Washington Vaughn
  • Public Relations THE BIG ASK:  Effective Methods of Reaching Donors to Support Your NonProfit presented by Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) featuring Kristin Scroggin, GenWHY Communication Strategies
Session 2
  • Board Governance [Extended Session] presented by Huntsville Committee of 100, featured speaker: John Allen, Huntsville Committee of 100
  • Budget and Finance From Bookkeeping to the Boardroom presented by Brand Blackwell & Co. featuring Chuck Brand, Brand Blackwell & Co.
  • Building Effective Teams Teamwork Makes the Dream Work presented by Leadership Greater Huntsville featuring Emily Rogers and Amy Gandy, Leadership Greater Huntsville
  • CEO Forum Standards for Nonprofit Excellence: Getting Your Organizational “House” in Order  [Extended Session] presented by Alabama Assoication of Nonprofits featuring Shannon Ammons, Alabama Association of Nonprofits (session now full)
  • Community Connections Charity Tracker 101  with Joey Yarber and Mike Simon, Simon Solutions
  • Fundraising AVOIDING DONOR DANGERS:  10 tips for staying out of jail and hell presented by Assoication of Fundraising Pofessionals AL, North Chapter (AFP)  with Allison Black Cornelius, Greater Birmingham Humane Society
  • Developing and Organizing Your Social Media Plan presented by American Advertising Federation North Alabama (AAF) featuring Jay Hixon, Thrive Alabama; Alicia King, Huntsville Museum of Art & Our Valley Events; Beth Ridgeway, Huntsville-Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Moderator: Samantha Nielsen, Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Nonprofit 101 [Extended Session] presented by United Way of Madison County
  • Operations Cybersecurity 101  presented by The Law Office of Nancy Washington Vaughn featuring Shane Liptak, Gray Analytics
  • Public Relations ON AIR:  How to Make an Impact in TV & Radio Interviews presented by Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) featuring Daniela Perallon, Arts Huntsville
Session 3
  • Board Governance [Extended Session] presented by Huntsville Committee of 100, featured speaker: John Allen, Huntsville Committee of 100
  • Budget and Finance Critical Keys for Success presented by Brand Blackwell & Co. featuring Dave Lakin, Acacia Business Solutions
  • Building Effective Teams Leading Change for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises presented by Leadership Greater Huntsville featuring Pam Marmom, Marmom Consulting
  • CEO Forum Standards for Nonprofit Excellence: Getting Your Organizational “House” in Order  [Extended Session] presented by Alabama Assoication of Nonprofits featuring Shannon Ammons, Alabama Association of Nonprofits (session now full)
  • Community Connections Collaboration Starts with Conversation:  A Madison County Case Study with Dr. Jennie Robinson, Missy Hanks, and Jen Kinard, The ELM Foundation
  • Fundraising 7 Pillars of a Major Gift Program presented by Assoication of Fundraising Pofessionals AL, North Chapter (AFP)  with Jeff Schreifels, Veritus Group
  • Make Your Marketing Budget Work for You presented by American Advertising Federation North Alabama (AAF) featuring Mark Moore, Thrive
  • Nonprofit 101 [Extended Session] presented by United Way of Madison County
  • Operations Nonprofit Insurance Best Practices presented by The Law Office of Nancy Washington Vaughn featuring Joe Mullins, Legacy Insurance
  • Public Relations PRoBono Unwrapped  presented by Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) featuring Megan Bivens, NAPRCA PRoBono; Ashley Polesak, PRoBono Committee; Angela Walker, Huntsville Community Drumline Founder

Participant Quote

My board of directors and I all attend different sessions and come together afterwards to share our takeaways. These annual learnings have directly influenced our organization's operations and strategic plan.

KAREN OURIEL MOCKENSTURM,
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy

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