NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference

Professional development for nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers

NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference (formerly NPUHuntsville) is an annual event that provides the opportunity for nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers to come together to learn from and strengthen each other as we navigate the challenges nonprofits are facing.

NAVIGATE provides high-quality professional development across a wide range of topics while also encouraging nonprofit leaders to connect and network with each other to discuss strategic efforts that will help their nonprofit thrive. This year, NAVIGATE will be offered to all regional nonprofits at no charge.

Join us August 18, 2020

for a day of professional development formulated with nonprofits in mind.  Workshops will be available in the event app beginning at 1:00 p.m. on August 18th.  Be sure to register for NAVIGATE to receive more instructions.

Virtual Conference

will be managed through our event app with smartphone, tablet, or computer compatibility.  Information about downloading the app will be sent after registering.  Workshops will be available through the app until September 1, 2020.

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for this VIRTUALLY reimagined event that is completely FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

OUR NAVIGATOR

Kristin Scroggin

Meet Your Virtual Guide

Kristin Scroggin can't do math, or bake a pie, but she is VIRTUALLY masterful at helping nonprofits share their stories! Kristin has her Masters in Communication Studies, Bachelors in Communication Arts and has been a Communications Lecturer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for 11 years. Her passion is generational diversity, and for the past five years she has spoken at conferences and organizations across the United States ranging from Fortune 500 companies to tiny non-profits, about this vital topic.

Kristin will join us as a virtual guide to help attendees from across the region NAVIGATE this conference while dropping tips to cultivate a sustainable, vibrant, multi-generational base with her "Tell Your Story" material which helps nonprofits tell their story to the community, to funders, and to potential employees and volunteers.

Tracks

Session 1 (click + to expand)
  • Board Governance | Boardsmanship Training with John Allen, CEO of Huntsville Committee of 100

  • Budget and Finance | M.A.P. Money with Brad Garland, CPA at Brand Blackwell and Co.

  • Organizational Planning | How Strategic Planning Can Benefit Your Organization with Charlie Blass, CEO of B.L.A.S.S., LLC

  • Community Connections | Introduction to Community Connections with Jennifer Kinard, Community Outreach Specialist at the ELM Foundation

  • Fundraising | Making the Ask, Sharing Your Passion with Claudia A. Bucher, Director of Development at United Way of Madison County

  • Marketing | A Crash Course in Google Ad Grants with Justin Givens, Technical Director at Image in a Box

  • Operations | HR 101  with Melva Tate, President and Senior HR Consultant, Tate Associates, LLC W

  • Public Relations | Website Essentials with Laura Barnard, Owner of Sweet Tea Communications

  • Nonprofit 101 Essentials *Extended Session* | NAVIGATING The New Normal  coordinated by Cathy Miller, Community Impact Director, United Way of Madison County

  • CEO *Extended Session* | Four Keys for Unlocking Your Team’s Potential with Shannon Preston, CEO of Alabama Association of Nonprofits (Currently a wait list for this session.  Email ashley@communityfoundationhsv.org to be added to the list.)

Session 2 (click + to expand)
  • Board Governance | Nonprofit Governance: Nuts and Bolts with Lauren Smith, President of Lanier Ford

  • Budget and Finance | M.A.P. Accounting with Chuck Brand, CPA at Brand Blackwell and Co.

  • Organizational Planning | Panel Discussion with Christina Hearne, Program Director at Leadership Greater Huntsville

  • Community Connections | Charleston SafetyNet Network: A Case Study in Community Transformation with Cathy Easley, Director of Integrated Community Systems at Trident United Way

  • Fundraising | The New Fundraising Formula: 3 Secrets to Success Despite Any Crisis with Nancy Rieves, Ed.D., Fundraising Maximizer at NL Rieves Consulting, LLC

  • Marketing | Make Your Marketing Budget Work for You  with Mark Moore, Director of Development and Marketing at Thrive Alabama

  • Operations | Recruiting for Nonprofits with Kristina Minyard

  • Public Relations | Communications Strategy for Fostering Corporate Relationships with Whitney Schmitt, Community Relations with Dynetics

  • Nonprofit 101 Essentials *Extended Session* | NAVIGATING The New Normal coordinated by Cathy Miller, Community Impact Director, United Way of Madison County

  • CEO *Extended Session* | Four Keys for Unlocking Your Team’s Potential with Shannon Preston, CEO of Alabama Association of Nonprofits (Currently a wait list for this session.  Email ashley@communityfoundationhsv.org to be added to the list.)

Session 3 (click + expand)
  • Board Governance | Effective Meeting Management with Kathi Tew of Liberty Learning Foundation

  • Budget and Finance | M.A.P. Planning with Dave Lakin, CEO/Founder at Acacia Business Solutions

  • Organizational Planning | How Your Organization Can Best Use Volunteers (Panel) with Amy Gandy, Program Director at Leadership Greater Huntsville

  • Community Connections | Pathway to Sustainability with Dale Jobes, CEO of Cintel, Inc.

  • Fundraising | Feeling Pressure to Enter into a Capital Campaign? with Dr. Archie Tucker, II, VP for Marketing, Communication and Advancement at Alabama A&M University

  • Marketing | Charlie's Angels find Biggest Bang for your Buck  with Adriane Van Kirk, Ashley Walls Farish, and Susannah Torres

  • Operations | Employer Total Benefits to Remain Competitive and Have Fun Along the Way  with Mike Bean, President of Passion HR

  • Public Relations | Huntsville’s Workforce Development Campaign: A Case Study with Claire Aiello, Huntsville Chamber of Commerce

  • Nonprofit 101 Essentials *Extended Session* | NAVIGATING The New Normal  coordinated by Cathy Miller, Community Impact Director, United Way of Madison County

  • CEO *Extended Session* | Four Keys for Unlocking Your Team’s Potential with Shannon Preston, CEO of Alabama Association of Nonprofits (Currently a wait list for this session.  Email ashley@communityfoundationhsv.org to be added to the list.)

Platinum Sponsor

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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