What is Bright Ideas?

Bright Ideas is the gathering of East Texas nonprofit and business leaders with the purpose of collaborating and putting our ideas in motion.

Who Should Attend

The 2017 conference offers something for just about everyone on your team, including directors, managers, program staff, and even board members.

Why Attend?

It will be a full day of important Nonprofit Capacity Building Content and a ONE OF A KIND Luncheon panel of CEO Leaders will be discussing key topics.

Our 6th year is shaping up to be one of the BEST!

It will be a full day of IMPORTANT Nonprofit Capacity Building Content.

A ONE OF A KIND Luncheon panel of CEO Leaders will be discussing topics such as:

•ECONOMIC CHALLENGES

•GUIDELINES

•SUCCESS STORIES     

•OPPORTUNITIES 

•CURRENT TRENDS IN CORPORATE FUNDING PRIORITIES 

•SOCIAL IMPACT AREAS OF INTEREST INITIATIVES

Register TODAY!

Schedule

8:00AM- 8:30AM

Doors Open

Registration/Light Breakfast/Exhibits

8:30AM- 9:45AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Donor Gift Conversion Strategies

More info coming soon!

Succession Planning for Executive Transitions

More info coming soon!

Building Organizational Ambassadors, not Just Board Members

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Social Media Content

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9:45AM- 10:00AM

Break/Networking/Exhibits

10:00AM- 11:15AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Disaster Philanthropy

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Generational Giving

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Game Changers: Developing Successful Strategies for Life

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Program Analysis: Financial Analysis, Data Modeling, and Operations Management Planning

More info coming soon!

11:15AM- 11:30AM

Break/Networking/Exhibits

11:30AM- 1:00PM

Awards Luncheon with Featured Discussion Panel-

Emceed by Pat Stacey, KLTV General Manager

Claude Henry

President- Tyler Market,

Texas Bank & Trust

Dr. Michael Tidwell

University of Texas at Tyler,

President

Rocky Gill

Express Employment

Professionals

Shannon Dacus

Trial Attorney

The Dacus Firm, P.C.

1:00PM- 1:30PM

Break/Networking/Exhibitors Final Give-a-ways

1:30PM- 2:45PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Volunteer Recruitment Strategies

More info coming soon!

Succession Planning for Executive Transitions

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Social Media Content

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Grant Prospect Research 101

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2:45PM- 3:00PM

Closing ETCN Give-a-ways

(Downstairs Room 103)

Location

Green Acres Crosswalk Conference Center

1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701