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 topics 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

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Schedule

8:00AM Super Session –  HR Overtime Laws with Rosemary Jones, Ramey & Flock PC

9:00AM General Session – Game Changers with Suzanne Smith, Social Impact Architects  

10:00AM Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

LEADERSHIP

Public Speaking: presented by Deronda Baughman from UTT

FUNDRAISING

Engaging the Nonprofit Board in Fundraising: presented by Marilyn Abegg from Abegg Willis & Associates

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

Cultural Sensitivity: presented by Denise Allen from Justice for our Neighbors of East Texas

MARKETING

Cinematic-Style Video Storytelling that Moves People: presented by Carlos Maestas from Key Ideas

11:30am – Awards Luncheon with Keynote Speakers Governor Frank & Cathy Keating

1:15PM Super Session with Governor Frank Keating

 OR

1:15pm Afternoon Breakout Session (Choose One)

LEADERSHIP

Super Session with Governor Frank Keating

FUNDRAISING

Once Upon a Time… how storytelling can inspire, motivate and persuade donors to support your nonprofit: presented by Nancy Lamar from Hospice of East Texas

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

Brain Gym for Adults: presented by Kristin Omo from Champions for Children

MARKETING

Super Session with Governor Frank Keating

2:30pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

LEADERSHIP

Succession Planning: presented by Kim Brody from Core Insights

FUNDRAISING

Grant Research, Dig Deeper: presented by Fred Peters from Kilgore College

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT

Managing Generations in the Workplace & as Volunteers: presented by Matt Tibbets from Express Employment Professionals

MARKETING

Cinematic-Style Video Storytelling that Moves People: presented by Carlos Maestas from Key Ideas

Location

Green Acres Crosswalk Conference Center

1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701