Bright Ideas is the gathering of East Texas nonprofit and business leaders with the purpose of collaborating and putting our ideas in motion.
The 2017 conference offers something for just about everyone on your team, including directors, managers, program staff, and even board members.
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.
Peggy Berry, CFRE
Keep first-time donors coming back! Nonprofits of every size can implement proven strategies for acquiring a second gift from first time donors while building relationships for a lifetime of giving.
Mike Ballew, East Texas Area Council
Who will fill the next inevitable staff or board vacancy and what is your organization doing in preparation? We will discuss succession planning and other key elements needed to make for smoother transitions in your organization.
Brian Brandt, Core Insights
Imagine board members that are thrilled to serve the organization, well beyond the board meeting. Are you setting the bar high, and creating a structure that allows them to thrive? Identify key elements and proven strategies for success.
East Texas Center for Nonprofits
This session will focus on social media content and engagement, so bring your questions and we will share some practical guidance. With a clear strategy for your Social Media you will be able to put what you learn into practice immediately!
Kyle Penney, ETCF
Disaster philanthropy is a vital part of helping communities recover from catastrophic events. We will discuss the 4 stages of disaster, the important role organizations play, & learn practical steps you can take to be prepared when disaster strikes.
Marilyn Abegg-Glass & Kenny Sigler
How do you balance engaging millennials without neglecting your existing donors? We will discuss generational similarities & differences in the areas of relationship building, mail campaigns, stewardship, & special events.
A game changer is an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift. What if there were a new idea, belief, or change in behavior that would be a game changer for you? Even a small change can have a profound impact on your organization, family, or life.
Micheal Lavender & Andy Moers
“Ready-Reporting” for Boards & Donors: See how tracking & analyzing data translates to reaching & maintaining your organization's goals. Walk away with an understanding of how facts & figures will comfort directors & inspire donors!