Summit 2013
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Strategy | Solution | Sustainability
November 7, 2013
Embassy Suites LaVista Hotel and Convention Center
12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista,Nebraska68128
United States






Convening nonprofit and philanthropic professionals, our annual Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands is not to be missed! Attendees leave with inspirational ideas, expert knowledge and useful resources to assist them in fulfilling their nonprofit's mission and maximize the impact in our communities.

Thank You SMITH HAYES for Co-Sponsoring this event!



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This year's National Speakers are:


David Thompson
Maintaining Nonprofit Momentum, VP of Public Policy | National Council of Nonprofits

David L. Thompson is Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits,the nation’s largest network of nonprofit organizations. Active at the local, state, and federal levels through its member State Associations and nonprofit allies, the National Council amplifies the voices of America’s local community-based nonprofit organizations, helping them engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, and achieve greater impact in their communities.



Bruce Burtch
Igniting the Economic & Social Power of Cross-Sector Partnerships

Bruce is a nationally-known cause marketing and cross-sector partnership expert. He helps for-profit and nonprofit organizations develop win-win partnerships which maximize their strategic marketing and fund development success.

Bruce was called the "Father of Cause Marketing” by the Cause Marketing Forum, having designed a partnership between the March of Dimes and Marriott Corporation in 1976 which raised $2.5 million - 40% more than had ever been raised by March of Dimes’ Chapters West.


Career Highlights:

Public Affairs Manager, Marriott Corporation

Director of Public Relations, US Olympic Committee

Director of Marketing & Communications, American Red Cross Bay Area

Founder and CEO of the William Bentley Agency



Grace-Anne Alfiero
The Importance of Digital Storytelling

Considered an expert in the nonprofit industry, Grace-Anne Alfiero, MFA, is uniquely qualified to consult with nonprofit organziations and corporations. Alfiero has logged over 20 years of advocacy and leadership work in the field of services for persons with disabilities, marginalized populations and in the cultural arts industry. As the past Executive Director and founder of Creative Clay, Cultural Arts Center, Alfiero developed nine innovative and successful programs for persons with disabilities including the self-determination/self-advocacy and employment programs of ARTLINK and ARTWORKS. Now as a consultant, Alfiero works as a professor and as an advisor with academic institutions, nonprofit agencies, cities and civic groups to manage projects involving training, program development, grant writing, digital storytelling, public awareness and employment initiatives.



We have other notable speakers who will be offering information-packed breakout sessions that you won't want to miss.


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