United Way Non Profit Development Center Hosts Conference
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October 19, 2012-TYLER, TX— The first East Texas conference for non-profit professionals will take place on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Green Acres Lighthouse Center in Tyler.


Keynote speaker is Paul Vitale, founder of Vital Communications, Inc., Vitale travels worldwide speaking to organizations about the importance of a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and other concepts vital in today’s society. His audiences benefit from the many seeds of heroism he has encountered during his travels and experiences with people from the corporate boardroom, to the classroom and everywhere in between. During his high-energy presentations, Vitale will present ideas to captivate and inspire participants to thrive and excel in this constantly changing world.


The Bright Ideas for Success Conference is hosted by the Nonprofit Development Center of United Way of Smith County and is the first conference for nonprofit professionals in East Texas.

Attendees will learn new nonprofit best practices and emerging trends, find opportunities for networking and collaborating with others, and share ideas and resources. Over twenty breakout sessions will be available, covering topics of fundraising, public relations, social media, governance/leadership, and volunteers. Nonprofit professionals, businesses and public attendees are asked to register at www.brightideasforsuccess.com. Registration is $129 for the full day conference, which includes breakout sessions and lunch with our keynote speaker. 

Those who are unable to attend the entire conference are encouraged to attend the luncheon and/or Super Session, which will be conducted by Mr. Vitale immediately following the luncheon.

Lunch is from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “Energize the Enthusiasm that Exists Within”, and the Super Session, “It’s Your Life – Dominate It!” is from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The cost to attend the luncheon is $29, and the cost is $49 for both sessions.

As is with any successful event, this event would not be possible without the support of committed sponsors. Major Sponsors include: United Way, Abegg Willis & Associates, Fourth Partner, The Robert M. Rogers Foundation, The A. W. Riter, Jr. Family Foundation, and Express Employment Professionals.  Partners are: Ms. Lucy Stringer, Ms. Margie Boyd, County Line Magazine, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Project Progress, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Superior Health Plans.

For more information or to register, go to www.brightideasforsuccess.com , or contact Dorothy Franks at (903) 581-6376 ext. 201 or dfranks@uwtyler.org

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