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Nonprofit Leadership Seminar: Leading with Impact

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The Nonprofit Leadership Seminar: Leading with Impact, co-hosted by Cortland Jones and Shannon Baylor-Henderson, is a full day event providing practical information and strategies for aspiring and new nonprofit executives on how to effectively lead their organizations while making a TRUE IMPACT on communities and populations they seek to serve.

Session I is a panel-style discussion with our Keynote Speaker.

Session II is a sponsorship and grant writing workshop that will position new nonprofits for a successful grant seeking process and alternative funding through sponsorship. Shannon will help you get money now!

Our Expert Panelists are existing nonprofit and for-profit business leaders with varying degrees of experience (one to 15 years) and tenure in their respective roles. They will share personal experiences of impact within their businesses, decision-making process, and guidance on how you too can achieve the same success.

The grant writing workshop will be facilitated by Shannon Henderson, CEO of Imshannon.com, writing and content guru. She has helped her clients acquire over $1 million in funding. Operational and programmatic funding play major roles in achieving organizational impact so grants will be critical to your success.

Our Keynote & Guest Panelist is Melody Jordan-Carr. She is the Vice President of member relations for ASAE, the leading association management organization. She is a tremendous resource for member-based nonprofit organizations and will highlight the value of membership, its operational impact, and how to successfully implement impactful membership programs.

As an attendee, you may attend half day choosing one of the sessions or full day, attending both sessions.

Lunch will be provided for Full Day attendees.



Expert Panelists

Shannon Henderson, Im Shannon, CEO

Valencia Davis, Valencia's World, CEO

Eugene Jones, District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department, Former Assistant Fire Chief of Operations

Feyi Odukoya, Project Beautify You, Inc, Executive Director

Lisa Vernon, Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Executive Director



About our Keynote & Guest Panelist:

Melody A. Jordan-Carr is the vice president of member relations of ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. In this role, she is responsible for member recruitment, engagement and retention; volunteer management; development and direction of membership initiatives; and exploration of membership strategies. In addition, she serves as the senior section liaison for ASAE's membership section council, young professional committee, membership development committee, and other industry committees.

Jordan-Carr began her association career working on the production side of marketing and communications at the National Society of Black Engineers. Prior association experience includes her work with the National League of Cities, as manager of membership and marketing; work with the Society of American Military Engineers, as director of membership; and work with ASAE's Foundation, as a program manager. Prior to her association experience, she worked in the newspaper industry where she wore a host of hats. During her tenure at the Washington Post, her experience ranged from supporting several columnists, working at various news desks, to providing IT support in the systems and engineering department. After leaving the Washington Post, she pursued several other opportunities in both the news industry and private sector but discovered career happiness when she found her calling in the association industry.

She holds a B.A. in journalism and a M.S. in Management concentrating on nonprofit and association management. She has authored several articles on association management and co-wrote a chapter in ASAE’s Membership Essentials: Recruitment, Retention, Roles, Responsibilities and Resources. She serves as a volunteer and board member with local organizations. Her interests include writing, ballet and reading. She resides in Upper Marlboro, MD with her husband Steven, daughters Jordan and Cameron.


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