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Nonprofit summit Oct. 31
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CONYERS - A nonprofit summit will be held Oct. 31 focusing on the primary responsibilities and legal obligations of nonprofit boards and individual board members, as well as how to identify and work through barriers to financial effectiveness.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 31, at the J.P. Carr Services Center, 981 Taylor Street in Conyers. A complimentary breakfast will be provided starting at 7:30 a.m.

The presenter will be Glenda Y. Hicks, CPA, a trainer and consultant with extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations. Ms. Hicks has a private practice in Marietta that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations with financial management, financial leadership, board governance training, consulting, executive coaching, and assessment services. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, having joined a select group of trainers after completing a rigorous application and certification process. BoardSource is a national nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that has supported and promoted excellence in nonprofit board service for over 25 years.

The Rockdale Nonprofit Resource Summit is being coordinated and sponsored by a collaborative consisting of the following: Rockdale County Clerk of Courts, Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families, Non-Profit Consortium and Health TRUST Rockdale, the grant-making division of the Hospital Authority of Rockdale County. Event contributors include Non-Profit Leadership Institute, Social America, United Way in Rockdale, Glenda Y. Hicks, CPA and Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C.

Event organizers are encouraging both staff and board members of nonprofits to participate.

Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win free consulting services for their organization from Ms. Hicks, from Cheryl M. Board of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, from Lorraine Kelley of Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C., certified public accountants, and from Kyion Williams of Social America plus other prizes provided by United Way

The cost of the summit is $20 per nonprofit agency for up to three participants. Register online at Organizations in need of scholarships to attend the summit should contact Michael Hutcheson at 770.761.9244.