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Keynote speaker Bill Collins, a St. Bonaventure alumnus and public relations professional with Travers Collins, will address the multiple ways organizations can effectively communicate with their supporters and constituents during the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s third annual Nonprofit Networking Day on Friday, Nov. 1.
The title of his address is “Telling Your Organization’s Story.” Co-sponsored by St. Bonaventure University and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, Nonprofit Networking Day will be held at St. Bonaventure’ Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This event provides a forum for ideas and tools to help nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers in many different facets of their operations,” said Karen Niemic Buchheit, executive director of the foundation. “The Community Foundation continues to ‘grow good’ in our community through this event to help existing and emerging nonprofit organizations strengthen their operations and build capacity as well as grants and scholarships from our funds.”
As a co-founder of one of Buffalo-Niagara’s largest locally owned and operated integrated marketing communications firms, Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has more than 30 years of experience helping clients to tell their stories.
He is an active community volunteer as well, serving on St. Bonaventure University’s Board of Trustees and as a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, People Inc. and Catholic Health Continuing & Home Care Foundation boards.
A mini-session during lunch will be offered as well. Meme Yanetsko, COO of Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, and Brenda Kasperski, GOACC health insurance administrator, will present on enrollment in public and private health coverage under health care reform.
Also, psychologist Mary Ann Polucci Sherman of Bradford Regional Medical Center/Upper Allegheny Health, will present a closing session for the day, “Leading from a Position of Strength.”
The event is being held in celebration of National Philanthropy Day.
The cost to attend is $40 for early bird registration prior to Oct. 23; after that, the registration fee is $50.
For more information, visit www.cattfoundation.org/nonprofitnetworkingday or contact the foundation at 716-372-4433. Find the foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cattfoundation.
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