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- Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Councils, Inc., will host its 24th Annual Business Opportunity Conference, “E-Business…EZ Access to Opportunities”, on August 14-16, 2001, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference features an awards banquet, a golf tournament, and a dance at the Hilton Charlotte & Towers, and a trade expo at the Charlotte Convention Center. For more information, call 704-536-2884 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Independent Sector released in June 2001 their Facts and Findings survey stating that 62% of respondents agree charities are more effective now in providing services then in previous years. For more information, contact Carla Bundy or Patricia Nash Workman at 202-467-6100.
- Pat Hunter has established Patricia Hunter Consulting, Inc., which provides fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations. Services include: capital campaign management, campaign strategy surveys, major gifts fundraising, grant writing, board development, and volunteer training.
- NFL Star Emmett Smith, along with Advantage Marketing Group and Kintera, Inc., will launch the first $22 million national online fundraiser campaign, “Help Emmett Help Kids”, later this summer for schools, sports teams, and youth groups. The first 1,000 fundraisers to pre-register by August 15, 2001, on their website will receive marketing benefits of being part of the national launch and special prizes, some from Emmitt Smith himself. Information and participant registration is available on their website.
- The INDEPENDENT SECTOR announces that nominations are now being accepted for the 2001 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize. The prizes include a $1,000 for first place and a $500 honorable mention. Nomination forms can be downloaded from their website www.IndependentSector.org. All nominations must be received by August 15, 2001. The Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize will be awarded at the INDEPENDENT SECTOR’s Annual Conference and Meeting of Members in Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 2001. For more information, please call Carla Bundy or Patricia Nash Workman at 202-467-6134
- Tom Brown, former Special Assistant to Chancellor Alex Ewing at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and more recently, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Outreach, has been named Director of Grant Operations for the National Program Office of Faith in Action in Winston-Salem.
- The 7th Annual Garner Golf Classic to benefit the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter will be held on the Reynolds Park Golf Course, Winston-Salem on Friday, August 10, 2001. Schedule and information: Captain’s Choice, Check-in & Lunch 11 am, Shotgun Start at Noon. The Cost is $60 per person ($240 for four-person team), and includes green fees, carts, goodie bags, range balls, lunch, soft drinks, prizes. Limited to first 33 teams. For more information, call Hospice & Palliative CareCenter at 768-3972.