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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Navigating difficult times will be the focus of the 2008 Nonprofit Leadership Forum to be held in Asheville Oct. 28.

The program, “Building Core Competencies for Challenging Times,” is sponsored by WNC Nonprofit Pathways, an initiative that aims to connect nonprofits in Western North Carolina with information, resources and support.

The keynote address will be delivered by Anne Sherman, associate director of TCC Group, a consulting firm that serves nonprofits and foundations.

A funders panel will include Gene Cochrane, president of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte; Allen Smart, senior program officer for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem; Pat Smith, president of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville; and Susan Jenkins, executive director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation in Cherokee..

The forum runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and costs $15 per person; register online.

WNC Nonprofit Pathways is a collaboration of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Mission Healthcare Foundation and United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.

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