2012-07-19 / Business News

Thinking Outside the Box seminar set for Aug. 16


Bob Beauregard of Allegra Naples with seminar organizers Sue Huff and Kelly E. Capolino and Paul Kessen of Allegra Naples. All will be presenting at this year’s Thinking Outside the Box seminar. 
COURTESY PHOTO Bob Beauregard of Allegra Naples with seminar organizers Sue Huff and Kelly E. Capolino and Paul Kessen of Allegra Naples. All will be presenting at this year’s Thinking Outside the Box seminar. COURTESY PHOTO Reservations are now being taken for the third annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for local nonprofit organizations. The seminar will offer creative suggestions for connecting the dots in the nonprofit world. The free seminar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Naples Daily News Community Room, 1100 Immokalee Road.

Six topics and nine presenters will be featured this year and will run one hour longer to accommodate questions and interaction. Kelly E. Capolino, local real estate professional with Keating Associates and founder of the Diamond Volunteer program, and Sue Huff, owner of E. Sue Huff and Associates, Inc. – Marketing and Management Consulting, are the organizers of the seminar again this year.

Each year, a different theme ties the topics together and this year’s theme will revolve around connecting the dots from target markets to board membership and involvement.

Speakers and topics scheduled for Thinking Outside the Box 2012 are:

¦ Connecting with your audience - presented by Sue Huff, owner of E. Sue Huff & Associates

¦ Connecting a winning image to tell the story - Paul Kessen, president of Allegra of Naples

¦ Connecting with the Board so they don’t get bored - Arnold Klinsky, retired NBC TV general manager, Rochester, New York

¦ Connecting 20 important tips for grant writing – presented by Mary Ellen Barrett, vice president of nonprofit programs and the director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence

¦ Connecting what we see and hear to prosper and grow – presented by Kelly E. Capolino, Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Programs.

Panel presentation session to include:

¦ Connecting the world via the internet - presented by Russell Tuff, managing partner of Social-Impact, along with Steve Rowe, Social-Impact marketing director

¦ Connecting the message through video - presented by Hope Daley, executive producer, Guerilla Media, LLC

¦ Connecting with the community through print and news media - Robin Calabrese, Naples News Media Group.

All attendees will have a chance to nominate their own organization for a free volunteer reception and award through the Diamond Volunteer Program.

“Thinking Outside the Box attendees will walk away from the seminar with informational materials that they can put to use immediately, Ms. Capolino said. “This is our third year to present this seminar and we know that economic times have hit everyone and non-profits are still suffering. We hope that our efforts will help local non-profits think outside the box in areas of marketing, networking and fundraising… to name a few. We had over 80 attendees the first year and made room for over 100 last year — we are looking forward to another great seminar.”

The seminar is free, however space is limited. Coffee and continental breakfast will be included. Reservations may be made by submitting the following: name of the non-profit organization, names, contact phone numbers and email addresses of each person requesting attendance to esuehuff@comcast.net. The limit is two attendees per organization. ¦

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