Brushy Fork Annual Institute

Track Sessions Overview

The Brushy Fork Annual Institute provides a place for community leaders from central Appalachia to come together to explore issues facing the region and to develop solutions they can implement in their organizations and communities. The Institute features informative plenary sessions, hands-on workshop tracks and focused networking opportunities.

Participants enroll in one track session, which provides 14 hours of intensive training focused on a specific skill set or interest. In addition to acquiring hands-on skills, participants join other inspired leaders who are making a positive difference across Appalachia, expanding their network of contacts and gathering resources for putting ideas to action.

2014 Track SessionTrack Leader
Emergency Preparedness for NonprofitsDr. John Cooper
Train the Trainer: The Brushy Fork Community Leadership CurriculumPeter Hille & Mark Nigro
Personal Leadership DevelopmentDavid Cooke
Beginning GrantwritingChristy Bailey
Communities of Promise: Engaging Your Community in Youth SuccessHasan Davis & Dreama Gentry
Understanding New Federal Grant Management RequirementsConley Salyer
Fundraising Beyond GrantsLee Ellen Martin
Community Based PhilanthropyNancy Jones
Ordinary Communities Achieving Extraordinary Results: Doing Community DevelopmentDr. Vaughn Grisham & Sandy Grisham
Sparking Creative Community PotentialCarrie Brunk and Bob Martin
Communication Strategies for Experienced LeadersSteve Kay
Principles and Practices for Managing a Not-for-Profit OrganizationAimee Russillo
Social Enterprise: Exploring How Mission Meets MarketPaul Wright
Experience Economies: How to Build Tourist-Ready CommunitiesEmily Breedlove
Developing an Entrepreneurial MindsetDr. Peter Hackbert
Making the Connection: Tools for Promoting Your Program, Issue or Big IdeaAnne Durham

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