Cary Center and the Walker Area Community Foundation to provide training for area nonprofits

Published: October 19, 2022

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The Auburn University College of Human Sciences’ Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is partnering with the Walker Area Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Training Academy sponsored by the Walker Area Community Foundation to present a day of training for nonprofits in the Walker County area.

The program, titled “Grow Your Nonprofit: Resources to Maximize Impact”, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT at Bevill State Community College, located at Mathews Lecture Hall-805 14th Street East, will include sessions on nonprofit accounting basics, board responsibilities and effectiveness, fundraising and grant writing, and building effective partnerships. Lunch will be provided. A $10 required registration payment can be paid at

Featured experts for this program will include:

• Nonprofit Accounting Basics with Max Campbell Jr. and Lewis Jones—CPAs with Haynes Downward LLP

• Board Responsibilities and Effectiveness with Danielle Dunbar—executive director of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits

• Fundraising and Grant Writing with Jim Trotter—vice president of development and marketing; and Cristy Moody—executive vice president of the Walker Area Community Foundation

• Maximizing Impact Through Effective Partnerships with Hollie Cost—assistant vice president; Whitney Lee—Outreach program administrator; and Jocelyn Vickers—director, public service with Auburn University Outreach and Office of Public Service

This program was made possible by the generosity of these Cary Center Community and Collegiate program sponsors: Auburn University Outreach; Community Foundation of East Alabama; River Region United Way; KPMG, Auburn University Outreach—Office of Public Service; Drummond Thorne Stukes Fund for Excellence in the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, a community service grant made possible by state senators Tom Whatley and Randy Price and state representative Joe Lovvorn; and the United Way of Lee County Inc.

The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is an academic center in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences with a focus on financial wellness, philanthropy engagement and nonprofit studies. The Cary Center inspires its participants to discover their purpose through learning, giving and growing while empowering all generations to leave an enduring legacy. The Community and Collegiate division of the Cary Center provides capacity-building resources to nonprofits to include educational programming, professional development and networking.

For more information, contact Brittany Spillman at or 334-844-3557.

Submitted by: Brittany Spillman