A Resource for Nonprofit Boards During This Time

A Resource for Nonprofit Boards During This Time

We find ourselves in uncharted waters – as businesses, individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations. As we navigate the coming weeks, it is crucial to create a strategic plan for your organization to weather the storm. The resource below is not produced by YLC, but we want to share it with any nonprofit friends who might be looking for wisdom during this time.

Article from Board Source Blog:

“What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation”

City Lights 2020 | Family & Children’s Service Spring Event

City Lights 2020 | Family & Children’s Service Spring Event

City Lights 2020 | Family & Children’s Service March 28, 2020 – 6:30PM

We love our nonprofit friends at Family & Children’s Service! In fact, they hosted our most recent Opening Class Session for Young Leaders Council! They are hosting a spring event, City Lights 2020 – honoring Hunter Atkins & John Steele.

The party will feature a 70s Disco theme with live music by legendary funk band Delicious, dancing, and catering by Johnny Haffner. John Steele and Hunter Atkins will be honored for their community service and support of FCS. It’s a cocktail supper (open buffet; no tables). This makes it easy for partygoers to mingle all night. 70s costumes are encouraged (but not required), and there will be fun surprises throughout the evening.

The event benefits Family & Children’s Service, which serves more than 50,000 of our community’s most vulnerable children and families each year.

If you or your business would like to sponsor the event, please contact Beth Hall at 615.340.9718

Impact Luncheon | Social Enterprise | March 26, 2020

Impact Luncheon | Social Enterprise | March 26, 2020

Impact Luncheon: Social Enterprise 

Continuing Education | March 26 | Second Harvest Food Bank | 11:30-1:00

No better place to learn more about Social Enterprise than from the experts themselves! Join us for an Impact Luncheon featuring Hal Cato (Thistle Farms), Mike Lenda (The Well Coffeehouse), and Kim Molnar (Second Harvest Food Bank).

This conversation will be led by Michael Woodnorth of Woodnorth Advisory. We will define social enterprise and discuss its benefits for nonprofits through examples and real-world experience. We will also explore how social enterprise fits into (and enhances) the traditional nonprofit structure and the questions you should ask to help decide if social enterprise is right for your nonprofit.

Tickets Here – $20 | Includes box lunch

Lauren Painter Joins Lee Company – Congratulations!

Lauren Painter Joins Lee Company – Congratulations!

Congratulations, Lauren Painter!

Young Leaders Council board member, Lauren Painter, was recently promoted to Director of Financial Operations at Lee Company – we congratulate her on this new venture! Her responsibilities with Lee will be publication of financials and strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting processes, and assisting business units with P&L management and financial analysis – just to name a few. Lauren is an active and instrumental part of the YLC board and also on the boards of W.O. Smith Music School and Middle TN Construction Financial Management Association.

Read more on Lauren’s exciting new position here! 

YLC Holiday Party | December 11, 2019

YLC Holiday Party | December 11, 2019

YLC Holiday Party – December 11, 2019

Katie Goodwin Photography

We celebrated in style at the 2019 YLC Holiday Party on December 11, in the East Nashville home of Dana Blickwedel and Jim Hoobler. We enjoyed the company of old friends and new ones. Catering for the evening was provided by Bacon & Caviar — a Nashville favorite! Over 50 guests enjoyed a fabulous collection of antique and art pieces curated by Dana and Jim, in which many local artists are featured. It was truly a celebration of the rich foundation of arts, leadership, and influence in Nashville — and it is our great privilege at YLC to be acquainted with so many leaders in our community.

Holiday Party Photos | HERE

Our holiday party host, Dana Blickwedel, is featured as our Alumni Spotlight for the YLC Winter Newsletter. Read more about Dana and his experiences since YLC!

Alumni Spotlight – Winter Newsletter 2019

Alumni Spotlight – Winter Newsletter 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Dana Blickwedel (Class 17)

Dana Blickwedel, YLC graduate of Class 17, is our honored guest in the Alumni Spotlight of the Winter Newsletter. He is a seasoned professional in all things business strategy and currently serves as Vice President at Tennessee Craft, an organization that supports the growth of artists in Tennessee.

Dana opened his home for the YLC Christmas Party December 11, and we are delighted to feature Dana in our Winter Newsletter as well. Get to know a little more about Dana and his experiences since graduating the YLC program.

How has YLC positively impacted you since you graduated the program? 

It has broadened my exposure to the many opportunities there are to make a positive impact to our community.  By becoming involved with community organizations I was able to improve my leadership skills and appreciate different perspectives that I might not otherwise have encountered.

Have you served on boards since you graduated and which ones? 

Tennessee Craft Board, Past Treasurer, Current Vice Chair; Belmont Mansion Board;  Belmont Foundation Board, Treasurer; St. Ann’s Episcopal Church Vestry; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Vestry

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and from whom? 

Take ownership of your mistakes and learn from them.

What book have you most recently read and loved? 

Read AND loved?  That is a tough one.  Though not particularly recent, I would say “Boys in the Boat.”

What are three things you can’t live without? 

Easy……Faith, Hope, & Love.