MTSU Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit

04 April 2014 08:30 AM till 02:30 PM

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Event Description



MTSU Nonprofit & Social Innovation  Student  Summit


Hosted by the Jones College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts

Departments of Management & Marketing, Business Communications & Entrepreneurship, and

Speech and Theater (Organizational Communication).


April 4, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Jones College of Business

Check In (8:30-11:30) – BAS 273     Coffee. Speaker Tables/Student Organizations Information


Session I (9:10-10:05) – Select one of the following.

BAS 272 – Becoming a Nonprofit Leader

Meagan Flippin, President and CEO, Rutherford and Cannon Co. United Way (MTSU Grad)

BAS 274 – Networking:  How to Network and Get Results

Jennifer Seratt, Principal, Provident Consulting, Inc


Session II (10:20-11:15) – Select one of the following.

BAS 272 – Thinking Strategically in Your Organization and About Yourself

Ronni Shaw, Director, Rebecca and Jennings A.  Jones Foundation

BAS 2274 – Social Business: Thinking Beyond the Nonprofit Box

Rachel Wilson, PhD, MTSU Entrepreneurship Professor and Guest Speaker


Session III (11:30-12:45)Current Issues & Trends in the Nonprofit Sector (Q & A)

State Farm Room.  Pick up your lunch before entering.

Lewis Lavine, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Management

Chris Truelove, Executive Director, Special Kids

Lyn Knopf and Pam Eldridge, Co-founders, Connexon Partners

Michelle Kelley, A Soldier’s Child Birthday Foundation


Session IV (12:45-1:30) Keynotes:We Did It – So Can You. State Farm Room.

Tasha French Lamley, Founding Executive Director, The Contributor (street newspaper in Nashville)

Amy Alexander, L.M.F.T., Co-founder and Executive Director, The Refuge Center for Counseling


Session V (1:40-2:30) -- Nonprofit Career Strategy Circles. Rm 262, Rm 264

Take your ideas fueled by the inspiration of the previous speakers, and create a personal action plan for taking steps to reach your career goals to work in this area. Students select a small group that is led by a community leader who will assist you with creating your plan. The Strategy Circle may remain in contact virtually to provide support, accountability, and ideas for how each member of the circle and reach their goals.



Jones College of Business
Business and Aerospace Building
United States

Leigh Clark
MTSU Jones College of Business & College of Liberal Arts Department of Management & Marketing, Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, and Department of Speech and Theater.


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