The Cary Center and the Community Foundation of East Alabama to Provide Training for Area Nonprofits

The Auburn University College of Human Sciences’ Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is partnering with the Community Foundation of East Alabama to present a day of training for nonprofits in East Alabama. The program, Titled “Grow Your Nonprofit: Resources to Maximize Impact”, will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm CST at Circle of Care Center for Families in Valley, AL (14 Medical) and will include sessions on nonprofit branding and marketing, fundraising, grant wrong, and a keynote luncheon (lunch is provided) on building community partnerships. Registration is required and is $10 and can be made at

Featured experts for this program will include:
• Nonprofit Branding and marketing with Zachary Ebert-River Region United Way, Director of Development for Autauga and Elmore Counties
• Fundraising with Scott H. Sikes-Columns Fundraising, Principal and Partner
• Grant Writing with Cristy Moody-Walker Area Community Foundation, Executive Vice President
• Building Community Partnerships with Dr. Hollie Cost, Dr. Jocelyn Vickers, and Whitney Lee-Auburn University Outreach and 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, and a community service grant made possible by state senator Randy Price and state representative Joe Lovvorn.

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.