United Way plans non-profit workshop on Nov. 10

John Fletcher, Pam Barnes, and Tabatha Curtis will all speak at the United Way’s Thriving United Workshop on November 10. (Photo Provided)

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — The United Way of Highway 55 does more than support and allocate funds to local nonprofits and collaborate on community projects/programs to fill individual needs. They also providing learning opportunities to local nonprofits and organizations like their upcoming Thriving United Workshop.

The regional non-profit will host the workshop on November 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Atlantic Venue in downtown Tullahoma. It’s a collaboration between United Way of Franklin County and United Way of Highway 55.

“We are excited to partner with United Way of Franklin County to provide this workshop. Jeannie Amacher has been the dedicated Director at United Way of Franklin County for over 20 years. It has been a joy to work with her on this event. We wanted to provide an educational and networking opportunity for the nonprofit community,” said Ashley Abraham, Director of United Way of Highway 55. “These three speakers will teach simplified marketing strategies and grant writing skills. We hope to fill the room with many organizations eager to learn and network.”

“Thriving United is a wonderful opportunity to bring two communities together under one roof for the purpose of enriching our skills as nonprofits and businesses. United Way of Franklin County is proud to partner with United Way of Highway 55 in this endeavor,” said Jeannie Amacher, Director of the United Way of Franklin County.

The workshop will include Marketing Simplified with John “Bull” Fletcher as the speaker. Fletcher boasts 25 years of marketing experience and 15 years in marketing and brand management in the entertainment business. Additionally, he has 15 years experience in corporate, small business, and event marketing. Fletcher operates as a consultant, small business owner, and project manager as well. Business accounts he has worked with include Common John Brewing Co, Universal Records, Interscope Records, Rooster 101.5, Experience TN Tourism, The Dusty Elam Foundation, and many more.

Pam Barnes will also speak on the topics of marketing, branding, and website building. Her experience includes Web design and development, branding, pay-per-click-advertising, logo design, business print designer, social media, email marketing, and more. Pam began her career in the nonprofit community and now is the owner/operator of Marketing Navii, which supports companies no matter where they are to where they wish to be.

The final speaker will be grant writer Tabatha Curtis, who will explain the complicated and intimidating process. Curtis is the former Director of the Franklin County Prevention Coalition. She has over 15 years of experience working in the field of prevention and over 30 years of experience in working with youth and families. Curtis has extensive knowledge and experience in the outcomes-based SPF planning process and was a coalition coach for the Partnership for Success grant for the state of Tennessee. She has served as a grant peer reviewer for the state of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Drug Free Communities Grant program. Most recently Ms. Curtis has been employed by the Tennessee Dangerous Drug Task Force as the Tennessee Alliance for Drug Endangered Children statewide coordinator. Ms. Curtis is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, a graduate of the CADCA Academy, a National Drug Endangered Children trainer, National Drug Endangered Children Alliance executive board member and a Level II Certified Prevention Specialists.

This free non-profit workshop will feature a light breakfast and boxed lunches by Buffalo Wild Wings in Tullahoma. Attendees should arrive at 9:15 a.m. To register go to https://highway55unitedway.org/non-profit-assistance-clinic/. Or call UW of Hwy 55 at 931-455-5678 or UW of Franklin County at 931-308-7308. You may also email Ashley Abraham at [email protected]. •

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