In episode 8, we talk with Paul Bowman of the Holston Conference Foundation. We talk about planned giving and how to start a planned giving program for your organization.Read More
In episode 7, we talk with Freddi Birdwell of Redbird Consulting. We discuss the role of special events in fundraising and our favorite event, the ask event.Read More
In episode 6, we talk to Denetria Moore. Denetria is the Founder and Executive Director of Girl Talk, Inc. We talk with Denetria about her story and why she started Girl Talk, Inc.
Denetria D. Moore
Founder / Executive Director, Girl Talk, Inc.
Denetria or “Mrs. Dee Dee” as she is affectionately known as to the girls, is the founder and Executive Director of Girl Talk, Inc. She is the wife of Kenneth Moore, a Worship Leader at Cokesbury Church, the mother of a beautiful daughter, Tailynn and son, Zion, who is in Heaven. She is a native of Memphis, TN and a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B. A. in Sociology. Denetria founded GIRL TALK in the living room of her East Knoxville apartment in 2006.
With a burden to prevent teens from making the same mistakes she herself made as a young woman, Denetria began mentoring girls and within a short time GIRL TALK was born. Becoming a single mother at 19, Denetria’s theory is that “if I can teach girls to love themselves and not seek validation from a guy, I can prevent her from going down the road that I went down.”
Her vision for the organization is to see young women excel beyond their dreams and to increase the self-worth of young ladies so that they can reach their full potential in life and be the best that they can be.
Girl Talk, Inc.
In episode 5, we talk to Angelia Jones. Angelia is the Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy Center. We talk with Angelia about the role of the Executive Director.
Executive Director, Cerebral Palsy Center
Angelia Jones has lived in Knoxville for 35 years, after moving here to attend the University of Tennessee, where she earned a degree in Journalism. She has spent her entire career in non-profits, working to improve the lives of others and create change in our communities that will impact future generations.
She has worked with the homeless population, a mentoring organization, a local inner-city ministry, in the fight against Alzheimer’s, and is now the Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy Center. She is leading this agency through change and new services for individuals with cerebral palsy, which is exciting. She first became an Executive Director at the age of 27, and has held roles of leadership in local organizations as well as with national non-profit groups.
She was awarded the Non-Profit Professional of the Year in 2015 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Great Smoky Mountain Chapter. She lives in South Knoxville with her husband and their family of a rescued Boston Terrier and 2 cats.
Cerebral Palsy Center:
In episode 4, we talk to Ryan Parker. Ryan is the Director of Development at Wesley House. We talk about his "dream job", starting a new career in fundraising, and mentoring.
Director of Development, Wesley House
Ryan Parker brings more than 8 years’ experience in the non-profit sector with a specialization in fundraising and marketing. He enjoys taking creative and unique approaches to securing funding through a variety of avenues. Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Great Smoky Mountain Chapter and the Executive Committee for Alliance for Young Non-Profit Professionals. He is also actively involved with the Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals and Young Professionals of Knoxville. In Ryan’s spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
In episode 3, we talk to Van Wolfe, the Executive Director of SafeSpace. We talk about how developing a mission focused fundraising plan can benefit your organization.
Van Makres Wolfe
Executive Director, SafeSpace
Van Wolfe is the Executive Director of SafeSpace, an agency serving victims of domestic violence in Jefferson, Cocke and Sevier Counties of East Tennessee. Van is a native of Knoxville who graduated from Carson Newman University in 1983. Prior to spending the last 14 years as Executive Director for SafeSpace, Van was the Program Director at Kingswood School, a children’s home in Bean Station, TN. After over 20 years of serving children and families in crisis, Van still feels passionate, committed and burdened for victims of abuse and neglect. Van is a former member of the Governing Council for the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness Continuum of Care and former board member of the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership Sevier Class, and a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards & Training) certified law enforcement trainer. In her free time, Van enjoys golf and playing the piano. She is the proud mother of her daughter, Abby and proud grandmother of Farrah Lynn.
In episode 2 - Direct Mail Magic, Kim is joined by Freddi Birdwell of Redbird Consulting. Kim and Freddi discuss strategies that any size nonprofit can use to maximize their year end mailing and strengthen donor relationships.Read More