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[Press Release] CharityChannel Press Authors to Lead Sessions in Fundraising Conference


Contact: John Millen

CharityChannel Press Authors Lead Sessions in CharityChannel's In the Trenches Fundraising Conference

Seats Still Available at One-Day Nashville Conference Set for January 14

Nashville, TN (January 8, 2015) -- CharityChannel Press, the publishing project of the CharityChannel professional community, is celebrating the opening of its new headquarters in Nashville by hosting a one-day Nashville fundraising conference January 14, featuring a lineup of several authors of books in its popular In the Trenches book series.

Session leaders include:

  • Helen Arnold, author of Volunteering for the GENIUS, to be published in 2015.
  • Susan Black, author of Help! They Want Me to Fundraise!
  • Goodwin Deacon, coauthor of Grantsmanship for the GENIUS, to be published in 2015.
  • Lynne Dean, coauthor of Nonprofit Strategic Planning, to be published in 2015.
  • Anne Freedman, author of Public Speaking for the GENIUS, to be published in 2015.
  • Linda Lysakowski, author of Fundraising as a Career and Fundraising for the GENIUSand coauthor of Nonprofit Strategic Planning, to be published in 2015.
  • Linda McNay, author of Fundraising for Schools.
  • Steven Meyers, author of Personalized Philanthropy, to be published in 2015.
  • Stephen Nill, publisher and CEO/founder of CharityChannel, and coauthor of Book Marketing for the GENIUS, to be published in 2016.
  • Kent Stroman, author of Asking about Asking, and The Intentional Board, to be published in 2015.
  • Terrie Temkin, editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit Board.
  • Pam Witter, author of Five Strategies to Increase Your Annual Fund, to be published in 2016.

Registration for the In the Trenches Fundraising Conference, named after the book series of the same name, is $129, and includes snack/beverage and lunch. A reception and book signing will wrap up the day. The first-of-its-kind conference is a collaboration between CharityChannel Press and local chapters of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and Planned Giving Council (PGC). All net proceeds are being donated to each of the local chapters and to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

According to CharityChannel CEO Stephen Nill, the In the Trenches Fundraising Conference is a unique one-day gathering focused on advancing attendees' careers in nonprofit fundraising. "Some of the most influential professionals and authors working in the field today will be at your disposal," Nill said.

This first-of-its-kind conference is a collaboration between CharityChannel Press and local chapters of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP). It is open to any nonprofit practitioner, and does not require membership in a local chapter of any of the sponsoring organizations--though Nill says it's a good opportunity to learn more about them.

According to Bill Smith, conference chair and former board president of GPA, "you'll get expert advice on topics that affect your work and your career. Whether you are a nonprofit CEO, development professional, grants professional, planned giving professional or board member, you'll leave armed with new information, the latest fundraising books, and the inspiration to make a difference for your organization."

Topics for development, grant writing and planned giving will be covered, Smith said.

To keep the conference small and interactive between the faculty and attendees, seating is limited. To ensure a seat, please register ASAP at

About CharityChannel Press

CharityChannel Press, an imprint of CharityChannel, publishes the popular In the Trenches series of books, manuals and workbooks for busy nonprofit-sector practitioners. It was launched in 2009 as the publishing arm of the CharityChannel professional community, now in its third decade and comprised of over 100,000 nonprofit-sector practitioners in the United States, Canada and around the world. This large, diverse and mature community of peers includes many of the third sector's most experienced and accomplished practitioners.

About For the GENIUS Press

For the GENIUS Press, launched in 2012, is an imprint of CharityChannel. Though titles include nonprofit topics, the imprint goes substantially beyond our nonprofit roots to publish books on just about every conceivable subject, so long as there is an appreciable audience that wants to learn it. Thomas Edison famously said that “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Despite our tongue-in-cheek use of the word “genius” in our titles, we don’t publish books for Einsteins—though even an Einstein will enjoy them. We publish GENIUS books for normal people inspired to learn a new subject and who are willing to put in the perspiration to do so. Although fun to read, GENIUS books are thorough treatments of the subject written by carefully-selected experts, and are peer-reviewed in the manuscript stage. We are proud of our nonprofit-sector roots, which gives us a view on things that is too often lacking in the publishing world.


Please contact John Millen at 949-589-5938, or

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