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Table Talks at Momentum

  • Momentum Nonprofit Partners 630 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104 USA (map)

Please review the following information carefully before registering!

Table Talks at Momentum Nonprofit Partners is a series of one-on-one mini consultations available for Momentum Member Organizations. Staff and/or Board Members at Momentum Member Organizations can sign up for one-on-one conversations with experts and discuss an issue or problem around their organization's work. You will have the ability to sign up for up to three 45-minute slots to discuss these issues or problem with your selected expert(s).

Registration for these mini-consultations is $25 per slot.

You are not allowed to sign up for repeat mini-consultations with the same expert repeatedly. Registration for this event is first-come, first-serve, and once all slots are filled, interested registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Mini-consultation sessions will happen at three different times:

  • 8:45 – 9:30

  • 9:45 – 10:30

  • 10:45 – 11:30

For example, you could sign up for mini-consultations on Fund Development at 8:45, Nonprofit Operations at 9:45, and Human Resources – Policies and Procedures at 10:45. Your registration fee would in this case would be $75. On the next page, you would choose the "3 mini-consultation slots" at the end of the registration form.

The event will open at 8:00 am with networking time. We will have breakfast and coffee available for you as well.

The Mini-Consultation Topics are:

Fund Development - Information and strategy around fundraising and fund development.

Experts: Mel and Pearl Shaw – Principals, Saad & Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services

Data Management and Evaluation - Guidance on program and organizational data and evaluation process and strategy.

Expert: Dr. Kristin Walker Burt - Project Director, The New Teacher Project

Nonprofit Legal - Advice on legal matters pertaining to nonprofit organizations.

Expert: Steve Shields – Partner, Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt

Nonprofit Operations - Information and strategy on the ways that organizations handle day to day processes efficiently and effectively.

Expert: Amber Hamilton – Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, Memphis Music Initiative

Nonprofit Finance - Information on financial management for nonprofit organizations.

Expert: John Bazzanella – Vice President of Finance and Operations, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofit Board - Advice on matters related to boards of directors and governance.

Expert: Carol Gaudino – Training and Consulting Manager, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofit Graphic, Web, and Brand Design - Information and strategy on branding, design, and web presence for nonprofit organizations.

Expert: Dewon Hall – Lead Creative, That Creative Guy, LLC.

WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth Profile Assistance - Assistance with and support for WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth program completion and construction.

Expert: Olivia Wilmot – WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth Profile Coach, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Nonprofit Continuing Education and Career Advice - Advice for students and staff on education opportunities (academic programs, certificate programs, professional development programs) related to the nonprofit sector.

Experts: Candace McRae Walsh – Instructor/Coordinator and Erin Nelson – Assistant Professor

Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, The University of Memphis

Human Resources - Organizations - Strategy for human resources departments at nonprofit organizations.

Experts: HRO Partners

Human Resources - Individuals - Strategy for individuals working as Human Resources professionals or performing human resource functions in nonprofit organizations.

Expert: Desiree Wallace – Director of Human Resources, Agape Child & Family Services

Adult Leadership - Guidance and strategy for leaders and managers.

Expert: Cheryl Green – Vice President of Training, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Submitting Issues

During registration, you will be allowed to send us a short write-up of organizational issues that you would like to discuss with the experts assigned to the issue areas. You may submit up to three issues. When writing these issues, you ask that you be:

  • Brief – try to encapsulate the issue in 100 words or less.

  • Accurate – please give us all details relevant to your issue, and please make sure that the issue is related to its chosen issue area.

  • Confidential – please refrain from including names or identifying information in your organizational issue.

We have prepared sample issues for you to review as you prepare to submit your organizational issues. Please click here to view them.

Once you have completed registration and submitted your issues, staff at Momentum Nonprofit Partners will review your issues and, if necessary, provide feedback. We will then reach out to let you sign up for your specific issue areas and slots. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email Troy Wiggins at, or give him a call at (901) 726-5725, ext. 134.

Thank you!

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