Here at NFP Connect we offer support, connection and education through our monthly networking breakfast, for those working for and with local charities and not-for-profits.
Who is the “NFP Connect Breakfast” for? Predominantly for not-for-profit employees, owners, leaders and anyone related to the field or interested in the monthly topic.
Why attend? NFP Connect is having a profound effect in the not-for-profit sector in the Hunter Region as it unites organisations to network, support each other and benefit from training tailored to the industry’s unique troubles.
The monthly breakfasts are a great way to start your morning with a hot breakfast and opportunity to share and network with others in the sector and get some tips and tricks to help you in your role.
Strategic direction can be defined as ‘a course of action that leads to the achievement of the goals of an organization’s strategy’. In a nutshell, strategic direction is where you are going and why?
For our October breakfast we are very honoured to have the founder and board members of local charity Got Your Back Sista join us to discuss:
Melissa Histon – Founder & CEO
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business (Notre Dame) and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience including governance, financial management and marketing from previous board positions and senior management roles. After founding The Sista Code in 2014, Melissa founded the Got Your Back Sista non-profit organisation in January 2016 to see vulnerable women thriving and living independently.
Belinda Smith – Chairperson
Belinda holds a Masters of Business Administration, is the Founder of Equal Futures Project (Hunter) UN Women Australia; Chief Executive Officer at Rapid Solutions; President of Alumni Advisory Committee, Newcastle University; Director of Got Your Back Sista and Committee member of Commstrength for Youth Suicide Prevention.
Heidi Pollard – Director
Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Comm.); Master of Arts (Comm.); is Board member of Got Your Back Sista; Chair of the External Advisory Board for the University of Newcastle’s Communication Program; and she is the CEO of UQ Power and Founder and Chair of the Professional Communicators’ Network