Asheville nonprofit executive to speak at statewide conference

Here’s the press release from the N.C. Center for Nonprofits:

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sheryl Aikman, vice president of development for the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina based in Asheville, will be a presenter at the 2013 Statewide Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofit Sector being presented by the N.C. Center for Nonprofits.

The conference will be September 19-20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel -Concord Convention Center in Concord, N.C. This training is open to staff and board leaders in all nonprofits, as well as foundation and corporate community affairs representatives and others who work with nonprofits. Aikman will co-present a session on engaging individual donors for long-term relationships. Other sessions will focus on executive succession, using board committees for effective governance, and creating a more financially-stable operation.

Aikman has been on staff at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina since 1998 and has served in two major national leadership roles in the community foundation field. She is currently a board officer of the Land of Sky Estate Planning Council, N.C. Planned Giving Council, and Western North Carolina Public Radio.

More information about the conference and online registration is available at

The N.C. Center for Nonprofits ( – Founded in 1990, the Center works to enrich North Carolina’s communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice. Today, it serves as an information center on effective practices in nonprofit organizations, a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole. It is the leading voice for nonprofit organizations across the state.


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