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Duke Energy Nonprofit Academy

Duke Energy and Indiana University Southeast are partnering to present the Duke Energy Nonprofit Academy — a free professional development conference. The event will feature a session with Dr. Sarah K. Nathan from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The conference will include knowledgeable speakers, breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch, and an end-of-day networking session. Presenters will address topics such as fundraising, strategic planning, collaboration, technology, and marketing.


Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: IU Southeast, Hoosier Room

Cost: Free


Registration: Registration is limited to 5 participants per nonprofit organization. Space is limited. Registration is now open.

Duke Energy Nonprofit Academy Conference Schedule
Time Event Details
8 a.m. Registration opens in Hoosier Room at IU Southeast. Breakfast served.
8:45 a.m. Welcome to IU Southeast by Chancellor Wallace
8:50 a.m. Duke Energy welcome by Lisa Huber
8:55 a.m. Positivity Is Contagious: What We Do Is Making a Difference
– Mark Hogg, WaterStep
9:45 a.m. Transition to sessions held at the Ogle Center
10 - 11 a.m. Session One begins
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session Two begins
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. Keep Your Chin Up—It’s Worth It: True Stories of Failure and Success
–Carrie Syberg, Actors Theatre of Louisville
1:30 p.m. Thank you and closing remarks by John Ross
1:45 p.m. Networking

Session One Information

Collaboration Efforts: ‘Teaming’ with Other Nonprofits

Melissa Intindola, Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business
Donna Lloyd, Southern Indiana Regional Alliance to Prevent Exploitation, Inc.


Panel Discussion: Help Us Help You: Prepare Your Grant Proposals for Success

Jerry Finn, Horseshow Foundation of Floyd County
Lisa Huber, Duke Energy
Kent Lanum, Ogle Foundation
Linda Speed, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana


Leading in Nonprofits: It’s Not Like It Used to Be

Ed Faulstick, General Electric and General Electric Capital (retired)


Developing Dynamic Boards

Susan Smith, GuardiaCare Services, Inc. (retired)

Session Two Information

Fundraising Success for Nonprofits: Jumpstart and Multiply Your Efforts

Sarah K. Nathan, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


Marketing Today: How to Get Your Message Out Using Today’s Top Strategies

Michael Sizemore, ProMedia Group


More Efficiency with Today’s Non-Budget-Busting Technology

Eddie Faulstick, C3 Tech


Strategic Planning: Staying on Track

Melissa Intindola, Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business
Donna Lloyd, Southern Indiana Regional Alliance to Prevent Exploitation, Inc.

Presenters/Facilitators (in alphabetical order)

Ed Faulstick

Ed Faulstick

Ed E. FaulstickEd Faulstick is a 38-year veteran of the General Electric Company and GE Capital. Prior to retiring in 2016, he served as the senior vice president and operations leader for GE Corporate Finance Direct Segment of GE Capital, responsible for the operations teams in GE Fleet Services, GE Rail Services, and GE Corporate Finance Equipment Leasing.

Before moving to GE Corporate Finance, Ed was general manager of customer support in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to joining GE Capital in 2001, Ed held roles in the consumer services division of GE’s appliances and lighting business, including president and COO of Advanced Services, Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of GE Appliances.

During his career, Ed was active in GE Volunteers, participating in advisory groups for community high schools and classroom work for Junior Achievement. Ed has served as a board member for several nonprofit organizations in Iowa and Minnesota, including Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Junior Achievement.

Since retiring, Ed consults in leadership and employee development for a number of clients in the region. Ed holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Eddie Faulstick

Eddie Faulstick

Eddie FaulstickEddie Faulstick is the owner of C3 Tech, a networking and technology company serving Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville. C3 Tech provides reliable, cost-effective technology solutions to meet the demands of small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits. Clients benefit from expertise in multiple sectors and industries, in-depth technology knowledge, and the ability to adapt to ever-evolving trends in the IT industry.

From helping clients pick the right internet service provider, to protecting an IT environment from malicious cyber-attacks, to implementing enterprise-level cloud and communications platforms, C3 Tech offers the technology solutions organizations need to succeed.

For 15 years, Eddie has worked with a wide variety of nonprofits to upgrade their systems to increase efficiency and effectiveness and to improve services provided internally and externally.

Jerry Finn

Jerry Finn

Jerry FinnJerry Finn is the executive director of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County. He holds two undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and a Master’s in Theological Studies from the St. Meinrad School of Theology.

In addition to his role at the Horseshoe Foundation, Jerry serves as co-chair of the Southern Indiana Mentoring Partnership and treasurer of the Friends of the Town Clock Church. He is a member of the Metro United Way Advisory Council, the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, and the Rotary Club of New Albany and is a founding member of the New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation. He has served as a mentor to four students in the Floyd County Schools system for six years.

Past service includes vice president of Keep New Albany Clean and Green, trainer for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, member of the Governor’s Bi-State Bridge Authority for Louisville and Indiana, One Southern Indiana board of directors, medical corpsman in the Indiana National Guard, and Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Mark Hogg

Mark Hogg

Mark HoggMark Hogg is the founder and CEO of WaterStep, a nonprofit organization that designs and manufactures simple, affordable, and sustainable equipment that empowers people to provide their own safe water. Since its humble beginnings in 1995 as a small mission-based group, WaterStep has grown to become a major player in the international fight against waterborne disease. WaterStep has implemented safe water projects in more than 50 countries – improving the lives of thousands of people.

Mark is an experienced motivational speaker, drawing on his background as an ordained minister and over 30 years of international travel. His extensive time in the field has uniquely positioned him to be an advocate for global water, sanitation, and health issues.

Mark’s honors include the Kentucky and Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young, the inaugural Kentucky Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Muhammad Ali Center, and recognition as Compassion Water Laureate from Compassionate Louisville. Insider Louisville named Mark one of its 2017 “Startup Standouts,” recognizing innovation and good citizenship. Mark has a B.B.A. in Business Management from Belmont University and an M.Div. from Southern Seminary.

Lisa Huber

Lisa Huber

Lisa HuberLisa Huber is government and community relations manager for Duke Energy in Southern Indiana. Lisa works with nonprofit organizations, community leaders, local government officials, schools, and other customers managing stakeholder relationships in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, and Switzerland counties. Her responsibilities include management and grant administration for the Duke Energy Foundation in Southern Indiana, employee engagement through volunteerism, sponsoring events, and programs for area nonprofits, promoting energy efficiency, and helping customers resolve issues.

Prior to working for Duke Energy, Lisa owned a public relations consulting firm providing strategic communications counsel for corporate and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. She was an attorney and director of client relations at one of Louisville’s largest law firms, where she oversaw community and media relations and corporate giving and assisted attorneys and clients with crisis communications. She also started and grew a public relations department for a governmental affairs firm, which became one of Louisville’s largest public relations agencies. Lisa has also worked as a television news reporter and anchor at WHAS-TV in Louisville and several other stations.

Lisa serves on the board of directors for One Southern Indiana and the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, and is a member of the operating board for Align Southern Indiana and the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana. Lisa received her B.A. in Journalism and English from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the university’s College of Law. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Southern Indiana Discover program.

Melissa Intindola

Melissa Intindola, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Melissa IntindolaDr. Melissa Intindola is an assistant professor of management at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. She earned her Ph.D. at New Mexico State University in organizational behavior and human resource management.

Her research interests broadly include the micro-application of organizational behavior and human resources topics to collaborations of nonprofits, private sector businesses, and public sector government entities. Specifically, she is interested in the resulting implications for employees, volunteers, and management involved in such collaborations.

Melissa was recognized for “outstanding research” and “outstanding teaching” during her time at New Mexico State University and was recently awarded the Faculty Research Award for the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. Prior to entering academia, Melissa worked in fund development and program coordination in the Southern Indiana nonprofit sector. She currently serves on the board of directors for Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, a Michigan-based food pantry.

Kent Lanum

Kent Lanum

Kent LanumKent Lanum has had a long and rewarding career in nonprofit work. Currently, he is president and CEO of the Paul Ogle Foundation, serving since 2007 as its first full-time leader. He is also chairman of the board for 1804, Inc., chairman of the board for River Heritage Conservancy, a founding board member and secretary of Endeavor Louisville, and a director of One Southern Indiana.

In 2013, Kent was appointed to the Indiana Governor’s Regional Works Council for two terms by Governor Pence. He has also served as chairman of the board for Leadership Southern Indiana, founding member and past director of Velocity Indiana, member of the board of directors for Indiana Philanthropic Alliance and chair of its Public Policy Committee, and president of the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, serving two consecutive terms.

Kent holds a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University and both an M.B.A. and a separate M.A. in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. He has also held several technical industry certifications over the years as well as a National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 license. He is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana and the Louisville area.

Donna Lloyd

Donna Lloyd, M.T., C.P.A.

Donna LloydDonna Lloyd is the executive director of the Southern Indiana Regional Alliance to Prevent Exploitation, Inc., a nonprofit operating as Comfort House Child Advocacy Center in Corydon, Indiana.

Donna has been the executive director of Comfort House for 13 years, where she also participates as a member of the Harrison County multidisciplinary team responsible for investigating reported cases of child sexual abuse. In 2015, Donna was awarded the Voices for Victims award by then Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller for her work with victims of child sexual abuse.

Donna earned her B.S. in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Indiana University Southeast and her Master of Taxation from the University of Denver. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2003. Before entering the world of nonprofit organizations, Donna worked in public accounting.

Sarah K. Nathan

Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D.

Sarah NathanDr. Sarah K. Nathan is associate director of the Fund Raising School, the nationally renowned professional training program for fundraising practitioners at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Recently, she managed the publication of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 4th edition, to which she also contributed two chapters. Dr. Nathan is currently directing a national study of the fundraising profession and is a frequent speaker on the topic.

As an adjunct faculty member of philanthropic studies, she co-designed and taught an innovative undergraduate course entitled Celebrity Philanthropy and developed the School’s online graduate course, Donor Motivations and Behaviors for Major and Planned Giving. Previously, she was assistant professor of nonprofit management and philanthropy at Bay Path University where she taught and advised online graduate students in the Masters of Nonprofit Management and Strategic Fundraising degree programs.

She began her career in philanthropy as a 19-year-old student, calling alumni at her undergraduate alma mater, Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where she later became associate director of the Annual Fund. Today, she continues to serve the college as an enthusiastic alumni volunteer. Dr. Nathan holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

John Ross

John Ross, Ph.D., M.B.A.

John RossJohn Ross is an author, entrepreneur, award-winning public speaker, and teacher. John loves work and has been employed in several capacities, most notably as a 7th grade history and English teacher, program manager of musical events, a project lead at one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies, and owner of a chain of electronics stores in Mesa, Arizona. John has started and consulted with numerous successful small businesses.

Currently, he is employed as an assistant professor of leadership and entrepreneurship at Indiana University Southeast’s School of Business. John completed his undergraduate work in organizational studies at Arizona State University and received his M.B.A. in Finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia and his Ph.D. in Management at New Mexico State University.

His passion for nonprofits began many years ago as a 7th grade teacher in an extremely low-income area of Mesa, Arizona, where he witnessed firsthand the ability of nonprofits to change the lives of his students. Since then he has continuously dedicated his time in various regional and local leadership positions with Boy Scouts and with education and performing arts organizations.

Michael Sizemore

Michael Sizemore

Michael SizemoreMichael Sizemore is the director of corporate sales at ProMedia Group in New Albany, Indiana. Founded in 1986 by Dan Williamson, ProMedia Group got its start producing corporate training and marketing videos, evolved into a multimedia advertising agency, and today is a full-service marketing company, offering everything from video production and web development to digital marketing and social media branding.

Never resting on its laurels, ProMedia Group has continued to develop its skills, technology, and expertise. They specialize in crafting unique and thoughtful content rooted in strategy. ProMedia Group builds platforms, drives growth, and solves problems for its clients.

Over his career, Michael has garnered over twenty years’ experience in the sales and marketing industry. Prior to ProMedia Group, he managed sales for local media companies, including WDRB-TV and WBKI/CW Louisville.

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Susan SmithSusan Smith has nearly 50 years’ experience in social work and helping nonprofits. Her career in social work began after earning her undergraduate degree in psychology and social work from Chapman University, and then a Master’s in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Retired from GuardiCare Services, now ElderServe, Susan has 45 years’ experience as a therapist as well as numerous years in executive roles for nonprofit human service organizations in Texas, Indiana, and Kentucky.

In addition to her career as a therapist, Susan was also an adjunct faculty member for Concordia University’s Indianapolis campus, teaching Health Care Administration, concentrating on program evaluation and financial issues in healthcare. Her specialty areas are nonprofit organizational and board development. Her nonprofit work also includes 30 years as a Rotarian in three different clubs and serving on 13 different nonprofit boards. Susan is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership Louisville.

Since retiring in 2016, Susan has been involved in pro-bono consultation with nonprofits through Leadership Louisville’s Encore program as well as volunteer team leader with CLOUT (Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together).

Linda S. Speed

Linda S. Speed, J.D.

Linda SpeedLinda Speed is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI). Linda has sixteen years of experience in the community foundation field. Her nonprofit work experience before joining CFSI includes serving as the vice president of development and stewardship for the Community Foundation of Louisville, vice president of gift and trust administration for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation, and director of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

She is a former litigation attorney with the Louisville law firm of Frost Brown Todd. She received her B.S. from the University of Kentucky and J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Linda serves on the boards of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (Chair) and the Louisville-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence. She is a member and past president of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, the Kentuckiana Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and the Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville, and she is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Metro Louisville.

Carrie Syberg

Carrie Syberg

Carrie SybergProfessional development junkie and all-around community advocate, Carrie Syberg pairs her degree in human relations from Purdue University with her passion for fundraising to better understand those around her and how forming partnerships around common goals builds a stronger community.

Having previously raised money for higher education and research-related causes, Carrie transferred her love of growing up on the stage and passion for people to Actors Theatre of Louisville where she leads the Development Department.

Outside of her Actors family, Carrie is an active executive committee member for Give502, while also championing the Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council and Uniting Partners for Women and Children in order to remain civically engaged in all aspects of the Louisville community.