The Gift of Talent

    November 28, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    St. Joseph Conference Center at Holiday Inn
    1208 W Douglas Rd.
    Mishawaka, IN 46545
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    In the bustling holiday season, you can make a meaningful contribution to a local non-profit with the gift of your talent! How? It's as easy as attending the the annual AMA Michiana Gift of Talent luncheon!

    Instead of the usual speaker format, the chapter will be hosting four local non-profits, each with a specific marketing challenge. Over the round-table style luncheon, attendees will help with expertise, options and resources to overcome those non-profit marketing challenges. 

    What's in it for you? The chance to hear ideas from other marketers in the area. The opportunity to learn about resources you might not know about. And the gift of using your talent to help while you learn.

    This unique giving event will be interactive, fun and informative. Spend an hour with us over lunch - and be surprised by what you learn from other marketers and about yourself!  

    Non-profits who are participating include:



    YWCA North Central Indiana is the leading advocate for women and children in our community. YWCA operates two domestic violence shelters in St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties. Along with providing emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and their children, YWCA also provides:

    •   Sexual assault survivors counseling
    •   Substance abuse counseling & services
    •   Trauma informed care for children who have been exposed to violence
    •   Economic empowerment education
    •   Health relationships education inside local schools

    In addition to its crisis programs, YWCA provides advocacy for all women on a range of issues including pay equity and healthcare.

    Marketing Challenge: Engaging  Young Professionals


    American Heart Association

    Created in 1924, as the Association for the prevention and relief of heart disease, the American Heart Association is a non-profit.  We are a national voluntary health agency with the mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

    Marketing Challenge: Share of Market


    Pet Refuge

     Pet Refuge

    Pet Refuge, Inc. was established in April 1978 as a not-for-profit corporation. We are an all-volunteer, non-funded organization for the purpose of saving the lives of unwanted dogs and cats. Our mission is to protect the health and welfare of the animals, and to provide the best possible placement for every animal in the care of our organization. As we have no parent organization, we are totally dependent upon monetary and material donations from people in the community.

     Marketing Challenge: Communicating Volunteer Need

    EVENT SPONSOR: AVAILABLE. Contact us for details.


    AMA Event Series Sponsor:


    Chapter digital media sponsor: 


    Speaker Gift Sponsor: Proforma Printhouse 

    Attendee Gifts Sponsor : Weigel Broadcasting

    Knowledge Sponsor: TruInsights Consulting LLC

    Print Sponsor: Lithotone




    $25.00 AMA Michiana Member

    $35.00 Non-Member

    $20.00 Student



    $35.00 Non Member

    $25.00 AMA Michiana Member

    $20.00 Student