Nonprofit Support Network Announces Inaugural Nonprofit Summit and Community Luncheon

Suzanne Smith, CEO and founder of Social Impact Architects will be the featured speaker. Photo providedSuzanne Smith, CEO and founder of Social Impact Architects will be the featured speaker. Photo provided

By Carly Acree King—

MUNCIE, IN – Nonprofit Support Network is thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for its inaugural Nonprofit Summit presented by Northwest Bank. The summit is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Horizon Convention Center. This groundbreaking event aims to raise awareness about the Nonprofit Support Network’s invaluable work while providing access to education and professional development opportunities within the local community.

The Nonprofit Summit offers a day filled with enriching sessions, informative discussions, and valuable connections. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions led by local, regional, and national speakers, as well as two inspiring keynote addresses from Suzanne Smith, CEO and founder of Social Impact Architects. Tickets for the Nonprofit Summit are priced at $55 per person. Scholarships are available for nonprofits located in Muncie-Delaware County by emailing At the conclusion of the Nonprofit Summit is the community-focused Nonprofit Pulse Luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., sponsored by Heart of Indiana United Way. The lunch will highlight Nonprofit Support Network’s mission through an inspiring keynote from Suzanne about nonprofit megatrends. This luncheon brings together nonprofit organizations, community and business leaders, volunteers, and passionate individuals to harness the pulse of positive change collectively. Tickets to the Nonprofit Pulse Luncheon are included in admission to the Nonprofit Summit or can be purchased separately for $40.

“Suzanne’s keynote is a testament to the importance and potential impact of the Nonprofit Summit,” shared Jenni Marsh, President & CEO of Heart of Indiana United Way and planning committee member. “We wanted an inspirational start for this first-time summit. Suzanne’s expertise and energy will do just that – and will reinforce the invaluable contributions Nonprofit Support Network is making to Muncie and Delaware County’s social sector.”

Suzanne Smith is renowned for her success in building and implementing award-winning programs and initiatives within the social sector. She has been widely recognized for her success in building and implementing award-winning programs and initiatives within the social sector. She has been featured in prominent media outlets and is a prolific writer on topics related to the nonprofit sector.

Local nonprofit professionals Jena Ashby, 8Twelve Coalition, and Brad Edmondson, IU Health Foundation, will lead breakout sessions on collective impact and annual fundraising, respectively. Tanorria Askew, a black woman business owner, personal chef, and racial injustice change-maker based in Indianapolis, will present an introduction to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Josh Brammer, Marketing Advisor at Indianapolis-based Lantern, will lead an engaging session about storytelling and brand strategy.

These sessions offer more than just learning opportunities; they provide a platform for engaging, questioning, and exploring the driving forces behind nonprofit success. Times, descriptions, and speaker biographies are available

Support for the Nonprofit Summit is provided by AEP Foundation, City of Muncie, The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, and Ball State University Office of Community Engagement. Key partners in planning the Nonprofit Summit include Ball State University Office of Community Engagement, Heart of Indiana United Way, Innovation Connector, Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance, Shafer Leadership Academy, and The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

To learn more about Nonprofit Support Network or the Nonprofit Summit, visit or email Carly Acree King, Relationship and Resource Director, at

 About Nonprofit Support Network

Nonprofit Support Network is a capacity-building organization dedicated to supporting nonprofits in Muncie-Delaware County. The mission of Nonprofit Support Network is to provide support to ensure a healthy, well-supported, and sustainable nonprofit sector in Muncie and Delaware County. Our community is best served when nonprofits have the resources to focus on their mission. We take a targeted approach to support organizations in areas they need it the most by cultivating relationships and addressing resource needs. We were established to provide quality and valuable training and coaching resources to nonprofit organizations and the individuals that serve them.