Nicole Collier, NACC Executive Director

Nicole Collier, MPSA
Executive Director, NACC
Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University

It’s hard to believe, but when this newsletter comes out, the NACC Conference will be over!

It feels simultaneously like 1 year ago, and 10 years ago that we had our last in-person conference in London, England, but it’s been 4 years. So much has changed since then, but not the dedication of our programs, members, and individuals to provide high quality third sector education.

I want to thank everyone who took the time to join us, submit proposals, presented their knowledge and experience, shared our registration reminders, or were forgiving of my slower response to messages as we prepared to gather together.

With the conference behind us, we are looking forward to our annual member meeting at ARNOVA November 15th. We are continuing to be conscious of the culture and political climate in the state, but currently are planning to host the meeting in person, with an option to join virtually. We are aware that hybrid meetings can have unequal participation, so we are working on ways to avoid that as much as possible. The first effort is to fundraise and dedicate money towards quality equipment designed for online meetings. If you would like to help us fundraise towards that effort, you can email me to learn more at While we want as many voices to be heard, I want to emphasize that your safety and comfort come first. We will do our best to facilitate as equitable of a hybrid meeting as possible, but are still learning and adapting. If you have any advice, concerns, etc. about effectively facilitating this meeting, please reach out to me.

Furthermore, we want to hear from you! Whether you joined us in Auburn or not, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Your feedback is very important to us. If you complete the survey by August 19th, you will be entered in to a drawing for a box of NACC merchandise!

I hope you are all doing well. Take care of yourselves!