Development Professionals

We invite you to join other Development Professionals for support, networking, ideas, and fellowship in our monthly conference calls every first Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

UPCOMING CALL: THURSDAY, MAY 6, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM (Eastern)

Presented By:
K. Blake Horne, Ph.D., President & CEO; Rebecca Morris, Senior Vice President of External Affairs; and Chris Vessell, Marketing Director

A Journey Toward Rebranding

Friends from the United Methodist Children’s Home will be joining us to discuss their rebrand journey over the past two years. With ministries in Florida and Alabama, they have rebranded their ministries to Embrace Florida Kids and Embrace Alabama Kids in an effort to more clearly communicate who they are and what they do. Once a single campus-based ministry that formed in Summerfield, Alabama in 1890, the ministry has expanded over the decades to become a network of various ministries that include residential group homes, foster care, family preservation, adoption services and more. This webinar will cover the process they applied to making their decision to rebrand their ministries, their initial and ongoing communications with internal stakeholders, and the public introduction to their new ministry names.
This session is relevant for all members of your team and Board – all are invited!

Network participation is limited to UMA member organizations. To include your name in the Development Network, email Kristen Jones at

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