FailFest 2018

Celebrating Nonprofit Failure

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FailFest is a storytelling event for nonprofits to celebrate their epic fails. Nonprofits are sometimes held to higher standards than for-profit organizations. But how do we learn to soar without falling down – at least a few times?! This event allows area nonprofit leaders to share their stories of failure and how they turned it into success.

 

This event will be an “open mic” format with a few special failures in the audience lined up to speak first. We’re recruiting our “star failures” but also encouraging the audience to share their failure stories as well.

 

First 50 people to check-in will receive a coupon for a FREE BEER!

 

Get social with our hashtag #FailFestNC

This Year's Fails

Tina Bailey

Grant Administrtor Triangle Community Foundation

Come See Me FAIL
Irene Godínez

Director at LEAD NC

Come See Me FAIL
Stephen Graddick

Nonprofit Storyteller

Come See Me FAIL
Marie Hopper

Executive Director FIRST North Carolina

Come See Me FAIL
Tami Schwerin

Executive Director Abundance NC

Come See Me FAIL
Hector Salgado

Executive Director Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina

Come See Me FAIL
Tanaya Suddreth

Volunteer Coordinator at Democracy NC

Come See Me FAIL
Jennifer Tolle Whiteside

President and CEO, North Carolina Community Foundation

Come See Me FAIL

Those Who Support Nonprofit Failure

Hall of Fail

Past Speakers Who Were Brave Enough To Share Their Fail

Satana Deberry
Satana Deberry

Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Coalition

Graig Meyer
Graig Meyer

NC House District 50

James Miller
James Miller

Executive Director, LGBT Center of Raleigh

Charles Phaneuf
Charles Phaneuf

Executive Director, Raleigh Little Theatre

Molly Rivera
Molly Rivera

Communications Associate, ACLU of North Carolina

Maria Spaulding
Maria Spaulding

Human Services Management Consultant, Community Volunteer, and Organizer

 

Debby Warren
Debby Warren

Nonprofit Consultant

Don Wells
Don Wells

Nonprofit Consultant at DonWellsConsulting, Inc.

Erin Dale Byrd
Erin Dale Byrd

Executive Director of Blueprint NC,

Lori O’Keefe
Lori O’Keefe

President, Triangle Community Foundation

Meredith Emmett
Meredith Emmett

Consultant at Third Space Studio

Ella Fang
Ella Fang

Student

Katie Todd
Katie Todd

President, YNPN Triangle NC

Mark Dessauer
Mark Dessauer

Consultant, Spitfire Strategies

Sarah Shore
Sarah Shore

Development Specialist, United Arts Council

Masters of Mischief

This Event is Created, Hosted and Cared For By

Dawn Crawford
Dawn Crawford

Owner, BC/DC Ideas

Heather Yandow
Heather Yandow

Consultant, Third Space Studio

Heidi Hannapel
Heidi Hannapel

Consultant, Landmatters

Meg Buckingham
Meg Buckingham

Communications Director, Triangle Community Foundation