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Nonprofit executive Hinkelman to lead event sponsorships workshop

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer a workshop on securing event sponsorships from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.

Kim Hinkelman

Kim Hinkelman, a nonprofit executive with more than 35 years of experience in the industry, will serve as instructor for the workshop.

“We know companies want to give back to their community,” said Hinkelman. “This workshop will provide tools and resources to help you shape your message to engage corporate partners in your mission, discover ways to engage their employees and create marketing strategies to reach them.”

Registration fee for the workshop is $119. Lunch is included.

This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the Event Planning Certificate Program. For more information, call 828-227-7397 or visit

WCU’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment, part of the Division of Educational Outreach, provides opportunities to individuals to further their careers through education and training.

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