We would like to thank all of our 2018 Non Profit Summit Presenters.

We are especially grateful to Orchard for sharing their many years of non-profit experience with us. Orchard is an organization specializing in inspiring and equipping people to show love by using their unique talents to meet the human and spiritual needs of others. In the last 22 years Orchard initiatives have served over 550,000 distinct individuals through 117 different initiatives touching multitudes of audiences and demographics.



Hollie Cost is the Mayor of Montevallo, AL and a Professor at the University of Montevallo. She holds a Ph.D. in special education from Auburn University. Dr. Cost is committed to community inclusiveness, the arts, education, sustainability and empowering youth in civic life through collaboration with institutions such as the Kettering Foundation, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, Montevallo Junior City Council and David Mathews Center.



Kirk Cuevas is a co-founder and partner in Dollar Associates, LLC, a full-service consulting group focusing on credit unions and the organizations that serve them. He has been active in a number of civic and community organizations and serves Board of the Lorie Johnson Foundation, YUGO Ministries, and the Board of Elders of Double Oak Community Church. 



Helen Cunningham has over 40 years of experience in developing social service, housing and community development policy and programs for local governments and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Cunningham’s areas of expertise include program development, community education, program administration and evaluation, strategic planning, legislative and regulatory analysis and advocacy, and research.



Abigail Dixon is an Intern with Orchard. She is a recent graduate from Kennesaw State University with a BS in Public Relations. She has strong writing skills and social media savvy and plans, creates, and schedules content for all social media platforms.



Jennifer Ellison is the Director of Development for The Arc of Shelby County. She has 22 years of experience in development, marketing and public relations and has  planned and executed annual fundraising campaigns, including special events, in both higher education and non-profit settings.



Dudley Franklin is a Development Consultant with Orchard. She has experience in all elements of resource development, including messaging, branding, partner relations, volunteer management, special events, grant writing, annual gifts and major gifts.



Jonathan Goode is the Deputy Director of Orchard. He is a passionate Bible teacher, strategic thinker, father, and husband. He holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Georgia State University and Masters in Theological Studies at Beeson Divinity School.



Dan Hayes is the Executive Director and founder of Orchard (formerly Atlanta Community Ministries). He is prolific teacher, speaker, and author.  He has spoken on more than 250 U.S. university campuses, in 1,000 fraternities and sororities, in the Pentagon, and to members of both houses of Congress. Altogether, he has spoken to over a million people. 



Matthew Kilpatrick is President of Southern Craft Consulting and Chief Operating Officer of Alabev. He is a Certified Trainer, Teacher, Coach and Speaker and a Mentor on the John Maxwell Team. He is the author of Intentional Independence.



Bradley Tomlinson is Communications Director for Orchard. He is a creative marketing director with an accomplished background in leading integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns that elevate brands, engage target customers, and drive business growth.



Matt Walker is the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Montevallo and serves on the Montevallo City Council, representing the fifth district. He has twelve years of experience in grant writing and administration and has been successful in securing funding throughout his career, writing winning grants for UM, Community Service Programs of West Alabama, the Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission, and the Montgomery County Commission.