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Webinar: What can earned income do for your organization?
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When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Where: Online Webinar
United States

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Earned income is money derived from paid work and an untapped nonprofit opportunity.  As a nonprofit organization, you may wonder how you can diversify or expand your base of support to meet the growing needs and to better sustain your organization.

In 2019, the Explore Earned Income series will help you explore new avenues of unrestricted funding.

Join Chuck Carmen, Executive Director of The Epilepsy Association and Margaret Linnane, Executive Director of the Edyth Bush Institute as they discuss how, an online store, offered six figures to the organization to support their programs. 

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit executive directors, board of directors, leaders -- anyone looking to diversify their revenue base at their nonprofit

Cost: Free to members and non-members

Speakers: Margaret Linnane, Executive Director, Edyth Bush Institute

Margaret Linnane is the executive director of the Edyth Bush Institute. Prior to the Institute, Ms. Linnane was the executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for 18 years. Her extensive experience in resource development, program and fiscal management, and community outreach were paramount in selecting her to lead the Edyth Bush Institute in 2004. 

Ms. Linnane is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of Florida Nonprofit Alliance, the statewide association formed to provide a collective voice for nonprofits at the local, state and federal levels. A past recipient of the prestigious Martin L. Bell Memorial Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a nonprofit executive in the Executive MBA Program at the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Linnane holds an MBA and a B.A. from Rollins College.


Charles "Chuck" Carmen, Executive Director, Epilepsy Association

Chuck has been the Executive Director since 1994.   Selected by Southeast Association Magazine as one of the four most influential Executives in the Southeastern United States he has served as a Board Member of the Florida Society of Association Executives as well as the former Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and the Florida Epilepsy Services Providers Association.

Chuck is only the second Executive Director in EACF’s long history and is the longest serving Epilepsy Executive Director in Florida. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of THE Epilepsy Association his experience and knowledge has certified him as an “expert witness” where he has testified in numerous high profile cases. Personally he has conducted hundreds of presentations, seminars, and training programs on all aspects of epilepsy as well as becoming one of the nation’s leaders in the education and prevention of Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome.

He is also the Founder of an online epilepsy news, education and support site reaching over 3 million people every month in over 150 nations. He also founded EACF’s social enterprise an online epilepsy awareness product store where 100% of the proceeds support the programs of Association.

Prior to coming to Association, as a former business owner and community leader, Chuck has served Central Florida as an active volunteer in many capacities including: appointed Member of the White House Commission for the Disabled (ADA), appointed Chair of WayFarer (the former transportation disadvantaged board prior to Lynx), appointed Chair of the Central Florida Manpower Planning Council for the employment of the disadvantaged, appointed Board Member of the Orlando International Airport Design Committee representing the “handicapped”, just to mention a few.

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