Privacy Policy

Shine and Inspire, Inc. values the privacy of our members, donors and visitors. We collect information for the sole purpose of helping us better serve our members and the nonprofit sector. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that is knowingly provided to us. We do not share personal information. Shine and Inspire also collects organizational information for research and member services.

This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection of information from this website that can personally identify you and/or your organization, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Personal Information Collected

Through Shine and Inspire’s member and research database, Shine and Inspire collects and stores contact information from individuals as it is knowingly provided to us, including email addresses. We do not distribute personal information or email addresses to third parties. We use this information to contact individuals via email and mail with additional resources that might be of interest, including upcoming events. You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may restrict our ability to provide requested services or information.

The following are examples of personally identifiable information that you may volunteer to provide and examples of how we use such information.

Email Addresses – Shine and Inspire collects email addresses from those that apply or donate to Shine and Inspire, subscribe to emails, or register for events. Shine and Inspire may use your email address to send you emails from Shine and Inspire, including marketing emails from Shine and Inspire, member updates, or email newsletters. To unsubscribe to any or all of Shine and Inspire emails, send email requesting that you be removed from the list to Shine and Inspire does not distribute email addresses to third parties.

Mailing Addresses – Shine and Inspire collects mailing addresses of those that apply or donate or register for events. Shine and Inspire may send via mail member newsletters, brochures or other promotional items. To opt out of any mailings from send email requesting that you be removed from the list to Shine and Inspire only distributes publically available organizational addresses, and in doing so does not associate individual names, except main contacts, to third parties.

Cookies – Many websites, including this one, use cookies, pieces of numeric data stored on your computer so that we can identify when you return to our website. Shine and Inspire can only “read” cookies that are placed on your computer from our own website. Usage of cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information. You can select to disable cookies by changing your browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you will be able to access portions of our website content.


Shine and Inspire takes photographs during public events and solicits photographs from our members of their work and occasionally selects quality photos for distribution via this website, social media, or other means. Photos are taken in public settings during public events. If you are included in a photograph and would prefer that it not be distributed, please contact MCN at and let us know what photo and where you saw it. We will do our best to remove it from circulation.

Choice to Opt Out

Shine and Inspire provides all individuals the opportunity to opt out of having your personal information used for certain purposes. If you have subscribed to our mailings, have registered for an event, or no longer wish to receive promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving such communications by emailing


On this website, Shine and Inspire may link to third-party websites. In the event you choose to access such links, please note that they are not covered by this Privacy Policy. When you follow a link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.


If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy or in general, please contact Shine and Inspire at