The Outreach Program
Oct 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Delane Butler, VP of Marketing & GM, El Dorado, KS
The Outreach Program
It is rare for nonprofits to merge, but today’s speaker will share his first-hand experience with the recent merging of a local Kansas nonprofit into a larger Iowa-based nonprofit with overlapping missions. 
Delane Butler’s nonprofit merging experience involves El Dorado-based Numana, of which he served as President since 2021, and The Outreach Program based in Union, Iowa. Numana’s mission was to empower people to serve the hungry and they accomplished this by conducting volunteer meal-packaging events in Kansas and across the United States. The Outreach Program also serves the hungry through meal-packaging events in addition to providing safe water, education and medical help to those in need.  
During the presentation, Delane will share highlights of his experience with managing Numana’s side of merging into The Outreach Program and its four areas of nonprofit work.
Delane has a passion for consistent branding and has extensive experience in the nonprofit world. Previous to the Numana position, he served as Vice President of Marketing at United Way of the Plains in Wichita for 24 years and Communications Associate at United Way of Central Indiana in Indianapolis. He has served on the boards of the Kansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the American Advertising Federation of Wichita, and on the elder board at Pathway Church. 
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Texas Tech University. He is married to Alicia Butler, Wichita Area Director for Safe Families for Children, a Chicago-based nonprofit, and they have five children.