Schedule

8:15 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am Why Fundraising is the F Word to your Board Members & How to Fix it
Upstairs Ballroom #1
  • Rachel Muir (Speaker) CFRE, www.rachelmuir.com

Do you have board members who are "allergic" to fundraising? Few things are more critical to your nonprofit's health, success and sustainability than an effective board of directors. Ready for a board makeover? Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE has your back! If you are ready to transform your D list to an A list come discover:

  • Why fundraising is the f word to board members and how to fix it
  • How to turn board members into fundraising superheroes without making an ask
  • The recipe for “graceful exits” for board members who need to move on
  • Tools and templates to manage your board (including a sample board contract)
  • How to use a board assessment to transition dead weight board members and what to ask
  • How to onboard and set the right expectations for incoming board members
9:00 am - 10:30 am Assembling the Puzzle Pieces of a Grant
Upstairs Ballroom #2
  • Rose Mary Fry (Speaker) Founder/CEO, Degrees of Work
Grantwriting is an essential revenue source for the majority of nonprofit organizations. Learning to develop a clear and concise grant proposal is a tool helpful to Board and staff members. This workshop will highlight the components of a grant, development of a budget, and techniques for increasing grantwriting success.
9:00 am - 10:30 am Budget Basics for Nonprofits
Upstairs Ballroom #3
  • Christopher Carmona (Speaker) Partner, Schriver, Carmona & Company, PLLC
An annual budget is a planning tool that helps nonprofit organizations develop short-term financial plans to reflect and reach long-term financial goals related to the organization's programs, mission and strategic plan. This course will provide basic steps in developing, implementing and executing an effective budgeting process for nonprofit organizations.
9:00 am - 10:30 am Social Media Strategies That Save Time, Money and Your Sanity
Downstairs River Room
  • Julie Shannan (Speaker) Deputy Director, Girlstart
You don't have to be a social butterfly to have a successful social media presence. In this workshop you will learn ways to increase your impact without breaking your budget. You will leave with a toolkit of resources, strategies to increase engagement, and inspirational ideas to help you further your mission.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (Grab-and-Go Boxed Lunch)
Upstairs Foyer
  • Feel free to take a break and eat inside/outside, bring lunch with you to a session, or bring lunch with you to a Curbside Consultation.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Do The Right Thing: Organizational Ethics
Upstairs Ballroom #1
  • Dorinda Rolle (Speaker) PhD, MBA, President, Rolle & Associates, LLC
Every organization has principals and standards by which it operates and has an expectation that everyone associated with it will behave within those principles and standards. Managers and other leaders are usually tasked with setting an ethical example for others to follow. However, organizational ethics are not only the responsibility of its leaders, but everyone with a role in the organization because everyone is affected by them. Ethics are more than values stated on a website, but are best demonstrated through fairness, compassion, integrity, honor and responsibility. This workshop will explore organizational ethics best practices and how to inspire professional integrity in your organization.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Social Media Strategies That Save Time, Money and Your Sanity
Downstairs River Room
  • Julie Shannan (Speaker) Deputy Director, Girlstart
You don't have to be a social butterfly to have a successful social media presence. In this workshop you will learn ways to increase your impact without breaking your budget. You will leave with a toolkit of resources, strategies to increase engagement, and inspirational ideas to help you further your mission.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Tools for Effective Conflict Management
Upstairs Ballroom #2
  • Juli Fellows (Speaker) PhD, www.docfellows.com

In today’s fast-paced and hyper-connected environment, even great leaders regularly face conflict, whether it’s within the organization or outside it. This interactive workshop will introduce you to five tools everyone needs in order to deal effectively with conflict. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of how conflict develops and how to effectively intervene when it does. While this workshop won’t make you a conflict expert, it will set you on a path towards more effectiveness.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Storytelling for Success
Upstairs Ballroom #3
  • Kate Edwards (Speaker) Burnam | Gray LLC
Everyone loves a good story. Storytelling is your ultimate tool… your most powerful means of communicating your nonprofit’s message. So, what is holding you back from collecting, sharing and empowering your staff and board to share your organization's stories -- arguably your most precious resource? This session will help you establish a foundation for bringing stories out.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Leading and Communicating In Times of Crisis
Upstairs Ballroom #1
  • Dorinda Rolle (Speaker) PhD, MBA, President, Rolle & Associates, LLC
Every organization is subject to crisis. The very nature of a crisis is that it is often unexpected and unwanted. How a nonprofit handles a crisis can make or break the organization’s reputation and negatively affect its funding for years. This workshop will provide a framework for how a nonprofit can prepare for a crisis and provide examples of both how to and how not to handle a crisis.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Asking for Major Gifts
Upstairs Ballroom #2
  • Rose Mary Fry (Speaker) Founder/CEO, Degrees of Work
Nonprofit Board and staff members are responsible for raising needed funds for operational and capital needs. This workshop will outline techniques for preparation for a major gift call, factors for success, and ways to tailor your approach for private and public funders.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Budget Basics for Nonprofits
Upstairs Ballroom #3
  • Christopher Carmona (Speaker) Partner, Schriver, Carmona & Company, PLLC
An annual budget is a planning tool that helps nonprofit organizations develop short-term financial plans to reflect and reach long-term financial goals related to the organization's programs, mission and strategic plan. This course will provide basic steps in developing, implementing and executing an effective budgeting process for nonprofit organizations.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tools for Effective Conflict Management
Downstairs River Room
  • Juli Fellows (Speaker) PhD, www.docfellows.com
In today’s fast-paced and hyper-connected environment, even great leaders regularly face conflict, whether it’s within the organization or outside it. This interactive workshop will introduce you to five tools everyone needs in order to deal effectively with conflict. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of how conflict develops and how to effectively intervene when it does. While this workshop won’t make you a conflict expert, it will set you on a path towards more effectiveness.