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November 1st, 2017, 8 – 4:00 PM, Embassy Suites La Vista, La Vista, NE
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Guidelines and Principles Panel
This panel will provide a brief overview of the Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence Program and Best Practices Partnerships. The panel is comprised of three vignettes of nonprofits at different stages of the process, highlighting benefits, challenges, and lessons learned.
9:00 – 9:20 Break
9:20 – 10:35 Morning Breakout Session (attendees choose 1)
“You’ve got your strategic plan, now what?” – Beth Morrissette and Mary Lee Fitzsimmons
“You’ve got your strategic plan, now what?” presentation will assist Executive Directors, Board Presidents, Board members, committee members and leadership teams understand the importance of not letting dust collect on the strategic plan. The intention of any strategic plan is to help move an organization forward to a shared vision of the future. But how do you do that work and still do all of the daily work? One is by setting realistic yearly goals and breaking those goals down into quarterly action steps with accountability assignments. Another is knowing your role and how you can support the implementation and not block progress. Participants will explore strategies to engage the Board, how to ensure participation by the employees, and be given the names of a variety of technology platforms they can use.
Why Nonprofits Should Make Money, Not Just Raise It – Randy Hawthorne
The nonprofit sector has fought the stigma for years because someone decided to name us by our tax status. It’s not the way we should run our businesses – and yes, your nonprofit needs to be treated like a business. In order to allow your mission to not just survive and truly thrive, we need to diversify our revenue, and not continue to rely on traditional donations and grants. Don’t miss this workshop where we give nonprofits the tools they need to start generating revenue, and stop depending just on donations to run their organization.
Move Your Mission: What you need to know about advocacy and lobbying to
Nonprofits and service providers have a powerful voice. That voice, along with their expertise, can inform public policy on behalf of their clients and members. Yet, social impact often cannot be done by just one organization or using one tactic. In this session, we’ll explore important advocacy tools and resources, which allow and encourage organizations to engage in policy, provide a case study example (to show you how easy it can be) and discuss how strategic collaboration around policy issues can advance your mission.
10:35 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15 Lunch
11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Presentation
Equity is the new coconut water. Everyone is drinking it. We've been talking a lot about Equity as a sector, but what does this look like when translated into everyday actions? We'll explore how Equity looks like across critical areas: Fundraising, programs and services, board engagement, hiring, data, communications, community engagement, etc. Vu Le, writer behind NonprofitAF.com (formerly nonprofitwithballs.com), will his brand of humor and no-nonsense, will discuss these and other areas and challenge us all to take tangible actions as a sector to advance an equitable society.
11:45 - 12:15 Catalyst Award | Nonprofit Executive Institute Class 12
12:15 – 1:30 Workshop
After Vu's presentation, which will be filled with pictures of baby animals, he will facilitate
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 3:00 Afternoon Breakout Sessions (attendees choose 1)
In order for children to succeed, programs need to simultaneously work with children, teachers and families to achieve shared goals and outcomes. In this interactive session, attendees will learn:
Intentional Inclusion//Who's in your circle? –Cammy Watkins with Inclusive
As non-profit professionals we often depend highly on our networks to build our organization and our brand. Often our social network highly influences our business network, which could lead to boards, advisors or staff that aren't always representative of the communities of which we serve and work. During this workshop on Intentional Inclusion we will reflect on how networks are formed and what unconscious bias have shaped those networks. We will then discuss ways to expand those networks and work to bring new perspectives to your organizations.
How to reach the next generation of diverse young professionals for board
This workshop will tackle the issue of connecting nonprofit boards with diverse young professionals in the Omaha metro area. Many boards say they struggle with recruiting diverse board members, yet so many well-educated young and diverse professionals live in the Omaha metro area. What is needed to connect a bridge between nonprofit boards and potential new, diverse board members? This workshop will educate nonprofits on easy ways to connect with young professionals for potential board membership and will also provide insight into the modern, diverse young professional. A panel of diverse young professionals will also be present to answer questions regarding how to engage them into nonprofit boards.
3:00 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 Embracing Uncertainty Funder Panel
This panel discussion will end the day with reflection and reaction from previous sessions,
4:00-5:30 Networking Happy Hour Hosted by DA DAVIDSON. | LaVista Embassy Suites
The Summit convenes nonprofit professionals to hear from thought leaders, network with peers and gain insight on best practices for enriching the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa.
DA Davidson and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are not affiliated.