****SOLD OUT! 2019 Nebraska Nonprofit Conference (Grand Island)
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****SOLD OUT! 2019 Nebraska Nonprofit Conference (Grand Island)

We are truly excited to be able to present the second annual Nebraska Nonprofit Conference!! Join us for a full day of learning and networking. We've got an exciting agenda planned for you! ***We will be starting as scheduled, please use caution when traveling in inclement weather***

When: Wednesday, August 7
Where: Bosselman Conference Center, Located in the Heartland Events Center
700 East Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE  68801
Contact: Abby

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The 2019 Nebraska Nonprofit Conference

August 6 & 7, 2019 

**Location Change** 
Conference Center 

located within the Heartland Events Center

Grand Island, NE

Hosted by Nonprofit Association of the Midlands in partnership with the Grand Island Community Foundation, Kearney Area Community Foundation, Hamilton Community Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation and the Harry A. Koch Company.



Aug 7 Conference (Full Price - $165)

 NAM Member (Price reduced THANKS to our sponsors!) $55
 Not-yet-member (Price reduced THANKS to our sponsors!) $110
 Pre-Conference Session (Aug 6th) $25



Conference Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 6th I 4:30-6:30 pm

Kinkaider Brewing Co. I  316 N Pine St, Grand Island, NE 68801

All are welcome! Come after attending the pre-session, or, join us to meet people prior to the full day conference on the 7th.

Hosted in Partnership with the Grand Island Visitors Bureau

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 We’ll have the agenda, presentation materials, and attendee information available in an app can be accessed on your mobile device or on your laptop.

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New This Year! Pre-conference session on August 6
"Building a Donor-Centric Fundraising Culture at Your Organization" August 6th, 2pm-5pm at the Bosselman Conference Center, $25 for all attendees. Separate registration required. Get more information and Register HERE

August 7, 2019 Conference Sessions Descriptions:

30 Fundraising Ideas in 60 Minutes

Join us for a fast-paced presentation of 30 ideas that will invigorate your fundraising practices! Bring a pen and paper - you'll want to take notes! Presenter: Clover Frederick. 


Build a Strong Brand & Let the Cat Out of the Bag

There’s an old English proverb that says, “All cats are gray in the dark.” Meaning all brands are undistinguishable until you’ve made a name for yourself. One of the best ways to create a strong brand is through brand archetyping. In this session you will: 1) answer a few thought provoking questions about your nonprofit to reveal your brand archetypes; 2) learn all 12 brand archetype definitions, and 3) see how you can use your top three to be matchlessly different. Building a brand around archetypes that connect unconsciously with your audience helps you build your own unique voice and gives your message meaning in human context. Come learn how brand archetypes can strengthen your brand – to boost fundraising efforts, amplify awareness and inspire a positive culture. Don’t miss this opportunity, it’s going to be the cat’s pajamas! Presenter: Kelley Peterson

Building and Maximizing a Volunteer Culture for Greater Mission Impact

Do you have volunteers that support your organization with events, committees, work duties, etc? Do staff get frustrated because they don't feel effective in supervising volunteers? Do you have a volunteer strategy designed to maximize volunteers? This training will provide the opportunity to step back and listen to strategies to foster a volunteer culture in your organization. A volunteer culture is promoted to all staff starting with orientation. Leveraging your own staff to see the value that volunteers bring to your organization will build a stronger partnership between staff and volunteers creating a win-win for all! Presenters: Beth Morrissette & Natalie Scarpa

Building Culture on a Budget

Many organizations want to build a strong corporate culture but find themselves tasked with so many responsibilities it never happens. Others try, but find it impossible to maintain consistency. And still others have the desire, but simply do not know where to begin. Building Culture on a Budget outlines the foundational basics for establishing corporate culture and presents real-life ideas you can take away. We’ll examine free, low-cost and fully-invested options for engaging your staff and volunteers in a way that not only aligns with your mission, but lays the groundwork for an ongoing, sustainable and engaging work environment. Presenter: Russell Johnston

Conquering Busyness - How to manage your overwhelm and accomplish big things

Do you want to become more effective now? Would like to know that you are spending your valuable time on the right things in order to hit your big goals? Conquering Busyness isn’t just another productivity hack. It is a whole new way of managing your mindset to be intentional because beliefs are the biggest predictor of results.  In this interactive session you will learn how to define what is important and be able to identify the triggers that set you back. You will walk away with tools that can use daily to accomplish your big goals. 

Creating Boards That Work

Every successful nonprofit is built upon a solid mission and set of core values. Within TeamMates Mentoring Program, we understand that in order to expand and retain great local chapters, we must have leadership that stands behind our mission and core values. In this session, we will work on how to understand your organization's mission and core values, communicate their importance to your board of directors, and build strategic initiatives that put board members in the right positions to elevate your program's potential. Presenter: Beth Roberts

Impactful Fundraising Events

Wouldn’t it be great to know what your audience is thinking during your event? Hear successful tips and tricks into what your organization can do to best position itself for a successful night of event. Attendees will gain insight into how to plan, create and manage a unique experience. You won’t want to miss this enlightening presentation! Presenter: Haley Armstrong

Leaders People Follow

What are people saying about you? Can you get it right? Effective leaders and coaches are equipped to help take people from where they are at to where they want to go. Do you have the ability and courage to inspire and engage people consistently? Presenter: Marc Bauer

Our search for belonging is tearing us apart!

This session will explore the missing component in Diversity and Inclusion. Inclusion does not happen just because you have diversity. Intercultural competence or the ability to work with cultural commonalities and differences plus diversity equal inclusion. We can develop or intercultural competence in our leadership from individuals to organizations and communities. Also going back to the basics of terminology, what do we mean by the terms diversity, inclusion, privilege, bias, etc. We have a very charged and polarized climate when it comes to this topic we will explore how we can create change! Presenter: Carlos Barcenas

Understanding the Current NPO Financial Reporting Model

This session will review the requirements of ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, which was effective for years ended December 31, 2018, discussing the purpose behind each requirement and how this standard improves NPO transparency and comparability of financial information between entities. Understand how potential donors and grantors may use this financial information to allocate their resources. Presenter: Marcy Luth

Yes You Can (Engage Voters and Lobby for Policy Change)!

Are nonprofits allowed to register voters? Can they take a stance on a public policy issue? The answer to both is yes, you can, and it is an integral part of fulfilling your mission! There is a lot of misinformation about what nonprofits can or cannot do, and it can be hard for organizations that provide direct services or programs to know where to start. This session will cover why nonprofits are the best messengers for building a strong culture of civic engagement and voting in their communities; legal considerations; easy entry points to start engaging in public policy and voter outreach; and how to bring your staff, board, funders, and your community to the table so you have their full support in lifting the voices of the people you serve. Presenter: Zack Burgin


About Your Presenters:

Haley Armstrong, MSMK, CFM, Patient & Community Engagement Liaison, Nebraska Medicine

Haley manages charitable giving, outreach and the community health improvement plan. She holds a master's degree in marketing from Bellevue University and is the recipient of an American Marketing Association’s Pinnacle Award and Nebraska Healthcare Marketers Bright Idea Award. Haley also serves as an adjunct professor for both UNO and Midland University. Active in the community she serves on the Board of Directors for Nebraska Healthcare Marketers, Project Pink’d and the UNL Alumni Association’s Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network Advisory Council. The wife of her high school sweetheart, Haley is the mother of two active yet naughty boys. She resides in the metro Omaha area.

Carlos Bárcenas, Founder, I Choose Purple

Carlos was born in Guerrero Mexico and moved to Grand Island Nebraska in 1994 at the age of 14. Carlos quickly learned the language and culture, finding that being bicultural opened many doors that led to working in the inclusion arena. Carlos earned his medical Interpreter and translator certification, and since 2000 has increasingly stepped into a role as a communication conduit, a cultural broker, and community advocate for those in Nebraska. Carlos is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and has coached community leaders across Nebraska in their intercultural development as well as creating dialogue in organizations and communities about inclusion and welcoming.

Kathy Bourque, Author, Conquering Busyness

Kathy knows what it’s like to be constantly running around putting out managerial fires. Since owning her first business she has been on a quest to be a better leader. From her new book, Conquering Busyness, Kathy shares that in order to be effective, we have to get out of the mindset that all we need to do is add more hours, become more productive, or hustle a little more. She uses her 30 years of leadership experience plus a master’s degree in management and leadership to mentor others on how to conquer their own busyness.

Zack Burgin, Executive Director, Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Zack Burgin is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Civic Engagement Table whose mission is to work with nonprofits to increase voting and build an engaged electorate. Zack has 13+ years of experience organizing and managing statewide and local political campaigns, as well as coordinating issue advocacy efforts with Nebraska nonprofits and national organizations. Zack is driven by the belief that successful advocacy is relationship-based and data driven. In a past life, Zack could be found teaching Tae-Kwon-Do Lessons in his hometown.


Clover FrederickFundraiser and Marketing on a Mission

Clover Frederick is a consultant specializing in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, board development and strategic planning. Working alongside an organization’s leaders, she provides sage advice on how to build a brand presence that engages a community of supporters and helps raise the funds needed to achieve a mission. Nonprofits trust her honest feedback, appreciate her straightforward advice and value the change that board development, marketing and fundraising strategy brings to their organizations.

Clover is the former VP for Marketing at Lincoln Community Foundation where she led communication efforts for three successful Give to Lincoln Days, each raising 20-25% more than the previous year. Clover currently serves as president of the Nebraska chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals and also serves on the board of Leadership Lincoln. She served as Cause Camp chair for the Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association for three years. Clover actively volunteers her event planning, marketing and fundraising services for organizations that benefit women and children including Junior League of Lincoln. She was awarded the 2010 YWCA Ally Award for volunteer support and the 2011 Junior League Active Volunteer of the Year.

Clover settled in Nebraska when she attended Concordia University in Seward, Neb. While earning her BA in communication, she served as editor of her college newspaper, The Sower. She received her MA in advertising, marketing and communication studies from UNL. She resides in Lincoln with her husband, Matt, and two teenaged daughters – all active philanthropists in their own right.

Learn more about Clover at www.cloverfrederick.com. Contact Clover at: clover@cloverfrederick.com or 402-416-8255
www.cloverfrederick.com  |  facebook.com/cloveronamission  |  Twitter: @cloverfrederick  |  https://www.linkedin.com/in/cloverfrederick/

Russell Johnston, Director of Human Resources, Omaha Community Foundation.

Having worked in HR for the last 15 years, Russell’s primary focus has been building dynamic corporate cultures through process creation, implementation and coaching. He loves to "bring the fun" whether it be on the job, in the classroom, or home with his family!

Marcy J Luth, CPA, Shareholder, AMGL

Marcy Luth is shareholder with the accounting firm AMGL, PC in Grand Island, where she serves as chair of the firm's Accounting & Auditing Committee. She is currently chair of the Grand Island Community Foundation, secretary of the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy and a trustee for Hastings College.

Beth Morrissette, MPA, MSW, CEO, Parlay Consulting Firm

Beth has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years.  She is experienced in the full continuum of job responsibilities from Nonprofit Executive Director to Nonprofit Board member to an elected official. As an Executive Director, she helped lead a collective impact organization to successfully build partnerships across multiple nonprofits organizations and government entities. Currently, she serves on the Board of Education for Westside Community Schools and on the Crossroads of Western Iowa Board of Directors.  She specializes in building organizational capacity through board governance, strategic planning, and implementation coaching. She is a skilled facilitator of small and large groups. Learn more about Beth at  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethmorrissette/ 

Kelley Peterson, Creative Director, KidGlov

Kelley has played a hand in nonprofit marketing for nearly half her lifetime – it’s truly in her blood. Using her marketing know-how and creative flare, Kelley helps nonprofits advance their brands for good. Local, regional and national conference attendees find Kelley’s soapboxes to be fun, engaging conversations with tangible takeaways. Kelley is Past President of American Marketing Association National Professional Chapters Council and has been recognized as Lincoln AMA’s Marketer of the Year and inducted into the Lincoln Marketing Hall of Fame. As Vice President/Creative Director at KidGlov, Kelley’s been fortunate to be part of advancing many great nonprofit brands

Beth RobertsMentoring Program Regional Manager, TeamMates 

With over seven years of experience within TeamMates Mentoring Program, Beth understands that behind each great mentoring chapter is a dedicated board who is willing to serve the mission and core values of the program. Beth currently works with over 165 TeamMates programs across five states to provide quality school-based mentoring experiences to students. She facilitates board trainings and strategic planning sessions, new and renewal mentor trainings, and frequently works one on one with local program coordinators. Prior to working with TeamMates Mentoring Program, Beth worked within public education for 7 years as an elementary and middle school teacher and middle school counselor.

Natalie Scarpa, MPA, MSW, Parlay Consulting Firm

Natalie has worked in research and evaluation for nonprofit and governmental organizations for the past several years. Prior to her work in evaluation, she performed direct services in the legal, education, health, and behavioral health systems. Natalie is most excited about empowering organizations to achieve their missions by equipping them to lead with evidence-informed decision-making.  She accomplishes this by joining with the organization at their current capacity and developing individualized strategies to meet their needs. Natalie specializes in both qualitative and quantitative methods of conducting needs assessments and process, outcome, and impact evaluations. 

Hotel Information:

MainStay Suites / 308.382.9280, select Front Desk Extension, mention Nonprofit Conference 

Boarders Inn & Suites / Pam Knuth / 308.384.5150 ext. 281, mention Nonprofit Conference

Ramada Midtown / 308.384.1330, mention Nonprofit Conference

Best Western Plus / Karla Gyenes / 308.383.6214

Super 8 / Bonnie Preisendorf / 308.383.1847