"Play to Win–Strengthening Your Organization Through Strategy, Balance, and Diversity"
Designed to help organizations think about sustainability, impace and long-term planning in an ever-chainging and demanding enviornment.
Agenda for the Day
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST BUFFET
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Board & Staff Breakfast
The Mastermind of a Board Member
Board members play an essential role in fundraising for an organization and making sure it is able to weather an ever-changing economy. Learn how to strategize a game plan and follow through with good fundraising technique to ensure a vibrant non-profit.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION FOR NONPROFIT WORKSHOPS
WELCOME AND OVERVIEW OF THE DAY
9:30 a.m. - 11:30a.m.
A. Correct Use of Special Events
What are events for, and how do you organize them to get maximum mileage from them? Learn how to maneuver through the endless details of event planning to focus in on the core pillars of success. Kim will give strategic points to measure a potential event against, as well as guidelines to efficiently map out a fundraising phenomenon.
B. Entrepreneurial Strategies for a More Sustainable Organization
Constance Spheeris, Attorney and Business Development Advisor
Nancy Cebula, Organizational Development Specialist, People In Charge, Inc.
Anne Tapp, Executive Director, Boulder County Safehouse
Tamra Ryan, Executive Director, Women’s Bean Project
Lee Shanis, Executive Director, Intercambio de Comunidades
With grant-makers and individual donors becoming less able to fully fund the work of the non-profits they believe in, there is a growing need to get creative and think of appropriate ways to raise money. Constance Spheeris and Nancy Cebula will provide techniques on how to use income-generating activities that are within the bounds of the your mission, as experienced nonprofit leaders provide lessons from the field.
C. Evaluation 101: Planting the Seeds for Effectiveness
Gregory A. Diggs, M.S.,Ph.D., Research Associate, National Research Center
Donors and funders are increasingly demanding results for their dollars. Evaluation is one approach to obtaining important information that helps to document program accomplishments and demonstrate program effectiveness. This presentation will help participants understand key evaluation concepts and the ways in which program evaluation can improve future planning.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Maria Guajardo Lucero, Director of the Office for Education and Children, City of Denver
Maria Guajardo Lucero has worked with education and children from almost every angle: in Denver Public Schools, Denver universities, Colorado state government, and the non-profit community. She brings her experience and expertise as an educator, a licensed clinical psychologist, a manager and advocate to bear as the new Director of Denver’s Office for Education and Children.
1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
A. Fundraising Fundamentals
Russell Roybal, National Training Officer, Gill Foundation
Learn the basic strategies required for all fundraising and the 7 methods to raise money. Learn the elements of developing a case for support, its importance in fundraising, and discover why diversification is your key to success!
B. Building Relationships with Businesses
Steve Brett, Trustee, The Community Foundation: Panel Moderator
Rick Sterling, President, Sterling Rice Group
Amy Redfern, Chief Spokesperson, Office of Corporate Public Affairs, StorageTek
Darlene Murphy, Field Marketing Manager, Noodles and Co.
Mike Noesen, President, Commercial Banking Manager, US Bank
Working with businesses can be more than a one-time fling. Building a committed relationship with a businesses partner can benefit both parties. This presentation will suggest what businesses look for when deciding to partner with a non-profit, strategies on how to approach a potential business partner, and what influences the decision to collaborate with a non-profit.
C. Building Organizational Diversity from the Inside, Out
Mariagnes Medrud, Trustee, The Community Foundation: Panel Moderator
Rebecca Arno, Vice President of Communications, Denver Foundation
Isabelle Lopez, Lopez Leadership Services
Mike Roque, Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships, City of Denver
Diversity contributes to nonprofit vitality, not only in broadening your internal strengths, but also in extending your program reach. Learn from a panel of experts, the benefits gained from building organizational diversity to develop core assets and best connect with an evolving community.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fundraising is the Only Option
People see fundraising as a problem, but they so rarely see it as a solution to their problem. All over Boulder, we have bumper stickers saying, "What if war were not an option?" Well, what if cutting programs were not an option? How would you run an organization that saw fundraising as the solution?
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Social
An opportunity to network and share insights from the day – as well as enjoy an afternoon sweet treat!