"Making a Nonprofit Work: Extreme Challenges"
An extreme event targeted at fundraising and technical assistance for the Nonprofit Community
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
How to be and EXTREMELY Effective Board
Board members have an essential role in the success of a nonprofit organization achieving new goals. Learn how to strive and excel in the extreme game of fundraising.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Registration for Nonprofit Workshops
Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Extreme Team Recruitment
This session will emphasize reaching across age, ethnic, and economic gaps to increase donor base and awareness. A high touch approach to organizational development.
Kim Klein is internationally known as a fundraising trainer and consultant. She is the Chardon Press Series Editor at Jossey-Bass Publishers, which publishes and distributes materials that help to build a stronger nonprofit sector, and the founder and publisher of the bimonthly Grassroots Fundraising Journal. She is also the author of Fundraising for Social Change (now in its fourth edition, 2003), Fundraising for the Long Haul (2000), which explores the particular challenges of older grassroots organizations, and Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations or Projects, Raise More Money (2001) which she edited with her partner, Stephanie Roth, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis (2004). She is the featured writer for the e-newsletter of the Grassroots Fundraising, with her column of answers to questions posed by readers called "Dear Kim." She is a member of the Building Movement Project and a regular contributor to their website column, “What Your Nonprofit Should Know” at www.buildingmovement.org. Widely in demand as a speaker, Kim Klein has provided training and consultation in all 50 states and in 20 countries. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Haas School of Business.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Extreme Skills- Concurrent Sessions:
Sessions to include:
- Tools You Need: Demystifying Non Profit Financials and Accountability
Peggy E. Topel, CPA, Director of Audit-Gordon, Hughes and Banks, LLP
The challenges of nonprofit financials can seem extreme. In this session, we address the importance of financial statements and some underlying concepts, as well as how your financial statements can be used as an asset in development and accountability.
- Forming a Team for Survival: Increasing Revenue and Awareness through Corporate Partnerships
Kelleen Zubick, Director of Consulting, Community Resource Center
This interactive session will teach you how to take a partnership approach in working with corporations to develop alternative sources of revenue.
- Crossing the Finish Line:Entrepreneurial Strategies
Constance Spheeris, Attorney and Business Development Advisor
Nancy Cebula, Organizational Development Specialist, People In Charge, Inc.
This session will address creative and innovative ways to raise money via social enterprise endeavors. Techniques on how to use income-generating activities that are within the bounds of your mission will be highlighted.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
Rodger McFarlane, Executive Director, Gill Foundation
Rodger McFarlane was appointed Executive Director of the Gill Foundation in March 2004. Rodger was one of the original volunteers and first paid executive director of Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC), the nation’s first and largest AIDS service organization, founded in 1981. He is president emeritus of Bailey House, the nation's first and largest provider of supportive housing for homeless people with HIV. Rodger is a founding member of ACT UP, the now legendary protest group responsible for sweeping changes in drug research and health care access. He was also executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of America's most successful and influential AIDS foundations. Rodger has received many awards, including the Patient Advocacy Award from the American Psychiatric Association, New York City Distinguished Service Award, Presidential Voluntary Action Award, Eleanor Roosevelt Award, the Emery Award from the Hetrick Martin Institute for the Protection of Lesbian & Gay Youth, as well as Tony and Drama Desk honors. He is the co-author of four books, including The Complete Bedside Companion: No Nonsense Advice on Caring for the Seriously Ill (Simon & Schuster 1998), and most recently, Larry Kramer’s The Tragedy of Today’s Gays (Penguin 2005). Trained as a nuclear engineer, Rodger is a former world champion Ironman tri-athlete. He is a veteran of seven over-ice expeditions to the North Pole, three solo, and was captain of Team Eco-Subaru in the 2003 Eco-Challenge Fiji Islands.
1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Extreme Challenges- Concurrent Sessions
Sessions to include:
- Crossing the Crevices:Online and Internet Fundraising Enhancing Donations
Brinah L. Acton, CFRE, Effective Fundraising Management
This session will address the integration of an online donation component to your current fundraising activities. Highlighting how to use e-philanthropy as a major part of your funding strategy.
- Free Falling:Advocacy and Non Profits
Kevin Paul, Attorney
Ellen Brilliant, Consultant, Stratecom
In this session, presenters will address issues regarding what advocacy and lobbying means for nonprofits and what activities they may legally participate in.
- Headed for the Peak:Bold Ideas and Growth
Kim Klein, Moderator
Panel of Local Nonprofits
This session will highlight innovative efforts in which local non profits are taking action, from the big ask to organizational changes for development.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Not Your Basic Carbo Load!
An opportunity to network and share insights from the day – as well as enjoy an afternoon sweet treat!
"...Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of iniative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
--W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, 1951
Murray excelled in hard Scottish climbing, and writing about it; explorations in the 'greater ranges'; the understanding of landscape quality; and in expressing the spiritual side of wild places.