"Power Up: Shape Up Your Organization and Empower the 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
Building Your Strengths as a Board Member
Power up your skills as a fundraiser and organizational leader with this engaging and entertaining session for board members. Kim will offer tools to be a stronger and more effective player on your board team.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Registration for Nonprofit Workshops
Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:30 a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Morning Concurrent Sessions
Warm Up: Back to the Basics of Fundraising – Kim Klein
Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to coordinate raising money for your beloved organization. Kim will review the basic underlying principles that govern all fundraising and send you on your way renewed, invigorated, and with tasks galore!!!
Tone Up: Making Your Budget Work for You – Susan Steele, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
Annual budgets are often scrutinized by grantmakers, donors, and the public. Learn to use your budget as a planning, monitoring, and evaluation tool to help you be a more efficient and effective organization.
Power Up: Implementing a Strategy to Diversify Your Organization – The Denver Foundation, Chinook Fund, and Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
What does it mean to commit your organization to expanding diversity? These funders and technical assistance providers will offer lessons from the field and resources to move your organization forward.
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Panel Presentation and Buffet Lunch – Making a Powerful Impact on our Future
Executive Director, Boulder County Civic Forum.
Associate Dean, Leeds Business School, University of Colorado.
Director of Outreach, The Bell Policy Center
As Boulder County evolves, so do the demographics and needs of our community. This panel will give both a snapshot of where we stand today and the outlook for tomorrow. Beyond Boulder, we will also explore the economic impact of immigration on the state and ballot initiatives likely to be seen in November that may have serious impacts on the nonprofit community.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Warm-Up: Profit or Non-Profit:The Same Business Protocols Prevail – Ira Nottonson
Taking stock of your profit position is mandatory in every business. What is the best way to do this? ‘Costs against Revenues’ is the first order of business. How to make the necessary and appropriate adjustments.
Tone-Up: Program Evaluation – Robin Leake, JVA Consulting
Learn strategies to develop an evaluation plan with measurable objectives, identify appropriate outcomes, and select methods and tools that will help you demonstrate your program’s success.
Power-Up: Nonprofit Advocacy – Representative Tom Plant
Empower your organization to become a community leader beyond the essential services you offer. Tom Plant will offer his perspective as a legislator and nonprofit executive on how to maintain strong communications with public policymakers.
2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Talking About Taxes: Kim Klein
Tax-exempt organizations may question the relevance of tax policy. Yet, it is tax policy – how taxes are levied, what is taxed, who pays, and who is exempt – that determines how much money the government has to spend. And government spending (or lack of) determines much about the quality of our public life. Kim believes talking about taxes and tax policy can be interesting, and she wants to prove it.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reward Yourself for a Full-Day Workout!
An opportunity to network and share insights from the day, as well as enjoy an afternoon sweet treat!