501(c)onference 2015

Breakout Sessions

  • Optional  Optional

  • Tuesday Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Building a Blueprint for Fund Development Success

    Successful fundraising requires the right people and plenty of buy-in. The best vehicle for driving successful fundraising is a compelling strategic vision and a fund development plan that effectively supports that vision. This session will help you determine who the players should be and what the most effective planning process should include. Presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

    Facilitators: 
    Jennifer Berger, MPA, Five Acres 
    Linda Eisenhart, CFRE, Eisenhart & Associates 
    Terry Monteleone, TLM Consulting 
    Dyan Sublett, MLK Community Health Foundation

     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Design Thinking for Collaboration and Managing Creative Risk
    How do you solve problems and respond to change? As innovation speeds up and wicked problems continue to puzzle, it will become increasingly important for nonprofit leaders to understand how to co-create and manage risk by leveraging human centered design principles which align feasibility, viability, and desirability for key stakeholders. 

    Facilitators:
    Marlon Fuentes, Center for Nonprofit Management
    Matthew Manos, verynice
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Easy Steps to Accelerate Impact through Advocacy
    Be a force! Learn how advocacy can help leverage what you’re already doing to accelerate impact and help your bottom line with new fundraising and media opportunities. Join public affairs experts and attorneys to gain tips, tools, and access to free assessments that will help jump start and target your advocacy efforts, make a lasting impact, boost program reach, and build financial sustainability.  

    Facilitators:
    Regina Birdsell, Center for Nonprofit Management 
    Erin Bradrick, NEO Law Group
    Larry Kaplan, Larry Kaplan Consulting 
    Nona Randois, Alliance for Justice
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Mission Possible: Taking Care of Your Organization and Yourself (CEOs only)
    You’re great at regularly evaluating your organization’s mission alignment, programs, financials, staff, and all the rest. But how about self-reflection about your own professional satisfaction, opportunities for growth and exploration, or even attaining a better work/life balance? Join us for an informative session on organizational and leadership planning with CEO’s who have been there. Gain a new perspective about managing the day-to-day operations and creating a vision for the professional future you want.

    Facilitators:
    Diane Brigham, Ryman Arts 
    Katharine Harris
    David Andrés Keitzman, Professional Do-Gooder
    Belinda Madrid Teitel, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Teach Them and Keep Them: The Power of Educational Marketing
    Did someone learn about your organization today? What did they learn? And did that learning convert them into a lifelong supporter? Businesses big and small are leveraging education to capture customers, spread their message, and grow market share. Nonprofits need to do this more than anyone. Hear from a cognitive scientist and education expert about the science and stickiness of learning and surefire strategies to broaden and deepen your network of supporters.

    Facilitators:
    Tanveer Mahkani, DotMinds, Inc.
    Julie Ha Truong, Center for Nonprofit Management 
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Using a Place-Based Saturation Strategy to Improve Social & Economic Outcomes
    Learn best practices around bringing diverse public and private partners to the table, breaking down silos, and creating opportunities for collaboration that have greater impact than when groups work alone. Youth Policy Institute (YPI) has been recognized nationally as a “community quarterback” organization. Slingerland and Zuñiga will talk about scaling up best practices, challenges, and lessons learned that the agency has encountered the past several years.  

    Facilitators:
    Dixon Slingerland, Youth Policy Institute
    Iris Zuñiga, Youth Policy Institute
     Optional 

  • Wednesday AM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Can 1+1 Ever Equal 3? Real World Lessons on Strategic Restructuring
    Hear the lessons learned from 23 strategic restructuring efforts (mergers, acquisitions, shared administrative functions, program consolidation, etc.). CEO’s that were part of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) will present the real challenges and opportunities they faced as they entered restructuring negotiations. Engage in a discussion of potential solutions around board engagement, human resources, use of consultants, costs of restructuring, and more. 

    Facilitators:
    Jill Bauman, Imagine LA 
    Varina Bleil, American Youth Symphony
    Way-Ting Chen, Blue Garnet 
    Patricia Costales, The Guidance Center
    Joanna Jackson, Weingart Foundation
    Ari Engelberg, Bright Star Schools
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Exploring Alternative Business Models

    All nonprofits have been affected by changes in funding. Some have evolved and others are struggling to stay afloat. However your organization decides to respond to these challenges, change is inevitable. Hear from a panel of experts to explore different business models and how to successfully navigate the change process. Join us to explore new possibilities to meet your mission.

    Facilitators:
    Cynthia Freeman, Community Partners 
    Cecily Jackson-Zapata, Sustainable Law Group, P.C.
    Ana LaDou, LaDou Strategic Advisory
    Belinda Madrid Teitel, Center for Nonprofit Management

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Performance Management: Getting Results That Count
    Improving performance is a constant challenge. While most organizations have data that can help inform improvement within a program or organization, many are challenged as to how to effectively and efficiently utilize and leverage that data to improve performance at all levels. This session will cover key components of performance management and tools to assess and build a culture in your organization that will support and optimize continuous improvement as well as data-driven and results-driven decisions and actions.

    Facilitator:
    Maura Harrington, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Planning in a Quickly Changing World: Arrive At Your Destination Without Getting Stuck In Traffic
    In this time of instant information and quickly changing dynamics, an organization’s leadership must plan, while also being flexible. How do you stick to your destination, while being flexible on the route you take to get there? This session will discuss techniques and approaches to help you quickly and effectively respond to emerging issues while ensuring that you are creating your intended impact and vision. 

    Facilitator:
    Leslie Robin, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    The Power of Connections: Power Analysis Tool
    The Power Analysis is a visual and interactive tool that is used to map, understand power relationships in the communities where we live or places where we work. Who has power? How and for what do they use it? What do unequal power relationships have to do with the problems we face? What kind of power would it take for grassroots organizations to win the social change they want? Investigating these issues helps us understand why we must organize; this understanding is critical to creating effective and proactive strategies to build the power of grassroots organizations and to fighting for social justice change. 

    Facilitator:
    Gloria Medina, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    What Makes Corporate Funders Different

    While all funders are looking to invest in community impact, now more than ever corporate social responsibility is linked to business priorities and growth strategies. Find out what it takes to build successful corporate partnerships given this new environment. 

    Facilitators:
    Kim Latour, Time Warner Cable
    Joan McCarthy, The Walt Disney Company 
    Jonathan Weedman, Wells Fargo Foundation
    Jenna Watkinson, Albertsons | Vons | Pavilions
    Carolyn Williams

     Optional 

  • Wednesday PM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    1:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Culture of Philanthropy: Building a Force
    Too often, fund development is considered the role of the development team. When in reality, successful fund development requires an organization-wide approach. Learn to build a culture of philanthropy in your organization. We’ll build upon essential concepts and focus on practical application through case studies and discussion among session attendees.

    Facilitators:
    Julia Gaskill, Young Musicians Foundation
    Rebecca Kekst, Sinai Akiba Academy 
    Janet Rosenblum, Sinai Akiba Academy
    Heather Tunis, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Minute Message Model
    The Minute Message Model™ is a message development tool that helps nonprofits of every size and level of sophistication improve their communications on the spot. This session will help you craft simple, clear messages that attract interest and attention for your cause.

    Facilitator:
    Jennie Winton, Mission Minded
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    The Art and Science of Strategically Expanding Your Network
    Building a larger network can open up opportunities for new partnerships, employees, and board members, yet few of us are naturals. Find out how you can take the steps to broaden your circle and build authentic working relationships.

    Facilitator:
    Brian Murphy, Deloitte  
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    The Network Approach to Social Change
    Be introduced to the network approach to social change, including characteristics of a network and their potential benefits. Session facilitators will present a framework that suggests key factors for success in building a network and assessing how well a network is doing with an emphasis on approaches that are member led and can inform strategy and planning.

    Facilitators:
    Amanda Rounsaville Welsh, Network Impact 
    Anne Whatley, Network Impact
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Unleashing Potential: Creating Shared Leadership In Your Organization
    Hierarchies are flattening and autocracies are crumbling all around us. Distributed leadership is the new norm, and the path to greater impact within your organization, especially if you want staff to be accountable, creative, and committed.  How do you make this happen? It requires trust, integrity, communication, and coaching. We’ll walk you through a process that you can apply immediately to begin or strengthen your culture of learning, adapting, and leading. 

    Facilitators:
    Ann Burroughs, Social Sector Partners
    Belinda Madrid Teitel, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    What Family Foundations Really Want
    Discuss specific issues you face when dealing with family foundations. Drawing from her 15+ years of experience in grantmaking, Cristina will lead this interactive workshop to answer the question, “What do family funders really want when interacting with nonprofits?” 

    Facilitator:
    Cristina Gallegos, JMC Philanthropic Advisors, Inc. 
     Optional 
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