501(c)onference 2015

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Tuesday Morning
CNM 2015 Sector Snapshot
Regina Birdsell, President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
CNM President & CEO, Regina Birdsell will deliver the results of our annual Sector Snapshot. The information we find will be used to serve as your voice regarding trends and patterns that impact your ability to meet your goals.

Making the Leap and Making a Difference
Welcome, Carl Ballton, Managing Director, President & CEO, MUFG Union Bank Foundation 
Interviewer, Mitchell Singer, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Dr. Robert K. Ross, President & CEO, The California Endowment

The California Endowment’s 10 year statewide initiative to support healthy communities has evolved over time. Dr. Robert Ross led the strategic shift and will share the lessons he’s learning about redefining impact, creating a new vision, making mistakes, while working with the board, staff and community stakeholders to improve lives.

Local Issues, National Perspective
Regina Birdsell, President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management 
Rafael López, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Office of Science and the Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President, The White House 

Hear examples of how recent national strategies are influencing community-based efforts in different parts of the country and the importance of working across sectors to solve our nation’s greatest challenges. 

Tuesday Lunch

Are You Ready for the Future of the Nonprofit Sector
Welcome, Wendy Garen, President & CEO, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
James Ferris, Director, USC, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Amelia Williamson, CEO & Chief Strategist, AWA Consults

Where are philanthropy and the nonprofit sector headed? Dr. James Ferris and The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy has been monitoring the changing landscape. He will explore what the trends imply for nonprofit organizations to be successful in the future and what the consequences may be on the communities we serve.

Tuesday Afternoon

Real Outcomes. Real Cost. Can You Make the Case?
Welcome, Trevor Ware, COO, FCI Management Consultants
Fred Ali, President & CEO, Weingart Foundation
Nike Irvin, Vice President of Programs, California Community Foundation
David Greco, Partner, Social Sector Partners
Across the country, every year, millions of donors decide which organizations to support, linking low administrative and fundraising costs to strong performance. There is a growing recognition that while financial transparency is vital, governance, leadership, and the infrastructure necessary to get results should be included in that equation. Find out how funders and nonprofit organizations are making the case.

Wednesday Morning

Making the Connection: Leadership and Community Change
Welcome, Regina Birdsell, President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
Fernando Guerra, Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles and Assistant to the President for Civic Engagement, Loyola Marymount University
What does it take for a leader to create lasting change in this region? The Center for the Study of Los Angeles has been studying the link between leadership characteristics and community outcomes within and across sectors. Find out what the data says and what you can do to achieve ambitious goals.

Wednesday Lunch

Panel: Taking Risks, Driving Change
Welcome, David White, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Moderator, Regina Birdsell, President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
Moderator, Torie Osborn, Principal Deputy for Strategy and Policy, Los Angeles County Board
     of Supervisors, District 3
Rafael González, Director, Best Start Communities, First 5 LA
Kathy Ketchum, Chief Administrative Officer, Los Angeles LGBT Center
John Kim, Executive Director, Advancement Project
Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve
Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director, Proyecto Pastoral
Between scaling up, making an impact on communities, and making payroll, how are leaders focusing on the things that really are making a difference? Learn from a variety of local leaders working on complex issues who are willing to share strategies that are getting results in different ways.  

Wednesday Afternoon

Scaling Social Impact
Welcome: Joe Lumarda, Senior Vice President & Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services
Heather McLeod Grant, Principal, McLeod-Grant Advisors
Belinda Madrid Teitel, Vice President, Education & Leadership Development, Center for Nonprofit Management

How can we scale our social impact? Now more than ever, nonprofit leaders need to know how to maximize their impact—and get more return on their donor or members' investments. This session draws upon the best-selling book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits (2nd ed. 2012) co-authored by Heather McLeod Grant. The authors spent four years surveying thousands of nonprofit leaders and studying in-depth 12 high-impact organizations. What they learned surprised them: success isn’t just about “nonprofit management,” but also about creating larger systemic change by building networks and engaging others in the work. This session will provide an overview of the findings from Forces for Good, along with new insights from Heather's on-going consulting work building leadership, organizations, networks and movements for social change. Participants will leave with new insights about important trends in the field, and new ways to thinking about increasing their own effectiveness.  

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