501(c)onference 2016

501(c)onference 2016

Breakout Sessions

  • Optional  Optional

  • Thursday Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Doing More with Less: Creating Efficient Systems the Toyota Way
    What do Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Motorola and your nonprofit organization have in common? They’re all looking to maximize resources to do more with less. Learn how Toyota created process improvement tools and methods that revolutionized the manufacturing sector to make their operations and services run like a well-oiled machine. Find out how ‘The Toyota Way’ can help you embed continuous process improvement into your organizational culture, empower and engage employees at all levels in enhancing quality and efficiency, and more sustainably serve the community with the resources you already have.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Karin Accomando, Toyota
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Driving Social Change in the 21st Century
    How is community building evolving to effectively create lasting impact and large scale change? We will examine some of today’s most visible movements and analyze their strengths and challenges. You will explore and apply specific approaches to increase solidarity between your organization and the people you engage to move closer towards shared visions of social change in the 21st Century. 
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Povi-Tamu Bryant, Program Coordinator, LDIR | Leadership Development in Intergroup Relations
    Kimberly Wu, Youth and Parent Engagement Manager, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Trust, Confidence, and Digital Records
    Blue Cross, UCLA, and the IRS among others have had their digital records hacked. And nonprofits, like any other business, are potential targets. Much of our ability to successfully meet mission is based on trust and integrity. How your organization addresses data privacy, sharing, and security can have big implications on your relationships with clients, staff, and donors. Do you have a website or do you send group emails or use an email list product? Do you collect information on clients (such as email address, mailing address, phone, names) and is that information stored on computers, servers, in the cloud, or on mobile devices? From the photos on your website to the email addresses in your data base, nonprofits manage increasing volumes of digital data–often without thoughtful policies and practices. Nonprofit leaders need to turn to the important task of governing their digital data - TODAY.  Join this workshop to learn about key issues to consider, best data policies and practices, and test out the new digitalIMPACT toolkit to advance your work. (For greatest interaction, participants should bring a laptop or tablet with wireless connectivity.)
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Lucy Bernholz, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Digital Society Lab
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Culture Shift: Using Inclusive Teams to Drive Change
    Executive Directors and Program Directors alone can’t successfully create organizational change; it requires all hands on-deck. Find out how to involve your staff in aligning your programs, your mission, and your theory of change to improve your impact in the community. Learn how Chrysalis empowered staff to affect their theory of change and how they leveraged opportunities, overcame challenges, engaged consultants, encountered unexpected surprises, and gleaned lessons learned that you can use to facilitate successful change in your organization.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Michael Graff-Weisner, Chrysalis
    Scott Lensing, Chrysalis
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Social Business Models for the New Economy
    Social Impact Bonds, Pay for Success, Impact Investing, L3Cs, Hybrids, B-Corps, PRIs, MRIs, and Social Entrepreneurship. Just what exactly is all this buzz about? Increasingly, more and more individuals and institutions are no longer simply donating to nonprofits but rather investing in social impact. Ultimately, this could mean more money from the private sector and government to address the challenges you’re facing in your local community. But do you understand this new funding landscape and what it means for your organization? Are you ready to compete in this outcomes-based funding world? Are you investment ready? Learn how to help your organization think beyond grant funding and leverage private capital to scale impact.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    David Greco, Partner, Social Sector Partners
     Optional 

  • Friday Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Friday, June 3, 2016

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    501(c)(3) + Silicon Beach: Tech for Nonprofits
    From virtual reality to business process management, technology is ever-expanding and nonprofits can’t afford to lag behind in the digital age. Learn which tools are right for your needs and how you can lead the strategic adoption of technology to help your organization become more efficient and effective, improve connections with your stakeholders, and boost engagement. 
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Diya Chopra, CoreTech Foundation
    Clark Hogan, CoreTech Foundation
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Turning Leadership Transitions into Organizational Transformation
    How can you leverage the transitioning of a charismatic leader to entirely reimagine the leadership structure of your organization? Explore how the transition of a founder or long-time leader can become more than just a time to hire a replacement. Rather it is an opportunity to re-think the organizational leadership models needed to effectively further your mission while honoring the legacy of your founder and visionary. Hear from an organization that is transforming their leadership model to take advantage of each person’s unique assets and qualities; while ensuring the founder’s vision and legacy is being continued.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Stephen Ginnegar, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation 
    Leslie Robin, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Evolving Your Organization with Strategic Restructuring
    What happens to the people you serve after you merge with another organization? Have you restructured your organization or are you thinking about how you could? Hear about two strategic restructuring efforts funded by the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative – one resulted in a merger, the other led to eight organizations coming together to form a joint venture/network. Now that the organizational transformations are complete, find out how this evolution allowed them to achieve greater impact and engagement for their clients, members, and communities, and begin the conversation about whether restructuring might be right for you. 
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Felicia Rosenfeld, Dance Resource Center
    Kaile Shilling, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network
    Vera de Vera, California Community Foundation
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    From Local to National – A Framework for Collective Impact

    Many talk about the power of Collective Impact, but few understand how to make it work. If you want to expand your impact, learn how Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) successfully spearheaded the creation of a national network of advocates for the homeless, without losing sight of their mission or breaking the bank. You’ll explore how you can replicate the model, brainstorm what a national collective impact movement might look like for you, and walk away with practical tools for managing costs. 

     
    Facilitator(s):
    Brooke Lykins, Downtown Women’s Center
    Anne Miskey, Downtown Women’s Center
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Scaling Ideas: Evolving with Design Thinking and Lean Strategy

    Known as the lean startup movement, today’s tech entrepreneurs use creative and calculated processes to create radically successful products and services. How can nonprofit organizations put tools like continuous learning and design thinking to work to advance their mission? Go beyond the buzzwords to learn how you can create a fast and fluid work culture, save resources, and apply human-centered design to enhance your organizational processes and your community impact.

    Facilitator(s):
    Marlon Fuentes, VRcauses | verynice
    Stephen Corwin, Compiler.LA
     Optional 
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