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501(c)onference 2017

Breakout Sessions

  • Closed  Closed
  • Optional  Optional

  • Tuesday AM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Brains, Biases and Barriers: How to "Do Diversity" Right!
    Are you tired of hearing about "diversity"?  Tired of talking about "diversity" and seeing little change?  Great news -- the "old school" way of talking and "doing diversity" doesn't work, but the "new school" way gets superior results every time, even for the bottom line.  Come learn why...and how!  
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Susana  Rinderle, Susana Rinderle Consulting, LLC
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Digital Impact Mapping: How your nonprofit can use data to measure your impact
    “We’re lost, but at least we’re making great time” - choosing the wrong metrics to measure is a recipe for waste at nonprofits with limited time and budgets. This session will teach you the metrics you should be using to understand your nonprofit’s online presence, and how those tie to the offline impact of your organization. Walk away with an undestanding of the digital impact logic model, the Impact Chasm and how to build a bridge across it, and how predictive indicators and tools like Google Analytics can improve decision making in your organization. Measure what matters to help you do more of what matters.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    George Weiner, Whole Whale
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Jumpstart Your Advocacy
    Actions speak louder than words, activate your communities to create change.  Sometimes your public outreach can feel lost in the echo chamber   does it really move the needle?  How can we take public awareness and shift behavior?  This session will help you jumpstart your advocacy by providing you tools to better leverage your voice and mobilize your communities to act.  Nonprofits as a whole work towards improving society, but most focus on specific communities or sectors.  Collectively, however, they have the power to change normative behaviors and government policies.  This session will provide tools for the nonprofit sector to move their singular voices into collective action that influences the power brokers and policy makers.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Naomi Leight-Give’on, CausePick
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Post Partnership Reality - Tales from the Field
    Did you ever wonder what happens after a partnership agreement is signed? Three nonprofit CEOs will candidly describe what keeps them awake at night as they try to blend their organization with another. 

     
    Facilitator(s):
    Patricia Costales, The Guidance Center 
    Dr. Joan Maltese, Child Development Institute 
    Karla V. Salazar, California Community Foundation
    Kaile Shilling, AIYN 

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    The Effective Organization: Recognizing the Signs of Organizational Health, Crisis & What You Can Do
    Effective organizations not only deliver outcomes and achieve results, but their leaders can perceive the signs of looming crisis, manage times of organizational health and abundance, and react quickly and skillfully to the demands of either situation. Learn to evaluate your organizational health, using research-based planning and evaluation tools, as well as real-life case studies. You will leave with the ability to identify symptoms of impending organizational trouble, understand what capacity building resources could benefit your organization the most, and learn methods to sustain organizational health.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Maura Harrington, PhD, Center for Nonprofit Management
    Paul Jan Zdunek, BDO
     

     

     Optional 

  • Tuesday PM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Board Members as Advocates: What’s in it for Me?
    Advocacy is a powerful and increasingly important way to give voice to the work of your organization. Board members, as leaders of your organization and in the community, can leverage their passion to champion the mission and to benefit your cause. In this session, learn how board members can use advocacy, what it looks like, and hear about the experiences and benefits from organization’s who’s boards are doing it well.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Louise McCarthy, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)
    Leslie Robin, Center for Nonprofit Management
    Aquilina Soriano-Versoza, Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) of Southern California
     
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Empathy...It's So 2017!
    In order to create community out of chaos, we must start with empathy. Although current times call for a strengthening of this skill, studies show that we have actually lost 40% of our ability to be empathic. Empathy can improve organizational and individual relationships in the work place, create more opportunities for partnership and support, and ultimately affect an organization’s ability to do good work. In this course, we will learn how to differentiate between empathy and sympathy, how empathy can be leveraged to result in business impacts, and the role of empathy in building communications and relationships in all areas of an organization. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of their own empathy “language” and will be given tools and guiding principles to build empathy within their organizations and selves
     
    Facilitator(s):
    April  Powers, First Impressions Rx
     
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Leading a Nonprofit Leadership Transition-- Successful Hand-Offs to the Next Generation
    The nonprofit sector is facing a tsunami of executive leadership transitions as baby boomer leaders prepare to retire. Many current leaders and their Boards are grappling with how to lead or enable a leadership transition--and the often needed organizational capacity-building---when even just approaching the idea can be challenging. These two founders and leaders of a successful nonprofit advocacy organization for 22 years will present and discuss how they thought about, then led, planned and executed a successful leadership transition. Since a leadership transition is within the purview of the Board and involves key roles for staff, funders, the incoming leader and other stakeholders of the nonprofit, this session also includes the Board chair and new president to discuss the different perspectives and how these key players worked together toward a successful transition.

    Facilitator(s):
    Mayra Alvarez, The Children's Partnership
    Shari Davis, The Children's Partnership 
    Laurie Lipper, The Children's Partnership
    Wendy Lazarus, The Children's Partnership

    Moderator:  Regina Birdsell, Center for Nonprofit Management

     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Let's Have Coffee! The Art of Face-to-Face Fundraising
    What are the best tactics to use to get donors to say “Yes” to your asks? How do you avoid the common mistakes that turn off donors? How do you raise money in a competitive environment? How do you transform first-time donors into loyal, long-time supporters?  In this high-energy workshop, Tom Iselin helps you rethink grants and galas, and shows you how you can raise more money with fewer resources and headaches by spending more time raising money in face-to- face settings. There will be a workbook, group work, and Tom will share more than a dozen of his favorite strategies and practical tactics he’s used to raise millions for the nonprofits he’s founded, and that you apply immediately to transform your fundraising efforts.
     
    Bonus! All attendees will receive a free copy of Tom’s two latest books (a $50 value!): Cloudburst—A Rainmaker’s Guide to Fearless Fundraising and Exceptional Donor Stewardship and First Things First—A Leadership Guide to Building a Gold Standard Nonprofit.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Tom Iselin, FirstThings First
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Seeing Clearly in Uncertain Times: Mindfulness Tools to Help Find Your Balance
    Learn what mindfulness is and how it can help you and your organization increase your capacity to respond skillfully in challenging situations.  Mindfulness is not just the latest fad; numerous scientific studies support its effectiveness in helping people manage stress and anxiety. In this session, you will develop a basic understanding of mindfulness, its benefits and how to cultivate it into your personal and professional life. You will have the opportunity to participate in guided meditation and visualization exercises and interact with fellow attendees. Hear lessons from Mindful USC, a university-wide initiative launched in Fall 2014 to make mindfulness practices integral to the culture of the university through ongoing training, practice groups, faculty workshops, resources, research, and special events.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Elliott Law, USC Keck School of Medicine | InsightLA
    Robert Lurye, InsightLA | Long Beach Meditation Center
     
     Optional  Closed 

  • Wednesday AM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    A Collective Impact Approach to Improving Student Outcomes: Lessons from the L.A. Compact
    No single program, organization, or institution acting in isolation can solve the complex, large-scale education and workforce readiness problems facing our region. Achieving improved outcomes at scale requires Collective Impact: the commitment by cross-sector stakeholders to a common agenda for solving complex social problems.  This session will review the fundamentals of the Collective Impact model and how it differs from traditional approaches to social impact that typically rely on investing in individual programs and scaling “what works.” Participants will learn about key mindset shifts required to achieve collective impact, sample governance models for structuring a collective impact effort, and how the L.A. Compact—a local collective impact initiative—is utilizing the collective impact approach to improve student outcomes from cradle to career.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Carrie Lemmon, UNITE-LA
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Behind the Scenes with Corporate Funders
    Looking to secure more support from corporate funders?  Learn about emerging trends and best practices for increasing engagement, building connections, and successful fundraising from corporate philanthropy. Get your questions answered from the funders’ perspective and hear the ‘inside scoop’ of what funders really want you to know when you’re working to gain their support.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Fred Abdelnour, Enterprise Holdings
    Joan McCarthy, The Walt Disney Company
     
     
     Optional  Closed 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Beyond Bathrooms: Fostering Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Inclusive Communities
    Public and nonprofit sector organizations are uniquely positioned to help improve the lives and experiences of individuals who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) and Gender Nonconforming (GNC). Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations set out to improve the way the County serves LGBTQ/GNC individuals, both as constituents and as employees. What did the County learn from their experience establishing a Gender Identification workgroup and setting out on a comprehensive listening tour? Learn more about their findings on the needs of LGBTQ and GNC communities, best practices for working with and serving LGBTQ and GNC stakeholders, and what you can do in your organization to create a more inclusive environment for employees and clients.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Elena Halpert-Schilt, LA County Human Relations Commission
    riKu Matsuda, LA County Human Relations Commission
    Bamby Salcedo, TransLatin@ Coalition
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Internal Entrepreneurs: How to Maximize Your People to Maximize Your Impact

    To realize your vision as a leader, you need to harness the maximum potential of every team member. Leaders who tap into employees' full intrapreneurial potential—that is, their potential to think like organizational leaders and take initiative to advance strategic priorities—set their organizations up to have greater social impact, even within an unpredictable landscape. Learn how you can set this shift in motion within your organization, to build up performance in yourself and your people and move more swiftly toward your desired social impact.

     
    Facilitator(s):
    Gina Airey, Gina Airey Consulting
    Rachel Hamburg, Gina Airey Consulting
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Standing Up and Speaking Out: What Your Nonprofit Can Do to Raise Your Community’s Voice
    Are you interested in weighing in or educating your constituents about political nominees or working to protect the Affordable Care Act but worried about protecting your organization? In the current political climate, many public charities who work with vulnerable populations are feeling the call to engage in advocacy in new ways. This session will focus on legal rules that allow public charities to maximize their advocacy work in furtherance of their missions while minimizing reporting burdens.
     
    Facilitator(s):
    Nona Randois, Alliance for Justice
    Shayaam Subramanian, Alliance for Justice
     Optional 
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