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About the Conference

Are you passionate about your mission AND excited about the challenge of building a sustainable organization?

Financial leadership isn’t only reserved for executive directors and finance managers. Board members, program managers, bookkeepers, operations managers and others are responsible for understanding your organization’s financial picture and all play a role in maintaining accountability and sustainability.

In today’s dynamic economic environment, it's increasingly important for a broad array of nonprofit board and staff to understand your organization's financial picture -- and to plan for your organization's financial future. 

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Nonprofits Assistance Fund for the 2015 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference. This fourth annual day-long conference will offer insights, strategies and tools for staff and board members looking at your organization’s financial sustainability from diverse perspectives – from strategy and oversight to implementation and evaluation. Join your nonprofit colleagues to learn about critical issues and best practices to help your organization remain sustainable into the future.

Morning Keynote: Capitalization: A Delightful Journey Not a Static Destination

CPE: 1.5 hours Management Advisory Services
Rodney Christopher, Director, Capital Deployment Team, F.B. Heron Foundation

Most nonprofits are in it for the long-term, yet many don’t have the resources to make it work. This is not a simple situation to fix; but a way to begin addressing it is by getting all key stakeholders on the same page about the importance of a healthy balance sheet and how to use capital wisely. Whether your organization’s capital includes a hefty endowment, land and a building, rights to trademarked property, or a small savings account – we can all learn how to use our financial assets to build sustainability. Keynote speaker, Rodney Christopher, will share both hard truths and some hope about the Capitalization Train. All aboard?!

Overall Conference Learning Objectives

Attendees of the 2015 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference will be able to:

  • Better understand issues of nonprofit finance including financial compliance, investing, budgeting, audits, internal controls and more.
  • Better understand themes of nonprofit sustainability including nonprofit capitalization, entrepreneurship, finding the right revenue mix and nonprofit excellence.
  • Gain insight into the relationship between finances and nonprofit leadership – from the point of view of the board, executive, senior leadership and finance director.

Pre-Approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Recommended CPE: 6.5 hours
Prerequisites: Experience in nonprofit management
Program level: Advanced
Advance preparation: None
Delivery method: Group - Live

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Nonprofit Finance and
Sustainability Conference

March 5, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits


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