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About the Conference

Your nonprofit works hard – providing services, working in communities, raising funds, coordinating volunteers, and managing finances and daily operations. Nonprofit Essentials provides a back-to-basics overview of the many management topics essential to nonprofits, and re-focuses staff on the core elements of working and managing nonprofit organizations. This day-long conference will provide you with training to help your organization work smarter, not harder!

At this conference, you will find valuable information through an insightful keynote presentation, sixteen skill-building breakout sessions and opportunities to build networks with your peers.

You will learn practical tools and information about: fundraising, communications, finance, HR, programs, management, leadership, governance, and more!

Keynote Presentation

Using the Advanced Business Tools of Lean, Six Sigma and Data Mining for Successful Nonprofit Operations
The current environment puts significant financial and operational pressures on all types of organizations – especially nonprofits. Therefore to thrive in this challenging world it can be helpful to apply the business concepts that have allowed many American companies to improve the quality of their products while minimizing their costs. This insightful keynote presentation will provide an overview of three advanced operational tools: Lean, Six Sigma and Data Mining. It will also include a discussion of their application to nonprofit organizations.

Daniel McLaughlinDaniel McLaughlin is the director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. He is active in teaching, research and speaking at the University with a special emphasis on health care operations and policy. He is the author of a number of textbooks and management guides published by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

From 1984 to 1992 Daniel was the administrator and C.E.O. of Hennepin County Medical Center. He served as the chair of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and served on President Clinton's Task force on Health Care Reform in 1993. In 2000 he helped establish and direct the National Institute of Health Policy at St. Thomas. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and health care administration from the University of Minnesota.

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July 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits