2020 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

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How will you unlock your nonprofit's true potential for success?

Leadership is about strong relationships, emotional intelligence, and team work. At the same time, leadership is about fiscal transparency, ethical decision making, and taking a long-term view.

At this year's Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference, you'll have an opportunity to focus on both sides of your leadership brain.

You'll have a chance to hone your skills around budgets, accounting, and fiscal leadership. Plus, you'll expand your ability to manage a crisis, lead with influence, and find opportunity in change.

Be a part of this information-packed event to learn how to weather the short-term changes and long-term trends impacting Minnesota’s nonprofit sector. Together, we will understand how financial leadership can lead to organizational sustainability and mission achievement. This conference was crafted to help you unlock your potential for nonprofit success.

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits for the 2020 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference. This ninth 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 leadership to change management and program implementation. Join your nonprofit colleagues to learn about critical issues and best practices to help your organization remain sustainable into the future.

2020 Nonprofit Finance and
Sustainability Conference

April 14, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr. 
Brooklyn Center, MN 

Hosted by:
Propel Nonprofits

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Sponsored by:
Bremer Bank
Hilda Polanco

Morning Keynote

Our morning keynote presentation will be led by Hilda Polanco, founder and CEO of FMA, a consultancy helping major foundations and nonprofit organizations develop the capacity they need to fulfill their missions more effectively and efficiently.

Overall Conference Learning Objectives

Attendees of the 2020 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. 

Continuing Professional Education Hours

Thanks to the support of Abdo, Eick & Meyers, conference attendees will likely be able to earn 6.0 credits via Minnesota Board of Accountancy accepted Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Approval is currently pending.

Abdo Eick & Meyers

Conference Planning Committee

  • Elizabeth Appel  – Propel Nonprofits
  • Kate Barr – Propel Nonprofits
  • Jeff Bina, VocalEssence
  • Shauna Dee, Forecast Public Art
  • Yohannes Ghebru – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Glyn Northington  – Propel Nonprofits
  • Janet Ogden-Brackett – Propel Nonprofits
  • Peter Olsen, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
  • Jon Pratt – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Joanna Ramirez Barrett
  • Nonoko Sato – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Lois Schmidt, Project Turnabout
  • Neda Shahghasemi, Redesign