2022 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

2022 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

How are you sustaining your nonprofit - your people and programs - as we continue the winding path of change and reinvention?

As nonprofits address challenges impacting your bottom line, daily operations, and staff wellness and capacity, there is no better time to gather and generate ideas, share resources, strategize, and support each other in remaining hopeful that an abundant future for all is possible. 

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits for the 2022 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference — offered as a two-day virtual format — to learn how to pro-actively respond to the change and challenge in Minnesota’s nonprofit sector.

Hone your skills around data security, accounting, negotiating benefits, business modeling, and equitable fiscal leadership. The foundation will be laid for you to expand your knowledge as it relates to inflation, ARPA dollars, people-centered policies, leading and healing through prolonged crisis, aligning investments with values, and more.

Together, we will understand how centering equity, people, and values in our approach to financial and human resources leadership grows organizational and community vitality, particularly in uncertain times.

Conference Highlights Header - 2022 Nonprofit Finance Conference
  • 18 breakout sessions

  • Keynote with Sarah Bellamy, president of Penumbra Theatre

  • Expert-facilitated small group conversations on specific finance and human resource sector issues 

  • Wellness offerings

  • Recordings of most sessions after the conference

  • Exhibition Hall 

Learning Objectives - 2022 Nonprofit Finance Conference

Attendees of the 2022 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 truly inclusive hiring and retention practices and policies.

  • Gain insight into the relationship between finances and nonprofit leadership – from the point of view of the board, executive, senior leadership, and finance director. 

2022 Nonprofit Finance and
Sustainability Conference

Virtual: Live & Recorded

Tuesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 31
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Hosted by:
Propel Nonprofits

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Sponsored by:
Bremer Bank - new logo

Sarah Bellamy

March 29 Keynote

with Sarah Bellamy, president of Penumbra Theatre


Keynote description coming soon!

About Sarah Bellamy: She has designed several programs that engage patrons in critical thinking, dialogue, and action around issues of race and social justice. Select programs include Penumbra’s RACE Workshop and the Summer Institute, a leadership development program for teens to practice art for social change.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Ms. Bellamy also holds an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and served as Visiting Professor of Theatre and Culture at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Bellamy is a leading facilitator around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and has led coalition building efforts to address inequities in philanthropy and theatre. Her lectures on the power of race and representation have been presented across the country illuminating the ways in which images, narratives, and media influence perception and ultimately shape lives.

She is a founding member of the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition and has served on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group. She is currently serving as a board member for the Jerome Foundation. She has been awarded a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award and is a 2015 Bush Fellow.

Conference Planning Committee

  • Elizabeth Appel – Propel Nonprofits
  • Laura Dunford – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Courtney Gerber - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Yohannes Ghebru – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Stacy Johnston – Audacity HR Solutions
  • Heidi Kim – Propel Nonprofits
  • Liz Kuoppala – Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership
  • Rebecca Luxenberg -RLuxy Consulting, LLC.
  • Glyn Northington - Propel Nonprofits
  • Nonoko Sato – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits