2019 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

2019 Finance & Sustainability Conference

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 2019 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference. This eighth 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.


2019 Nonprofit Finance and
Sustainability Conference

April 11, 2019
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
Eddit Torres

Morning Keynote

Leading Change; Managing Transitions

Our morning keynote presentation will be led by Eddie Torres, the new president and CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts.

Change is many things: risky, critical, necessary, inevitable. It has financial implications. Some change is planned and strategic, other change is unexpected. What do you do when disaster strikes? No matter the cause or intensity, leaders must lead through change.

Eddie Torres will reflect on the process of driving change and managing transitions from his varied perspectives and the many hats he has worn in his career. 

Overall Conference Learning Objectives

Attendees of the 2019 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

Kari Aanestad, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Steve Anseth, Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP                                     
Kate Barr, Propel Nonprofits
Yohannes Ghebru, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Becky Johnson, WomenVenture
Paul Masiarchin, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Glyn Northington, Propel Nonprofits

Janet Ogden-Brackett, Propel Nonprofits
Peter Olsen, YWCA of St Paul
Jon Pratt, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Nonoko Sato, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Sara Wessling, Propel Nonprofits
Girma Yimam, 180 Degrees