Day 1 Keynote:
When Capital Flows to Social Good for Good – Financing Nonprofits for Sustained Transformational Change
President and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund
(NFF) Aisha Benson
has dedicated over 30 years to improving the ways capital flows to social good and ensuring its accessibility to community-centered organizations led by and serving people of color. As she begins her leadership with NFF, Aisha remains focused on improving the nonprofit funding system – addressing unequal distribution of wealth and power, rooting the interweaving of equity with nonprofit finance, and responding directly to what nonprofits need to support those they serve to thrive.
Join Aisha for an inspirational session that will highlight what is possible when organizations and individuals lead from core values and the immense possibility for innovation and impact when people feel welcomed, heard, valued, and accepted, or, in a word, included.
A gifted speaker, Aisha will reflect on how her lived experience led her to community development finance and what she understands as the critical next steps in ensuring nonprofits have sufficient resources to create transformational and sustainable outcomes, particularly for communities of color.
Day 2 Plenary Panel:
Managing in a Complicated Time
The only constant is change, as all nonprofit leaders and staff know. There has been much change over the past three years with the pandemic, inflation, and labor shortages, and there is no indication that change is going to slow down. How have these multiple external pressures and headwinds impacted the finances, and the demands on financial leaders as they navigate for their staff and clients? Join Kate Barr
, president and CEO of Propel Nonprofits, and a panel of nonprofit leaders to discuss some of the topics that are dominating nonprofit leaders’ waking – and in some cases sleeping – hours.
Panelists: Renay Dossman
, president and CEO, Neighborhood Development Center; Theresa McCormick
, executive director, The Good Acre; and Corey Smith
, chief financial officer, KOOTASCA Community Action