Event Details


Nonprofit Personnel Strategies Beyond PPP: Where Finance and HR Meet - Virtual Training

Tuesday, June 09, 11:00 AM - Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 01:00 PM
Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fee: $45 for MCN member / $65 for nonmembers

Many nonprofits have taken advantage of the much needed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and forgiveness. Unfortunately for some nonprofits, the financial relief of PPP is only temporary. This session focuses on personnel strategies and related financial effects for nonprofits who are faced with ongoing questions about service continuity, cost reduction, possible layoffs, program closures, and organizational survival. Join us as we consider various approaches to staffing as we manage through the fallout of the pandemic and look forward to gradual reopening.

How does your organization instill its values into hard choices about personnel cost reduction, decisions about who gets furloughed or has hours reduced, and if and how and when to bring your staff back together? Join us in a full discussion of where finance and human resources meet under difficult circumstances.

This session is a revisiting and expansion of the Personnel Strategies in the Face of Impossible Choices breakout session at the Finance & Sustainability Conference.

This session is cosponsored by CLA.
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Speaker Information

Curtis KlotzCurtis Klotz serves as director of nonprofit innovation at CLA. This role is grounded in CLA’s nonprofit consulting and business operations practice, which inspires Curt’s writing and thought leadership in the industry. Curt shares inventive strategies that have emerged from more than 30 years of direct work in nonprofit organizations, including his former role as VP of finance & CFO at Propel Nonprofits. While at Propel, Curt authored numerous blog posts, including frequent online contributions to Nonprofit Quarterly. Curt was honored as MSP Biz Journal’s Nonprofit CFO of the Year in 2017. Along with other stints as a nonprofit CFO, he is also past chairperson of the Montana Nonprofit Association. Curt graduated from St Olaf College with majors in women’s studies and religion and is a certified public accountant.

Jessica SmithJessica B. Smith is an HR consultant at CLA. Jessica is a skilled HR professional who balances a passion for learning and development, coaching, and comprehensive performance management with the ability to manage day to day generalist functions like compliance, employee relations, recruitment and retention, and human capitol systems assessment and optimization. She has a unique background ranging from adjunct professor in a competitive master’s degree program to leadership roles in complex nonprofits. Jessica previously served in New York City for local and nationally matrixed organizations as in-house human resources and organizational development leadership, and provides outsourcing and consulting services varying from focused projects to broad functional oversight. Her HR experience includes roles as director of human resources, national director of organizational development, and HR consultant.

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