Concurrent Sessions

December 5, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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Business Continuity Planning: What You Need to Know

Melanie Herman, Executive Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Sponsored by Duke Energy

Every nonprofit faces the possibility that an external event, such as severe weather or community crisis will interrupt normal operations. This workshop explores the discipline of business continuity planning and presents information you need to know to develop a durable BC Plan for your nonprofit. Business continuity plans are often unfinished business, yet sooner or later, every nonprofit will face a situation that disrupts normal operations. Developing a business continuity plan in advance assures that the organization will be able to get back to vital mission work as quickly as possible. Leave this session with the confidence to evaluate your current BCP, determine what else you need to cover, or begin the process of developing a plan from scratch.


Finance Function Dysfunction: Assessing and Improving Your Financial Operations 

Jordan Miller, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen, and Martha Rinehart, BizOps Controller, CliftonLarsonAllen

Sponsored by Langdon & Company LLP

Turnover. Questionable internal controls. Bad data. Slow and manual processes. Gads of excel schedules. Late financials…or none at all. Any of these sound familiar? Often these pain points are symptoms of deeper challenges within an organization’s finance function. In this case studybased session, learn about a holistic approach you can take to assess the processes, controls, systems, and structure your finance function uses to operate, and how to develop a roadmap to get you from today’s challenges to the high-performing finance function of your future.


How to Create an Inclusive Event Program 

Greg Weber, President and CEO, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, and UniQue Webster, Director of Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County 

There are three activities essential to building bridges in a community: food, sports, and culture. However, just hosting an event doesn’t get people there, create conversation, or build support. The most important hurdle to overcome in establishing an inclusive and diverse program is trustPresenters will share experiences that show how to create an inclusive program that brings a community together and energizes it to not only support but rally around an organization and ideology.


How to Utilize All Your Tools to Fuel Desired Results 

Emily Parks, Productivity Consultant, Organize for Success, LLC

Sponsored by Skytel Systems

As a member of a nonprofit’s staff, board, or volunteer team, you most definitely have lofty goals but are often working with limited resources. Juggling work, home, community, and self-care needs alongside your passion for positively impacting your community can feel impossible. Yet, there are efficient ways to work to achieve the results you desire for all elements of life. Get functional, productivity-boosting tools, tips, and solutions that can be customized to make you your best.


Solving the #1 Challenge to Philanthropy 

Allan Burrows, President, CapDev, and Kristye Brackett, Vice President of Philanthropy, Transitions Lifecare

Sponsored by TowneBank

Despite the slight growth in overall giving last year, we are all well aware of the continuing declines in donor retention, especially in gifts under $1,000. U.S. nonprofits saw 4.8 million donors disappear last year aloneThe turnaround to this dismal donor retention crisis lies in how we steward our data and our donors to attract and retain for the long-term. Learn tips, tools, and techniques from the research and real-life experience of CapDev to avert potential disaster among mid-tier donors, grow your major giving focus, and build a thriving, sustainable philanthropic program.