Nonprofit Success: Leading in a Dynamic Landscape - 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Conference (November 13, 2014)
Keynote Address "The Dynamic Landscape"
Tim Delaney, president and CEO, National Council of Nonprofits
Observations by: Mary Hinde, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri and Michelle Hogerty, Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Greater Kansas City and Wray Clay, vice president, United Way of Greater St. Louis
Morning Concurrent Sessions sponsored by Commerce Bank
Session A: Capitalizing on the Power of an Engaged Board
Board leaders and nonprofit executives alike often lament that nonprofits do not fully engage the members of their boards, much less capitalize on what they bring to the table. How fully engaged is your board? And how well are you capitalizing on the time, talent, and treasure that your board and its members have to offer? This interactive session presents an opportunity to share insights on board engagement and performance and explore the implications of recent research and practice on how effective boards are refining their operations to gain the most from their members.
Presenter: David Renz, director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC
Session B: Nonprofit Communications
Nonprofit organizations have impact only when people understand the importance of their work - not just what they do, but why they do it. Without a clear, compelling message, organizations get lost in the sea of competitors, missing valuable connections.
In this session, you'll learn the simple steps every organization should take (and ones to avoid) to shape its message and how to use that message to engage and retain donors and volunteers.
Presenter: Dan Prater, founder & director, Center for Nonprofit Communication, Drury University
Session C: Government Contracting: From 30,000 Feet to Your Bottom Line
Is your organization ready to take advantage of the new government grant reforms that will change how governments at all levels - federal, state, and local - treat nonprofit service providers? The OMB Uniform Guidance that goes into effect in December mandates that nonprofits performing work for governments via grants receive reimbursement toward their indirect (overhead) costs when federal discretionary funds are used by governments at all levels. Tim Delaney will discuss the advocacy strategies that created this significant policy shift, and share what you can do to protect it, take advantage of it, and both improve your relationships with governments and strengthen your bottom line.
Presenter: Tim Delaney, president and CEO, National Council of Nonprofits
- Overview: What Does It Cost to Deliver Your Nonprofit's Mission?
- New OMB Guidance on Indirect Costs: What It Does and Why It Matters
- Streamlining Report: Investing for Impact: Indirect Costs Are Essential for Success
- Special Report: Toward Common Sense Contracting: What Taxpayers Deserve
Session D: Effective Financial Leadership
Nonprofit boards and executives know well the demand that boards exercise fiduciary oversight and ensure financial accountability. Surprising as some find it, however, there is an even more important financial role for the board, that of financial leadership! More significant to enabling organizational success than monitoring and oversight, financial leadership is the collaborative process by which a board and key executives create the financial model and value proposition that enable the organization to perform at its best. This session will provide a framework and information that executives and board leaders can use to understand the organization's current state of financial development and learn how, working together, the board and executive leadership can work to plan for the organization's next generation of financial sustainability and impact.
Presenter: Lisa A. Gioia, CPA, MPA, provides accounting and tax consulting services exclusively to not-for-profit organizations and Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Address by William A. Schambra director, Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Hudson Institute
Presentation: Nonprofits, Community and the Whole Person
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions sponsored by RubinBrown
Session I: Measuring the Impact
The goal of this workshop is for participants to become familiar with and understand the concept and context of social impact. Participants will also discuss and learn about the utility of various methods and indicators for measuring social impact and be able to communicate their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Presenter: Scott Helm, director of the UMKC Bloch School of Management's Executive MPA program and senior fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Session J: What's Next for Philanthropy? Missouri Funders' Perspectives
Moderator: Brian Fogle, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Ozarks
Panelists: Mary Hinde, CEO of Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri
Gloria Jackson-Leathers, director of the Kansas City Civic Engagement program at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Debbie Wilkerson, president and CEO, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Presentation: No PowerPoint presentation was used during this session.
Session K: Advocacy 101: We Can Be Successful!
Learn to maximize the impact of your advocacy efforts. Program includes specific information about the Missouri legislative process and key relationship building and communication strategies.
Presenters: Casey Millburg, Penman & Winton Consulting Group
Paul Kincaid, Kincaid Communications, LLC
Session L: The Affordable Care Act: Updates and Impacts on Missouri
This session will provide an overview on the implementation of the ACA in Missouri. Time will be spent highlighting the impact of the health insurance marketplace and the status of Medicaid expansion in Missouri. Additional information will be offered on the impact of financial and delivery reform of the health system on nonprofits throughout the state.
Presenter: Ryan Barker, vice president of Health Policy at Missouri Foundation for Health
Closing Plenary & Next Steps
Address by Jason Kander, Missouri's Secretary of State
Secretary Kander will be discussing his proposed legislation for Missouri's nonprofit sector.
Barbara Levin, board president, Nonprofit Missouri
David Renz, director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC
Presentation: No PowerPoint presentation was used during this session.
Pre-Governance Conference Session: Beyond Fiduciary Oversight: Boards, Governance, and True Financial Leadership (April 3, 2013)
"Beyond Fiduciary Oversight: Financial Leadership Without Micromanagement."
Woods Bowman, Professor Emeritus of DePaul University's Department of Public Affairs and a Senior Fellow with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC.
"Beyond Fiduciary Oversight: Boards, Governance and True Financial Leadership."
Lisa Gioia, CPA, is the principal of her own accounting and consulting firm and a Senior Fellow with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC, where she teaches financial leadership and management workshops.
"The Board and Strategic Financial Leadership."
David Renz, Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC and an experienced nonprofit board and management consultant and researcher.
"Getting A Sense of It All: Key Themes and Insights from the Past Decade of Study on Nonprofit Governance and Boards of Directors."
David Renz, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC
Fredrik Andersson, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC
"Governing Cross-Sector Collaborations: Lessons from Research and Practice."
Melissa Stone, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota
Introductory Dialogue Session
Facilitated by Scott Helm and Brent Never
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Setting the Agenda: Planning for the Future of Research on Nonprofit Boards and Governance
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Public-Nonprofit and Cross Boundary Governance
Carrie Duncan & Megan Schoor -
Talking Across Boundaries: Implications for Governance in Distributed Organizations
Angela Eikenberry & Gerard Wellman -
Governing Nonprofits in Network Governance: The Case of Transportation Policy in Omaha, Nebraska
Yvonne Harrison & Vic Murray -
The Efficacy of Board Performance Self-Assessment Using the Board Effectiveness Survey Application (BESA)
Douglas Ihrke, Grant MacDonald, Barb Duffy & Nathan Grasse -
Examining Nonprofit Executive Director - Board Relations in Two Countries as they Relate to Perceptions of Board Effectiveness: Executive Director Perspectives
Governance, Revenue Models, and Organizing Logics
Fredrik O. Andersson & Jurgen Willems -
Autonomy and entrepreneurship in nonprofit organizations: Research propositions and governance implications
Hana Bor & Sharon Jones-Eversley -
Strengthening Faith-Based Nonprofit-Business Management Skills without Sacrificing Spiritual and Ethical Integrity
Power, Inclusion and Systems of Governance
Carrie Duncan -
Painting the Governance Landscape: Culture and Power at the Public-Nonprofit Intersection
Judy Freiwirth -
Community Engagement Governance - A New System-Wide Governance Model for Community Impact. A Participatory Action Research Study
Kelly Krawczyk & Michelle Wooddell -
Community Ties in Perspective: The Link Between Grantors and Grantees
Christine Cugliari & Terrell Hayes -
Board Member Retention: An Examination of Premature Exits in a Constituency Organized Nonprofit Board
Ola Segnestam Larsson & Johan Hvenmark -
The Board Development Conundrum in Local, Democratically Governed, and Membership-based Nonprofit Organizations
The Nonprofit Quarterly - Archived Trendcast: New Concepts in Governance and How To Use Them (Listen to Ruth McCambridge and David Renz share thinking from the 2013 biannual conference on nonprofit governance)
Boards in Uncertain Times: Exploring the Implications of Financial, Technological and Generational Change for Nonprofit Governance (April 23-24, 2009)
Yvonne D. Harrison, Seattle University, Chris Cornforth, The Open University, and Vic Murray, University of Victoria, A Comparison of the Role and Impact of Board Chairs in United Kingdom and North American Nonprofit Organizations (PDF)
Robert B. Jones, Children's Aid and Family Services, Betsy Vander Velde, The Family Conservancy, Thomas Lengyel, American Humane Association, and Simon Bisson, Starr Commonwealth: A Pathway to Good Governance: Philanthropic Culture and Capacity Building in Local, Community-Based, Family and Child Serving Agencies (PDF)
John Pepin, JPA Insight Consulting, Boned Olivier; Hanneke de Bode, John Baker, and Filippo Addarii, Euclid Network: Third Sector Governance and The Obligation of Leadership: Approaches, Issues and Questions for Consideration (PDF)
Networks, Stakeholders and Nonprofit Organization Governance: Whither (Wither?) Boards (April 26-27, 2007)
Max Stephenson, and Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Exploring the Rhetorical Foundations of Board Governance: Market-Based Strategies Versus Common Good Claims in Five Nonprofit Organizations (PDF)
Boards and Beyond: Understanding the Changing Realities of Nonprofit Organization Governance (March 31- April 1, 2005)
Diane J. Johnson, Mmapeu Consulting - The Cultural Conundrum: One Family Foundation's Struggle To "Walk the Talk" In Creating Progressive Social Change & Developing an Inclusive Board & Staff
John E. McClusky, University of Missouri-St. Louis - Conceptualizing Three Functions Of NPO Boards: Rethinking Prescriptions About Board And Staff Roles And Relations
Judith L. Millesen, Ohio University - Maintaining Balance in Complex Environments: Negotiating the Multiple Expectations of Community Foundation Governance