On Thursday September 12th, New York Nonprofit Media will host the second annual Nonprofit Check Up bringing together top-level Board Members and Executive Leadership from nonprofits across New York to discuss everything from good management, to efficient operations, to fundraising while carrying out your mission, to effective programs, systems and technology.
2019 Nonprofit Checkup
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Becoming a More Efficient Board and Managing Governance Functions at your Nonprofit
A board has a basic, legal responsibility to provide oversight and accountability for the organization. The relationship between a nonprofit’s board and its staff is so important that it can make or break an organization. The panel will address how to promote a good, comforting work environment with an efficient management style, while working with a Board to oversee leadership transition, make the hard calls, shift practices, and do what it takes to get to good governance.
Director, The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School (moderator)
Executive Director, NYC Children’s Theater
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Legal Outreach
Nonprofit Communications: Telling Your Story, Building Relationships and Measuring Impact
It’s a challenge to maximize the good work a nonprofit does if they don’t know how to clearly communicate. From effectively telling an organization’s story and conveying the impact of their work, to building relationships with supporters and other brands alike, this discussion will explore how nonprofits can utilize limited resources to create the most effective messaging possible.
Communications Manager, Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County (moderator)
Vice President Communications, Multiplying Good
President, Group Gordon
President, Public Relations Society of America, New York Chapter
President, Group Gordon
Vice President, SMarketing – RKD Group
Special Presentation Tell Tale Signs: Recognizing the Red Flags of Employee Fraud
Importance of Financial Health to Successfully Fulfill Missions
Nonprofit leaders have a difficult obligation to continuously balance money and mission, while collecting and sharing data on social media and financial performance. How can nonprofit executives, funders, and advisors identify what matters most when reviewing finances? What are some trends and indicators that can direct them through an overwhelming amount of data and help assess true financial health?
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, AHRC NYC (moderator)
Interim Chief Financial / Operating Officer, SAGE
Senior Vice President/Group Head Healthcare, Education & Not-For-Profit, IDB Bank
Assurance Manager, Greater New York Not-For-Profit & Healthcare Industry Group, BDO USA, LLP
Regional Sales Director, First Nonprofit
Producer, Lockton Companies
Founder and Managing Partner, NCheng LLP
How Technology Can Help Nonprofits Run More Efficiently
Because of budgets and funding it appears that all nonprofits need automated systems, strong financial practices, smart real estate strategies and multiple grant tracking capabilities. This session will bring together top-level executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to streamline operations processes, how to set up automated campaigns for renewal, appeal, sustainer, and acquisition campaigns and how to make smart choices that affect the day to day and year to year of nonprofit institutions.
Director, AJC NY (moderator)
Information Systems Business Analyst, Anderson Center For Autism
Executive Director of Information Technology, Lutheran Social Services of New York
COO, JMT Consulting
Founder & CEO, Idlewild Partners Inc.
Special Presentation by PRB Wealth Management
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
There’s lots of public scrutiny about how much nonprofits spend to raise the money they need to fund their missions. But there is more to effective fundraising than low costs—and the preoccupation with minimizing costs can actually put organizations at risk. The goal is to help nonprofit organizations increase giving at a faster pace through accurate data measurement and efficient technologies. The session will help by providing nonprofits with tools for tracking and evaluating their annual growth in giving.
Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service (moderator)
Executive Director, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York
Effective Nonprofit Leadership, Capacity Building and Succession Planning
One of the most important ways to advance capacity building is to find and retain the right team. Your nonprofit is only as effective as its people, so it’s imperative that you staff your organization for success. Furthermore, nonprofits that are concerned about their own viability will also be thoughtful about planning for smooth transitions of leadership - as well as making sure their nonprofit is prepared for unexpected changes. The panel will address the importance of building and maintaining your team while effectively delivering its mission.
Human Resources Generalist, Graham Windham (moderator)
President & CEO, Vanderheyden Inc.
Executive Director, National Dance Institute
Innovation in Program Delivery
Studies have found that how a program is implemented, and in what population, is often very important and that departures from that approach can substantially weaken the impacts. This session will help identify an organization’s needs and match them to the technology that can help to meet them. It will also look at what it takes to be successful when developing a new idea and implementing new technology.
Founder & CEO, Unspoken Smiles Foundation (moderator)
Executive Director, 82nd Street Academics
CEO, VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in New York City
Closing Announcements, Raffle Winners & End of Conference