Networking & Registration
2020 Nonprofit BoardCon
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Board Responsibilities 101
A nonprofit’s board of directors has a variety of responsibilities that vary widely and are equally important. From overseeing operations to being a public face for the organization, the board provides leadership that is essential to a nonprofit achieving its mission. Our panelists will discuss general best practices, how to balance short-term and long-term planning considerations, tools and resources that are available, and more.
Executive Director, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (moderator)
Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau, NYS Department of Law
Partner and Not-For-Profit Practice Leader, Citrin Cooperman
Director of Transaction Services, Denham Wolf
Marxe Dean and Professor, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
The Board’s Role in Fundraising: Boosting Board Engagement & Impact
Fundraising is one of the most important responsibilities for a board member, and it can be done in a variety of ways. The board can help shape strategy, led by example and donate to the organization, bring in new supporters, serve as an ambassador for the organization at events, and more. Our panelists will move beyond a give-get and provide more holistic options for thinking about board fundraising, technology and innovation.
President, Marketing Works (moderator)
Chief Development & Communications Officer, Partnership with Children, Inc.
VP, Development & Marketing, Public Health Solutions (PHS)
Director, Business Development and Vendor Relations, Lincoln Computer Services
Vice President Sales, Briscoe Protective
Board Governance, Risk and Compliance
The principles of GRC are critical for board members to ensure a nonprofit is operating effectively, ethically, and legally. Failure to master governance, risk, and compliance can result in devastating consequences for a nonprofit, from reputational harm to dissolution. This panel will discuss common elements of a GRC strategy, including a conflict of interest policy, a whistleblower policy, a code of ethics, proactive plans to mitigate risk, regular board assessments, and more.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AHRC NYC (moderator)
Chief Executive Office, Multiplying Good
Principal, Grassi & Co.
Account Executive, Harbor Compliance
Vice President-Nonprofit Organizations, Lockton Companies, LLC
Executive Director, 82nd Street Academics
Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom
The benefits of having a diverse boardroom are endless. Bringing in people with a range of backgrounds and experiences offers a wider range of skills and resources that can help advance your organization. Diverse board members will also be able to bring in a diversified donor base and offer a variety of perspectives on your organization’s work. This panel will further discuss the benefits of diversity and how you can insure your boardroom includes a variety of voices.
President & CEO, HEAF (moderator)
President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of NY
Chairperson of the Culture Committee, Graham Windham
Board Member, Governance Matters
Director of Development & Communications, Harlem Educational Activities Fund
Best Practices for the Recruitment and Retention of Millennial Board Leaders
For many organizations, millennials remain an underutilized base for supporters, volunteers, and future board members. They offer a different perspective than traditional nonprofit supporters and can be cultivated as future leaders of your organization. This panel will discuss how you can reach and recruit your next generation of supporters through social media, advocacy programs, peer-to-peer fundraising, expanded volunteer offerings, and more.
Executive Director, Cents Ability, Inc. (moderator)
Chief Operating Officer, Family Promise
Board Vice Chairman, Care for the Homeless and Board Director, University of Surrey Foundation
Managing Director, Vicus Partners
The Partnership between your Board and your Staff: Maximizing Time to Increase Impact
The relationship between a nonprofit’s board and its staff can make or break an organization. With overlapping yet separate responsibilities, it is critical that they have open lines of communication and follow a focused strategic plan. Our panelists will dissect this complex dynamic and discuss how to cultivate a productive partnership that will serve your organization.
Executive Director, New York City Children’s Theater (moderator)
Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
Chief Strategy Officer, Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
Director, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
Not-for-Profit Partner, Mazars
Closing Announcements, Raffle Winners & End of Conference