The Nonprofit Executive Roundtable Series is an unmatched program for nonprofit executive directors, CEOs and board members on solving the biggest challenges facing today’s nonprofit leaders. For more information, contact Amanda Lloyd at 757-822-1170 or by email.
Before a Campaign: Setting the Stage for Success
Thursday, May 11 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Program ends at noon, then join your peers for a complimentary box lunch
Speaker: Keith Curtis, President, The Curtis Group
With so many Hampton Roads nonprofits currently running fundraising campaigns, it’s all the more critical to make yours stand out. If you’re considering a campaign in the near or long term, being prepared is the key, whether it’s a capital, endowment, comprehensive or even mini campaign. Though most organizations know that a planning/ feasibility study must take place before proceeding with a campaign, you might not realize what you and your board can be doing now to best position your organization for a successful campaign.
This session will cover:
- The phases of a major campaign
- How to prepare your message
- How to make sure your donors are primed for a campaign
- The staffing and infrastructure needed for a campaign
- What you can now do to prepare your leadership
Location: Slover Library, Norfolk, VA
Implementing Strategic Partnerships
Thursday, July 20, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Program begins at 1:30, but join your peers earlier for a complimentary box lunch
Speakers: Padraic “Paddy” McSherry Morton and Melissa Sines, Maryland Nonprofits and Standards for Excellence Institute®
The right partnerships can make your nonprofit that much more successful. This session will provide an overview of the different kinds of partnerships that exist within the nonprofit sector and the role that partnerships play in collective impact. You’ll receive practical advice on hatching partnerships and leave with strategies and tools to increase the partnership capacity of your organization. This session will be co-led by Paddy Morton (left), an attorney experienced in nonprofit partnerships, and Melissa Sines (right), a governance expert. They will outline steps for implementing partnerships within a collective impact game plan, including identifying partners, completing due diligence, outlining expectations, and writing MOUs and contracts.
Location: South Norfolk Public Library, Chesapeake, VA
Why Funding Program Overhead is not the Real Issue: The Case to Cover Full Costs
Wednesday, September 20, 2 - 5 p.m.
Stay for a complimentary dinner at 5:30
Speakers: Claire Knowlton, Director of Advisory Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Nonprofit overhead expenses distract us from what the nonprofit sector really needs to be talking about: Full costs. In this session, Claire Knowlton shows that nonprofits can’t limit their donor-asks to covering operating costs and overhead expenses. Nonprofits must also seek funding that fulfills organizations’ need for working capital, financial reserves, debt repayment and fixed asset additions such as equipment. This long-term reinvestment prevents crises and interrupted services.
Location: The Obici House, Suffolk, VA