Thur., October 24
9 - 11:45 A.M.
Pre-Conference Training Session: Beyond Inclusion
Conference attendees are welcome to join this deep-dive workshop with keynote speaker, Dr. Leticia Nieto. In this training, Leticia shows how to apply her three-part Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model. Using image-work and experiential, embodied activities, she unpacks scenarios to give practical understanding of how to work in developmentally attuned ways. The approach is focused on skills sets and gives attention to practicing interventions at the intrapsychic, interpersonal, social, systemic, intergenerational, and historical levels of oppression.
Through this optional training, attendees will explore the dynamics of oppression and privilege, and enhance the skills that can promote social justice for ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.
This session is not included in the full conference registration and requires a separate registration of $50 which includes a box lunch. To register, start your full conference registration and select the add-on box for the Pre-Conference Session before making payment.
12 - 12:30 p.m.
Registration, Beverages, and Exhibitor Showcase
For lunch options before the conference, check out these local restaurants.
12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
+ Breakout Sessions: Round I
Advocating for Your Nonprofit’s Mission: The Basics - Track: Advocacy and Public Policy
Attracting Six and Seven Figure Campaign Gifts - Track: Fundraising
Before Conflict Strikes: Setting Norms for Boards - Track: Leadership and Governance
Building a Realistic Development Plan for Your Organization - Track: Fundraising
Integrating Arts into Nonprofit Work: One Nonprofit’s Experience - Track: Evaluation or Programming
Organizations at Work: Intersectionality, Fit, and Equitable Workplaces - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Pay Decisions: The Good, the Bad, and the Costly - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Prepare for Takeoff: Building your Leadership Resilience Capability - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Stakeholder Marketing for Nonprofits - Track: Marketing and Communications
3:45 - 5 p.M.
+ Breakout Sessions and City Tours: Round II
Another World Is Possible: Revolutionizing Fundraising and Grantmaking
Cutting Edge Strategies for Engaging Volunteers to Meet Mission - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Destination Medical Center Walking Tour - Track: Leadership and Governance
Don’t Die on Your Way Home: The Importance of Legacy and Transitional Planning - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Implicit Bias: The Big Trust Buster - Track: Leadership and Governance
Mobilizing for the 2020 Census: A Menu of Action Options - Track: Advocacy and Public Policy
Policies & Practices for Nonprofit Success - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Understanding the Threats from Organized Hate - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Walking Art Tour of Downtown Rochester - Track: Evaluation or Programming
When Systems Stagnate: The Minnesota-Nice Paradox - Track: Leadership and Governance
5 - 6 P.M.
Join us for hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, networking, and music. After socializing, groups will head out for dinner on-your-own around Rochester.
Fri., October 25
Registration, Beverages, and Exhibitor Showcase
8 - 9 A.m.
+ Breakout Sessions: Round III
21st Century Staffing: Finding and Keeping the BEST Employees - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Advocating for Your Nonprofit’s Mission: Advanced Discussion - Track: Advocacy and Public Policy
Beyond Geographic Difference: Rural Excellence in Action - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Effective Grant Applications: A Conversation with Funders - Track: Fundraising
Elevating Your Interviews to Hire the Best - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Google Ads, Grants, and the Importance of “Conversion” - Track: Marketing and Communications
Mindful Leadership: Cultivating an Environment of Present Moment Awareness - Track: Leadership and Governance
Nonprofits Creating Social Entrepreneurships: Lessons Learned - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Reinvigorate your Evaluation: 15+ Free or Low-cost Tools - Track: Evaluation or Programming
The Bridge to Yes - Track: Marketing and Communications
9:30 - 10:45 A.m.
Keynote Presentation: Challenge to Change
11 a.m - 12 P.m.
Breakout Sessions, Round IV: Peer-to-Peer Conversations
During this round of sessions, conference participants will engage in a peer-to-peer conversation of a topic of your choosing. Registered attendees will help select topics of conversation by voting throughout the summer months.
12 - 1:30 P.m.
Nonprofit Mission Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Learn about the awards ceremony.
2 - 3 p.m
+ Breakout Sessions: Round V
Big Ideas, Big Campaign, Big Transformation - Track: Fundraising
Diving in to the Nuances of Specific Populations - Track: Evaluation or Programming
Enacting Change From Every Spot on the Org Chart - Track: Leadership and Governance
Express Yourself! Wait, Not Like That - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
Help! My Fundraising Event Isn't Working - Track: Fundraising
The Emotional Bind of Compassionate Care - Track: Equity and Community Engagement
The Twelve Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance - Track: Finance, Operations, and HR
Transparency in Crisis – and Non-crisis – Communications - Track: Marketing and Communications
Adjourn: Inspired and Exhausted
Grab a snack bag as you prepare to depart for your drive home. After two days of learning and networking, we hope you’ll have lots of new ideas to contemplate, new connections to build, and new energy to dedicate to your nonprofit’s mission.