2018 Nonprofit Conference
“Strengthening Through Innovation and Inclusion”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314

Staten Island NFP Association Members:
$75 first attendee, $50 each additional attendee

Non Members:
$95 per person

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To pay by check: Make checks payable to: Staten Island NFP Association. Checks should be mailed to Staten Island NFP Association, 669 Castleton Avenue, Building A, Staten Island NY 10301 Attn: Nonprofit Conference.

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Conference Agenda
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 Sponsor: Mutual of America

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Creating Racial Equity and Opportunity in Your Organization   
Presenter: Simran Norr, Consultant
A deep dive into tools and case studies to examine what can be done to disrupt inequities at the individual, institutional, and broader, more structural level. The session aims to be interactive and engaging, and will allow for participant reflection and an extended question and answer time.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking and Vendor Interaction

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Morning Workshops:

Engaging the New Donor: Next Gen, Inheritors, Entrepreneurs and People of Color
Provided by Sharmila Rao Thakkar, SRT Advising & Consulting, LLC
We are the in the midst of the largest ever intergenerational transfer of wealth as baby boomers pass on upwards of $30 trillion in assets to their Generation X and millennial children. Socially responsible giving is generating billions for cause-related issues as philanthropy becomes core to the identity of a growing number of companies. At the same time, the U.S. population is predicted to shift to a non-white majority as soon as 2050. This workshop will present an overview on these new donors and address the importance of engaging them in your work, as volunteers, leaders and philanthropists. 

Keeping Up with Rapidly Changing Employer Regulations in New York City
Provided by Julienne Verdi, J. Verdi Law LLP
It seems like every day there’s a new piece of legislation enacted on the New York City level related to workers rights and employer responsibilities.  This workshop will focus on recent and upcoming regulations enacted in New York City and other legislative efforts coming down the pipeline that Executive and Human Resources staff need to be aware of to ensure they’re in compliance with the law.

Succession Planning for Your Organization
Provided by Sharon Stapel, Executive Director, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC)
A hands on workshop focusing on: creating a culture of planning (how do you get folks excited about this and understand the purpose); developing the plan (what documents, people, ideas do you need to actually create the plan); creating the plan(s): policies and practices (what should be IN the plan); and After the plan(s): then what? (how do you make the plan a “living document”).

Insurance: A MIle High Perspective
Provided by Bob Bentson, Bentson Insurance Group
If you are an organization with a budget under $500,000, understand how to build an employee benefits package, how to build a relationship with your insurance team, and an overview of New York State’s new Paid Family Leave law.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM          
Lunch and Peer Networking Session
Spend lunch networking with your peers in senior management, fundraising, communications, and administrative support. Free flowing conversation where you can discuss challenges, successes, and find partners you never knew existed.
Sponsor: APB Security

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM            
Early Afternoon Workshops:

Building an Effective Partnership with Your Board Chair
Provided by Gary Bernstein, Bernstein Group and Associates
Research shows that nonprofit leaders need to recognize that the board chair–executive director relationship is an important and powerful resource. This panel will feature three nonprofit executives along with their board chairs discussing different interpersonal dynamics that exist in their relationships: ideas sharing, knowledge-sharing, feelings-sharing, and give and take.

Event Planning: A to Z
Provided by Stefanie Recano, Eden II Programs; Carlann Scala, Hilton Garden Inn; Arlene Sorkin, IlluminArt Productions; Laura Delin, A Very Special Place.
Learn form a panel of experts what it takes to develop, budget, and host a successful fundraising event for your organization. Discussion will include non-dinner events, organizations with a small budget, and what you should be prepared to discuss when looking for a venue.

A Beginners Guide to NFP Financial Reports
Provided by Daniel Rauch, Chief Financial Officer, Eden II Programs
Geared toward the non-financial, nonprofit executive and staff, a review of basic financial terminology, the components of necessary financial statements, and the types of information that is sought by the variety of statement users such as donors, funding agencies, the IRS, and your board.

Advanced Insurance Concepts for Larger Organizations
Provided by Bob Bentson, Bentson Insurance Group
For organizations with a $500,000 or larger operating budget. Learn how technology and services are changing the industry, how to tame the insurance beast, the Affordable Care Act-It’s Still the Law, and a deep dive into New York State's Paid Family Leave law.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Late Afternoon Workshops:

Engaging a Dispersed & Diverse Board
Provided by Sharmila Rao Thakkar, SRT Advising & Consulting, LLC
How does geography and diversity affect an organization’s mission? How do you get diverse and dispersed board members engaged in your work? This workshop will address building an effective board through strategies to engage your diverse/dispersed board and best practices for structuring relationships, communications, meetings, and evaluation.

Making Mission Impact: Engaging Corporate Volunteers
Provided by May Malik, NYC Service
This workshop will provide informed tips and resources for how community-based nonprofits can identify the right corporate partners, and develop, and market attractive corporate volunteer projects and programs – all while keeping mission and vision intact.

Half Truths About Talent Management
Provided by Community Resource Exchange (CRE)
Studies show nonprofit leaders find human resources is the most depleting and the least energizing aspect of their work. Thus talent management remains a significant challenge for nonprofits. Learn common half truths about nonprofit organizations’ ability to manage talent effectively, and strategies to overcome common talent management pitfalls.

Why Global Thinking Makes Dollars and Cents for Your Nonprofit
Provided by Leticia Remauro, The Von Agency
Learn tips and tricks for creating a marketing campaign that looks like a million bucks with little or no cost. Learn how to expand your target audience and present them with engaging content that gets them to respond by using interactive videos and blogs that live on your website and social media pages.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Networking and Vendor Interaction

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The Nonprofit Resiliency Committee:  Realizing Impact Through Partnership Between NYC and Nonprofit Providers
Presenter: Jennifer Geiling, NYC Nonprofit Resiliency Committee
Mayor de Blasio launched the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee in 2016 to expand lines of communication and to collaborate with the nonprofit sector on policies and practices that build organizational infrastructure, streamline administrative processes, and yield effective programs and services. Since its inception, the committee has realized over 20 accomplishments and expanded to include almost 100 nonprofits, and 20 City agencies and Mayoral offices.  Join this conversation to learn about policy changes that support your organization’s cash flow, expand its capacity, and enhance programmatic outcomes.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Raffle Drawing

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