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Appleton, WI

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This all-day interactive conference allows for-profit and nonprofit business leaders, executive directors, business development directors, and volunteer coordinators to collaborate and share best practices. The Northeast Wisconsin’s nonprofit community is integral to our day-to-day quality of life and long-term success.

 

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Our Enterprising Nonprofits 2015 conference was a huge success with 12 speakers, 8 sessions, and over 300 attendees. We received amazing feedback and are confident 2016 will be even bigger and better, with more details to come.

 

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DATE: MAY 17, 2016
RADISSON PAPER VALLEY HOTEL - APPLETON, WI
May 17 - AGENDA

The Enterprising Nonprofits 2016 event offers opportunities to share best practices, collaborate and network to support the community. For-profit and nonprofit business leaders will be joining forces to share knowledge in breakout sessions that focus on a variety of topics including: nonprofit boards, employee programs, volunteer programs, and the needs of executive directors and development directors. We have begun planning for next year's Enterprising Nonprofits event and we are excited to start rolling out the details! We'd love your feedback If you have any comments from last year's event or anything you would like to see this year please contact the planning committee at events@firstbusiness.com and include ENP 2016 in the subject line.

 

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Stories Worth Telling: Creating Strategic Stories that Bring Impact to Life
Description coming soon! JOHN TRYBUS
Director Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication
The Hidden Success Factors of Fully Sustainable What impact could your nonprofit deliver to your communities if you were fully funded to achieve your mission? Fully sustainable organizations not only implement great marketing and fundraising strategies, but they’ve developed a culture of high-performance. In this session participants will learn the right leadership characteristics, organizational structures, and success measures needed for ultimate organizational sustainability and impact. SHERI CHANEY JONES
President Measurement Resources Company
Are You Hoping or Planning to Flourish?
Is your nonprofit struggling to serve your clients in a quality way, meet your budget, and get it all done? In this session, learn four flaws of nonprofit thinking and how they prevent nonprofits from being more vibrant and sustainable. BRENT A. HAFELE, M.A
Owner / President NewDay Nonprofit Solutions
Becoming a More Effective Board Member Serving on a nonprofit board is an honor, a responsibility, and a lot of work. Knowing the rules of the road for Boards in general is one milestone on the journey to becoming more effective, as then learning the signs for when things are working and when they could be improved. What should you ask before you accept the nomination and what can you do once you’re on board to make your service of greater value to the organization – and yourself.... This session lays the groundwork with statistics, trends, and best practices and then offers building blocks for things you can do to become a better Board member as part of a building a stronger Board. MELANIE SCHMIDT
President
Timpano Group (aka Timpano Consulting)
8:00 A.M. / REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
9:00 A.M. / KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Future of Social Impact Storytelling:
What Will Change and What Won’t?

Everywhere you turn within the social impact sector it seems that practitioners are talking about storytelling. And for good reason. Effective organizational stories are powerful. They have the ability to not only drive emotional connections with target audiences but also have been proven to persuade people to take real action, such as to donate or volunteer on behalf of a beloved cause.

John D. Trybus, APR
11:45 A.M. / NETWORKING LUNCH
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Financial Responsibility as a Board Member Our session is targeted at board members that wish to learn more about their fiscal responsibilities as a leader of a nonprofit organization. We will go over the basics of the financial statements, defining key terms and showing some key areas that the board members should become familiar with. We will discuss important metrics and break down the meaning of what auditors should present to an audit committee or board. Once the board members have a better understanding of financial statements, we will take them through the key sections of the Form 990 and give an overview on what the IRS is looking for and what risk areas there may be. We will also discuss the important questions that the Form asks related to governance and how the board members can be sure their organization is practicing proper governance. AMY PRICE CPA / JILL BOYLE CPA
Manager Schenck SC
Telling Your Story Effectively. Engaging Your Community This session looks at effective ways this CEO has found over the years, to tell the agency mission story. We’ll connect the dots of identifying, telling and driving the story, as it relates to board, donor, and community engagement in building support, expanding your base, and getting results. We’ll examine what works and why, how it connects to your whole marketing strategy, and how you can apply this in your agency. MARC DOSOGNE
CEO Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, Inc.
Prospering Through Business Philanthropy
In this session, we will discuss how businesses can help nonprofit agencies make a greater community impact while improving its own bottom-line. Using the “Four Flaws of Nonprofit Thinking,” participants will learn different approaches to business philanthropy and why they make a difference. BRENT A. HAFELE, M.A
Owner / President NewDay Nonprofit Solutions
Building Better Board Engagement Serving on a nonprofit board is an honor, a responsibility, and a lot of work. Knowing the rules of the road for Boards in general is one milestone on the journey to becoming more effective, as then learning the signs for when things are working and when they could be improved. What should you ask before you accept the nomination and what can you do once you’re on board to make your service of greater value to the organization – and yourself.... This session lays the groundwork with statistics, trends, and best practices and then offers building blocks for things you can do to become a better Board member as part of a building a stronger Board. MELANIE SCHMIDT
President
Timpano Group (aka Timpano Consulting)
10:30 A.M.
12:30 P.M. Click the sessions to view a description Click the sessions to view a description
11:45 A.M. / NETWORKING LUNCH
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What is Your Internal Impact? A paradigm shift is occurring where funders, donors and taxpayers expect a return on their investment in the form of meaningful and measurable community change. What does it mean when they ask about your impact and outcomes? What does it mean to adopt an outcomes approach to programming? This session will answer these questions and will challenge you to use an outcomes way of thinking in your entire organization. Did you know you can use an outcomes approach to budgeting and job descriptions? Come find out how! KATE ATKINS
Associate Client Development Advisor Wipfli LLP
Planning Your Next Fundraising Event to Achieve Profit & Praise
Fundraising events can leave non-profits and their volunteers overwhelmed and exhausted. Don’t fall victim to critical mistakes like setting ticket prices before you know costs, burning out your vital volunteers, delivering lukewarm programs, or assembling planning committees that are not properly vested in the success—and profitability—of your event. Joey Reader of A-Mazing Events, a full service event and meeting planning agency in Appleton since 2005, will teach Planning Your Next Fundraising Event to Achieve Profit and Praise, including how to negotiate vendor contracts, choose the optimal venue, set up dynamic audio-visual presentations, and market your event to achieve both profit and praise. JOEY READER
President & Founder
A-mazing Events, LLC
Measure It! How to Turn Data Into Dollars
Nonprofit organizations that clearly measure and communicate their unique impact are more likely to increase funding for their organization. Although leaders understand the importance of measurement, they often lack the time, money, and training to successfully measure their impact. This session will help leaders overcome these barriers and move towards performance measurement and greater impact and excellence. Participants will learn specific, practical methods for measuring efficiency, their mission and impact. Throughout the session, case studies of organizations of various sizes will be presented of how nonprofit organizations have implemented these strategies to increase funding, efficiency, and overall impact. SHERI CHANEY JONES
President Measurement Resources Company
Becoming a More Effective Board Member Effectively engaged Boards of Directors are strategic assets for the nonprofits they serve. Too often, however, Boards languish because of things like bad habits, historical baggage, or poor structure. Turning your board around or moving it from good to great takes time, and it is well worth the investment. This interactive session will bring forward common concerns, offer lessons learned, and spark new ways of thinking about how the Board can work better together – among its members and with staff. MELANIE SCHMIDT
President
Timpano Group (aka Timpano Consulting)
2:00 P.M. Click the sessions to view a description
ENTERPRISING NONPROFITS

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2015 RECAP
VICKI CLARK - Back by popular demand SUSAN J. ELLIS -
Morning Keynote

HOW DO YOU INVITE VOLUNTEERS...

"Thoughtful Volunteer Management – Think about how you invite and use volunteers to move your organization’s mission to the next level.   Pro bono/skilled volunteers want to do meaningful work within nonprofits to help change our communities for the better, this includes accountants, attorneys and fund raising volunteers. Ellis said, “Volunteers should be appreciated & recognized as brains and mouths, not just hands and hearts.”  Each organization needs to be prepared to support their work and empower them to make those changes at your organization with you and your staff." - Julia Drobeck

VICKI CLARK ONCE AGAIN ADDED HUMOR...

"Vicki Clark once again added humor and great stories to her workshops and closing keynote.    “Thoughtful” communication.   Sending, receiving and transmitting messages are not forms of communication.   How do we, as organizations, communicate our hope on issues? Talking to each other again face to face and having thoughtful conversations about how we move our nonprofit missions forward.  Much of Vicki’s comments were directed toward informing and involving volunteers, staff, businesses, etc.-- if we don’t do these things, how can we expect our organizations to continue improving?

 

One of Vicki’s workshops was about “thoughtful” delegation. Delegation is about assets and building leadership skills. Thoughtful delegation is a strategy that builds capacity in organizations. Focus on the outcome, not the output, and you’ll see better results through planning and delegation." - Julia Drobeck

TAKE A LOOK AT ENP 2015

Enterprising Nonprofits 2015 is designed to share best practices, provide economical and valuable board training, create a forum enabling corporate community specialists to excel in their efforts, allow executive directors and development directors to learn best practices with peers.

2015 Program

The inaugural Enterprising Nonprofits was a great success with over 300 attendees. We received positive feedback and are excited for the planning of the 2015 event. Click the link below to look back at the impact 2014 bought.

2014 Program

 

 

ENP NEWSROOM
JOIN NORTHEAST WISCONSIN LEADERS AT PREMIER 2015 ENTERPRISING NONPROFITS (APPLETON, WI) – April 16, 2015 – The 2nd annual Enterprising Nonprofits networking event is taking place Wednesday, May 6th at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. This all-day interactive conference allows for-profit and nonprofit business leaders, executive directors, business development directors and volunteer coordinators to collaborate and share best practices. The Northeast Wisconsin’s nonprofit community is integral to our day-to-day quality of life and long-term success. This year’s line-up includes keynote speakers Susan Ellis, President of Energize, Inc. and Vicki Clark who is back by popular demand. The morning breakout sessions you may choose between are Effective Delegation: A Win-Win for You and Your Organization, Where are we Now in our Volunteer Engagement Practices, and Self-Directed Volunteer Teams. The afternoon breakout sessions are: From Conflict to Cooperation: Making Disagreements Constructive not Destructive, Laying the Foundation for Where WE want to go in Volunteer Involvement, Volunteer Center Panel – The Best Kept Secret of a Local Community Resource. New this year Enterprising Nonprofits is hosting Get on Board, an exclusive small group follow-up session, led by Vicki Clark, which will take a deeper dive into your specific organization and leave you with a great action plan. The GET ON BOARD sessions are free with your Enterprising Nonprofits registration and only ENP registrants are allowed access to these exclusive sessions. Sessions are either Thursday, May 7 in Neenah, WI or Friday, May 8 in Green Bay, WI. ﷯ THREE HUNDRED NORTHEAST WISCONSIN FOR-PROFIT AND NONPROFIT LEADERS TO COLLABORATE AT FIRST ANNUAL “ENTERPRISING NONPROFITS” CONFERENCE (APPLETON, WI) – May 16, 2014 – Over 300 local for-profit and nonprofit leaders are expected at the first annual Enterprising NONPROFITS conference on May 21, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Enterprising NONPROFITS offers opportunities for business leaders, executive directors, and community involvement partners to network, collaborate, and share best practices. This unique event was designed and initiated by First Business, with the help and support of the Volunteer Center of East Central WI and Insight Publications. The 2014 Enterprising NONPROFITS Conference is an all-day event offering three distinct conference education tracks for: nonprofit board members, community involvement coordinators, and executive directors and business development directors. Speakers and topics include: VICKI CLARK - BoardSource Certified
Building a Mission Driven Board Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards Shared Leadership: Board/Executive Director Strategies CHRIS LLOYD - Taproot Foundation Chicago Powered by Pro Bono: Nonprofits Guide to Securing & Managing Pro Bono Resources BARBARA WATERS - BarbWaters Consulting
Companies are from Mars; Nonprofits are from Venus JENNI EICKELBERG - Thrivent Financial, JEAN BLANEY - ThedaCare Foundation, & LYNN KROLL - WPS Foundation Benefits of Employee Volunteer Engagement (Panel Discussion) MICHAEL FROHNA - ThedaCare Foundation Leave Cultivation to the Farmers: How to Grow & Sustain a High-performance Fundraising Program BONNIE ANDREWS - Milwaukee Nonprofit Center
Service Enterprise National Pilot at Milwaukee Volunteer Center/Nonprofit Center Human Capital: Matching Attributes to your Mission NOEL HALVORSEN - NeighborWorks Green Bay, MARY PARSONS & DEANNA MCGILL - Emergency Shelter/LEAVEN, & KELLY NUTTY - Riverview Gardens Inc.
Cost Effectiveness of Shared Services: Real Life Examples (Panel Discussion) The ticket price is just $50, and includes access to all speakers, lunch, and a cocktail hour. All proceeds of the event will benefit the mission work of the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin. Learn more at www.enterprisingnonprofits.org. Members of the Media
This event is free of charge for all members of the media. Please contact Jodie Johnson at jjohnson@firstbusiness.com or 608-358-6289 for free admission and interview requests. ﷯
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