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Power Tools For Nonprofits Conference
Power Tools For Nonprofits Conference
United Way of Greater Houston CONFERENCE
Tue, November 17, 2020 — Thu, December 31, 2020
 
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Global Director, Learning for Diversity/Inclusion, Facebook
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Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates
Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates
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With speaker Natalie Roetzel


501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue. After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.


Participants will learn:

  • How federal tax law permits lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
  • One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
  • Yearly lobbying limits for charities;
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit; and
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.
 
Blueprint for the Future of Work
Blueprint for the Future of Work
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With speaker Stephanie Ory


How is working from home during the pandemic influencing people’s expectations for the future workplace? The Gensler Research Institute’s U.S. Work from Home Survey 2020 was conducted to help provide greater insight into the work from home experience and how the workplace will be designed in the post-COVID world. Join Stephanie Guas Ory, Design Manager at Gensler, to learn the results of the 2020 survey and be prepared to challenge your thinking about the impact of COVID and transforming the work “place” experience.

 
Building Better Boards with Diversity
Building Better Boards with Diversity
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With speaker Nadeen Mustafa


Diverse board are better boards. What does diversity mean? Is diversity having individuals from different ethnicities, ages, or incomes on your board? Is it industry and background variety? Diversity means different things depending on who you ask, but for this session we will learn why diversity is important, how to achieve meaningful diversity, and what this means for your strategy and trajectory as an organization. 

 
Centering Anti-Black Racism in Efforts Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Orga …
Centering Anti-Black Racism in Efforts Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Orga …
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With speaker Alan Dettlaff


This session will address the importance of engaging in intentional efforts to move towards becoming an anti-racist organization, and the intentionality of centering this work around the problem of anti-Black racism that exists in the United States and in our institutions. This session will also address the challenges that can come from amplifying this work and strategies for responding proactively to those challenges.

 
CEO Leadership Stories: Responding to Extraordinary Crisis
CEO Leadership Stories: Responding to Extraordinary Crisis
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With speaker Dr. Robert Sanborn, Dr. Sylvia Acosta, Leah King, & Brian Greene


Texas’ top Non-Profit CEO’s share stories of challenges, innovations, and solutions when responding as leaders to crises. Dr. Robert Sanborn, CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK will moderate as well as sit on the panel, which will focus on panel members’ stories of challenges, innovative thinking that led their organizations to persevere through crises. Topics will include how to adapt and remain fluid, challenges, and innovative solutions.

 
Corporate Philanthropy in Unprecedented Times
Corporate Philanthropy in Unprecedented Times
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With speakers Tia Fuentes, Tracy Janda, and Regan Kasman hosted by Ronnie Hagerty


Learn from local corporate representatives how their organizational philanthropy has shifted in response to the pandemic. Discover how they have adapted to the immediate crisis and whether changes made are likely to influence their future philanthropic practice. Tap into their insights as you plan for an uncertain future. Be sure to prepare your questions for this special session.

 
Create a Functional Home Office
Create a Functional Home Office
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With speaker Holly Uverity


Although working from home has its perks, it is much different from working in a traditional office.  If you used to work from an office outside your home but are now required to work from home, you may be wondering how to create a functional workspace at home.


Join us for a session with Holly Uverity, owner of Office Organizers and Certified Professional Organizer® and learn how to create a functional workplace in your home – whether or not you have a dedicated room for an office.


You’ll walk away knowing how to set up a productive workspace, how to keep your desktop clear of clutter and how to keep track of your current work. The result will be an office that is not only organized but effective and you’ll gain a sense of control over your work environment. You’ll have the tools you need to create a professional, working home office that truly reflects your level of expertise.

 
Development Strategies for a Small Shop: How to Do All Things with a Limite …
Development Strategies for a Small Shop: How to Do All Things with a Limite …
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With speaker Melissa Simon


As a development professional, you are tasked with securing the resources needed to fulfill missions and change lives. This is a challenging undertaking even during the best of times and with a full team of development professionals. But what if your team consists of only a few people – or only you? This webinar will cover the basic strategies and best practices necessary to meet your revenue goals no matter the size of your shop.

 
Digital Strategies during Covid: Communication is Key
Digital Strategies during Covid: Communication is Key
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With speaker Dorie Pickle


The importance of connecting to your audience virtually is more critical than ever. In this session, Dorie explores strategies for reaching your audience digitally, preventing zoom burn-out, managing a remote team and board, plus digital rules to protect you and your team’s sanity during these challenging times.

 
Foundation Philanthropy in a New Reality
Foundation Philanthropy in a New Reality
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With speakers, Kelli King-Jackson, Meghna Goswami, and Don Titcombe hosted by Ronnie Hagerty


Discover how foundations have responded to their grantees as COVID struck and as the crisis persists. Determine the impact of the economic downturn on their ability to continue their support, and gain an understanding of how these changes will influence your future fundraising strategies. Be prepared to seek the answers you need as you plan for the year ahead.

 
From Rockiness to Resilience: Strategies for Holding Steady in Turbulent Ti …
From Rockiness to Resilience: Strategies for Holding Steady in Turbulent Ti …
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With speaker Mary Jane White


The inability to be with friends and family in person has created a hole in the hearts of many of us. The chaos in the world has created a free-floating anxiety that many are experiencing every day. Not being able to freely run to the gym for workouts and exercise has created sluggishness in many of us, as well as Corona bellies. Masking up and social distancing to go to work present more challenges for those going into an office. Just wearing a mask and being careful out there is a constant reminder of these stressful times. Even though some of us have more time on our hands than usual, we are feeling stuckness and challenges in getting anything done. 

The only thing certain in life is change – and most people do not embrace change easily. Change is happening anyway and at a perilous pace in our Covid-19 world. Learn the role of attitude and perception in our lives, as well as how to use deep breathing to better manage change and constant stress. Attitude and correct breathing are just two of the strategies we will learn to have more energy and enthusiasm, better health, better relationships, more productivity at work, and ultimately to be more RESILIENT. 

 
Fundraising in 2020 & Beyond: Diversifying Contributed Revenue To Weather t …
Fundraising in 2020 & Beyond: Diversifying Contributed Revenue To Weather t …
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With speakers Loubel Galik and Marilu Garza


As COVID-19 has upended entire industries, businesses everywhere, from small to large, have had to adapt to survive. Many nonprofit organizations have also undergone huge adjustments, both to better serve their communities and to continue to be financially stable. Nonprofits have completely shifted their traditional development efforts to new and alternative fundraising efforts through their annual funds, capital campaigns, special events, and major donor plans. Sterling Senior Consultant, Loubel Galik, and The Center for Pursuit Chief Development Officer, Marilu Garza, will present and discuss strategies they have seen during the pandemic to continue successful efforts and how to budget and plan for an uncertain future.

 
How to Take Your Program Online
How to Take Your Program Online
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With speaker Monica Roberts


Taking in-person programming to a virtual model can be daunting but it does not have to be. An effective virtual program can not only allow you to continue to offer programming when in-person is not an option, but it can also increase the accessibility to your programs! This session aims to give participants a strategy for assessing the changing needs of their clients, adapting current program models, and implementing virtual programs in a way that is not overwhelming for staff or clients.

 
Improving Virtual Team Performance with Activities for Human Connection
Improving Virtual Team Performance with Activities for Human Connection
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With speaker Shelly Immel


Remote-working employees on virtual teams often feel isolated and de-motivated, sometimes unable to bring their best to their work. Especially in times of uncertainty and high stress, managers need a new playbook to keep their virtual teams motivated, energized, and effective in order to meet organizational goals. 


In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to blend structure with openness in virtual meetings to bring greater connection and accountability 
  • Learn how simple, structured human connection activities can begin to renew your team members’ energy and motivation
  • Experience 2 simple activities you can use with your own teams


 
Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Remote World
Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Remote World
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With Speaker Curtis McMinn


Working remotely has changed how we do everything — including collecting data and keeping focused on quality services. This session will provide guidance on how you can continue to strengthen your organization’s quality improvement culture while in a remote environment. Special focus will be given to how you can collect data, have conversations about your data, and still engage stakeholders about your results!

 
Managing your Digital Presence in a Post-COVID Era
Managing your Digital Presence in a Post-COVID Era
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 With speaker Allie Danziger


With the current ever-changing marketing environment, Allie Danziger can speak to how nonprofits can effectively fundraise and grow via an online presence. Things that people were paying attention to pre-pandemic may not be what they’re looking for amid the pandemic or even after. With social distancing still in place and physical foot traffic low, organizations need to turn their attention to online and digital marketing. By utilizing tactics including PPC, social media, connected TV and public relations, organizations can get in front of their audiences to start bringing raising awareness and bringing in dollars again.

 
Mindfulness: Practices for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness: Practices for Stress Reduction
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With speaker Ann Friedman


Mindfulness is focusing on the present moment with open, curious, kind attention. It’s a natural ability, but we don’t use it often. Much of the time, we are operating out of habit-energy and on auto-pilot, which science shows makes us less happy. The amazing side-effect of mindfulness is stress reduction and a stronger sense of wellbeing. Join Dr. Ann Friedman for an experiential workshop, where you will learn:

  • the science of your mind and body under stress;
  • how to engage your system of rest and digest;
  • short practices that you can incorporate by yourself or with your team for stress reduction;
  • how to recognize and let go of distorted thinking;
  • how to bring yourself and others more compassion.

This workshop is intended to help you understand that mindfulness is much more than following your breath… it’s about everything we experience in the here and now, including how to deal with our daily challenges with more open, curious and kind attention.

 
Power Planning - Financial Scenario Planning During a Crisis
Power Planning - Financial Scenario Planning During a Crisis
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With speaker Justine Townsend


During a crisis, nonprofit management and their boards must have the power of scenario planning in order to make decisions on whether their organization will be able to weather the storm. Join us as we discuss the mechanics and key considerations in the scenario planning process. We will also share resources and funding options available to nonprofits during the current financial crisis. Attendees will walk away with the knowledge necessary to utilize their forecast as an invaluable crisis management tool.

 
Representation without Tokenization: Making Meaningful Change while Minimiz …
Representation without Tokenization: Making Meaningful Change while Minimiz …
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With speakers Angelique Geehan and Courtney Wilson


Many organizations and nonprofit leaders say they want to champion diversity, but the evidence of that advocacy being effective is often missing. Whether your organization is newer or has already been doing the work to be inclusive, we invite you to join us to begin assessing and improving how consistent your intentions toward building equity are with the actual impact on yourself, staff, and community at large. 


What will it take? Can you and your team commit: budget, timeline, emotional capacity, and more? How do you avoid pitfalls like retaliation, team breakdown, and saviorism? How can the organization and all the people who give so much to it benefit from balance and healing? 


As part of the session, we will offer recommendations about setting goals, analyzing whether proposed changes will be enough and be sustainable, and building in a culture of accountability and transformative or restorative justice. We will discuss implementing change once you identify next steps, what possible pushback and negative effects can be and how to manage those, and what follow-up looks like, so you can keep learning and building.



Session objectives:

  • Attendees will become familiar with some vocabulary and concepts frequently used in social justice work and be able to critique and apply variations of the terms more sensitively.  
  • Attendees will connect with colleagues committed to making meaningful change for our shared futures.  
  • Participants will learn a model of accountability that they can adapt to their organizations that can help reduce the negative impacts of cycles of emotional, cultural, and structural violence on our communities.
 
Strategies for Dealing with Stress & Burnout
Strategies for Dealing with Stress & Burnout
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With speaker Gittel Francis


Most agencies and companies have contingency plans in case a disruption threatens their capacity to run or produce typical flow. Having a mental health component in the contingency plan is of utmost importance. During the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey so much was focused on helping people who were impacted. Secondary trauma and burnout were not really in the equation, leaving front line workers vulnerable to a plethora of negative coping strategies and reactions. When Covid-19 forced the world to change the typical routines many individuals were forced with creating new strategies and working conditions. In order to offset some negative coping strategies Jewish Family Service rolled out a self-care training which we have had the opportunity to provide to many front-line workers in nonprofits and for-profit companies. In order to sustain the viability of workers during challenging times Mental Health contingency plans and resources must be in place. 


Session Objectives:

  • Participants understand what components contribute to robust mental health 
  • Participants know the key components of anxiety and stress hormones. 
  • Know when to seek professional help 
  • Learn the importance of regular self-care and the importance of self-care during stressful times
  • Learn ways to support colleagues during stressful times
  • Learn how to create a buddy system for Mental Health check ins
  • Understand what components contribute to a viable self-care plan
  • Online resources for further self-care learning 
  • Improving participants effectiveness through education and local resources
  • Increase morale and productivity amongst participants


 
The Art of Powerful Questions
The Art of Powerful Questions
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With speaker Timothy Skaggs


Einstein is often quoted as saying, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Leaders create the future for their organization through inquiry. Inquiry drives the direction of change and either captures the collective passion and hope of your people or guides them toward recycled versions of the past. The future is created through the powerful questions we initiate. We have always lived in uncertain times but today feels distinctly different. The word “unprecedented” is being used so frequently that it has becoming almost ordinary. The questions we ask will become fateful for us, our organization and the community. This session is designed to explore the potential of powerful question to unlock a future of possibility. What if we think of questions not as the drivers of problem solving but as an interventions on their own? 


We will explore the nature of powerful questions looking at question scope, assumptions and architecture. We will look at examples of powerful questions and then spend some time constructing and looking at questions that are driving our inner journey of leadership. If we want to change the world, we begin with ourselves.

 
The Power of Story
The Power of Story
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With speaker Hank Roubicek


We all know the power of story. But it is challenging for most storytellers to harness enough skill to make an indelible impression on their listeners—the kind of connection that remains etched deeply in the minds and hearts of their target audience. Branding is about making this connection. This session will help participants get there by serving up a set of skills to help them construct, organize, and deliver their stories.

 
Wednesday Keynote - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - if Not Now, When?
Wednesday Keynote - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - if Not Now, When?
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 With speakers Dr. Charles Shaw and Dr. Jean Latting


Nonprofits have typically been ahead of for-profit companies in how diversity, equity, and inclusion were considered and addressed. Yet. in recent years, some corporations and particularly the tech giants have moved to become leaders in their fields through DEI initiatives. Disruptive events over the past few months including the tragic series of high profile deaths of African Americans have led both corporate and nonprofit organizations to focus specifically on anti-Black racism. Yet, what models for cultural change have shown success? And how can we track progress? This talk will include a historical analysis of the events that have led us here, the urgency of the current moment, and tools we need for the future if we want sustainable change.

 
What Can We Do Now? - Q&A
What Can We Do Now? - Q&A
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With speakers, Dr. Charles Shaw and Dr. Jean Latting, moderated by Amy Hageman


Join our keynote speakers in a live Q&A, directly following their keynote address. This is one of a kind opportunity to seek insight and guidance into your aspirations regarding Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

 
Whiteness: Self-Education, Awareness, & Engagement
Whiteness: Self-Education, Awareness, & Engagement
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With speaker Cindy Wigglesworth


Being any particular skin-color carries meaning only to the degree we have, culturally and historically, given it a meaning. Becoming aware of how categories like Black, White, etc. got created helps us understand how they have influenced history and led to our present situation.  We'll talk about how to avoid getting involved in name-calling, and why we should avoid calling anyone - including ourselves - a racist. The goal is to understand how growing in awareness and education of the realities and components of racism. Attendees will learn a 4 quadrant model of racism which will show them how to think about dismantling systemic and cultural racism, and to continue growing and contributing as an individual. Attendees will leave with a vision of how to build bridges and to live from our deeply held values of liberty, justice and equality.

 
 
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Building Your Network in Today's Environment
Building Your Network in Today's Environment
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with Kristie Ondracek


This session will provide insight into why building a network during a pandemic is important, how to build your network, and advanced tips to help you be more efficient and effective in relationship building. 

 
Digital Fundraising: Best Practices & Lessons from 2020
Digital Fundraising: Best Practices & Lessons from 2020
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with Holly Lang & Mary Claire Walther


Technology in the nonprofit space has been on the rise for some time now. The 2020 pandemic pushed many nonprofits to adopt technology in new ways for nearly all of our constituent engagement needs. From fundraising to administration, board engagement to partner relationships – digital technology is at the forefront of how we interact. Within this “new normal,” how can nonprofit leaders use technology to truly connect and build relationships? This interactive session will explore select nonprofit case studies in the use of digital technology, as well as engage the audience in preparing their own "next practices" for maximizing effectiveness with common digital communication platforms.

 
Power Tool Switch – Making the Transition from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickB …
Power Tool Switch – Making the Transition from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickB …
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with Theresa Henderson


In today’s current economic environment, there’s no greater power tool for your nonprofit’s finance department than a cloud-based accounting system. This year, many organizations made the switch from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online, has yours? Join Your Part-Time Controller, LLC as we provide an introductory overview of the things you will need to know in order to transition from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.


Our objectives for this session are to share:

·        How to prepare for a conversion from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

·        The steps to convert from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

·        Things to review after a conversion from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

 
Understanding How QuickBooks Thinks
Understanding How QuickBooks Thinks
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with Mona Fluitt


Ah, QuickBooks. The program we love to hate. It’s affordable, user-friendly, and you don’t need an accounting degree to use it. Then why isn’t it giving you reports that help you determine financial success, make business decisions, track restricted funds and grants, and develop better budgets? Could it be that you simply aren’t communicating with QuickBooks correctly?


QuickBooks, at its core, is a database and for it to work as intended, you must treat it like a database. If you aren’t receiving the information you need, it’s likely because you aren’t giving QuickBooks comprehensive data in the correct location and format for it to answer your questions. In order to build a productive QuickBooks database and benefit from its features, you must understand how QuickBooks’ software developers designed it to THINK. Understanding how QuickBooks thinks will lead to better database design and data entry resulting in enhanced reports and improved financial management.


 
Volunteer Voices Amid the Pandemic
Volunteer Voices Amid the Pandemic
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With Brooke Parkinson


People are motivated to volunteer for a multitude of reasons and find ways to connect with nonprofits in a variety of ways under normal circumstances. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Volunteer Houston reached out to the general volunteer community in the greater Houston, Texas area in April and May of 2020 to understand how the global pandemic has affected their desires and motivations to volunteer.


PERMISSION TO DUPLICATE OR REFERENCE findings and content from this summary of survey results is granted on the condition that a reference to “Volunteer Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston” with a link to www.volunteerhouston.org is included in the reproduction or reference.


 
Your Remote Audit: What to Expect and How to Prepare
Your Remote Audit: What to Expect and How to Prepare
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with Eric Wilson


Going through a remote audit will be a new experience for many nonprofit organizations this year. Join us as we combine forces with a local auditing firm to share tips on how to plan for a successful remote audit experience. Not only will we discuss what to expect and how to prepare for a remote financial statement audit, but we will also share the accounting issues we are seeing as hot topics this audit season.  


Our session objectives are to discuss:

• Characteristics of a financial statement audit 

• What to expect from a remote audit

• Types of procedures auditors will perform in a remote audit

• How to prepare for a smooth audit experience

• Accounting issues that are important this audit season

 
The Power of Story
The Power of Story
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Hank Roubicek


We all know the power of story. But it is challenging for most storytellers to harness enough skill to make an indelible impression on their listeners—the kind of connection that remains etched deeply in the minds and hearts of their target audience. Branding is about making this connection. This session will help participants get there by serving up a set of skills to help them construct, organize, and deliver their stories.

 
Whiteness: Self-Education, Awareness, & Engagement
Whiteness: Self-Education, Awareness, & Engagement
44/125 LEFT  
Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Cindy Wigglesworth


Being any particular skin-color carries meaning only to the degree we have, culturally and historically, given it a meaning. Becoming aware of how categories like Black, White, etc. got created helps us understand how they have influenced history and led to our present situation.  We'll talk about how to avoid getting involved in name-calling, and why we should avoid calling anyone - including ourselves - a racist. The goal is to understand how growing in awareness and education of the realities and components of racism. Attendees will learn a 4 quadrant model of racism which will show them how to think about dismantling systemic and cultural racism, and to continue growing and contributing as an individual. Attendees will leave with a vision of how to build bridges and to live from our deeply held values of liberty, justice and equality.

 
Development Strategies for a Small Shop: How to Do All Things with a Limite …
Development Strategies for a Small Shop: How to Do All Things with a Limite …
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Melissa Simon


As a development professional, you are tasked with securing the resources needed to fulfill missions and change lives. This is a challenging undertaking even during the best of times and with a full team of development professionals. But what if your team consists of only a few people – or only you? This webinar will cover the basic strategies and best practices necessary to meet your revenue goals no matter the size of your shop.

 
Power Planning - Financial Scenario Planning During a Crisis
Power Planning - Financial Scenario Planning During a Crisis
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Justine Townsend


During a crisis, nonprofit management and their boards must have the power of scenario planning in order to make decisions on whether their organization will be able to weather the storm. Join us as we discuss the mechanics and key considerations in the scenario planning process. We will also share resources and funding options available to nonprofits during the current financial crisis. Attendees will walk away with the knowledge necessary to utilize their forecast as an invaluable crisis management tool.

 
Blueprint for the Future of Work
Blueprint for the Future of Work
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Stephanie Ory


How is working from home during the pandemic influencing people’s expectations for the future workplace? The Gensler Research Institute’s U.S. Work from Home Survey 2020 was conducted to help provide greater insight into the work from home experience and how the workplace will be designed in the post-COVID world. Join Stephanie Guas Ory, Design Manager at Gensler, to learn the results of the 2020 survey and be prepared to challenge your thinking about the impact of COVID and transforming the work “place” experience.

 
Create a Functional Home Office
Create a Functional Home Office
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Holly Uverity


Although working from home has its perks, it is much different from working in a traditional office.  If you used to work from an office outside your home but are now required to work from home, you may be wondering how to create a functional workspace at home.


Join us for a session with Holly Uverity, owner of Office Organizers and Certified Professional Organizer® and learn how to create a functional workplace in your home – whether or not you have a dedicated room for an office.


You’ll walk away knowing how to set up a productive workspace, how to keep your desktop clear of clutter and how to keep track of your current work. The result will be an office that is not only organized but effective and you’ll gain a sense of control over your work environment. You’ll have the tools you need to create a professional, working home office that truly reflects your level of expertise.

 
Tuesday Keynote - The Leadership Test: Six Questions that Transform Peopl …
Tuesday Keynote - The Leadership Test: Six Questions that Transform Peopl …
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:AM CST

With speaker Drew Dudley


“How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourself a leader?” Leadership author and educator Drew Dudley has asked that question to thousands of audiences around the world, and in fewer than 1% of those audiences were the majority of people willing to call themselves leaders. That’s a problem, and this session will focus on how to solve it. In this engaging and empowering keynote, Drew aims to demonstrate that there is a form of leadership to which we should all aspire: one that is driven by a daily commitment to acting on six key leadership values: impact, courage, growth, empowerment, class, and self-respect.Drew will provide six simple questions that comprise “The Leadership Test”, and while the questions may be simple, the behavioral changes they generate build better careers, stronger organizations, and more fulfilling lives. A commitment to passing “The Leadership Test” turns those six values into more than just words, and changes how you treat yourself and the people around you.Sharing stories from small-town Canada to the deserts of Qatar, and insights from leaders of all types--CEOs, elite athletes, cab drivers, custodians, and everyone in between—this presentation will change the way you think about leadership in your life and workplace.This session will:  Highlight the source of participants’ hesitation to see themselves as leadersReframe leadership as a daily choice rather than an acquisition of titles and accolades over timeOutline the framework of “The Leadership Test”: an easy-to-apply approach to more consistently engage in positive leadership behaviorsStrategies for more effectively embodying the values of impact, courage, growth, empowerment, class, and self-respectProvide six specific strategies for developing self-respect personally and professionally

 
Wednesday Keynote - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - if Not Now, When?
Wednesday Keynote - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - if Not Now, When?
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:AM CST

 With speakers Dr. Charles Shaw and Dr. Jean Latting


Nonprofits have typically been ahead of for-profit companies in how diversity, equity, and inclusion were considered and addressed. Yet. in recent years, some corporations and particularly the tech giants have moved to become leaders in their fields through DEI initiatives. Disruptive events over the past few months including the tragic series of high profile deaths of African Americans have led both corporate and nonprofit organizations to focus specifically on anti-Black racism. Yet, what models for cultural change have shown success? And how can we track progress? This talk will include a historical analysis of the events that have led us here, the urgency of the current moment, and tools we need for the future if we want sustainable change.

 
Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates
Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Natalie Roetzel


501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue. After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.


Participants will learn:

  • How federal tax law permits lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
  • One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
  • Yearly lobbying limits for charities;
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit; and
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.
 
Representation without Tokenization: Making Meaningful Change while Minimiz …
Representation without Tokenization: Making Meaningful Change while Minimiz …
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speakers Angelique Geehan and Courtney Wilson


Many organizations and nonprofit leaders say they want to champion diversity, but the evidence of that advocacy being effective is often missing. Whether your organization is newer or has already been doing the work to be inclusive, we invite you to join us to begin assessing and improving how consistent your intentions toward building equity are with the actual impact on yourself, staff, and community at large. 


What will it take? Can you and your team commit: budget, timeline, emotional capacity, and more? How do you avoid pitfalls like retaliation, team breakdown, and saviorism? How can the organization and all the people who give so much to it benefit from balance and healing? 


As part of the session, we will offer recommendations about setting goals, analyzing whether proposed changes will be enough and be sustainable, and building in a culture of accountability and transformative or restorative justice. We will discuss implementing change once you identify next steps, what possible pushback and negative effects can be and how to manage those, and what follow-up looks like, so you can keep learning and building.



Session objectives:

  • Attendees will become familiar with some vocabulary and concepts frequently used in social justice work and be able to critique and apply variations of the terms more sensitively.  
  • Attendees will connect with colleagues committed to making meaningful change for our shared futures.  
  • Participants will learn a model of accountability that they can adapt to their organizations that can help reduce the negative impacts of cycles of emotional, cultural, and structural violence on our communities.
 
Corporate Philanthropy in Unprecedented Times
Corporate Philanthropy in Unprecedented Times
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speakers Tia Fuentes, Tracy Janda, and Regan Kasman hosted by Ronnie Hagerty


Learn from local corporate representatives how their organizational philanthropy has shifted in response to the pandemic. Discover how they have adapted to the immediate crisis and whether changes made are likely to influence their future philanthropic practice. Tap into their insights as you plan for an uncertain future. Be sure to prepare your questions for this special session.

 
Building Better Boards with Diversity
Building Better Boards with Diversity
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Nadeen Mustafa


Diverse board are better boards. What does diversity mean? Is diversity having individuals from different ethnicities, ages, or incomes on your board? Is it industry and background variety? Diversity means different things depending on who you ask, but for this session we will learn why diversity is important, how to achieve meaningful diversity, and what this means for your strategy and trajectory as an organization. 

 
How to Take Your Program Online
How to Take Your Program Online
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Monica Roberts


Taking in-person programming to a virtual model can be daunting but it does not have to be. An effective virtual program can not only allow you to continue to offer programming when in-person is not an option, but it can also increase the accessibility to your programs! This session aims to give participants a strategy for assessing the changing needs of their clients, adapting current program models, and implementing virtual programs in a way that is not overwhelming for staff or clients.

 
Mindfulness: Practices for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness: Practices for Stress Reduction
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Ann Friedman


Mindfulness is focusing on the present moment with open, curious, kind attention. It’s a natural ability, but we don’t use it often. Much of the time, we are operating out of habit-energy and on auto-pilot, which science shows makes us less happy. The amazing side-effect of mindfulness is stress reduction and a stronger sense of wellbeing. Join Dr. Ann Friedman for an experiential workshop, where you will learn:

  • the science of your mind and body under stress;
  • how to engage your system of rest and digest;
  • short practices that you can incorporate by yourself or with your team for stress reduction;
  • how to recognize and let go of distorted thinking;
  • how to bring yourself and others more compassion.

This workshop is intended to help you understand that mindfulness is much more than following your breath… it’s about everything we experience in the here and now, including how to deal with our daily challenges with more open, curious and kind attention.

 
Managing your Digital Presence in a Post-COVID Era
Managing your Digital Presence in a Post-COVID Era
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

 With speaker Allie Danziger


With the current ever-changing marketing environment, Allie Danziger can speak to how nonprofits can effectively fundraise and grow via an online presence. Things that people were paying attention to pre-pandemic may not be what they’re looking for amid the pandemic or even after. With social distancing still in place and physical foot traffic low, organizations need to turn their attention to online and digital marketing. By utilizing tactics including PPC, social media, connected TV and public relations, organizations can get in front of their audiences to start bringing raising awareness and bringing in dollars again.

 
Centering Anti-Black Racism in Efforts Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Orga …
Centering Anti-Black Racism in Efforts Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Orga …
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Alan Dettlaff


This session will address the importance of engaging in intentional efforts to move towards becoming an anti-racist organization, and the intentionality of centering this work around the problem of anti-Black racism that exists in the United States and in our institutions. This session will also address the challenges that can come from amplifying this work and strategies for responding proactively to those challenges.

 
Fundraising in 2020 & Beyond: Diversifying Contributed Revenue To Weather t …
Fundraising in 2020 & Beyond: Diversifying Contributed Revenue To Weather t …
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speakers Loubel Galik and Marilu Garza


As COVID-19 has upended entire industries, businesses everywhere, from small to large, have had to adapt to survive. Many nonprofit organizations have also undergone huge adjustments, both to better serve their communities and to continue to be financially stable. Nonprofits have completely shifted their traditional development efforts to new and alternative fundraising efforts through their annual funds, capital campaigns, special events, and major donor plans. Sterling Senior Consultant, Loubel Galik, and The Center for Pursuit Chief Development Officer, Marilu Garza, will present and discuss strategies they have seen during the pandemic to continue successful efforts and how to budget and plan for an uncertain future.

 
CEO Leadership Stories: Responding to Extraordinary Crisis
CEO Leadership Stories: Responding to Extraordinary Crisis
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Dr. Robert Sanborn, Dr. Sylvia Acosta, Leah King, & Brian Greene


Texas’ top Non-Profit CEO’s share stories of challenges, innovations, and solutions when responding as leaders to crises. Dr. Robert Sanborn, CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK will moderate as well as sit on the panel, which will focus on panel members’ stories of challenges, innovative thinking that led their organizations to persevere through crises. Topics will include how to adapt and remain fluid, challenges, and innovative solutions.

 
Improving Virtual Team Performance with Activities for Human Connection
Improving Virtual Team Performance with Activities for Human Connection
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Shelly Immel


Remote-working employees on virtual teams often feel isolated and de-motivated, sometimes unable to bring their best to their work. Especially in times of uncertainty and high stress, managers need a new playbook to keep their virtual teams motivated, energized, and effective in order to meet organizational goals. 


In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to blend structure with openness in virtual meetings to bring greater connection and accountability 
  • Learn how simple, structured human connection activities can begin to renew your team members’ energy and motivation
  • Experience 2 simple activities you can use with your own teams


 
From Rockiness to Resilience: Strategies for Holding Steady in Turbulent Ti …
From Rockiness to Resilience: Strategies for Holding Steady in Turbulent Ti …
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Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM CST

With speaker Mary Jane White


The inability to be with friends and family in person has created a hole in the hearts of many of us. The chaos in the world has created a free-floating anxiety that many are experiencing every day. Not being able to freely run to the gym for workouts and exercise has created sluggishness in many of us, as well as Corona bellies. Masking up and social distancing to go to work present more challenges for those going into an office. Just wearing a mask and being careful out there is a constant reminder of these stressful times. Even though some of us have more time on our hands than usual, we are feeling stuckness and challenges in getting anything done. 

The only thing certain in life is change – and most people do not embrace change easily. Change is happening anyway and at a perilous pace in our Covid-19 world. Learn the role of attitude and perception in our lives, as well as how to use deep breathing to better manage change and constant stress. Attitude and correct breathing are just two of the strategies we will learn to have more energy and enthusiasm, better health, better relationships, more productivity at work, and ultimately to be more RESILIENT. 

 
Digital Strategies during Covid: Communication is Key
Digital Strategies during Covid: Communication is Key
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Dorie Pickle


The importance of connecting to your audience virtually is more critical than ever. In this session, Dorie explores strategies for reaching your audience digitally, preventing zoom burn-out, managing a remote team and board, plus digital rules to protect you and your team’s sanity during these challenging times.

 
What Can We Do Now? - Q&A
What Can We Do Now? - Q&A
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speakers, Dr. Charles Shaw and Dr. Jean Latting, moderated by Amy Hageman


Join our keynote speakers in a live Q&A, directly following their keynote address. This is one of a kind opportunity to seek insight and guidance into your aspirations regarding Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

 
Foundation Philanthropy in a New Reality
Foundation Philanthropy in a New Reality
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speakers, Kelli King-Jackson, Meghna Goswami, and Don Titcombe hosted by Ronnie Hagerty


Discover how foundations have responded to their grantees as COVID struck and as the crisis persists. Determine the impact of the economic downturn on their ability to continue their support, and gain an understanding of how these changes will influence your future fundraising strategies. Be prepared to seek the answers you need as you plan for the year ahead.

 
The Art of Powerful Questions
The Art of Powerful Questions
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Timothy Skaggs


Einstein is often quoted as saying, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Leaders create the future for their organization through inquiry. Inquiry drives the direction of change and either captures the collective passion and hope of your people or guides them toward recycled versions of the past. The future is created through the powerful questions we initiate. We have always lived in uncertain times but today feels distinctly different. The word “unprecedented” is being used so frequently that it has becoming almost ordinary. The questions we ask will become fateful for us, our organization and the community. This session is designed to explore the potential of powerful question to unlock a future of possibility. What if we think of questions not as the drivers of problem solving but as an interventions on their own? 


We will explore the nature of powerful questions looking at question scope, assumptions and architecture. We will look at examples of powerful questions and then spend some time constructing and looking at questions that are driving our inner journey of leadership. If we want to change the world, we begin with ourselves.

 
Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Remote World
Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement in a Remote World
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With Speaker Curtis McMinn


Working remotely has changed how we do everything — including collecting data and keeping focused on quality services. This session will provide guidance on how you can continue to strengthen your organization’s quality improvement culture while in a remote environment. Special focus will be given to how you can collect data, have conversations about your data, and still engage stakeholders about your results!

 
Strategies for Dealing with Stress & Burnout
Strategies for Dealing with Stress & Burnout
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM CST

With speaker Gittel Francis


Most agencies and companies have contingency plans in case a disruption threatens their capacity to run or produce typical flow. Having a mental health component in the contingency plan is of utmost importance. During the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey so much was focused on helping people who were impacted. Secondary trauma and burnout were not really in the equation, leaving front line workers vulnerable to a plethora of negative coping strategies and reactions. When Covid-19 forced the world to change the typical routines many individuals were forced with creating new strategies and working conditions. In order to offset some negative coping strategies Jewish Family Service rolled out a self-care training which we have had the opportunity to provide to many front-line workers in nonprofits and for-profit companies. In order to sustain the viability of workers during challenging times Mental Health contingency plans and resources must be in place. 


Session Objectives:

  • Participants understand what components contribute to robust mental health 
  • Participants know the key components of anxiety and stress hormones. 
  • Know when to seek professional help 
  • Learn the importance of regular self-care and the importance of self-care during stressful times
  • Learn ways to support colleagues during stressful times
  • Learn how to create a buddy system for Mental Health check ins
  • Understand what components contribute to a viable self-care plan
  • Online resources for further self-care learning 
  • Improving participants effectiveness through education and local resources
  • Increase morale and productivity amongst participants


 
 
registration
Attendee Registartion
Attendee Registartion
$ 25.00  
 
Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitor Registration
$ 45.00  

As an exhibitor, you can send your logo and a link to your website, and a brief description of your offering to nonprofits. You may offer an opportunity to sign up for a brief conference call or video chat on a schedule that works for you and using your technology platform. If you have a short promotional video, we can also link to a video.  We will also add any electronic “giveaways” in our virtual swag bag that will be emailed to all attendees after the conference. After registering PLEASE SEND ALL MATERIALS to coordinator@powertoolsnonprofitconference.com


Your exhibitor registration also gives you one full registration for the event as well.


 
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credits
$ 27.00  

Continuing Education Credits are available for each session, and count for 1 hour of a 10 hour single credit CEU. You will earn 0.1 CEUs for each session you attend. In order to receive CEUs for this event you will need to register and pay for this optional item.  The CEU will be issued by the University of Houston Downtown following the conference for all sessions attended.

 
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