Nonprofit Webinar Series
2021 Webinars on Top Nonprofit Board Governance Issues
As 2020 comes to a close, many questions linger for nonprofits. Between cash flow planning and managing increasing demand for services, nonprofit leaders are facing continued uncertainty well into the new year.
To help set your organization up for success, we are premiering a webinar series addressing top nonprofit challenges. Industry leaders are coming together to lead sessions about crisis management, financial planning, remote work and more.
Register for the individual webinars below.
Crisis Management for Nonprofits
In a crisis, we are all called to our highest potential. Jess Columbo will explore best practices for managing crises in a virtual environment. She will also share the lessons learned from coaching government, higher education, and healthcare leaders. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Maintain and foster the public’s trust
- Respond to challenges courageously and compassionately
- Manage online issues and conflict
Meet Your Presenter: Jess Columbo is curious and impatient. Jess has spent much of her career helping mission-driven organizations build their brand story and bottom line. She began her career in public relations before working in local news and higher education. Six years ago, Jess left Oregon Health and Science University to start her own firm, specializing in marketing and communications strategy for regulated industries. Today, Jess and her team teach executives and institutions how to optimize their marketing and communication strategies without putting themselves at risk.
Minimizing Risk While Using Technology in a Remote Work Environment
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, companies and organizations everywhere began operating remotely. For many, these changes happened quickly, and some nonprofit organizations found that their existing technology solutions were ineffective. Simultaneously, the risk of a security or data breach increased dramatically. Join Aldrich Technology’s Peter Adams for this informative webinar on managing technology and security challenges to better protect your organization. This webinar will cover:
- Managing remote access
- Risk assessment, backup, and recovery best practices
- Password policies and multi-factor authentication
Meet Your Presenter: Peter Adams leads business strategy for Aldrich Technology. Prior to Aldrich, Peter founded and ran Lighthouse Information Systems, a West Coast technology consultancy focused on leading clients through technological and operational challenges to promote growth and facilitate successful systems. While running Lighthouse for more than 35 years, Peter served clients across countless industries, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, medical device production and technology. His approach to IT work lies in consulting clients through complex projects to achieve their ultimate business objectives.
Reading the Signs: Troubling Financial Indicators
Nonprofit organizations are community safety nets, touching millions of lives and providing services to underserved populations. The unfolding health and economic crisis is taking a major toll on these organizations’ capacity to help. From a decline in donations and loss of fee-for-service revenue to delayed grant processes, revenue sources are drying up while demand for services is rising. What do these changes mean for your organization? Join this workshop with Aldrich CPAs + Advisors to understand critical financial indicators and their potential impact. Aldrich experts will discuss:
- Gauging the financial health of your organization
- Optimizing cash flow
- Forecasting for 2021
Meet Your Presenter: Bobby LaCour joined Aldrich in 2005 and has over ten years of experience in public accounting. He specializes in providing attest and accounting services to nonprofit, manufacturing and other private middle-market entities. He also has extensive experience with internal control and operations analysis.
Fundraising During COVID-19
This past year was full of unexpected challenged, new daily realities, and increased demand for services for nonprofits. Nonprofit leaders are working to meet their community’s needs with fresh, creative fundraising approaches and donor communication. Sharyn Goodson, Leichtag’s Vice President of Philanthropy and Organizational Development, will lead this session on fundraising during a pandemic and into 2021. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Engage virtually with donors
- Identify funding opportunities
- Reimagine special events
Meet Your Presenter: Sharyn Goodson, Leichtag Foundation’s Vice President of Philanthropy and Organizational Development, manages grantmaking, philanthropic strategies and partnerships, as well as organizational development efforts. Sharyn previously served as Vice President of Philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, managing its philanthropy programs, major family funds and foundations. Prior to that role, Sharyn was Director of Grants of Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Program Director of the Aspen Community Foundation. Sharyn holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.
Engaging a Board for a Redefined World
Despite a topsy-turvy year, the board members remain a critically important asset for nonprofit organizations. Learning to engage with them meaningfully can make all the difference as teams work together to navigate novel challenges. Roxana Velásquez, the Maruja Baldwin Executive Director for The San Diego Museum of Art, will share best practices from her career, including those set in motion before the pandemic. In this webinar, Roxana will discuss:
- Engaging, Developing and Retaining Board Members
- Fostering resilience
- Recognizing new opportunities
Meet Your Presenter: Roxana Velásquez is the Maruja Baldwin Executive Director at The San Diego Museum of Art. As a passionate advocate for the arts, Roxana fosters cross-cultural dialogues within the San Diego community as well as nationally and internationally. Throughout her professional career, she has organized many high-profile exhibitions in her capacity as the Executive Director of the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and currently with The San Diego Museum of Art. She is a member of multiple boards, including Association of Art Museum Directors; International Council of Museums; American Alliance of Museums; Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales de Museos; San Diego Tourism Authority; Curatorial Advisory Board at the University of San Diego; and a Trustee of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP).