Things will never be the same for nonprofits (or for-profits for that matter!). The unpredictable economy, never-ending politics and cautionary tales of organizations gone awry mean that everyone - including donors - are paying more attention than ever before.
The good news? It's the perfect opportunity for us to stand out and get ahead. We get there by getting down to business. We get there by busting the Mission Myth, the romantic but false idea that our beloved mission alone leads to success. To truly triumph, we must work like a business. The kind of business that operates in healthy, effective ways. The kind that avoids the drama and focuses on what truly matters.
Through best practices, humorous anecdotes and proven tips learned the hard way, Deirdre Maloney will use her personal brand of mild audacity to help you bust the Mission Myth, exceed your goals...and sleep better at night.
One of the key elements to any successful fundraising effort is the active
engagement of community leaders in your organization. When extraordinary
volunteers truly partner with non-profit leaders they will help to propel your
fundraising efforts (and your organization) to a new level.
Together, we will explore and learn some fundamental principles on how to create, build and maintain effective volunteer and staff relationships. We will also learn from three community leaders in Northeast Wisconsin who will participate in a panel discussion and share their insights, hints for success and lessons they have learned over the course of their extensive fundraising efforts.
APPLETON, WI – May 11, 2016 – First Business is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Enterprising NONPROFITS networking event in partnership with the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin and Insight Publications.
The event will be taking place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 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 speaker John D. Trybus, APR® who will present “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.
After the keynote, the day will be broken down into breakout sessions in the morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon. The morning breakout sessions topics are: Creating Strategic Stories That Bring Impact to Life, The Hidden Success Factors of Fully Sustainable Organizations, Are You Hoping or Planning to Flourish, and Becoming a More Effective Board Member. After lunch, the sessions include: QuickBooks Like a Pro, Telling Your Story Effectively, Prospering Through Business Philanthropy, and Building Better Board Engagement. The final afternoon breakout sessions are: Financial Responsibility as a Board Member, Planning Your Next Fundraising Event, Measure It! How to Turn Data Into Dollars, and Becoming a More Effective Board Member.
Members of the Media
This event is free of charge for all members of the media. Please contact Jodie Johnson at email@example.com or 608-358-6289 for free admission and interview requests.
APPLETON, WI, April 9, 2017 – The 4th Annual Enterprising NONPROFITS - Appleton networking event is taking place on Wednesday, May 17 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. 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 speaker Deirdre Maloney presenting “Mission Myth: Using the New Normal to Get Ahead”. Things will never be the same for nonprofits (or for-profits for that matter). The unpredictable economy, never-ending politics, and cautionary tales of organizations gone awry mean that everyone – including donors – are paying more attention than ever before. Through best practices, humorous anecdotes, and proven tips learned the hard way, Deirdre Maloney will use her personal brand of mild audacity to help you bust the Mission Myth, exceed your goals…and sleep better at night.
After the keynote, the day will be broken down into morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon. Morning session topics are:
• The Great Paradox: Boards and Fundraising
• Cyber Security, Becoming a More Effective Board Member
• Shifting Your Mindset: Focused on Engaging Your Community
After lunch, the sessions include:
• How and Why Does a Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Work?
• Step Up Your Planned Giving – Tools for Success for Board Members
• Toward Enlightened Leadership: Combining Vision & Action to Move Your Organization Forward
The final afternoon breakout includes keynote speaker Chad Hershner (panel) who will present “Engaging Volunteers to Transform Donor Relations.”. One of the key elements to any successful fundraising effort is the active engagement of community leaders in your organization. When extraordinary volunteers truly partner with non-profit leaders they will help to propel your fundraising efforts (and your organization) to a new level.
Early -bird tickets are only $45 until April 14, and include access to all speakers, lunch, and a cocktail hour. All proceeds from the event will benefit the mission work of the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin.
ABOUT FIRST BUSINESS This event was designed, initiated, and funded by First Business Bank – Northeast, a member of the First Business family of companies (Nasdaq: FBIZ). First Business Bank - Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, call 920-734-1800.
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