Seventh Annual Best Practices for Nonprofits (11/19/09)

October 14, 2009

Sponsored By
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, ParenteBeard LLC, Central New York Community Foundation, Inc., The Gifford Foundation and United Way of Central New York, Inc.
Media Sponsor
Central New York Business Journal

Who Should Attend
Executive Staff and Board Members

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
ePhilanthropy: Using the Web for Fundraising
Erica Campbell, Assistant Vice President, CCS Fundraising

Founded in 1947, Community Counseling Service Company, Inc. (CCS) is dedicated to advancing non-profit institutions through philanthropic growth. CCS is one of the most comprehensive and widely recommended fund-raising consulting and management firms in the world. CCS designs and implements significant fund-raising campaigns and programs for leading non-profit institutions, serving over 300 organizations per year with projects that span the recognized non-profit sectors of Human Services, Health, Education, Religion, Arts and Culture, Conservation and the Environment, Professional Associations and Societies, International Relief and Development, Social and Civic, Philanthropic Foundations, and Advocacy.

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session 1

Section A
Panel Discussion
Mission Refinement: Program Prioritization/Program Reduction

Pat Leone, Contact Community Services, Inc.
Linda M. Wright, The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area
Michael F. Melara, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Section B
Defining And Developing Your Organization's Strategic Plan, Business Plan And Budget

Susan Burgess, MA, MS, True North Group

Section C
Panel Discussion
Forming Strategic Partnerships

Mary Ellen Bloodgood, Jewish Home of Central New York / Menorah Park
Dr. Thomas H. Dennison, Syracuse University's Maxwell School
John G. Eberle, Central New York Community Foundation
Michael West, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Session 2

Section D
Panel Discussion
Staff Issues In The Downturn -- Compensation And Retention

Peter A. Jones, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
John E. Matson, Syracuse University

Section E
NYSERDA's Existing Facilities Program

Lee M. Loomis, Finger Lakes Energy $mart Communities

Section F
Panel Discussion
Managing Volunteers From Acceptance Through The Volunteer Life Cycle/Creating "Meaningful" Work

Karen Hargrave, Vera House
Craig Collie, United Way
Nancy Stewart, Crouse Hospital

11:00 a.m.-Noon
Plenary Session
Panel Discussion
Attracting And Engaging The "40 Below" Board Member And Volunteer

Kelly Bayne, United Way of Central New York, Inc., 40 Below Civic Engagement Task Force
Sean Becker, 40 Below Civic Engagement Task Force
Brian Hoke, 40 Below, Thursday Morning Roundtable Advisory Committee
Kelly Knab, United Way of Central New York, Inc.