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Tentative Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, June 7

9:30 a.m.   Registration Opens

10:30 a.m.   Welcome Keynote: Technology Psychology, Beth Z., Your Nerdy Best Friend

More than 130,000 new apps hit mobile platforms every month, and thousands of new startups target us with ads... all promising to be the best tech you've ever used. The subconscious way you approach new tech can greatly impact the way you can leverage today's biggest advancements. Find out your technology psychology persona to help you understand the benefits and limitations of your approach to new technology. Gain different perspectives on the new tech world, so you can understand why it's so tough to get everyone on the same digital page when it comes to tech solutions.

11:30 a.m.   Luncheon and Keynote Presentation: Fundraising and Donor Relationships, Patrick Kirby, Do Good Better Consulting

Nonprofit fundraising is exciting! Any organization that raises funds needs to understand not only how important it is for the organization, but also how fundraising can raise awareness of your cause and donor patterns. This high-energy keynote will help you learn why building a more effective fundraising strategy is the best way to equip your team and volunteers for success, avoid fundraising pitfalls and create sustainability for your organization.

1 p.m. Breakouts

  • Tackle Your Tech To-Do List, Beth Z., Your Nerdy Best Friend
    • Learn about the top technological frustrations experience nonprofit professionals and quick tricks that take 10 minutes or less to end your tech headaches and let you move on with your life.
  • Leading with Shared Values, Megan Langley, StrengthenND
    • Participate in a discussion the importance of identifying and cultivating an organization's shared values and the way the values should influence programmatic implementation, partnership development, and long-term visioning. Learn practical and applicable tools for program leaders and staff to begin leading with their values and generating partner and community buy-in.
  • 7 Quick Tips to Supercharge Your Next Fundraising Appeal, Chad Barger, Productive Fundraising
    • Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a review of the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. Chad will boil down the research from top fundraising experts to provide actionable tips on both how to write content that spurs action and how to actually get prospects to open the envelope.

1:45 p.m. Break with Exhibitors

2:15 p.m. Breakouts

  • Board Succession Planning 101, Katie Tyler & Andrea Bowman, Rural Leadership North Dakota
    • In organizations change may be the only constant.  Learn tips to navigate through transitions in board and staff while maintaining your nonprofit's mission.
  • Current Trends in Cybersecurity, Kyle Hendrickson, Eide Bailly
    • Explore real world examples of cyber-attacks, what went wrong, how they were handled, and how you can better protect your people and systems. Learn from the real life examples of others without the need to experience the pain of an actual incident, with practical information that you can use now.
  • Fundraising in Real Time, Patrick Kirby, Do Good Better Consulting
    • Fundraising can raise awareness of your cause and donor patterns. Learn why building a more effective fundraising strategy is the best way to equip your team and volunteers for success, avoid fundraising pitfalls and create sustainability for your organization.

3:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors

3:30 p.m. Breakouts

  • Board Management Best Practices, Jodi Bruns, NDSU Extension
    •  Set your organization up for success.  Learn tips to support, recruit and maintain board members through effective meetings by implementing strategies for success.
  • Investment Policy and Why An Efficient RFP Process is Important, Fay DeBellis & Jesse Sailer, Graystone Consulting
    • Is your Investment policy up to date with current standards and with your mission? Have you institutionalized an investment policy review, reporting to investment policy benchmarking and new committee member onboarding and familiarity with the IPS?  If you are considering putting out an RFP for investment consulting how can you do it efficiently and effectively?  How do you save staff hours, follow fiduciary guidelines and at the same time get to the right decision for your organization?  
  • Charitable Gaming in the State of North Dakota, Triston Kosek & Deb McDaniels, ND Attorney General's Office
    • Games of chance, or "gambling" as most might say, have been popular for centuries. Over the years these games have evolved and in the State of North Dakota, that remains true. In the recent legislative sessions, many shifts have occurred in gaming. There have been new gametypes, regulations, and technologies. These changes in gaming for North Dakota will be the topic of this presentation, enlightening the viewer on the size and scope of how one enters Charitable Gaming, conducts it, and how gaming can benefit charities. 

4:15 p.m.   General Session: Engaging Your Supporters: Building an Experience, Cairn Reisch, Soul of a Cairn Consulting

What words do you want people to use when describing your organization? What about their specific volunteer role? Learn how you can build experiences into volunteerism, taking the standard volunteer job description into the 21st century while building a culture of better living for volunteers. 

5:00 p.m. Social, Music by Max Johnk

Thursday, June 8

7:30 a.m.   Breakfast Starts

8:00 a.m.   Breakfast and 2023 NDANO Annual Meeting

8:30 a.m.   Keynote Presentation: What Keeps You Up At Night - Crisis Communication, Rob Keller, ND Public Information Officers

You are one incident away from the media (including social media) showing up on your front doorstep, or making an unexpected online presence on your digital platforms.  Are you ready and prepared?  What keeps you awake at night hoping it will never happen at your agency? Being Crisis Ready is a program rather than a plan. Learn how to help take your team to a level of preparedness that is instinctive, rather than solely being dependent on a linear plan that cannot account for all the variations, bumps and turns that may present themselves.

9:30 a.m.   Roundtable Discussions: Communications, Leadership, Workforce, and Nonprofit Finance

10:30 a.m.   Break

10:45 a.m.   General Session: Attitudes of Excellence, Ryan Botner, Cornerstone Consulting

Ryan Botner develops an environment where accountability matters and thrives. By sharing stories, principles and attitudes that helped him succeed. Attendees will learn powerful goal-achieving tools, motivational resources and life-enhancing ideas they can apply to achieve greater happiness, and incredible success both personally and professionally.

11:45 a.m. ND Nonprofit Awards Banquet

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