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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Presenter: Propel Nonprofits
Cost: Free


We all have learned skills to build assumptions that reliably helped us predict the next year or two for our organizations. But do you find your carefully developed budgets, forecasts, and plans suddenly have been turned upside down? Now you’re not sure your tools still work, but you know you must do something.

Join Propel Nonprofits as they explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans for your organizations. The webinar will provide techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision making, while also providing analytical tools to assist in gauging the risks to your income and the flexibility of your expenses.

Sarah Jackson
Jackson has been working with or for nonprofit organizations in Minnesota for more than a decade in various roles including as executive director of the Minnesota News Council and program director for the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Knowledge of nonprofit finance once eluded her, but now she loves helping nonprofit leaders decipher and understand the often exclusionary language of finance. As a lender, trainer and partner, Jackson works closely with nonprofits in the upper Midwest supporting their important mission-driven work. She earned degrees in Journalism and Philosophy from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She love books, newspapers, travel, cooking, sports, and Lake Superior.

Mary Ann Ehlshlager
Ehlshlager's decades of experience in nonprofit leadership have shown her that excellence in financial management is critical not just to the stewardship of balance sheets, but to empowering nonprofits to achieve the greatest mission impact. Collaborative by nature, she enjoys de-mystifying financial leadership for volunteers and staff throughout an organization. Ehlshlager is originally from Virginia but her work as an executive director in nonprofit theatres has allowed her to serve the nonprofit sectors in New York, Delaware, and Washington. Ehlshlager is thrilled to be back in Minnesota where, earlier in her career, she served as the Project Manager for the new Guthrie Theatre. Her hobbies include public history, reparative genealogy, and riding her motorcycle.