Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Framingham State University 
100 State Street
McCarthy Center, Alumni Room
Framingham, MA 01702

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MetroWest Nonprofit Network 
Metrowest Nonprofit Network 

Nonprofit Bootcamp Basics and Beyond 

This one day workshop for small-to-medium new and established nonprofits will cover how to build sustainable and strong organizations. This is a great opportunity for directors, board members and volunteer leaders to learn together!

The workshop will be led by seasoned practicioners and experts who will present key information through facilitated instruction as well as group discussions. Local nonprofit leaders will join attendees for an informal Lunch and Learn to share their insights and answer questions.

Topics include:

  • Board Governance - Roles and reponsibilites: Who, What, When and Why?
  • Legal - Fundraising and Compliance: Looking through a legal lens
  • Financial management - How to build, manage and monitor a strategic budget
  • Fundraising - Planning for success: Fundraising and Donor Relations 

Attendees will leave with a binder containing templates, sample descriptions, articles, and other resources to guide them. 

Cost:$125.00 for first organization participant, $50.00 for additional participants from the same organization.

Our Presenters:

 Susan Nicholl has served as a management consultant for the Institute for Nonprofit Development, specializing in building capacity through strong governance, was the first staff member of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), and was the editor of massnonprofit.org. As a governance consultant, she continues to work with boards of directors at more than 40 small and medium-sized nonprofits and present governance workshops throughout the state. Susan is also a practitioner, having been the founding executive director of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau and chaired a number of boards of directors, including Leadership MetroWest.

Elizabeth Reinhardt  began her career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Division of Public Charities. She has worked with nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit corporations, charitable trusts, and religious organizations, as a lawyer, regulator, advocate, consultant, educator and board member.  Her practice includes business, consumer, contract, employment, litigation, nonprofit mergers, dissolutions and acquisitions. She serves a number of her nonprofit clients as ‘out sourced’ in-house counsel.  A frequent public speaker, she consults in areas including the roles and responsibilities of board members, governance best practices, conflict of interest avoidance, executive compensation, fundraising and regulatory compliance. 

David Orlinoff is the founder and principal of Concord Financial Organization, a consultancy that provides interim financial management and related assistance to nonprofit organizations in all sectors. Since 1990 David has been the full-time or interim Chief Financial Officer of such organizations as Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston Ballet, Education Development Center, Franklin Pierce University, Advocates Inc., Walker School, Oxfam America, and Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He has worked with a total of about 65 different organizations with budgets ranging from $1 million to $100 million. He teaches graduate courses in nonprofit financial management at BU and Tufts, is on the Audit Committee of the United Way in Boston and is the Treasurer and Finance committee chair of the Boston Jewish Arts Collaborative. 

Sarah Baldiga is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Rise Above. Rise Above is dedicated to providing Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities and experiences. Sarah has worked in nonprofit organizations her entire career and has experience with grant writing, marketing, fundraising, and volunteer management. Before being named Rise Above’s first Executive Director, Sarah was the Associate Director of Development at Jumpstart, a Boston-based nonprofit. Since its founding in 2009, Sarah has raised $1.2 M to support Rise Above's mission. 

Marie Beam is the Chief Development Officer at the Discovery Museum, overseeing all aspects of the museum's development operation.  Marie led the museum’s recent $8.8 M capital campaign, its first campaign in 30 years, which significantly increased the museum’s physical capacity, its scope, and its impact. She has also served as the director of advancement at the Fay School. Prior to Fay, she was director of major gifts and campaigns at Simmons College.