Agenda

Keynote, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

 

Join David L. Resnick, MBA ’85, JD ’85, board president of the Jewish Museum, for a conversation on board service and nonprofit strategy moderated by Robert H. Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance at Chicago Booth.

ROOM: FORUM

Concurrent Sessions, 10:20 - 11:20 a.m.

 

The landscape of organizations designed to address social problems has evolved rapidly, so much so that many new institutions look a lot like businesses. Beyond traditional governmental agencies and philanthropy-funded charities, we now have for-profit social business, nonprofits with sustainable business models, public-private partnerships, and government services provided by for-profit firms. In this session, professor Robert H. Gertner will try to make sense of these evolving institutions through a Chicago Booth lens.

Speaker:
Robert H. Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation; Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance, Chicago Booth

ROOM: TBD

Leveraging strategic partnerships can make or break your organization’s ability to achieve its mission and create impact. But how do you secure the right partner? In this session, you’ll learn how to collaborate across foundations, nonprofits, and corporations and come away with tools to help your nonprofit build—and enhance—effective partnerships.

Speakers:
Gayle Haller, '87, Nonprofit Consultant, National Executive Service Corps
Jeffrey Jacob, ’00, Senior Executive Director, Enterprise Business Analytics, New York Blood Center
Melissa Fenton, ’98, Executive Leader, Nonprofit and Corporate Sector
Renée Berman, ’98, Independent Consultant, Broadridge

Moderator:
Tricia Hill, Director, Major and Principal Gifts, NY Region, Chicago Booth

ROOM: TBD

How can enthusiastic board members connect their passion for mission to confident fund-raising? In this session for board members and nonprofit professionals, you will get a crash course in how to raise money and extend your commitment to the cause to make "the ask." As a bonus, learn how upping your own fund-raising game can make you a change agent to energize the whole board. This workshop is also designed for nonprofit professionals tasked with training their board members to effectively raise funds.

Speaker:
Gregory Cohen, Associate Director, Cause Effective

ROOM:TBD

Session, 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

 

Doing good is worth doing well, which is why more and more organizations are seeing the value of placing business executives on their nonprofit boards of directors. Some corporations are even providing support to employees who want to join nonprofit boards. In this panel discussion, learn ways to target high-quality board candidates and hear how those business leaders—when engaged properly—can help grow, scale, and achieve organizations’ goals. This session will also focus on the benefits of joining a nonprofit board, including growing your networks and making an impact on the issues you care about.

Speakers:
Robert B. Acton, Principal and Founder, Cause Strategy Partners, LLC
Lalita Badinehal, ’03, Director of Grantmaking, Credit Suisse Americas Foundation
Jessica Baird, Vice President, Social Impact, BlackRock

Moderator:
Caroline Grossman, ’03, Director of Programs, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy, Chicago Booth

ROOM: FORUM

Lunch, 12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

 

Join us for lunch to celebrate another great On Board conference and connect with new friends and contacts one last time.

ROOM: FORUM