Agenda

Registration and Breakfast, 8 - 9 a.m.

 

Keynote, 9 - 10 a.m.

 

Join us for a keynote with Robert Clauser, ’93, a TED Resident with a recent TED Talk on philanthropy and social impact.

ROOM: FORUM  

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

 

Not sure where to begin your nonprofit board search? In this interactive workshop, you will explore different types of organizations and boards, how to narrow down your passions, how to find opportunities, how to approach and introduce yourself to an organization, and what diligence questions to ask before joining a board. Leave with a to-do list and strategic plan to start your search for a fulfilling and worthwhile nonprofit board experience. 

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

ROOM: INNOVATION SPACE

 

Chicago Booth professor Linda E. Ginzel will provide a crash course in leadership development built around the contents of her book, Choosing Leadership. In this session—as in the workbook—Ginzel’s exercises will help you reflect and define what leadership means to you as a nonprofit leader, board member, or business professional. You will leave this session inspired to carve out your own path to effectively lead (and with a signed copy of Ginzel’s book).

Speaker:

Linda E. Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, Chicago Booth

ROOM: LIBRARY

How can enthusiastic board members connect their passion for mission to confident fund-raising? In this session, designed for board members and nonprofit professionals with existing fund-raising experience, you will deepen your knowledge and skillset in how to raise money and extend your commitment to the cause to make “the ask.” Saber will explore his four “Asking Styles” to help you identify your unique strengths in fund-raising.

Speaker:
Brian Saber, '87, Cofounder, Asking Matters

ROOM: HUB

 

 

Concurrent Sessions, 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

 

One of the most important—and toughest—things a nonprofit board can do is to be aware of the need to adjust structurally in response to the changing needs of the organization. In this session, you’ll learn strategies to navigate the life stages of a board, including how to craft a succession plan and prepare board members for leadership positions.

Speaker:
Hope Knight, ’96, President and CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

ROOM: INNOVATION SPACE    

 

 

Chicago Booth professor Linda E. Ginzel will provide a crash course in leadership development built around the contents of her book, Choosing Leadership. In this session—as in the workbook—Ginzel’s exercises will help you reflect and define what leadership means to you as a nonprofit leader, board member, or business professional. You will leave this session inspired to carve out your own path to effectively lead (and with a signed copy of Ginzel’s book).

Speaker:
Linda E. Ginzel
, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, Chicago Booth

ROOM: LIBRARY

 

Are you looking for an introductory, crash-course into the world of fund-raising? Ease your discomfort around cultivating donors and asking them for money and walk away with concrete strategies for helping your organization raise the funds it needs to fulfill its mission. In this session, designed for board members and nonprofit professionals who are new to fund-raising, learn how to lean into your role as a vital advocate and ambassador for your nonprofit and explore strategies to help you be an effective fundraiser.

Speaker:
Brian Saber, '87, Cofounder, Asking Matters

ROOM: HUB  

Lunch, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

 

Fireside Chat, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

 

ROOM: FORUM

Networking Reception, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

 

Celebrate another great On Board conference with snacks and drinks at this year's networking reception. This is a good opportunity to connect with new friends and contacts one last time at the conference.