Thursday, August 9, 2007

Essential Collaboration: Fund Development & Finance

My friend Sharon Bailey, Director of Education for the Center for Nonprofit Management, has invited me to facilitate a panel discussion on August 15, 2007 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The session is entitled "Essential Collaboration: Fund Development & Finance." See below for details -- I encourage you to join us!

The event will feature the following panelists:

There also may be another surprise guest, as we are awaiting confirmation from one more person.

I encourage you to attend this event, which will discuss the importance of accountability, stewardship and effective financial management within both the development and finance department of a non-profit organization. You can learn more here:

e-Events : Event Details and Registration

Here is the event description:
Enhancing how the finance and development departments work together can benefit the entire organization, freeing time and energy to focus on achieving the agency's mission. Accountability and transparency are no longer idealistic concepts, but rather requirements for nonprofits to continue to attract resources and demonstrate effectiveness. This session provides participants with effective tools and practices that these two critical departments can use to support working together effectively and efficiently. Content includes an overview of the different objectives of the fund development and finance departments; identification of the most common obstacles to interdepartmental coordination and cooperation; best practices to work through roadblocks; structures and routines that smooth the way to a strong collaborative working relationship; and other tips that help ensure consistency of information and the highest possible level of accountability.

Please help me to spread the word about this event. We'd like to have a large group to hear from these guests, and to facilitate a good conversation.