2020 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference Day 2


  • April 21, 2020
  • 9:15 am - 4:45 pm

How will your nonprofit remain sustainable in times of change?

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits for the 2020 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference — now offered as a two-day virtual format — to learn how to weather the short-term changes and long-term trends impacting Minnesota’s nonprofit sector. You’ll have a chance to hone your skills around budgets, accounting, and fiscal leadership, as well as expand your ability to manage a crisis, lead with influence, and find opportunity in change.

Our new virtual format to help nonprofits gain valuable insights and resources from the convenience of their remote work space. Highlights include:

  • Six breakout periods over two days, with each period offering two session options
  • April 14 Keynote: Planning to Pivot: Financial Management in Uncertain Times with Hilda Polanco, founder and CEO of Fiscal Management Associates, LLC
  • April 21 Keynote: Crisis as the Catalyst for Change with Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer, CEO of Alia
  • Recordings of all sessions after the conference, providing attendees access to every minute of conference content for the first time
  • Themed hangout spaces for peer-to-peer conversations throughout

Together, we will understand how financial leadership can lead to organizational sustainability and mission achievement, particularly in times of uncertainty.

April 21 Keynote: Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer, CEO of Alia

Amelia Franck Meyer with her family

Crisis as the Catalyst for Change

Our morning keynote presentation will be led by Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer, CEO of Alia Innovations.

We are all going through a very challenging, unchartered time right now, but this time can also lead to enhanced creativity and innovation.  During uncertain times, new conditions and opportunities arise that make things possible now—and in the future—that were not possible with the conditions that existed in the past.  Seeing this possibility for positive change is a way we can care for wellbeing now.

While we must content with the current realities, how might we continue to plan for a “new normal;” knowing that what was (and who we were) before the crisis will be forever changed.  Maybe there are some parts of our old “normal” that we are not in a rush to return to, even if we could, so let’s take this time to plan how to rebuild a better world on the other side of this crisis.

As systemic inequities and inadequacies are exposed, let’s consider how we can come together now, and when the dust settles, to build a better way forward for all of us.  During this stimulating keynote, Amelia will explore how we prepare to use this current crisis to bring about change for good.

Thank you to our conference sponsors

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April 21, 2020
9:15 am - 4:45 pm


Virtual Format


  • $169 - MCN Member, Early Bird (by 3/6/20)
  • $199 - MCN Member, Regular
  • $239 - Nonmember, Regular