2019 Changemakers Agenda
7:30–8:15 am | Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
8:15–9:15 am | Morning Keynote
9:30–10:30 am | Breakout Sessions
10:45–11:45 am | Breakout Sessions
11:45 am–12:25 pm | Networking
12:00–12:25 pm | Luncheon Attendee Check-In & Networking
12:30–2:00 pm | Pyramid Awards Luncheon
2:30–4:00 pm | Afternoon Session
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF NONPROFIT SUCCESS
Kathleen Kelly Janus
Two-thirds of nonprofits in the U.S. are $500K and below in revenue, struggling to make payroll every month when they should be able to focus on the impact of their work. Even organizations that have scaled past that threshold find themselves on a constant fundraising treadmill.
This keynote will reveal the findings from Kathleen Kelly Janus’s new book, Social Startup Success, based on five years of research interviewing one hundred of the top-performing nonprofits in the country from Teach for America to Donors Choose. Janus will show you how, by implementing and improving basic strategies like innovation, measuring impact, fundraising experimentation, collective leadership and storytelling, every nonprofit can improve its potential for success.
HOW ECONOMIC TRENDS IMPACT PHILANTHROPY
Dr. Anna Pruitt
In this session, Dr. Anna Pruitt, from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will explore factors that motivate donors to give and ways in which the economy impacts giving. Dr. Pruitt will share research-based tools fundraisers can use to better understand and predict how economic changes will affect their organization’s donors.
NO-NONSENSE NEUROSCIENCE FOR NONPROFITS
Learn how to ignite the social brains of donors to increase engagement and advocacy. Ask three brain-based coaching questions that will spark innovation and insights in teams. Tame your emotional triggers and reduce stress by stopping an amygdala hijack before it spins out of control. Let’s raise the brain power of nonprofit leaders to be more human at work.
CREATING A DATA CULTURE
Kathleen Kelly Janus
While 75% of nonprofit organizations collect data, only 6% of them feel like they are making good use of their data. In this workshop you will get valuable tips on how to make the most of data in your organization, including how to use a theory of change to develop key performance indicators, how to pressure test your data, and how to make data tell your story.
Sister Larraine Lauter, OSU
True leaders can’t lead by saying ‘maybe’, or even by ‘we hope’. To do something positive on a large scale, you have to believe in it. To believe in what you’re trying to accomplish without reservation—single hearted leadership—is an attainable goal.
MAKING NEW THE OLD
Scott Koloms & Colleen Reilly
Much good in our community has been achieved through the collaboration of the for-profit and non-profit sectors. In this new era of nonprofits, it is time to creatively re-imagine this relationship through socially-responsible businesses.
THE COST OF INJUSTICE
Prejudice. Bias. Intolerance. Injustice. They exact an incredible toll on certain individuals and communities. But do we understand how these challenges impact our economy—and every single one of us?
THE NARRATIVE OF THE VULNERABLE
We’re accustomed to viewing the most vulnerable in our community through a certain lens and so construct a certain narrative about them. It’s time to remove the lens and rewrite the narrative–in our heads, on our hearts and through our words.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TODAY
Terri Lee Freeman, President of the Civil Rights Museum
We live in turbulent times marked by a new understanding of and sense of urgency around issues of prejudice, equity, and inclusiveness. In this interactive session we’ll explore today’s struggle–and how we as organizations and individuals can recall and breathe new life into what we learned during the 1950s and 1960s.