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2017 • 15th Anniversary

OCTOBER 24-25, 2017

Lexington Convention Center presented by

YOUR source for the latest nonprofit management best practices, legal and financial guidance, networking and more.


Tuesday, October 24 8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Session 1 10:15 a.m. Networking Break 10:30 a.m. 2018 General Assembly Preview 11:45 a.m. Luncheon & Partner Spotlight 1:30 p.m. Session 2 2:45 p.m. Nonprofit Marketplace & Networking Break 3:15 p.m. Session 3

Wednesday, October 25 8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Session 4 10:15 a.m. Nonprofit Marketplace & Networking Break 10:45 a.m. Session 5 12:00 p.m. Kentucky Nonprofit Awards Luncheon sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky

1:45 p.m. Session 6 3:00 p.m. Networking Break 3:15 p.m. Session 7


2017 Agenda


For a complete session schedule with detailed descriptions and presenter bios, please visit Session 1 1A: How to Raise the Money You Need Through THE ASK 9:00 a.m. Laura Fredricks, Expert on THE ASK* 10:15 a.m.

1B: Is an Audit Necessary to Get a Grip on Your Organization’s Financials?

1C: Social Media Networking Sites and Employment-Related Decisions

Lance Mann & Jason Miller, Dean Dorton

Sharon Gold, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

2018 General Assembly Preview & Its Potential Impact on the Sector 10:30 a.m.

A panel of legislative leaders will join us for a preview of what’s ahead in the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly. We’ll hear from them on how budget negotiations and potential tax reform could impact nonprofits, as well as their thoughts on KNN’s legislative priorities to advance and protect the sector – charitable giving, contracting issues, modernizing the laws governing nonprofits and more. Followed by the Luncheon & Partner Spotlight at 11:45 a.m.

Session 2 2A: The Five Step Process to Getting What You Want 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Laura Fredricks, Expert on THE ASK*

2B: Strategies for Successful Media Relations

Session 3 3A: Are Your Sponsors Really Advertisers? Handling Your Revenue Correctly 3:15 p.m. Lindy Karns, Blue & Co. 4:30 p.m.

3B: Health Coverage Options in Today's Market

Session 4 4A: Building Your Fundraising Committee 9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Lee Ellen Martin, Fundraising Consultant

4B: Steps to Create a Dynamic Culture

Session 5 5A: It’s a New World: Cultivating Your Community Online 10:45 a.m. Dana Ostomel, Firespring 12:00 p.m.

5B: Make Diversity and Inclusion a Verb! A Strategic Plan for Success

12:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

2017 Kentucky Nonprofit Network Annual Awards Luncheon

Bonnie Hackbarth, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Session 7 7A: What Gives? Unlocking the Secrets to a Successful Kentucky Gives Day 3:15 p.m. Moderator: Charlie Mulligan, GiveGab 4:30 p.m. Panelists: Josh Mullins, Hindman Settlement School;

Lisa Minton, Chrysalis House; Nicole Guffey Wiseman, Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Lisa Williams, Leadership & Organizational Coach

3C: Volunteer Engagement Fundamentals

Kelly Harding, Peel & Holland

Amy Schill, Christian Appalachian Project

4C: Making a Plan of Action – The New Reporting Standards for Nonprofits

Marian Guinn, MG Coaching & Consulting

Debbie Smith, MCM CPA’s & Advisors

5C: Decision Making for Improved Sustainability

Demetria Miles, Decide Diversity

sponsored by

Session 6 6A: Planning Your Advocacy Roadmap: Stop Talking 1:45 p.m. about Advocacy and Start Doing It 3:00 p.m. Timothy Burcham, Burcham Solutions Group

2C: What Matters to You? And Why Does it Matter?

Marta Brockmeyer, Consultant

The Annual Awards Luncheon proudly recognizes board members, executives and innovative organizations in our Commonwealth’s nonprofit community. Registration for the Awards Luncheon is included in the Forum registration fee. Individual tickets and reserved tables to the Luncheon only are also available at

6B: Next Level Diversity and Inclusion: A Spotlight on Intersectionality

6C: Managing Cybersecurity

Demetria Miles, Decide Diversity

7B: It’s the Law: Benefits You Must Provide (and Some You May Consider)

7C: More Than One Retreat: Real Strategic Planning Solutions

Tara McGuire and Sharon Mattingly, Stoll Keenon Ogden

Become an Expert on THE ASK

*Featured Presenter ~ Laura Fredricks Laura Fredricks, an attorney-turned philanthropic advisor, knows how to ask and is the first to merge strategies from both sectors into mainstream practice. As CEO and Founder of THE A$K©, Laura trains people, nonprofits and businesses as the leading authority on How to A$K for Money…and More of It. She shares her expertise nationally though speaking engagements, radio and TV appearances, and is the author of five books. Her brand-new book, THE ASK for Business, for Philanthropy, for Everyday Living is out now. Whether you are asking for your organization or yourself, you will want to hear from Laura at the Forum!

Dan Collins, Crowe Horwath Kathie McClure, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

Jeff Ashley & Mark Rountree, Ashley|Rountree and Associates

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2017 • 15th Anniversary

Kentucky Nonprofit Network PO Box 24362 Lexington, KY 40524 Phone: 859-963-3203 Fax: 859-534-3310

Register at JOIN and SAVE! KNN Members registering by 10/9 receive special early registration rates and discounts on additional registrants! *Potential members can join KNN during online registration.

Final registration deadline 10/18/17

Forum Registration Forum Registration - additional registrants Single Day Registration Awards Luncheon - individual Awards Luncheon - table of 8

KNN Members by 10/9


$205 $175 $130 $45 $315

$280 $280 $195 $65 $455

General Information • The Forum is held at Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Parking in the lot on High St. across from the Center is included in registration. • Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds of registration fees. Registrations may be transferred to another participant at the same organization free of charge until Oct. 18. • Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum constitutes an agreement by the registrant for the Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s use and distribution (now and in the future) of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs or videotapes. • Discounted overnight accomodations are available at the Hyatt Regency Lexington adjacent to the Lexington Convention Center. To receive discount, reserve before October 2. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-233-1234 or at • Continuing education credits are available for the Forum for those holding or seeking CPE or CAE credentials.


Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum 2017  
Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum 2017