April 26th, 2022
NO TRAVEL NEEDED
LEARN & NETWORK
About the Nonprofit Finance Leaders Forum
The nonprofit finance space is changing, but do you have the insight you need to drive innovation and transformation at your organization? Join fellow nonprofit finance leaders and industry experts for this one-day, complimentary virtual event where you will take away both insightful ideas and practical advice for nonprofit financial management.
Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry, VMware
Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, he is responsible for helping to shape VMware’s long term technology vision, while ensuring that Research and Development priorities align with customer and industry needs. Wolf’s team drives thought leadership and industry alignment in a number of emerging areas, including Cloud, Edge, IoT, server platforms, HPC, and NFV. Chris also leads VMware’s 140+ member CTO Ambassador program, which further scales VMware R&D to customers and the technology community at large.
Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service, where he managed the data center and private cloud research agenda. Before that, Chris was a founding member of the Data Center Strategies team at Burton Group, an independent virtualization consultant, and had stops at multiple colleges and at CommVault Systems along the way. Wolf’s IT and technology journey began in the US Marines.
Wolf holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has authored several technology book
Bringing AI to Life in the Nonprofit Finance Office
Director, Product Management, Sage Intacct
Artificial intelligence is transforming nonprofit financial management. As a nonprofit finance leader, AI can help your team streamline routine administrative tasks (like data entry and reconciliations) and allow more time to be spent on mission-focused strategic planning and activities. In this session, you will learn how to leverage technology to bring the AI advantage into your finance office operations.
Rethinking Reserves Strategies
The COVID-19 pandemic has required organizations to lean on reserves in new ways to navigate otherwise impossible choices. It's been a decade since the Great Recession gave way to the last wave of "best practice" regarding financial reserves. A lot of organizations hadrebuilt their reserves, in many cases with increased sophistication. In this session, you will learn about practical tools that have emerged for revising reserve targets, as well as unpack the last decade and current credible frames of thinking regarding how reserves are built, accessed, and reinvested within your organization.
Gifts-in-Kind: The Road to Greater Transparency
Richard Cole, CPA
The FASB recently issued a new accounting standard on accounting for gifts-in-kind of nonfinancial assets. In this session, we'll go over the requirements of the new standard along with the accounting requirements for determining fair value for gifts-in-kind.
Panel Discussion: What the Best Nonprofit CFOs Do (and You Should, Too)
Director, Nonprofit Industry Marketing, Sage Intacct
Chief Financial Officer, Room to Read
Chief Financial Officer, Jumpstart, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Michelle Naus, CPA
CFO, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
Nonprofit CFOs are under pressure to achieve so much: automate processes, improve productivity, create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governance of the organization, and strengthen the team’s decision-making and strategic focus. What do the best nonprofit CFOs have in common? Join our panel of experienced nonprofit CFOs as they share tips and best practices.