2017 CFO Roundtable

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 2:00 pm - Fri, 7 Apr 2017 12:00 pm
Central Time (CT)

Register online

  • $425 Alliance members
  • $550 Nonmembers

The Alliance's CFO Roundtable is the premier peer learning and networking opportunity for finance executives at human-serving organizations. The roundtable’s sessions are delivered by colleagues and industry thought leaders who understand the unique challenges and opportunities of nonprofit organizations.

Session topics this year include:

  • Leadership in Troubled Times: We have assembled a panel of CEOs and other thought leaders on the challenges of leading organizations in a time of shrinking resources and diminished workforces; aging out executive staff; trying to attract and retain qualified staff with high five-digit college loans; failing agencies; and insolvent (state level) funders. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion, so come prepared to get in-depth on this critical topic.
  • CFO’s Perspective on Cyber Security: A panel of experts from the IT industry, insurance industry and risk management industry will gather to discuss the different aspects of cyber security and the impact it has on the CFO’s role in the organization.
  • Data Visualization-Telling the Story to Influence Change: The finance department is no longer a back-office function but a trusted advisor and key contributor informing strategy across the business. Instead of solely relying on after-the-fact KPI, balance sheet, and profit-and-loss reporting, the finance department is turning to identification of key drivers that can provide business managers at or near real time value-added decision support. During this session, we will focus on the vital role finance departments play in short-term tactical planning by leveraging modern data analytics tools to communicate strategic priorities that not only allows for measurement and control over cost of care, but ensures financial and operational performance targets are achieved.
  • Government Contracting with Eyes Wide Open: The human-serving sector suffers from cash flow problems and chronic underfunding because government contracts and philanthropic grants rarely cover operating costs and payment is often late and unpredictable. The time is now for the sector to implement financial and programmatic reporting systems that enable them to better predict, quantify, understand, and respond appropriately to financial, operational, and administrative risks. This session will provide an understanding of the necessity for private and government funders to underwrite the development of monitoring systems in assessing and mitigating risks, and how the board and staff must engage in risk assessment and implement financial and programmatic reporting systems that enable an organization to better predict, quantify, understand, and respond appropriately to financial, operational, and administrative risks. Learn how the Human Services Council is developing an RFP rating system and government agency performance survey to illuminate the risks associated with doing business with government.

View the full 2017 CFO Roundtable agenda.

Who Should Attend

  • CFOs
  • Finance executives and directors

Location

CNA Conference Center
333 S. Wabash Ave.
Room 306 S
Chicago, IL 60604

Lodging

Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown
10 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has arranged a special room rate of $209 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Make your reservations online, or call the hotel at 312-372-7696 by March 10, 2017 and mention the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to receive the discounted rate. Please note, anyone wishing to book stays longer than April 5-7, 2017 will need to call our hotel contact, Dulce Rodriguez, directly at (312) 795-6518.

Direct questions to Rehana Absar, senior associate, knowledge, leadership, and innovation at the Alliance, at 414-359-6552.

 

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