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Not-for-Profit & Association Network

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

This year, time is more valuable than ever before! That’s why Sikich and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce are bringing you a one-stop shop for NFP and association education.
Join us on Tuesday, March 9 for a 90-minute informative and interactive session, featuring two brief presentations and your choice of two breakout discussions on relevant topics. This session will also offer 1.5 CPE credits.



2021 Budgeting Tips & Legislative Update

Presented by Andy Powell, CPA, Partner at Sikich
You’ve made it through the financial obstacles of 2020, but now, 2021 presents its own unique challenges. In this session, Andy will offer advice on how to strengthen your budget and plan for the year. He will also review recent legislative updates relevant to not-for-profits. Participants will learn:
  • Considerations when developing a budget
  • Considerations for navigating budget uncertainty
  • Considerations for monitoring budget and cash flow

Virtual Presentation Skills for Success

Presented by Mary Abbajay, President of Careerstone Group
Whether you’re presenting during a meeting or a formal webinar, knowing how to engage your virtual audience is critical. In this fast-paced, high energy session, Mary will share tips, tricks and techniques to help you present with confidence, professionalism and polish! Participants will learn to:
  • Look and sound professional and confident
  • Engage the audience quickly and effectively
  • Avoid the most common pitfalls of virtual presentations
  • Employ expert techniques for success


HR 101: Not-for-Profit Edition

Led by experts from TriNet
It’s always a good time for a human resources refresher – during this time of constant change and unknowns, you’re guaranteed to learn a thing or two to take back to your organization. In this breakout room, we’ll discuss:
  • Helpful tools for gathering information needed to select a new hire
  • Strategies to make a performance discussion meaningful
  • The (dreaded) termination process

Virtual Board Governance

Led by Wendy Wolff, Director of Strategic Engagement at Maryland Nonprofits
If you’re experiencing challenges communicating and working with your organization’s board in a virtual environment, this topic is for you. In this breakout room, we’ll discuss best practices for enhancing the synergies between your staff and board and how you can implement them in your organization.

Managing Performance Remotely Can Work

Led by Dave McKeon, Managing Director at Sikich
Performance management and evaluations are always complex. But when we factor in the stressors of working from home, COVID-19 and political events, in addition to newly implemented processes to support your mission, how can you find balance between being a compassionate employer and offering constructive feedback? In this breakout room, we’ll discuss:
  • Recent statistics about remote work and the effect on employees
  • Key tips for effective performance management

Cultivating Donor Relationships in a Virtual World

Led by Tricia Ritchie, Development Officer at ACT for Alexandria
What happens if face-to-face interactions are not possible for the foreseeable future? How do we continue connecting, cultivating and building relationships with our donors? In this breakout room, we will share ideas about:
  • Reimagining your email strategy
  • Hosting creative and meaningful virtual events
  • Making the most of giving days
  • Connecting with donors beyond the screen


March 9
9:00 am - 10:30 am EST
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Sikich LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

This publication contains general information only and Sikich is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or any other professional advice or services. This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should you use it as a basis for any decision, action or omission that may affect you or your business. Before making any decision, taking any action or omitting an action that may affect you or your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor. You acknowledge that Sikich shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by you or any person who relies on this publication.


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