2022 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

Propel Nonprofits

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits for the 2022 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference — offered as a two-day virtual format — to learn how to pro-actively respond to the change and challenge in Minnesota’s nonprofit sector.

Hone your skills around data security, accounting, negotiating benefits, business modeling, and equitable fiscal leadership. The foundation will be laid for you to expand your knowledge as it relates to inflation, ARPA dollars, people-centered policies, leading and healing through prolonged crisis, aligning investments with values, and more.

Together, we will understand how centering equity, people, and values in our approach to financial and human resources leadership grows organizational and community vitality, particularly in uncertain times.

Following this link will take you to the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits website.

Conference Highlights

  • 18 breakout sessions
  • Keynote with Sarah Bellamy, president of Penumbra Theatre
  • Expert-facilitated small group conversations on specific finance and human resource sector issues
  • Wellness offerings
  • Recordings of most sessions after the conference
  • Exhibition Hall

Learning Objectives

Attendees of the 2022 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference will be able to:

  • Better understand issues of nonprofit finance including financial compliance, investing, budgeting, audits, internal controls, and more.
  • Better understand themes of nonprofit sustainability including nonprofit capitalization, entrepreneurship, finding the right revenue mix, and truly inclusive hiring and retention practices and policies.
  • Gain insight into the relationship between finances and nonprofit leadership – from the point of view of the board, executive, senior leadership, and finance director.

March 29 Keynote

with Sarah Bellamy, president of Penumbra Theatre

Keynote description coming soon!

About Sarah Bellamy: She has designed several programs that engage patrons in critical thinking, dialogue, and action around issues of race and social justice. Select programs include Penumbra’s RACE Workshop and the Summer Institute, a leadership development program for teens to practice art for social change.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Ms. Bellamy also holds an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and served as Visiting Professor of Theatre and Culture at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Bellamy is a leading facilitator around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and has led coalition building efforts to address inequities in philanthropy and theatre. Her lectures on the power of race and representation have been presented across the country illuminating the ways in which images, narratives, and media influence perception and ultimately shape lives.

She is a founding member of the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition and has served on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group. She is currently serving as a board member for the Jerome Foundation. She has been awarded a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award and is a 2015 Bush Fellow.


Day One: March 29
8 – 9 a.mSponsor Session
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.Keynote with Sarah Bellamy, president of Penumbra Theatre Company
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Round 1 Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1 p.m.Virtual Wellness and Networking Offerings
1 – 2:15 p.m.Round 2 Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.Round 3 Breakout Sessions
Day Two: March 31
8 – 9 a.m.Sponsor Session
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.Plenary Panel
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Round 4 Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1 p.m.Virtual Wellness and Networking Offerings
1 – 2:15 p.m.Round 5 Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.Round 6 Breakout Sessions

More Information

Visit the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits website to learn more about the conference, access scholarship information, and register. The Early Bird registration rates end on January 31, 2022.


This conference is sponsored by Bremer Bank.

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Propel Nonprofits