Events in May–September 2020
- - Going back to the Office
Going back to the OfficeZoom
As portions of the United States prepare to and begin to re-open, businesses are tasked with keeping up to date on guidance from the White House, the CDC, OSHA, and public health agencies. On May 18, Gov. Baker issued the much-anticipated plan to re-open Massachusetts, which sets forth specific obligations that each Massachusetts employer must undertake before opening its location(s). Our one-hour seminar will discuss these sources of authority and summarize the specific guidance issued in Massachusetts, with a focus on how the guidance impacts (or does not impact) non profit organizations in Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Siegel, from Morgan, Brown And Joy will present.
- - Strategies to Lead During the Current Dual Crises: Racial and Social Upheavals and Covid-19
Strategies to Lead During the Current Dual Crises: Racial and Social Upheavals and Covid-19
Summary: Led by an experienced facilitator, this session will provide us with a chance to reflect, discuss and consider together how we can act time in a way that supports our staff, our mission and our organization, as we manage the current trauma and opportunities of dual crises: racial and social upheavals and Covid-19.
Speaker/facilitator: Dr. Sarah Faude is the Director of Research and Evaluation at YWCA Boston. She has nearly a decade of research, writing, and teaching experience at the intersection of public urban contexts and racial inequality, particularly in education. Sarah received her Ph.D. in sociology from Northeastern University in 2019. Her dissertation research, entitled “The Road to Registration: Bureaucracy, Inequalities, and the Paradox of Compulsory Choice,” examined the role of institutional actors, practices, and processes in the reproduction of raced, classed, gendered, and linguistic inequalities in Boston Public Schools’ intra-district choice process. Her research has been published in the journals Educational Policy and Sociology of Education. Sarah was part of the founding class of inter-group dialogue facilitators, where she co-led a white racial identity dialogue with a cohort of her peers. She also holds an M.S.Ed from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and had the honor of teaching middle and high school English in two schools in North Philadelphia.
- - Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Update – What Nonprofits Need to Know
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Update – What Nonprofits Need to KnowHRiA2 Boylston St4th floorBoston, MA 02116
Summary: PPP loan guidance and interpretation have been ever changing over the last few months and this session is designed to update nonprofits on the latest developments and changes that may affect your organization. Please join Melissa Murphy and Tim Warren from CLA to learn how updates from the PPP Flexibility Act, the new SBA application and more may change the way we think about PPP loan forgiveness.
- - Five Internal Control Modifications Needed in Response to the ‘New Normal’
Five Internal Control Modifications Needed in Response to the ‘New Normal’
Given the current work environment and the continued need for many of us to work remotely, this session will focus on the potential need to refine your internal controls. We will discuss the benefits of paperless accounts payable and the different options you have to integrate that into your organizations, no matter the size or budget. We will also look at some other suggestions to keep you protected in the future.
Robyn Leet, from AAACPAs presented.
- - Office Reopening
We had a facilitated conversation, led by Rosemarie Boardman (BID), to share and learn about what we’re all doing about timing of reopening and developing/implementing policies and procedures to keep employees safe.
- - Scenario planning when you don't know the scenario
Scenario planning when you don't know the scenarioZOOM MeetingDescription:We are all planning in a time of immense uncertainty. As finance managers we need to start with the questions so we can serve in our roles with clarity. What do we need to understand about our organization's business right now? What are the milestones that help guide us, and when should we know them? How do we prioritize our activities and develop a realistic business plan (or budget) given all the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic? What is necessary for our organization to ‘become whole’ after COVID-19? Join us for an hour that combines tips, tools and conversation to help us navigate our unique times and develop scenario plans and forecast accordingly.Presenter:Sandi McKinley works with organizations to build the knowledge, tools and capacity necessary to identify the types and amounts of resources needed to be resilient, strong and financially agile. Sandi builds on over 20 years of experience, most recently as the Vice President for Nonprofit Finance Fund overseeing the national consulting program, to offer a continuum of services from workshops to building forward-looking strategic financial/business plans that engage communities, boards and funders in candid conversations about the intersection of mission and money.