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Join MCN and Propel Nonprofits for the 2024 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference — offered as a two-day virtual event — to expand your knowledge and gain resources to tackle your ever-changing work.

With Keynotes and Breakout Sessions on leadership transitions, financial wellness, accounting, employee recruiting and retention, data security, negotiating benefits, business modeling, equitable fiscal leadership, leveraging AI, and more, you’ll leave with confidence in yourself and your work.

Explore timely issues facing nonprofits, including: 

  • Financial compliance, investing, budgeting, audits, internal controls, and equity in economic opportunity.
  • Staff wellness and work/life balance, recruiting staff, and staff development.
  • Nonprofit sustainability including business planning, finding the right revenue mix, nonprofit excellence, community-led models, and the effect of inflation.
  • Relationship between finances and nonprofit leadership – from the point of view of the board, senior leadership, and finance directors. 

Conference Highlights

  • 21 breakout sessions
  • Day 1 Keynote: The Ins and Outs of Nonprofit Leadership Transitions
  • Day 2 Keynote: Moving Through the Discomfort: Financial Wellness at Work
  • CPE credits
  • Session recordings and materials for download
  • Comedic interlude with Jamie Kalakaru-Mava
  • Community learning with 400+ nonprofit peers
  • Virtual Exhibition Hall to network and meet experts

2024 Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, February 27 & Thursday, February 29

8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Virtual: Live & Recorded

Registration is closed for this event. There is not a waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact

Sponsored by:

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Mahoney CPAs and Advisors logo

Conference Hosts:

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with Moderator Amanda Ziebell of Propel Nonprofits and Panelists: Alicia Crudup of Kids ‘N Kinship, Tracy McMillan of BroadView Talent Partners, Scott Marquardt of Southwest Initiative Foundation, Melissa Martinez-Sones of Mighty Consulting, and Nonoko Sato of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits How can you prepare and navigate leadership transitions that focus on your nonprofit’s financial health and sustainability? Dive into transition opportunities and pitfalls, from financial planning, staff leadership development, board readiness, and engaging partners, with this experienced nonprofit panel.

with Reema Khrais, host and producer of Marketplace podcast, “This is Uncomfortable” Let’s consider how we can build financial wellness in our workplaces by unlearning behaviors that interrupt and strain our ability to engage with the financial tasks required. Reema will be joined by a financial therapist with expertise in employee – employer relationships.

Thursday, January 29, 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Pivot tables got you down? Join Jamie Kalakaru-Mava for some finance and sustainability comedy before we round the corner on the second day of the conference. Come as you are, no password protection needed. Lunch eating welcome! 

Conference Planning Committee

  • Sam Amundson, MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership
  • Emily Anderson, Arts Midwest
  • Elizabeth Appel, Propel Nonprofits
  • Jonathan Brown, Propel Nonprofits
  • Courtney Gerber, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Nonoko Sato, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Isabel (Izzy) Vielman, Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi
  • Sara Wessling, Propel Nonprofits