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Self Generated Income: Surviving or Thriving

The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Self Generated Income: Surviving or Thriving

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Registration Ended $150.00 $0.00
Donors Forum/United Way/YNPN/RRF/CWIP/Org with Operating Budget of $1M or Less
20% discount for Donors Forum members, United Way supported agencies, YNPN members, RRF grantees, CWIP members, and organizations with budgets of $1 million or less. Info will be verified.
Ended $120.00 $0.00
Current NPU Student and ECC Staff
50% discount for current North Park University students and ECC staff
Ended $75.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Jimmie R. Alford, LL.D., LH.D., Founder and Chair, The Alford Group

Given the uncertainty of traditional revenue streams for nonprofit organizations, this full-day workshop will explore aspects of self-generated income that may be essential to not only survive but to thrive. The utilization of nonperforming assets, social ventures, related and unrelated business income, accessing venture capital and examples of successful business initiatives will be discussed. As government funding and fees for services are highly stressed, philanthropy is constrained and investment portfolios are pressured, finding new funding scenarios may be essential to mission integrity. The session will also examine brand equity as an asset as well as strategic collaboration to leverage resource.


Check out these great sessions in this workshop!

Leveraging Assets and Structures
Jimmie R. Alford, Founder and Chair, The Alford Group

• Utilizing nonperforming assets

• Identifying core competencies

• Exploring business structures

• Taxable vs. nontaxable options

• Strategies for capital and investments

Opportunities, Structure and Tax Implications
Carrie Charles, Senior Manager, and
Scott Steffens, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

• Use of donor restricted funds

• Unused or underutilized land

• Extra properties – buildings or space

• Programs, Advertising, Publications, etc.

• Implication

Luncheon Panel—Successful Ventures
Jeff Faulkner, President, Ways to Work
Eric Weinheimer, President, The CARA Program
Jim Haptonstahl, Executive Vice President, Seguin Services, Inc.

This session consists of a panel discussion including three Presidents of organizations that have been successful in their ventures. They will answer questions regarding what led them to their decisions and how they successfully implemented a plan.

Business Plan Development and Private Capital
Steven H. Abbey, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank

• Developing an effective business plan

• Utilizing private capital for new ventures

Partnering with the Public and Private Sector
Tracy Kartye, Senior Social Investment Analyst, Annie E. Casey Foundation
James H. Lewis, Senior Program Officer, The Chicago Community Trust

• Use of program-related investments

• Capitalization grants from independent


Instructor: Jimmie R. Alford, LL.D., LH.D.

Jimmie R. Alford is founder and chair of The Alford Group. During his almost 45 year career in the nonprofit sector, Alford has provided leadership in improving the quality of life, assisting hundreds of clients in all aspects of not-for-profit management. Recognized by The NonProfit Times twice as “one of the 50 most influential people in the nonprofit sector,” Alford plays an active leadership and stewardship role in his field. He was chair of the American Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation (now The Giving Institute) and the Fund Raising School of Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. He is the immediate past chair of the Board of the Alliance for Children and Families, a 350-member association of premier human service organizations. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees at North Park University, the advisory boards of The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, Aurora University and the Barat Education Foundation, and is a former board member of Alice Lloyd College, and El Valor. Alford frequently writes and lectures on issues affecting the nonprofit sector. He also has accepted the position of “Executive in Residence” at North Park and teaches a limited number of courses in nonprofit management. He has served as editor and chapter author for the book Building and Managing an Asset Base, published under the auspices of Indiana University Center on Philanthropy’s New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising Program. Alford has a master of science in administration and organizational behavior and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. In May 2006, he received honorary doctorates from North Park University and Aurora University.


Have questions about Self Generated Income: Surviving or Thriving? Contact The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

When & Where

North Park University
3225 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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