Meeting Archive:
What Keeps You Up At Night? Creating Systems to Deal with Nonprofit Challenges

Meeting Description:
Join CDS Global and The NonProfit Times for their upcoming webinar What Keeps You Up At Night? Creating Systems to Deal With Nonprofit Challenges. No matter what challenge your nonprofit is facing today, you can benefit from a long-term focus that puts systems in place to deal with issues head on in a consistent and successful manner. Whether it is scrutiny from donors and boards, donor acquisition and cultivation, operational efficiency issues, or the ever-increasing need to focus on technology; systems, plans, and roadmaps can be the key to eliminating knee-jerk reactions and/or stagnation. Let's face it; in a crisis you can't afford to wonder what your next move should be. So embrace your future and systematically plan to deal with today AND tomorrow.

Speakers Brett Ridge, Senior Solutions Manager for Nonprofits at CDS Global and Barry Spear, Vice President of Growth and Development at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital will touch on the different challenges nonprofits today face and offer insights to how and what you can implement with systems and processes to alleviate these everyday challenges.
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): CDS Global and NPT Publishing Group
 Presenter Information
Brett Ridge
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Brett Ridge comes to CDS Global after spending 17 years in the nonprofit industry as a leader in large Chapters of the American Cancer Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Future Farmers Of America.

His experience as a Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, Director Of Communications, and CEO (10 years) have provided him with frontline, in-depth experience in  all facets of nonprofit life including volunteer & Board Management, Strategic Planning, Nonprofit Bookkeeping & Finance, Advocacy &Public Policy, Marketing & Communications, and (of course) Fundraising. His inclusion on numerous national committees and task forces at each organization adds to his understanding of how nonprofits are structured, function, and ultimately their overall needs.

Brett is originally from Cedar Rapids, IA and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.

Barry Spear
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Barry Spear recently assumed Vice President of Growth and Development for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals in Lincoln, NE.  He is a former teacher, administrator, sales consultant and sales manager on the regional and national level. Barry served as President of Economic Development in Cedar Rapids, IA and as Vice President of System Development for the Iowa Health System for 22 years. For the past two years, Barry presided as Interim President of Hospice of Central Iowa and Vice President of Growth and Development at Faith Regional Health System in Norfolk, NE.

Barry’s resume also includes serving as trustee on the Board of Directors for the Make A Wish Foundation of Iowa, the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa, the Face it Together Coalition, the Iowa Mentoring Partnership and the Cornerstone of Hope Orphanage in Benin City Nigeria.