InsideNGO 2017 Annual Conference: Framing the Future of NGO Excellence

Jul 19, 2017 ‐ Jul 21, 2017


The InsideNGO Annual Conference is an exclusive, members-only event. It’s one of the largest gatherings worldwide of professionals in the international relief and development NGO community. The 2017 Annual Conference provides opportunities for participants to learn, network, and celebrate the important role that operations staff play in advancing the work of mission-driven NGOs.

Standard: $199.00

Sessions

Looking Forward: BD Trends & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: BD Trends & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.1

In an era of uncertainty around funding levels and priorities of key international funders, which organizations are thriving and why? What are their strategies? Are they adapting or staying the course? Come learn about the business development strategies of some leading organizations and have the opportunity to discuss your own approaches with your peers.

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Looking Forward: G&C Trends & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: G&C Trends & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.2

Different funding modalities, contracts, funder diversification, the rise of public-private partnerships, newer financing mechanisms such as impact investing, and changing and diverse compliance requirements have shaped the role that the grants and contracts unit has and will play in the future. Stay ahead of the curve and discuss the evolution and future of the grants and contracts unit with an experienced panel.

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Looking Forward: Internal Audit/Compliance Trends & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: Internal Audit/Compliance Trends & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.3

Join leading internal audit and compliance professionals as they highlight several current and future trends including the analytics, technology, and future role of internal audit and compliance. Connect with peers in a roundtable format and discuss these and related topical issues.

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Looking Forward: Finance Trends & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: Finance Trends & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.4

The finance function is changing and it requires combining the intelligence of smart technologies with the brains, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills of talented people. But what does the future of finance look like? Is it new technology or new people? Come listen to a panel as they re-imagine the future finance function.

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Looking Forward: HR Trends & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: HR Trends & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.5

What's trending in the HR world in 2017 and what should be on your radar? This kick-off session will offer thought-provoking insights and conversation with your peers. Starting with a lighthearted look at the realities of INGO life for the HR professional, we'll then turn to several leading professionals to highlight current HR trends, including those related to the workforce, technology, and wellness. Attendees will then have the opportunity to connect with peers for topical discussions in a roundtable format. Who will be there? What's trending? What are your peers doing? Join our interactive and insightful session to find out.

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Looking Forward: ICT Trends & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: ICT Trends & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.6

Led by those who have their fingers on the pulse of the ICT world, this kick-off session will present some thought-provoking insights on the digital and intelligence trends of this year, along with what's on the horizon in the future. Learn how these developments could impact your organization, and then take part in an interactive, roundtable discussion on these and related topics with your counterparts across our community.

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Looking Forward: Learning & Development & What They Mean for You

Looking Forward: Learning & Development & What They Mean for You

Jul 19, 2017 3:35pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 5:20pm

Identification: We01.7

What is the future of learning and development and how will it impact the way the sector works? This session will explore the role of learning and development in meeting the challenges of our fast-changing world.

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Opportunities and Challenges Ahead: Insights from Sector Leaders

Opportunities and Challenges Ahead: Insights from Sector Leaders

Jul 20, 2017 9:00am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 10:15am

Identification: Th01.2

Despite the successes of the sector, organizations are finding heightened pressures from governments, southern partners, and donors. What are sector leaders thinking about the issues facing the community today as well as the opportunities ahead? This facilitated discussion will bring together a diverse set of sector leaders to share their insights to those questions. Join the conversation as we collectively strategize our future.

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Full Cost Recovery: Where is the 'Progress Needle' Pointing?

Full Cost Recovery: Where is the 'Progress Needle' Pointing?

Jul 20, 2017 9:00am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 10:15am

Identification: Th01.3

It may feel like it has been a while since you have heard anything on the overhead myth or full cost recovery. However as the saying goes 'still waters run deep' and there has been a lot more movement on this topic than you might think. Come and engage with those at the center of those 'bright spots' of progress: GuideStar, Bridgespan, Non Profit Finance Fund, and Independent Sector. Together we'll learn more about where we have been, the progress we are making, the road ahead, and the critical role that NGOs and others play in this work.

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Technovation: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation

Technovation: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation

Jul 20, 2017 9:00am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 10:15am

Identification: Th01.4

How does your organization view and utilize technology? Is your IT strategy developed in a vacuum or is it a key contributor to the overall organizational strategy? Join Metis Strategy President Peter High, who also writes the Forbes Technovation column, as he shares his years of experience with and insights into how some of the most successful businesses are using technology. Highlighting real-life examples, he will address how to align business goals and technology for greater synergy and impact, the role of the IT leader, and how you can harness the power of your IT team as a platform for innovation. Bring your burning questions!

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The Landscape of Trust

The Landscape of Trust

Jul 20, 2017 9:00am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 10:15am

Identification: Th01.5

Trust flows through systems: it exists between individuals, within teams, across organizations, and even in technology. And yet it is quite complex: hard to earn, easy to fracture, and often lost. As we consider how to make our organizations more socially dynamic, connected, agile, effective, and able to change, we must also consider how to understand and build this elusive quality. Join presenter Julian Stodd as he shares his global Landscape of Trust research project, and explores the ways that people describe trust, the strategies we can employ to nurture it, and the taxonomy of trust itself, from absent to blind.

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Leading Major Change Amidst a Disruptive INGO Environment

Leading Major Change Amidst a Disruptive INGO Environment

Jul 20, 2017 9:00am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 10:15am

Identification: Th01.1

After decades of growth and success addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems, many INGOs are finding themselves facing extraordinary challenges. As a result, leaders across the sector are examining what changes they and their organizations need to make to remain relevant, to have impact, and, in some cases, to even exist. A recent InsideNGO survey revealed that 71% of INGO leaders surveyed believe that their organizations are not at all or only somewhat ready for the changes ahead. This session examines the key dimensions of strategy execution that leaders must address to successfully implement their strategic choices—at the individual, functional, and/or organizational levels.

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Assessing Candidate Vulnerabilities & Strengths for High Risk Roles

Assessing Candidate Vulnerabilities & Strengths for High Risk Roles

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.2

Assessing candidates' vulnerabilities and strengths to operate in high risk, high stress roles is a key factor in ensuring role success and avoiding failed postings. This session will focus on best strategies for the interview process and useful questions to help determine an individual's capacity and psychological readiness to face the challenges and stress of the proposed position.

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Meetings that Add Value?

Meetings that Add Value?

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.4

Time is a precious resource. And we spend a lot of it in meetings -- whether in-person, by conference call, or virtually -- some of which are consumed by non-productive talking by the usual suspects. Sound familiar? Would you like to help your organization better utilize your time and that of your colleagues? Or hear more about setting the right meeting tone for virtual, international teams? If your schedule is a series of meetings upon meetings and you're committed to ending this non-constructive cycle, come join this session and invest in learning how to make meetings work for you rather than being an inescapable source of suffering.

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Trisector Partnerships

Trisector Partnerships

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.5

How many partnerships is your organization currently engaged in? Would it surprise you that not all are true partnerships and that depending on your internal resources, you may have too many, resulting in diminishing returns? The term partnerships is often a catch-all term for varying relationships. This session brings a panel of experts on the subject together to explain the characteristics of partnerships, power dynamics, what makes them effective, and when they are not right for what you need to accomplish. The panel will also provide a variety of resources for you to access to help develop your personal and organizational partnership effectiveness.

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Global HR Models: Early Stage to Mature Structures for Greater Impact

Global HR Models: Early Stage to Mature Structures for Greater Impact

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.7

INGOs often have a significant global footprint and must meet legal and human resources requirements across many countries and jurisdictions, yet frequently they have limited HR resources and staffing. This session will cover strategies for building a global HR infrastructure from the ground up, with attention to core policies and procedures around key HR functions. Panelists will discuss how they each developed, revised, and improved their human resources processes and policies at both HQ and in the field; their lessons learned; their work to integrate key organizational values across their workforce; and the development of their own global HR team.

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Maintaining Your Sanity in a Project Implementation

Maintaining Your Sanity in a Project Implementation

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.8

Ever watch a rerun of a sporting event and comment on what could have been done to win the game? In this session, join us on a journey as you experience the chaos of a project without an implementation methodology as the presenters identify what could have been done to govern the project to a successful completion. Attendees will leave this session with tools to use or adapt to create a suitable implementation methodology for their IT project, enabling the project team to succeed at their project goal.

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Audits and the Uniform Guidance: Updates and Applications

Audits and the Uniform Guidance: Updates and Applications

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.10

Do you want to understand how interpretative guidance of the Uniform Guidance could impact your organization and audit results? Come learn about and discuss the most complex items in the Uniform Guidance from an audit perspective, including procurement regulations, subrecipient monitoring, indirect cost rates, and internal controls. Participants will take part in a facilitated conversation as to what peers are doing to address these areas and get an audit perspective on them.

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What Subrecipients Need to Know About Federal Grant Rules

What Subrecipients Need to Know About Federal Grant Rules

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.11

Few federal grants management topics have received as much attention over the last couple of years as subrecipient management and monitoring. While OMB's Uniform Guidance outlines the responsibilities of pass-through entities' organizations that provide subawards to subrecipients' many pass-through organizations impose formal requirements and informal practices on subaward relationships that go beyond what the federal requirements intended, often resulting in strained relationships and inefficient implementation. This session will focus on the key elements for subrecipients to keep in mind as they negotiate with pass-through entities, implement under subawards, and build mutually beneficial relationships.

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Cybersecurity: Assessing Your Vulnerability

Cybersecurity: Assessing Your Vulnerability

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.12

The root causes of cyber risk are varied, and vulnerability hinges on factors ranging from technology architecture to human elements, vendor relationships, and motives against an organization. This session reports the findings of an InsideNGO member's groundbreaking survey of INGOs and other nonprofits, published by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure and Technology, that examines recent trends in cybersecurity programming, staffing, controls, and risk financing. Then, a commercial insurance expert will give strategies to avoid, reduce, transfer, and finance information risk, including a discussion of the self-assessment mechanism as a critical element of the insurance underwriting process, and key considerations in bulletproofing organizational asset protection.

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Trust Me, I'm a Skeptic

Trust Me, I'm a Skeptic

Jul 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ Jul 20, 2017 11:50am

Identification: Th02.1

Over time it is easy to allow professional skepticism to slip, especially in the area of finance. As we get more comfortable with those we work with, the standards we adhere to and the stability of ongoing relationships, it becomes more and more difficult to remain professionally skeptical. From statistics to psychology, this session will go over the importance of maintaining our skepticism and offer tips for how to remain that way.

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Ultimate Communication & Collaboration Tools: Selection & Management

Ultimate Communication & Collaboration Tools: Selection & Management

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.2

There is a plethora of communication and collaboration tools in the marketplace. From those that target one-to-many communication, to those that support many-to-many collaboration, or simple one-to-one tools, there are a lot of choices for global teams with varying technology literacy levels. This interactive session will discuss various categories of tools: communication apps such as Yammer, Skype for Business, Slack; collaboration tools such as Basecamp, SmartSheet, and Box. What are organizations using as well as avoiding? In addition, panelists will discuss policies created to manage requests and the processes implemented to govern these tools.

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Pursuing New Funding: How This Can Change Your Culture

Pursuing New Funding: How This Can Change Your Culture

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.3

An organization's culture dramatically affects its effectiveness and culture is pervasive, influencing all areas of the organization, including business development. Diversifying your funding comes with a host of changes within an organization that must be overcome. Learn what the most significant cultural changes are required within an organization as it pursues different funding sources.

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Roadmap for Building a Safety & Security Function for Today & Tomorrow

Roadmap for Building a Safety & Security Function for Today & Tomorrow

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.5

Does your organization operate without an internal safety and security professional? Are you currently trying to build or enhance your safety and security function across your offices? If yes, this session is for you; no need to start from scratch. Today, lean budgets are no excuse for not having a solid safety and security function in place. Join us as two member organizations share with you the process, framework, valuable resources available, and what they wish someone had told them before they started. Discuss not only the current security risk landscape but trending issues that need to be addressed such as Uber and Airbnb, lone wolf radicals, bullying, and harassment moving beyond an HR issue. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences.

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Together We Grow: How to Make Learning a Core Value

Together We Grow: How to Make Learning a Core Value

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.6

A team from Wildlife Conservation Society, winners of LINGOs' Member of the Year award in 2016, reveal how they put learning at the heart of their organization and linked it to their strategy and core values. The session will cover how to convince staff at all levels that employee development helps the organization achieve its goals. Leave inspired with ideas on how to make the case for learning through measurement and evaluation, how to use learning to meet your organization's needs, and how to build a learning network and create a real buzz around it!

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Conducting an Investigation Interview Using the PEACE Model

Conducting an Investigation Interview Using the PEACE Model

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.9

Whether you are conducting a fraud or human resources investigation, all involve interviews. A non-accusatory, information gathering approach to investigative interviewing is the PEACE model, considered to be best practice and suitable for any type of interviewee: victim, witness, or suspect. Join us for an overview of this model.

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Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole: Check Your PULSE

Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole: Check Your PULSE

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.10

Are you tired of playing whack-a-mole with your field projects? You know, running from one problem to the next: a finance issue in Kenya, a grants fiasco in Guatemala, and so on. What if you could check the pulse of the organization across your critical functional and administrative areas? What if you could use this pulse to inform your annual improvement plans to ensure that they are focused on the real issues facing projects? ACDI/VOCA will share their process and results so that attendees walk away with a clear implementation checklist to launch PULSE within their own organization.

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Supporting a Diverse Global Workforce: LGBT and Travel Risk

Supporting a Diverse Global Workforce: LGBT and Travel Risk

Jul 20, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 2:15pm

Identification: Th03.13

For minority and LGBT staff and volunteers, there can be unique risks when it comes to traveling regionally and internationally. In more than half of the world, members of the LGBT community face harsh discrimination and may not be protected by workplace law. The rise of nationalism and the escalation of faith-based discrimination make having a diverse workforce a greater risk to both the individual and the organization. Led by a panel and using case studies, this session will help you to compare your organization's policies and protocols where diversity and risk intersect, and learn how to engage your staff in discussions of travel risk profiles.

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Harnessing Technology for Compliance

Harnessing Technology for Compliance

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.4

Risk management for NGOs and not-for-profit organizations is growing more complex and challenging, with ever-changing compliance requirements, geographic locations, and fiscal resources. Learn how organizations have integrated technology into compliance, such as using a ticketing system to manage leases and bank accounts, the gamification of compliance knowledge, and integrating technology into internal audit. Understand the convergence of internal audit, operations, compliance, and risk management and return to your organization with practical technology tools to enhance compliance, as well as risk management strategies.

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The Urge to Merge: Case Examples

The Urge to Merge: Case Examples

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.5

The sector has seen a number of mergers in the past two years. A panel of three CEOs will discuss the reasons behind their mergers, the realities of the process, and looking back what they had wish they had known. A unique opportunity to gain insights into the pros, cons, and considerations of what may be the new reality for the community.

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Mobility & Rewards: Rethinking International Assignee Strategies

Mobility & Rewards: Rethinking International Assignee Strategies

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.6

The INGO workforce is globally mobile with temporary staff, extended assignment staff and even relocated employees. Managing global mobility has become a greater challenge that requires creative ideas and diligence by global human resource professionals. In this session, we'll look at current developments, such as increased use of PEOs and long-term implications, the trend of dual national hires, and shifts in benefit strategies. Our panel will discuss approaches and concepts that will help you build your long-term strategies for your globally mobile staff.

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Making Quality Decisions: The Intersection of Data and Intuition

Making Quality Decisions: The Intersection of Data and Intuition

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.7

We are living in an unprecedented age filled with huge amounts of open-sourced data. We know that using this data to make evidence-based decisions is critical, but it is not as easy as it can seem. Are you a leader or data analyst in your organization? Do you use data analysis techniques, personal intuition, or a combination of both to interpret data? Join us to hear about the pros and cons of each approach and learn how to use data appropriately, when to trust intuition, and how to avoid letting individual biases lead you astray.

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The Future of Capacity Building: Scalable, Digital, Immersive and Fun!

The Future of Capacity Building: Scalable, Digital, Immersive and Fun!

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.8

Can games really support humanitarian and development learning? This session goes through examples of learning games from the sector including crisis response, staff orientation, and minimum humanitarian standards. It will cover mixed reality games for enhancing learning, learning experiences that can be created to improve blended courses and address behavioral change, and how mobile technologies and simulations can affect such learning experiences. Leave with a much better understanding of how the world of creative technology can be used effectively to engage audiences and promote learning.

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Building a Foundation for Collaboration and Efficiency in a Matrixed Organization

Building a Foundation for Collaboration and Efficiency in a Matrixed Organization

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.9

Do you have staff reporting to more than one manager? Teams that span countries with multiple reporting relationships? Today's complex, global, matrixed structures require proactive management and communication. This session brings a leading organization in matrixed management to share their 6 C Model that highlights the skill sets and mindsets needed to minimize complexity and streamline efficiency in your organization. Join us for some key insights and practical take-aways that can make an instant difference in navigating a matrixed structure in your organization.

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Pitfalls of Global Payments and Best Practices to Avoid Them

Pitfalls of Global Payments and Best Practices to Avoid Them

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.10

Managing foreign exchange in a project-based environment is a key piece of the financial activities of international NGOs. However, with the challenges of compliance risk, financial controls, and opaque pricing, it is often difficult to determine the best procedures. Millions of dollars in donor funds are wasted each year on currency conversions that can be easily avoided by adapting simple principles. This session will highlight some of the leading industry practices using case studies and practical concepts to help maximize funding at the local level, with the goal of increasing transparency and awareness of this 'hidden cost' to the overall NGO community.

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Audited to Death

Audited to Death

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.11

Organizations are being bombarded by donor and other compliance audits that are often asking for the same information (not just USG, but from all funders). Come share and discuss lessons and tricks on how organizations have structured their audits and strategies to negotiate with funders on how leveraging existing audits can accommodate their needs, versus requiring additional financial statements, grant and project audits and agreed-upon procedures, when dealing with multi country funders.

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Just Got Hacked: Step-By-Step What to Do

Just Got Hacked: Step-By-Step What to Do

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.12

When a cyber security incident occurs, are you prepared? What do you do, who do you call? In this session, walk through each step following an incident while receiving practical advice and insights based on those with experience. Phases of response that will be discussed include: initial analysis & briefing, identification, containment, recovery, and aftermath.

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How to Be a Better Collaborator

How to Be a Better Collaborator

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.13

Join us for an interactive session that will challenge participants to reframe their thinking and improve their approach to collaborating in real-time through a series of group Lego activities. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the three main characteristics of good collaborators and a road-map for how they can approach their next collaboration to ensure the best outcomes.

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A Gallop Through the Uniform Guidance

A Gallop Through the Uniform Guidance

Jul 20, 2017 2:35pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 3:50pm

Identification: Th04.1

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) overhauled the requirements for managing federal assistance awards with the intention of simplifying them, and applying them to all federal agencies, recipients and subrecipients. Regardless of whether you think the final Uniform Guidance achieved those goals, one thing for certain is that organizations implementing assistance awards need to approach the requirements from a position of knowledge and strength. Presented in laymen’s terms, the session will “gallop” through the administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements that recently changed. Everyone from a seasoned veteran to a new employee will benefit from this solid overview.

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How to Create a Business Intelligence Dashboard in an Hour

How to Create a Business Intelligence Dashboard in an Hour

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.3

We all have Excel and make static charts and graphs, but what about using Power BI, a free dashboard tool from Microsoft, to create beautiful, interactive dashboards? Learn how to collect inputs from multiple sources and quickly visualize both quantitative and qualitative data with Power BI, so your information comes alive in real-time. It's so easy that even non-techies will love it. See a demo of how to create a dashboard (in under an hour!), review some programmatic and financial example dashboards created by Pact and EGPAF using maps and a variety of chart widgets, and learn more about licensing options.

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The Next Frontier: Combining Financial and Programmatic Data

The Next Frontier: Combining Financial and Programmatic Data

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.4

How much does it cost an organization to deliver a specific output or outcome within a given context? While this kind of metric is becoming more important for funders deciding whom to give funds to, it can also be very useful for program managers to decide how to allocate scarce resources within and across programs to maximize impact. Come and learn more about cost efficiency and cost effectiveness, share practical experiences, and take away different ways of conducting cost analysis as organizations discuss different approaches from the simple to the more advanced.

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So You Think You Are Compliant? 2 CFR 200 and Procurement

So You Think You Are Compliant? 2 CFR 200 and Procurement

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.5

Your procurement policies and procedures are established and have been used for years. But are they compliant with 2 CFR 200? How prepared is your organization for the significant changes that 2 CFR 200 will require to be made to your procurement standards when the deferment period ends? Presenters will share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and solutions from their experience when they implemented the regulations; information that can ensure compliance in your procurement procedures.

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Data Privacy, Protection & Compliance from US to EU & Beyond

Data Privacy, Protection & Compliance from US to EU & Beyond

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.7

In May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. This is one of the biggest shake ups in data protection and privacy and not the least of which is its extra-territoriality. In many countries, the adoption of stricter data privacy and protection is on the rise. These regulations will require organizations to adopt entirely new behaviors in the way they collect and use personal information. What ways will GDPR impact your organization? How do you need to prepare? Join us for this important compliance discussion.

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Ask an Auditor

Ask an Auditor

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.8

Interested in what's trending among auditors who audit NGOs? How do auditors approaching audit requirements gain insights into the latest trends and what are they observing? Have a burning question you always wanted to ask? A panel of auditors from several audit firms will lead off this session with general observations drawn from their practice, and then answer your specific questions.

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Risk, Returns, and Impact Investing: The Investor Perspective

Risk, Returns, and Impact Investing: The Investor Perspective

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.9

As NGOs increasingly incorporate impact investing into their organizational strategies, it is essential that organizations develop an understanding of the perspectives of a wide range of potential investors. This interactive panel will bring together a range of investors along the ?continuum of capital,? including foundations, Development Finance Institutions, and commercial investors to explore how different impact investors balance risk, returns, and achieve impact.

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Market Intelligence Data Services: What's Offered and What's Their Pay-off?

Market Intelligence Data Services: What's Offered and What's Their Pay-off?

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.11

New market intelligence data services like GovWin, Govini, FedMarket, EZ GovOpps, and BloombergGov offer access to tools that help organizations gather market intelligence, track government opportunities, analyze trends in targeted funding, and make bid investment decisions. Free data sources such as USASpending.gov, ForeignAssistance.gov, USAFacts, and USAID's Development Explorer provide plenty of raw data that can be food for thought. You will leave this session with an understanding of these services (and others) and find out how organizations are using them to improve business development. Get a comparison of the different data sources and find out the pros and cons of each.

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SPLIT: Building and Engaging Global IT Teams

SPLIT: Building and Engaging Global IT Teams

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.12

Providing valued and mission-supportive IT services depends on having a great team. But how do you build and manage a successful internationally dispersed team that is excited, motivated, collaborative, as well as intellectually engaged? Through the adoption of the SPLIT framework (structures, processes, language, identity, and technology), Jhpiego built a global team that excels in collaboration and service. Learn more about the SPLIT framework and the challenges and the successes in the process of building a Global IT team across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. You will leave this session with ideas you can adapt to create and build your own highly functional global team.

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Empowering Partners: How to Overcome Challenges in Capacity Building

Empowering Partners: How to Overcome Challenges in Capacity Building

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.14

Building the capacity of partner organizations in different contexts is not always easy but if done effectively it can achieve great results. This session will cover how to build partners' capacity in a range of environments, with all the unique challenges that brings. It will look at lessons learned and the impact on results from a sub-granting perspective. Leave well equipped to build capacity and empower partners effectively in any context.

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Achieve Global Talent© on a Shoestring Budget

Achieve Global Talent© on a Shoestring Budget

Jul 20, 2017 4:10pm ‐ Jul 20, 2017 5:10pm

Identification: Th05.1

We all know that organizational goals rely on the high performance of motivated employees. How can a leader with a busy schedule and tight budget engineer a high performing, motivated team? Achieve Global Talent is a strategic, strength-based program that provides specific modules that can be implemented with little funding. From onboarding to staff development and performance reviews, this engaging, humorous, and interactive session will offer clear steps, sample templates, and tips for implementing each of these programs. This program has been implemented by ACDI/VOCA, an international development organization operating in over 40 countries.

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InsideNGO Town Hall: Framing Our Future

InsideNGO Town Hall: Framing Our Future

Jul 21, 2017 8:30am ‐ Jul 21, 2017 9:15am

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After celebrating InsideNGO’s 40th anniversary on the first evening of the conference, this session on our final day looks at what’s ahead. Join President and CEO Tom Dente as shares the next steps in our exciting evolution as the essential community for today’s international relief and development organizations. Come learn more about how we’ll be extending our global reach as a provider of expertise in operational excellence. We’ll update you about new learning services and upcoming events in the second half of 2017/early 2018. Joining in the conversation with be our new Board Chair, Richard Collier-Keywood.

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