Passion to Performance: Proving your Impact

Most organizations "count" things, but how relevant are the measures being collected? Can your nonprofit do more to translate the info you collect into true insights about work? Join UNA and FORVIS for the essential training led by nonprofit leadership expert, Dan Prater. This training, featured at the 2023 UNA Annual Conference, provides an additional opportunity for those that may have missed it.

In a world of growing needs and limited resources, funders want more than heart-stirring stories. They want to invest in well-managed organizations that can demonstrate meaningful, lasting impact. 

In this session you'll learn the importance of data collection and how it can improve your effectiveness.

Who Should Attend?
Executive Directors,grant writers, fund developers, and anyone else who would benefit from learning about the importance of measurables.

UNA Members: $45
Not-Yet-Members: $90

About the Speaker

Dan Prater

Dan is the Senior Managing Consultant at FORVIS, LLC. Dan has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership and higher education. He was the founder and executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University (Springfield, MO). In this role, he organized workshops and conferences, consulted nonprofit organizations, and wrote and spoke on industry-related topics. He co-created the university's popular Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership and continues to serve as an adjunct instructor in the program.

Dan has authored several studies on nonprofit and civic issues. Most recently he published in-depth studies on Religious Congregation Community Engagement, Volunteerism, and Nonprofit Impact.

Dan provides consulting services to numerous nonprofits, NGOs and governmental organizations. He works with a variety of types and sizes of groups. Throughout the past few years, he has provided assistance to large institutions/organizations such as the Mississippi State University, University of Texas, Belmont University, and healthcare systems, as well as to mid-sized and small organizations that have no paid employees.

Dan was the board chair of Nonprofit Missouri, the statewide organization that promotes nonprofit organizations. He currently sits on these boards: Greene County Family Violence Center – Harmony House, Ozarks Regional YMCA (Springfield, MO), Elevate Lives (Springfield, MO), and Isabel's House Crisis Nursery - advisory board (Springfield, MO).

Dan is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops across the Midwest. In addition, he has been published more than 25 times on topics of the nonprofit industry and has authored multiple research projects.

Dan completed the Georgetown University Nonprofit Executive Management program, has a Master of Art in Communication from Drury University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Evangel University.

About Forvis

FORVIS is built upon the strong legacies of BKD and DHG, which are reflected in a name that represents our unique focus on preparing our clients for what is next. With more than 5,400 dedicated professionals who serve clients in all 50 states, as well as across the globe, FORVIS will offer comprehensive assurance, tax, advisory, and wealth management services. Learn more about FORVIS.

03/12/2024 from  1:00 PM to  2:00 PM
Event Fee(s) - UNA Members: Please log in above to see member discount
Registration Fee $90.00