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The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

 
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July 15Rainy Day Funds in a Downpour: Nonprofits Tapping Reserves During COVID-19

This webinar is a collaboration between:
Fisher College of Business

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
John Carroll University College of Arts and Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

As COVID-19 has impacted every community across the globe, nonprofits have faced increasing demand for their services despite declining resources. Amid the crisis, there have been increased calls for nonprofits to tap into reserves, with endowments, donor-advised funds and donor-restricted funds all being discussed as possible funding sources to meet urgent needs. Academic and nonprofit leaders from John Carroll University, Indiana University and the University of Pittsburgh will discuss the costs and benefits of tapping reserves, the calls for additional federal requirements on nonprofit spending, and practical considerations that all nonprofits should address before opening the spigot on reserve funds.

Speakers:

Phil HackneyPhilip Hackney, Associate Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Philip Hackney teaches contracts and a broad range of tax law courses. He researches, writes and speaks about nonprofit organization legal matters and tax law and is often quoted as an expert in publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Politico. Before the academy, Hackney worked as an attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS in Washington, D.C., where he focused on exempt organization tax issues.

Una OsiliUna Osili, Associate Dean for Research and International Programs and Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Dr. Una Osili is a global expert on philanthropy and social innovation. She has more than two decades of experience in leadership, economic policy and research across public and private sectors, and recently testified to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on supporting charitable giving during the COVID-19 crisis.

Dr. Osili is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world’s first school on philanthropy. She leads the research and publication of Global Resource Flows Index and the Global Philanthropy Environment Index, as well as the research and publication of Giving USA, the annual report on American philanthropy. Dr. Osili is the founder of Generosity for Life – a digital platform that provides new data tools in the area of philanthropy and social impact.

Una received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and her master’s and PhD from Northwestern University.

Dani RobbinsDani Robbins, Director, Nonprofit Administration, John Carroll University College of Arts and Sciences

After serving in the nonprofit arena for over 25 years, primarily in executive leadership positions for social justice agencies, Dani Robbins has ascended to what she considers her dream job and the continuation of her life’s work: advancing social justice.

She holds a MA in Public Administration from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and a BA from Kent State University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 22, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Advanced Leadership Program, offered in conjunction with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Robbins founded and still leads Non Profit Evolution, a consulting firm dedicated to building capacity, board governance and organizational development in small to mid-size nonprofit organizations. She has served as the chief executive of two domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers, as well as two Boys & Girls Clubs.

Dani is also a speaker and trainer, a former instructor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and is a former fundraising coach for Network for Good.

Moderator:

Brian MittendorfBrian Mittendorf, Fisher Designated Professor of Accounting at The Ohio State University and Senior Associate Dean for Staff, Human Resources and Culture at Fisher College of Business

Brian Mittendorf holds a BBA in accounting from Baylor University and a PhD in accounting from Ohio State. Prior to his promotion to Fisher’s leadership team, Brian served as chair of the college’s Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems.

He specializes in managerial accounting, nonprofit accounting and the role of accounting in supply chain management. Brian has published articles in academic journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, and the RAND Journal of Economics, and he serves as an editor for Production and Operations Management and Journal of Management Accounting Research. He has also been cited in media outlets including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNN Money, MarketWatch, NBC News, Newsweek, Nonprofit Times, NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The New Yorker, USA Today, and The Washington Post.

When:
July 15, 2020
1 – 2 p.m. EDT

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Questions? 
Please contact Tami Ewing at ewing.188@osu.edu

August 6Women in Leadership 

Join Cynthia Turner (MA ’95, PhD ’96), assistant dean and chief diversity officer at Fisher College of Business, and prominent Fisher alumnae, for a discussion about women in leadership. More details soon!

Cynthia TurnerModerator: Cynthia Turner (MA ’95, PhD ’96), Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Cynthia W. Turner joined Fisher in 2013 as a senior lecturer of accounting. Cynthia comes to Fisher having served on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for more than 17 years where she was lecturer and associate director of the department’s undergraduate accountancy program.

Cynthia currently serves on the leadership team at Fisher as the assistant dean and chief diversity officer. As a faculty member in the Department of Accounting and MIS, she teaches courses in cost and managerial accounting and accounting and information systems in the undergraduate and MAcc programs. Further, she teaches in Fisher's executive education program. As a researcher, Cynthia's scholarly work has been in the Journal of Accounting Research and the International Journal of Accounting.

In 2016, Cynthia created Project THRIVE, a diversity initiative designed to increase the underrepresented minority talent within the undergraduate program in the department. In 2018, she was honored for her success in doubling the diversity within the undergraduate program in two short years and was awarded the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award by the university.

When:
August 6, 2020
2 – 3 p.m. EDT

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Questions? 
Please contact Tami Ewing at ewing.188@osu.edu

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