Toward Financial Sustainability: Guidance for Strong Planning that Goes Beyond Pandemic Response

September 16, 2020  
Webinar presented by Denham Wolf
Webinar
Wednesday
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Event Description

Nonprofit leaders are continuously challenged to secure funding, to maximize their real estate, to prove their credit-worthiness, and more. In a pandemic like COVID-19, these struggles have intensified, but leaders’ commitments to good information and smart decision-making must endure. In this two-part webinar series, three long-time nonprofit advisors will empower responsive, actionable, and durable planning efforts by sharing their best practices and newest insights. The first webinar will take a 3-month perspective and address short-term challenges and opportunities, while the second webinar will examine a 3-year landscape.

Speakers
Paul G. Wolf
President, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
Paul is an established leader in the field of real estate, with more than 30 years of development, brokerage, and nonprofit consulting experience. Paul’s expertise is shaped by a breadth and depth of experience in New York City real estate and is proven by his strong record of realizing complex projects. As an industry leader, Paul’s insights and creative approaches, together with those of Co-President Jon Denham, provide the underlying framework for all of Denham Wolf’s services. As a principal of Denham Wolf, Paul has provided strategic guidance and technical expertise for a range of arts, cultural, community development, healthcare, social service, and educational organizations in New York City. Prior to co-founding Denham Wolf in 1998, Paul served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He currently serves on the board of the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics.
Duncan Webb
President, Webb Mgmt
Duncan Webb founded Webb Mgmt in 1997 to provide management consulting services to the nonprofit arts sector. The firm has completed more than 450 assignments for the advancement of communities, organizations and facilities. Duncan began his career in commercial lending and international finance, then migrated to the nonprofit sector to focus on producing, marketing, sponsorship, venue operations and nonprofit finance. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Duncan is an active speaker and published writer on nonprofit management and the development, operation and financing of cultural facilities. His book “Running Theaters: Best Practices for Managers and Leaders” published by Allworth Press was the first book ever written on the management of performing arts facilities. A second edition will be released this summer. Duncan taught nonprofit arts administration at Baruch College (CUNY) and New York University from 1991 to 2017.
Sunil K. Aggarwal
Founder, ThinkForward Financial
Financing is problem-solving, says Sunil Aggarwal. He realized more than two decades ago that New York’s nonprofits and small businesses would excel in a competitive market using solution-based project financial planning. In 2009, “ThinkForward” became the working model for an advisory dedicated to helping small and mid-sized enterprises navigate the funding challenges inherent to mission oriented organizations. To-date, Sunil’s practice has structured and placed $2.5B in bonds, loans, and tax credits, specifically for this unique segment of companies. Sunil’s experiences as Vice President of the NYC Economic Development Corp. (1990-1997) and later as a senior investment banker (1999-2008) provided early exposure to a wide range of development financing tools. Through the years, Sunil has maintained and expanded relationships with NY economic development agencies, banks, bond and tax credit equity investors, and community development lenders—contributing to the long-term viability and success of hundreds of NY nonprofits. Sunil holds an MS in Quantitative Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Manchester. He is an SEC and MSRB Registered Municipal Advisor and a Registered Rep with A. Bridge RealVest Securities Corp (broker-dealer), and he holds FINRA Series 7, 50, and 63 licenses.
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