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Non-profit leaders to talk Covid-19 challenges at RichnerLive webinar

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The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been widespread. Like businesses and schools, non-profit organizations too have faced major challenges and needed to adapt during these times.
 
RichnerLive, a division of Richner Communications, which publishes Herald Community Newspapers, will host its “Not-For-Profit Summit: Covid-19 and Beyond,” a special, one and a half-hour webinar featuring leaders in the non-profit industry, on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. 
 
In many cases, these past few months have created a greater need among the populations that non-profit organizations serve — for child care, for food, for financial assistance — while the non-profits themselves are also dealing with limited resources.
 
From creating new fundraising methods to keeping the people they serve engaged in different ways, this conversation will focus on how not-for-profits have overcome tough times in recent months. Every non-profit is struggling in some way, and this discussion will guide viewers on:
 
• Financial sustainability 
• Fundraising
• Program operations
• Board engagement and growth
 
The morning’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Association. Reynolds also served five years as executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, where he launched programs helping vulnerable youth populations. He also currently serves on several drug task forces, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Heroin Prevention Task Force.
 
Other panelists will include: 
 
• Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares
 
• Andrea Rieger, CFO of Variety Child Learning Center
 
• David Rottkamp, CPA partner and not-for-profit practice leader of Grassi Advisors & Accountants
 
• Jennifer L. Smith, community development officer, Investors Bank
 
Skye Ostreicher, of RichnerLive and Herald Community Newspapers, will facilitate the discussion among the non-profit experts and deliver questions from event participants.
 
To register, visit liherald.com/notforprofit. To submit your questions in advance, email insideli@liherald.com. To sponsor a webinar or for more information about Herald Inside LI, contact Amy Amato at aamato@richnerlive.com or (516) 569-4000, ext. 224.