Call for Sessions | 2022 Financial Management Conference

Want to share? We want to learn.
Do you have experience, best and promising practices and tools, or innovative ideas to share with your colleagues who lead and manage the financial capacities of affordable housing organizations? Planning is underway for the Strength Matters Financial Management Conference, September 7-9, 2022 in New Orleans and we invite interested speakers to contribute to the content.

Target Audience
Our goal is to meet the financial management and peer exchange needs of professionals in the nonprofit affordable housing and community development industry. We specifically provide programs targeting financial leadership, predominantly CFOs, and also attract a significant number of CEOs and COOs, as well as investors, syndicators, and financial professionals from tax and accounting firms involved in affordable housing.


Session Topics of Interest
The 2022 Financial Management Conference will cover business practice & continuity, capital, financial talent and teams, and resiliency & change. Strength Matters is accepting session ideas for 60-minute and 90-minute sessions for these topics:   

Business Practice & Continuity
 + Data Management
 + Cybersecurity
 + Speed of Business Change and The Finance Function
 + Enterprise Risk Management Best Practices
 + The CFO, Development Staff and Asset Management Staff: The Golden Triangle for Effective and Efficient Rental Development and Ownership
 + The Dashboard: The Perennial Tool for Financial Storytelling
+ Cash Forecasting: Always and Forever
 + Negotiating Operating Agreements with Syndicators
 + Comparing and Analyzing Investor Offers
 + Strategic Disposition: Pulling Equity from Portfolio to Support Growth
 + Non-traditional Capital Partners: Building the Partnerships
 + Capital Structuring Decisions: Today’s Capital Stack to Meet Mission and Margin
 + State and Local Recovery Funds: Effective Relationships with Government Partners to Access Project Capital
Financial Talent and Teams
 + The CFO as Strategist: The Evolving Role in the C-Suite
 + The CFO and CEO partnership
 + Building the Finance Team for Organizational Growth
 + Amplifying Financial Talent
 + Recruiting Financial Talent
 + Developing the Next Generation of CFOs
 + Succession Planning for the CFO Role
 + The Comptroller’s Currency: Managing From the Middle
Resiliency & Change
 + Best Practices for Managing a Remote Audit
 + Transformative Technology 
 + Organizational Culture in the Hybrid Space
 + Outsourcing Accounting Talent
+ Returning to the Office: Space Planning and Employee Collaboration
+ Employee Retention in a Hybrid Workforce: New Game, New Rules
 + What COVID Taught You About the Role of CFO

Selection Process
Session ideas will be selected based on their relevance to the target audience and the field and how well they meet the following criteria: 

  1. Practical, actionable takeaways for attendees – ideas and tools
  2. Clear outline of the tangible impact your presentation will have on attendees
  3. Go in-depth rather than staying broad – talk about and show the “how to” of the information
  4. Consider diversity of your presenters (race, ethnicity, gender, rural/urban market, small/mid-size/large institutions representation)
  5. Engaging – thought provoking, inspiring, and fun delivery

Call for Sessions Timeline

  • Submissions due: Friday, June 24 by 7PM PT
  • Presenters informed of selection decision: July 8
  • Conference day and time slot assignments provided: August 1
  • Session materials due: August 15


Submission deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022 8PM ET

Author: Chelsea Maupin

Güd Marketing - Strength Matters Communications

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