Fall 2016 Nonprofit Symposia Speakers & Topics Announced

HBP’s Fall Nonprofit Symposia are Oct. 20 (Alexandria) and Oct. 27 (Baltimore).


5 Steps to Developing an Effective Social Media Strategy with Dianne Henderson

Discover tips and tactics to help you build a solid social marketing strategy. From planning an editorial calendar to identifying key metrics that will help you measure success, this session will help you take your social media presence to a new level.

Accounting Update with Andy Powell, CPA, Erica Roque, CPA, Esq.m & Marco Fernandes, CPA

Get up to date on the most significant accounting changes!  This session will focus on new developments regarding lease accounting (to capitalize or not to capitalize!), revenue recognition (the 5-step model!), and nonprofit financial statement reporting and presentation (transparency, transparency, transparency!).  During this session, we will focus on best practices for implementation with practical examples and scenarios to help foster you through the changes.

HR Questions, Answered with Eileen Levitt

Join Eileen as she explores the recent updates in human resources, including FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) changes, sick leave, and current workforce trends.

Ask the Expert Panel: Outsourcing Services

During this open panel, various leaders will take to the stage to answer your most pressing questions when it comes to matters directly affecting outsourcing for your organization.Walk away with tips and tricks to keep your organization running smoothly from the inside out, and be prepared to face challenges when they arise.

Speaker Bios:

Dianne HendersonDianne Henderson, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Dianne has over eight years of digital marketing and web communications experience with a strong focus in both paid and organic social media marketing. She currently leads the social media strategy for the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region and implements strategic social recommendations that drive reach, engagement, conversation and website traffic. Dianne has also spent time managing social content, creative and communities for companies of all sizes including Medifast, Inc., Samuelson Diamonds and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland.

Dianne is not only passionate about social media on the clock, she keeps herself immersed in the world of social media 24/7. Her favorite channels are Instagram and Snapchat and live tweeting her favorite TV shows is one of her favorite past times.

Eileen LevittEileen Levitt, The HR Team

Eileen Levitt has more than 20 years of HR experience in business strategy, recruitment and retention, executive/employee coaching, benefits, financial management, compensation, and policy/procedure development. She has served numerous domestic and international clientele in the non-profit and for-profit industries. Ms. Levitt received her BS degree in Finance from The American University, her MBA from The University of Baltimore, and is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  She was named by the Maryland Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 women in 2008 and 2014.

Laurie L. McIntoshLaurie L. McIntosh, Society for Human Resource Management

Laurie McIntosh is currently the Director, Membership for the Society for Human Resource Management. In her role, she focuses on effective strategies to attract, engage and retain members. She is an effective leader, coach, and is frequently requested to speak regarding HR related topics. Prior to joining SHRM she worked as an HR practitioner and has industry experience in banking, health care, and consumer packaged goods, She received her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University and holds both SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) and CAE (Certified Association Executive) designations. Connect with Laurie at: Twitter: @SHRMLaurie LinkedIn: Laurie McIntosh, SHRM-SCP

Andy PowellAndy Powell, CPA, Managing Partner

Andy has more than 25 years of auditing, operational and financial experience in both large and small organizations including nonprofits, government contractors, and small businesses. His broad range of expertise includes the auditing of both privately and federally funded organizations.

Erica RoqueErica Roque, CPA, Esq., Tax Principal

An attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Erica is a well-rounded business professional with more than 10 years of taxation, operational, financial, and auditing experience. In her current role as a tax principal, Erica provides income tax planning and compliance services for corporations.

Marco FernandesMarco Fernandes, CPA, Audit Principal

Marco has more than eight years of experience in the accounting industry, with a special focus on providing audit and business advisory services to a wide array of nonprofit organizations, for profit businesses, and government contractors.