Managing finance and operations for complex nonprofits is never easy. Throw in a global pandemic, and you likely faced more operational challenges in the past year than ever before. Fortunately, from the chaos comes great learnings and opportunities to institutionalize new practices that will benefit your organization in the years to come.
Join this session to hear how Guadalupe Centers adapted to overcome the challenges of the past year. In this first part of this session, Beto Lopez, Chief Operations Officer at Guadalupe Centers, will share the struggles and successes of the past year. As a transplant from the private sector, Beto pulled from his past professional experience to move through the challenges of 2020.
All finance, operations, and admin professionals are welcome to join this dynamic conversation and hear the key lessons Guadalupe Centers learned, including developing scenario plans, maintaining flexibility, and remembering to breathe.
In the second part of the session, we’ll move into breakout rooms to encourage small group discussion and networking. You will have the opportunity to share your perspective, ask questions, and gain insight from your nonprofit peers.
This is a program of the Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series.
J. Beto Lopez is currently the Chief Operating Officer with the Guadalupe Centers (GC). He joined GC in 2017 after spending over 25 years in commercial real estate brokerage, development and lending. Throughout his entire professional career, Beto has felt a duty to give back to the community and has served on numerous volunteer boards and commissions. Some of his civic involvement includes serving as the current Mayor Pro-Tempore/City Council member for the City of Lee’s Summit, and serving as a Board Member with KC Scholars Program and Mid America Regional Council.
Beto earned his undergraduate degree from Rockhurst College (1991) and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University (1994). Beto is married to Venessa Maxwell-Lopez who is local practicing attorney and together have raised 3 daughters now currently in college (Michaela, UMKC Med School), (Celena, Northwest MO St.), (Sophie, William Jewell). In his free time, Beto enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, attending college sporting events, playing golf, and he is a die-hard Royals and Chiefs fan.
Your active participation is highly encouraged. No one has all of the solutions, but everyone has something worth contributing. Your small group discussion participation will help others share, grow, and learn.
Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series
What’s the best way to stay connected? Turn to your nonprofit network. Join Nonprofit Connect for facilitated discussions with your nonprofit peers every Monday morning at 10:00 AM. We will select a new topic each week, and invite you to tune in for learning and sharing. 2021 Round 2 Let's Connect sessions include:
Disclaimer: Discussions will be recorded and shared as a resource, so participation means you may be recorded as well.
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