2018 Conference

40th Annual LFMA Conference

Sunday, September 30 – Tuesday, October 2

Scottsdale, AZ

Stay Sharp: Networking / Skills / Strategy – to Build Your Mission’s Muscle



The 40th annual LFMA conference will be held at The McCormick Scottsdale, set on the shores of Camelback Lake and overlooking Camelback Mountain.

In order to help keep your organization fit, this year’s conference will include sessions and networking events on finance, information technology, HR, risk management and accounting updates, such as:


Economic Trends & the Social Sector

Jeffrey Lewis, Economist, Author, CEO of The Azimuth Group

Creating For Profit / Not For Profit Partnerships

Jim Lindell, Author, President of Thorson Consulting Group, Inc.

25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches

Jim Lindell

The US Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Social Services & Insurance

Heidi Cox, Executive VP and General Counsel for the Gladney Center & Philip Hawley, President of Hawley and Associates


Accounting Updates & New Reporting Standards

Jeanette Ramos, CPA, Signing Director, CliftonLarsonAllen

The Impact of Tax Reform on Not-For-Profits

Cathy Green, CPA, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Budgeting, Forecasting & Data Analytics

Abdul Mohamed, CPA, Manager, Technology & Management Consulting with RSM & Peter Emerling, Director, Management Consulting with RSM

Bring Your Device to Work Policies & Hot Topics in IT

Mike Bohlken, Senior Director of IT, LSS of Minnesota


LFMA will be happy to assist with the application for CEUs as needed.

In addition to the valuable educational sessions, the conference will provide many networking opportunities for you to connect with your counterparts from across the nation and to share ideas, interests and concerns.

Plan now to experience all that this LFMA conference will have to offer in a relaxing setting. Renew your membership or become a new member by filling out the enclosed form.  Your LFMA membership entitles one person from your organization to attend the annual meeting and conference at no charge.  Additional persons from your organization may attend for a $375 per person registration fee.

As a special incentive to attend the 40th conference, the LFMA Board of Directors has adjusted the fee structure, lowering membership costs for nearly all attendees!

LFMA: Forty years of providing learning, collaboration, and sharing opportunities