Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. CT-Nov. 1 at Noon CT

Omaha, Nebraska

  • $895  (Alliance members only)
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The Large-Budget/Complex Organizations Meeting is the premiere networking and learning event for chief executives of big organizations. Connect with others who understand your unique challenges and delve into topics of success and sustainability. This year’s meeting will be hosted by Boys Town, offering a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of one of the most well-known human services organizations in the U.S. Attendees will not only visit the historic campus, but also learn why the organization is on the cutting edge of embedding brain science research in practice and policy to improve outcomes for children and families.

Session Descriptions

Integrating Neurosciences in the Social Sector
The Neurobehavioral Research Center, which is a collaboration between Boys Town National Research Hospital and Boys Town Youth Care Services, studies and improves methods for intervening early in the lives of children with behavioral and mental health problems. Boys Town’s long history of providing effective treatment for children with a wide range of disorders and Boys Town National Research Hospital’s successful history of research over the past 40 years, position the Center to become a state-of-the-art collaborative research effort that will offer evidence-based solutions for treatment to the larger mental health community.

During this session, Boys Town leaders will discuss and engage in a lively presentation and conversation with participants around the unique opportunities and challenges in operating the Neurobehavioral Research Center; participants will increase their understanding of the advancements of neurosciences and the health and well-being of children and families. Also, participants will learn about the integration of neurosciences and the social sector, with an emphasis on the scientific and the practical sides of operating and neurosciences within the social sector. Lastly, Boys Town will share its economic model for supporting and integrating the Center within its organization.

Fiscal Sustainability
Many leaders of large-budget and complex organizations are tasked with financially sustaining programming and services into the future. In the face of reduced government funding, strained resource development opportunities, and a lack of social enterprises, organizations are struggling with decreasing revenue and significant net losses.

This session will examine these issues and sustainability formulas for moving the sector forward. Leaders will share case studies related to their organizations’ respective sustainability efforts, and there will be an open and engaging dialogue about how leaders have attracted and efficiently used financial resources and the right formulas to achieve long-term sustainability.

Let’s Be Frank: What’s Keeping You Up at Night?
This session will feature a frank discussion on issues related to leading large-budget/complex organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to shape this open discussion on topics and issues important to them. A sample of topics:

  • How organizations are meeting the growing costs of providing insurance to employees
  • How to best recruit, support, and retain talent
  • Working with the complexities of unions

Who Should Attend

Chief executives and executives of large-budget/complex nonprofit organizations, which typically:

  • Have a budget of at least $20 million
  • Operate in multiple states or countries
  • Are governed by multiple boards
  • Operate within a multilayered organizational or partnership structure


Tuesday, Oct. 30

6 p.m. Networking Dinner (Dutch Treat)

Wednesday, Oct. 31

9-9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:10-10 a.m. Setting the Agenda for the Future of the Sector
10 a.m.-Noon
Integration of Neurosciences and the Sector
12:30-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Community-Wide Impact through Family- and School-Based Programs
2:45-5:15 p.m.  Let's Be Frank: What's Keeping You Up at Night
6:45-8:45 p.m.  Dinner and Cocktails

Thursday, Nov. 1

9-11 a.m.   Fiscal Sustainability of the Sector
11:15 a.m.-Noon
  Key Takeaways & Next Steps


Boys Town
14100 Crawford St.
Boys Town, NE 68010


Hilton Garden Inn-Omaha West
17879 Chicago Street
Boys Town, NE 68118

We have arranged the special room rate of $111, plus applicable taxes. Make reservations by calling the hotel at 402-289-9696 by Oct. 2, 2018 and mentioning Boys Town to receive the discounted rate.