The agenda of topics and the biographies of our panelists and speakers at The Rooftops Conference 2011 may be found by CLICKING HERE.
What is the role of real estate (owned, leased or hosted physical space) in organizational performance? What are the unique considerations for not-for-profit organizations? What challenges and opportunities may real estate present? This presentation will introduce our project’s field of dialogue and research and frame our program for the day.
What makes for the most effective collaborations among staff, board, and outside advisors in planning and implementing not-for-profit real estate projects? How do volunteered services fit? How do institutional funders think about organizations’ infrastructure needs and costs? Looking beyond capital campaigns for new buildings and expansions, what about ongoing facilities operations and building repairs and refurbishments?
Suitability and cost of space can be important factors to not-for-profit organizations in any economic climate. What real estate opportunities exist for not-for-profits in a down economy? What are the challenges? How do landlords assess potential not-for-profit tenants and how should not-for-profits prepare for conversations with landlords?
Owned or leased space represents a significant commitment of time and budget resources to manage, operate and maintain. How may not-for-profit organizations evaluate and develop effective strategies for their spaces? What is involved in decisions about preventive versus reactive maintenance, and self-performing work, outsourcing functions or outsourcing tasks to others? What about sustainable and “green” building solutions, and what first steps can be taken by smaller organizations and those with resource constraints?
Lunch with Panel Presentation of NYC Projects
Our luncheon featured presentations by panelists representing not-for-profit organizations that have recently completed major and unique building and facilities projects, affording us behind the scenes insights highlighting their experiences and lessons learned.
■ Richard A. Matasar, Dean and President, New York Law
School (July 2000--December 2011)
Duration: 19 Min.
Not-for-Profits as Urban Neighbor, Global Citizen
Duration: 1 Hr., 28 Min.
Not-for-profits make important contributions not only through the realization of their mission and purpose, but through their economic investment in space and their employment commitments. What effects does a not-for-profit have as a neighbor and member of the communities in which it is present? How should not-for-profits take these factors into account in making decisions about location and facilities? And how may the neighboring community impact the not-for-profit?
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