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Navigating your Financial Path Forward

Date & Time: October 21, 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $40 – $60
Location: Zoom
Organizer: ACA, New England
Register for Navigating Your Financial Path Forward

2020 has been a year like no other. Kids and families need the unique and transformative experiences that camps provide more than ever.

By carefully plotting your financial path forward, you can help ensure that your camp will continue to provide those experiences now and far into the future. Join Brian Keel, Senior Consultant in Financial Management with DBD Group (and a CPA), for an E-Seminar as we discuss these key components of your journey:

• Getting Your Bearings
• Orienting for the Winter
• Navigating Next Season
• Thriving to the Edge of the Map

Topics we will explore together include:
• Determining your financial position today
• Confidently forecasting for the future
• Identifying potential funding sources for your camp, including a discussion of Impact Investors
• How well-crafted/well communicated policies can positively impact your bottom line
• Making financial decisions with long term sustainability in mind

Wondering, is this session right for me?
Are you a CEO, Owner, Director, on the Business, Finance, or Operations team or are you a camp pro who wants to learn more about navigating camp finances? Is your camp working through some challenging financial scenarios due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other reasons? If so, we encourage you to join us! Brian Keel not only has a breadth of experience in a variety of finance roles with YMCAs, The Redwoods Group, and Communities In Schools of North Carolina, but he also understands camp and is skilled at making numbers and budgets accessible to non-CPAs.

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Program will run approximately 10:00 am – 12:30 pm with optional networking/Zoom lunch from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Online, via Zoom

How Much: $40/members; $60/non-members
ACA, New England is offering another e-seminar on leadership and diversity on Wednesday, November 18. Join us for both e-seminars and save 20% off of your registration fee for our November event!

Registration link

Questions? Reach out to Kerry, ACA New England Director of Education and Professional Development, at or 781-541-6080 ext. 104.

Registrations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another eligible individual prior to the start of the event.

 Participants will receive 3 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their full participation.

Please note: We do not want cost to prohibit a camp professional from joining our event. Should the price of this e-seminar be a barrier, please reach out to Kerry Salvo, to discuss financial assistance options.

About the Presenter

As Senior Consultant with DBD Group, Brian Keel brings nearly 25 years of leadership experience gained both in for-profit and non-profit organizations. This background gives him a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in financial management.

 Before joining DBD, Brian served as Senior Resource Specialist – Finance for YMCA of the USA. Brian was the primary Finance resource for thirty-two Resource Directors, four Senior Resource Directors and provided oversight for the development and delivery of Financial Management resources to local Ys across the United States.

Brian also served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Operations for the YMCA of Greater Toledo, Senior Vice President and CFO for The Redwoods Group and CFO for Communities In Schools of North Carolina.

Brian has additional experience in the for-profit sector including founding a consulting practice that provided fractional CFO services to clients throughout the Midwest and Northeast US. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in both Ohio and North Carolina and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Brian and his family reside in Wake Forest, North Carolina and his daughter works as a camp counselor at a local resident camp. For more information on Brian, click here.

About DBD Group

 DBD Group is a team of dedicated non-profit professionals, joined together to help you realize your goals and support your unique vision. With deep experience and creative vision, we help you with new and better approaches to fund raising and related development needs. Together, we will help you drive greater achievements, building a stronger foundation for a successful mission for the years to come.


October 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40 – $60
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Kerry Salvo

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