It's Black & White - Or Is It? Navigating the Grays in the Nonprofit Sector

When:  Nov 2, 2022 from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM (CT)
Associated with  AFPKC
What Would you Do?

Have you ever wondered if you are making the right decision at work? Most situations don't have a black or white answer.  Usually, the answers fall somewhere in the gray area of the middle.  With more considerations than ever fighting for space in our decision-making process, knowing if you made the right call can be tough. In this session, you will be given real-life scenarios where you will discuss possible solutions and discuss what you would do if faced with the same situation, followed by reviewing with our experts what really happened and what could have been done differently.

Have you ever wondered:
  • What do you do when a donor request conflicts with your mission?
  • How much of your donor data is yours?
  • What is your responsibility in how you use donor data?
  • Have you faced new HR issues related to remote working, safety guidelines, or measuring employee performance during the pandemic?
Saying yes means this FREE session is for you!


We will have a nonprofit attorney and HR specialist on-site ready to share insights and answer your questions.


Dr. Katie Ervin, SHPR, SHRM-SCP



Dr. Ervin is the founder and president of Catalyst Development.  Throughout her 22-year career, she has established a reputation as a transformational leader driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. Dr. Ervin is a vision-driven, goal-focused senior leader with a proven history of innovation and achievement.  Her expertise encompasses all aspects of organizational development, from creating efficiencies to control costs and maximizing results to harnessing team strengths to improve overall performance. In every organization, her goal is to build consensus to promote transparency and influence positive change. Her work in developing strong leaders and teams focuses on critical career skill building to develop strong cultures and grow organizations. 

Dr. Ervin has a unique portfolio of academic, government, corporate, and non-profit experience.  With 11 years of both professional and management-level corporate human resources experiences and 11 years in higher education administration, she has focused attention on structuring or restructuring management resources to eliminate waste and repetition, saving organizations thousands of dollars. Through workforce planning, she develops strategies to effectively address recruitment and retention issues and leads efforts in developing and maintaining compensation/performance management systems to ensure companies are competitive locally and nationally.  Coupled with her work experience, Dr. Ervin has shared her experience teaching Masters-Level Organizational Development and Human Resources courses for the past 15 years.     

Dr. Ervin holds the SHRM Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources certifications. She is also a certified Working Genius facilitator.  Her writing is featured as a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Pittsburg State University, a Master of Technology in Human Resources Development from Indiana State University, and a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Adult Education from Kansas State University.  Dr. Ervin’s area of research is workplace motivation based on self-determination theory and the impact of an employee’s perception of their organization’s support.  She believes if we meet an employee’s basic needs of competence, relatedness, and autonomy they will be more efficient, happier at work, highly engaged, and more likely to stay with the organization.

Dr. Ervin currently volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association as board chair of the Heart of American Chapter and serves as the Region 4 Missouri Advisor Liaison as well member of a Data Study task force for Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She and her husband Rob of 21 years live in Parkville, Mo. north of Kansas City and have two children, Drew who is a Sophomore at Marvyille University in St. Louis and Abby is a Senior at Park Hill South High School.

Terry Mosteller, BBA, JD

Terry is the founding attorney at Mission Counsel, where he helps nonprofits and small and medium-sized businesses overcome obstacles so that they can focus on what they do best–accomplishing their mission. His goal is to get to know not just the legal challenges cliente face, but also their organization's mission, values and culture so that he can provide custom legal counsel for each client’s specific situation.

After graduating law school, instead of jumping directly into practicing law, Terry chose to start his career off by serving the nonprofit sector in non-attorney roles. Immediately after law school, he worked for a small faith-based college where he ran the admissions and financial servicesdepartment, helped gain approval with the US government to admit international students, and helped lead a program providing mentorship for students of the college.

From there, he went to work for an international anti-human trafficking organization where he ran the policy advocacy department and was able to assist with drafting laws and educating legislators and law enforcement officials all over the world.

After seven years of being immersed in the nonprofit sector, Terry decided to make the jump to practicing law by starting his own law firm focused on the legal needs of nonprofits and small and medium-sized businesses. While he loved my time serving nonprofits on the programmatic side of things, over time he began to realize that he actually helped the organizations the most when he helped them solve interesting problems that they otherwise didn't have the capacity to solve–especially problems that had a legal component to them.

Today he believes that his skills accomplish the most good by helping others change the world. That's why he loves what he does at Mission Counsel.

Terry lives in Kansas City with an amazing and beautiful wife who owns a thriving massage therapy practice in Lenexa, Kansas. They have two impossibly cute kids who constantly keep them entertained (and completely exhausted). 

When he’s not in the office, he enjoys working out, reading way too many books at one time, backpacking and mountain climbing in the Pacific Northwest, spending time with his amazing friends, watching UGA football (Go Dawgs!) and hanging out with his aforementioned extraordinary wife.

Full participation in this program is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


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