GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 29, 2021) – On September 9 at 1:00 pm ET, OPEN MINDS will host the Circle Elite Executive Roundtable, Capital Matters – Exploring Options For Non-Profit Funding, for executives of health and human service organizations. This Private Roundtable will feature OPEN MINDS Executive Vice President, Meena Dayak, and Chestnut Health Systems’ Director of Business Development, Jim Wallis who discuss how your organization can effectively raise and utilize capital.

“In 2018 less than 75% of non-profit organizations met their fundraising goals,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss. “Learning to maximize and increase fundraising dollars may be the answer your organization needs to open a new service line, open a new location, or hire needed staff. Additionally, understanding all the available means of fundraising may open up untapped dollars.”

At the end of the day, every organization needs money to keep the doors open. No margin, no mission. In this Circle Elite Executive Roundtable, we will be joined by Jim Wallis from the Chestnut Health Systems to discuss fundraising and why capital matters.

Executive attendees will learn:

  • Overview of fundraising
  • How to utilize non-traditional avenues to raise funds
  • Ensuring an ROI on fundraising investments

Meena Dayak brings over 20 years of experience in the health and human services field to the OPEN MINDS team. Ms. Dayak currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Market Intelligence. Her areas of expertise include organizational strategy analysis and execution, marketing plan strategy and management, media relations strategy development and implementation, and digital media planning and development.

Jim Wallis, B.S., M.A. is the Missouri Director of Business Development at Chestnut Health Systems, since October of 2016. With over 32 years in behavioral health in Missouri, Jim began his career in 1989 as a Deputy Juvenile Officer, working with at-risk adolescents in Pike, Lincoln, and St. Charles Counties. He further was employed with the Missouri Division of Youth Services as a Service Coordinator and Facility Manager.

To register for this event, visit:

The September 9 Circle Elite Executive Roundtable—exclusive to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle—is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes of a market in turbulence during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis. Each 60-minute briefing outlines a field-tested approach for recovering from the crisis and developing a plan for organizational sustainability. OPEN MINDS experts are on the line to answer questions and provide follow up private Quick Consults for members.

For more information on the program, or media inquiries, contact Sam Base, Market Intelligence, OPEN MINDS, at 717-334-1329 or

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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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