10 Reasons to Attend the NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference
It’s just about that time of the year. We are officially two days away from the annual NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference, and honestly, we could not be more excited. We not only have an impressive line-up of speakers—who just happen to be some of the most prominent thought leaders in our industry—but we also have some great activities throughout the day!
Here are 10 reasons why I think this conference will be one not to miss:
I’m sure you’ve heard this numerous times, but I can’t stress how awesome our line-up is. We’ve got some nonprofit whizzes making an appearance from all over the country to talk to you guys about the most pressing issues and challenges facing our sector.
Along with the speaker line-up, the range of topics that will be discussed at the conference will be educational and thought provoking—information (and strategies) that you can bring back to improve leadership in your organization. We’ll be covering hot leadership topics including equal economic rights for nonprofits, donor retention, nonprofit mergers, changes in the nonprofit market, revolutionizing technologies in our sector and so much more.
You will meet nonprofit professionals from all over the nation. Take this time to meet, network and mingle with your fellow colleagues—all while learning all about nonprofit leadership!
4. Attendee Bundle
For attending this conference, you will receive a complimentary attendee bundle, which will include the following:
• Three months free access to DonorSearch, the leading provider of prospect research to nonprofits of all types ($750 value)
• Free one-on-one coaching session to help you update your organization's GuideStar Nonprofit Profile ( a $300 value)
• 15 percent off the 2016 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, the only large-scale analysis of its kind
• Free discount for a year-long membership to the NonProfit PRO Premium Multichannel Marketing Intelligence Center ($89 value)
• M+R Research free infographic profile
5. CFRE Credits
As an added bonus, you are eligible to receive 3.5 CFRE points for attending this event.
The conference agenda includes two roundtable breakout sessions, which cover a wide array of topics.
Breakout session No. 1 includes:
• Donor Engagement
• Leadership Strategies
• Major Gifts
• Mobile Fundraising
Breakout session No. 2 includes:
• Board Issues
• Direct Mail Fundraising
• Monthly Giving
• Online Technology Tools
• Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
7. 2017 Nonprofit Professionals of the Year Awards
Every year in the NonProfit PRO May Issue, we recognize our nonprofit professionals of the year—nominated by you guys. This year, we’re doing things a little differently. In addition to being recognized in our magazine, we are inviting the winners to the conference to be acknowledged for their hard work in the nonprofit sector.
Here are the categories:
• Nonprofit Professional of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement Award
• Executive of the Year
• Board Member of the Year
• Fundraiser of the Year
• Marketer of the Year
• Technology Professional of the Year
• Unsung Hero
Come out and meet the sponsors that helped support this conference and helped make it happen. You can find the list of sponsors here.
9. Location, Location, Location!
The conference is taking place in our hometown of Philadelphia at the WHYY Public Media Commons, which is located on Independence Mall. You will be just steps away from Philadelphia’s historical and walking distance to museums, memorials, theaters, restaurants and much more. (Hint: The National Constitution Center is right across the street!)
We have a couple extra surprises for you in store at the conference—all of which will revolve around Philadelphia. In short, at this conference, you will not miss out on the Philadelphia experience and will be able to witness everything that our city has to offer. (Teaser: Phillies fans, anyone?)