Madison Nonprofit Day Conference

Conference Registration is Closed

Onsite registration will be start Thursday, at 7:30am. The cost is $75. We are still accepting volunteers. With a two (2) hour commitment, you receive full access to the entire day and pre-conference activities. Click on Volunteer to learn more.

Expand Your Horizons

Professional Development Skills for Every Profession

The region's best opportunity to receive groundbreaking, engaging, and inspiring training and education— the 2014 Madison Nonprofit Day Conference will be held on Thursday, 2 October 2014. You're invited to attend. We're dedicated to providing you— relevant, informative, thought-provoking, skills building educational opportunities, that can be used by you and your organization.

Enhance your professional skills. This year's educational and networking opportunities include renown educators— Marcy Heim (the Artful Asker), David Allen (Development for Conservation) , Melanie Schmidt (Timpano Group), Brent Hafale (NewDay Nonprofit), Adrian Rief (YumButter), Dave Neelsen (StoryFirst Media), Gregory Lynch (Michael Best), Paul Gibler (Connecting Dots), Donna Gray (Author, Speaker, Owner -, and many more. There are 30 in-conference workshops, as well as pre-conference workshops.

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What is…?

Madison Nonprofit Day

Madison Nonprofit Day is an one-of-a-kind, multi-faceted, multi-day event that serves as a flexible infrastructure for enhancing the capacity of the region's nonprofit and social sectors. We grow awareness of nonprofits contribution to the region; we connect nonprofits with each other and the community-at-large; and we offer learning and professional development opportunities that increase skills and capacity. Madison Nonprofit Day strengthens the bonds between nonprofits and the Greater Madison Area.


2014 Community Events & Activities

Madison's nonprofits responded to our request for engaging, interactive, community events. Browse our growing list of activities and check back frequently.

What’s Your Nonprofit Personality Type?

Wed, 3 Sep. 2014, 08:00AM

What’s Your Nonprofit Personality Type?

Take this quiz to find out how your unique talents and interests could be a perfect fit for the amazing array of nonprofit volunteer opportunities in your community. Connecting with a nonprofit in your community can…

High-Impact Collaborations: A Radio Roundtable

Mon, 22 Sep. 2014, 08:00PM

High-Impact Collaborations: A Radio Roundtable

Working Together, Better.

Madison community leaders come together and discuss— "High Impact Collaborations". What does it take to build and maintain successful collaborations across economic sectors? What is the potential benefit for cross-sector collaboration for the Greater Madison…

The Perfect Nonprofit

Wed, 1 Oct. 2014, 10:00AM

The Perfect Nonprofit

Of course, no organization is fully perfect, but having clarity, aligning your misison and values, and making and measuring an impact does inspire visions of perfection among us. If you cannot describe your organization in terms of 'vision',…

Building Communities from Inside Out

Wed, 1 Oct. 2014, 10:00AM

Building Communities from Inside Out

Stop thinking and acting in negatives— if your work requires you to build or rebuild communities, then attend this workshop to get simple, usable, practical wisdom in asset-based community development (ABCD). Every neighborhood, city, region, or even…

Dysfunctional Boards - What to Do About Them

Wed, 1 Oct. 2014, 02:00PM

Dysfunctional Boards - What to Do About Them

Planning, oversight and evaluation, financial and fiduciary responsibility, development and marketing are among key board roles. Too often, nonprofit boards do not include individuals with these skills and expertise. This session will explore creative new strategies…


Call for Proposals

Madison Nonprofit Day (MND) is still confirming proposals for the 2014 Madison Nonprofit Day Conference.

If you submitted a workshop for consideration and have not heard back from as of yet, do not despair. Our confirmation process is taking a little bit longer this year, because we have less space and want to insure all speakers are still willing to present before going on to the next batch of speakers. That said, we are almost done. We hope to have emailed or telephone everyone who submitted a proposal by the end of this week. Thanks for your patience.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Our sponsors have joined with Madison Nonprofit Day to further extend the connection and awareness between communities and nonprofits. They are making a statement, that nonprofits matter to Madison and Wisconsin. Join us, in thanking them.

Sponsor Listing


Madison Nonprofit Day Conference

Thursday, 2 October 2014 • Read Descriptions for Details

Madison Nonprofit Day needs Day Of… Conference volunteers. Working together, the conference will be a great experience for everyone. If you are willing to give others as little as 2 hours and want to be a part of the team that makes the conference a success, please volunteer! Most conference volunteer shifts don’t require training, just good instructions and a short orientation. We’ll orient, assist, and make sure you have the support and kind words needed to succeed.

Volunteers will be scheduled in specific jobs and are asked to do a minimum of two 1-hour shifts throughout the conference day. Conference registration is provided for free to volunteers who meet the 2hr minimum. Opportunities are listed below.

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Thank you for your interest in Madison Nonprofit Day. You can contact us using any of the below methods:

Telephone: Call: (608) 241.3616


Madison Nonprofit Day
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266 Waubesa St., #2
Madison, WI 53704

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