Madison Nonprofit Day Conference

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. Dedicated to providing you— relevant, informative, thought-provoking, skills building educational opportunities, that can be used by your organization. These are just a few of the workshops and presentations you can look forward to, so View Our Schedule


Keynote: Are You Planning for Vibrancy?

Operational ruts can cause organizational limps. Too many organizations are limping— from boards and budgets, to fundraising and frustrations, these operational necessities can erode enthusiasm for critical community missions. Brent will challenge you to look critically toward ways of leading your organization into greater vibrancy and sustainability.

Marcy Heim, Presenter

Making the Artful Ask by Marcy Heim

Are you raising what is needed to accomplish your mission? Receive on-the-spot coaching in making the artful ask.

Michael Fenchel, Presenter

Inspiring Collaboration by Michael Fenchel

Collaboration can harness the potential of people and allow organizations with limited resources to grow stronger.

Andrew Conley, Presenter

Dr. Technology by Andrew Conley

A discussion for nonprofits who want to leverage technology to meet their needs. Get technology to work for you.

Allison Cooley, Presenter

Navigating Change by Allison Cooley

Constantly navigating change can be rewarding, but also exhausting. Prepare your organization to be more resilient.


Plenary 1: Nonprofits:Ignite

Nonprofits:Ignite is a high-energy nonprofit storytelling share powered by Ignite Madison. Madison Nonprofit Day has joined forces with Ignite Madison to create an inspired segment of the Madison Nonprofit Day Conference that centers around you. 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide, 5 minutes.

Kay-Tee Franke, Presenter

Mobilize the Masses by Kay-Tee Franke

How we communicate is rapidly evolving. Staying abreast of these changes is vital. Build relationships using mobile tools.

Niko Skievaski, Presenter

The Lean Nonprofit by Niko Skievaski

Learn how to use "lean startup" principles and tools to bring innovative programs and offerings to nonprofits.

Fred Petillo, Presenter

Taming the Monkey by Fred Petillo

Every organization collects informations. Tools like SurveyMonkey, make survey's easier, but not necessarily better.

Ellen Jacks, Presenter

Grant Seeking Basics by Ellen Jacks

Get background information on the world of grantmaking, as well as grantseeking tips. Be oriented to Grants Information Collection


Plenary 2: Gail Christopher

Each year, the YWCA Madison hosts the Racial Justice Summit that brings together community stakeholders to work on eliminating barriers that foster racism in our community. Dr. Gail Christopher is vice president for programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She'll be discussing the Business Case for Racial Equity.

More workshop announcements coming.
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