9 Reasons Why You Should Attend
Talking Points, Persuade Your Boss, or Yourself
Talking points to persuade your boss, why you must attend the 2015 Madison Nonprofit Day Conference. They range from how the conference can benefit you to benefits to your organization, and benefits to the world / community-at-large.
Skills-Building with Practical Application
We place a fair amount of emphasis of trying to identify and accept workshops that deliver a powerful 1-2 punch of providing usable skills, with practical applications for your work. The kind of learning that can be put into action rapidly, allowing you to learn, adapt, and grow more adept with it.
Engaging & Interactive
We tell our presenters that our audience loves to be engaged. Sure, brief lectures are acceptable, but we expect our presenters to give you time to practice, share, ask questions or otherwise engage with them and each other.
Not everything can fit in 45,60, or 75 minute blocks of time, so we've expanded our offerings to include pre-conference workshops that run 2 to 3 hours as needed. These offerings are held the day before the conference, and covered under the basic ticket cost.
Sharing and Caring
Encourage your attending staff and volunteers to share— knowledge is better retained, and more likely to put in practice when shared. Once your staff has selected all their workshops, asked their questions, and gained solutions, encourage them to give back. We've collected slide decks and resource lists from all the presenters and placed them online as resources for their and your use. It's a wonderful way to expand the knowledge of your entire organization, not just those who attended.
Replicable with Real-World Experience
Many of our speakers are professionals in their field— fundraisers, consultants, volunteer managers, accountants, technologists— who work on real projects with real organizations. They are aware of the challenges that your staff and organization may be face in their day-today work, and can provide practical examples. They may also engage other participants so that you can learn what others are doing or have done.
Networking, Networking, Networking
Why invite 500-600 nonprofit and social good professionals to an event and not give them time to meet, greet, and connect with each other? Don't worry, we've set-up a number of opportunities for you to make connections, further collaborations, find potential staff, volunteers, and maybe even new donors and funders. If you're shy, take one of our morning networking workshops.
Revitalizing & Inspiring
We have testimonials on how inspiring and revitalizing the conference has been to many individuals. Allowing them to take a step further away from potential burn-out, renewing their energy, and enthusiasm for the work they do and how they could potential do it in new ways.
We've sell tickets at cost or below. That's right— $75 is the price per person that covers: space rental, equipment rental; coffee, beverages, lunch, nametags, and other fees related to the conference. So that's what we charge you. We also make $5,000 worth of scholarships available, and offer discount pricing. Keeping the conference affordable, but sustainable is our goal.
Your Questions Answered
From presenters to exhibitors to our "Ask-an-Expert", the #MadisonNonprofitDay Conference provides plenty of opportunity for you to get your questions answered. So don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Ask! Talk! Share! Don't be shy.