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Annual Nonprofit Conference 2018
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Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040

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About the Conference

Join us for our most anticipated event of the year! The buzz is still alive from last year's conference, and we have developed even more great content, networking and growth opportunities for this year's event. 

This year's theme is ADVANCE, featuring two full days of relevant programming with a lens towards innovation, equity and advancement of thought and skills through two deep-dive sessions, three keynotes and 12 breakout sessions. 

This conference offers something for everyone, from EDs/CEOs, to development teams, to program staff, and even board members. Join your colleagues for both days, or pick and choose which day works best for you. Either way, we are looking forward to seeing you in September and advancing together!

(Members must log in to receive discount)



  Day 1 - Wednesday, September 26
7:30am-9:00am    Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm Advancing Innovation Deep Dive Session:
Matt Lehrman, CEO, Audience Avenue
12:00pm-1:00pm Funder & Nonprofit Meet N' Greet, Lunch & Open Networking
1:00pm-4:00pm Advancing Equity Deep Dive Session:
Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture
Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire & Andrew Plumley, Sr., Program Manager, Equity in the Center

  Day 2 - Thursday, September 27
7:30am-9:00am Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am Opening Session & Advancing Innovation Keynote:
Removing Uncertainty When Solving Wicked Social Problems
Heather Hiscox, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Social Impact Programs, Moves the Needle
9:45am-10:00am Break
10:00am-11:30am Morning Breakout Sessions (1-6)
    1. Risky Business: Managing Modern Day Risk Management Challenges from Social Media to Workplace Safety 
    2. Nonprofit Advocacy: Yes You Can and Why You Should
    3. Digital Storytelling: Your Ultimate Marketing Tool
    4. The Future of Leadership: Advances and Options (to Fill the Gap) 
    5. The Shift from Fiction Writing to a Grant Proposal No Funder Can Refuse 
    6. Improv Skills That Fuel Collaboration
11:30am-12:15pm Lunch, Networking and Visit Exhibitors
12:15pm-1:00pm Lucheon Keynote:
Mission Critical: Leadership for the New Reality
Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire & Andrew Plumley, Sr., Program Manager, Equity in the Center
1:00pm-1:15pm Break
1:15pm-2:45pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions (1-6)
    1. Keys to Engaging Corporate Volunteers
    2. Communicating Your Impact through Social Return On Investment 
    3. Nonprofit Advocacy: Tools to Advance Your Strategy
    4.Getting to Know Your Donor from "the Inside Out"
    5. Preventing and Resolving Workplace Harassment
    6. What's Trending? Using Budgeting and Forecasting to Advance Your Mission
2:45pm-3:00pm Break 
3:00pm-3:45pm Advancing Equity Closing Keynote:
Unconscious Bias
Krista Watson, Program Analyst for Outreach and Education, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Phoenix District Office (AZ, NM, UT)



Registration & Pricing 


 (Members must log in to receive discount)

Alliance Members 

One Day Add'l Attendees from the Same Org* Both Days Add'l Attendees from the Same Org*

$139 $119 $239 $219

$169 $169 $269 $269


*Only Alliance members qualify for discounts on additional attendees from the same organization. Interested in becoming a member? Click here.

Important Notes on Registration:

  • In order to take advantage of the Add'l Attendees from the Same Org pricing, all attendees must register at the same time in the same transaction.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 7 business in advance (no later than September 17).  No refunds will be provided after this date.
  • For questions about accessibility or to request auxiliary aids, please contact the Alliance at least one full week prior to an event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide appropriate accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Questions? Contact: Jacki Presnal,, 602.680.7869.

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities 


After reviewing the Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunity Detail PDF, be sure to click on the TAN underlined names below so you can register, reserve and pay for your sponsorship or exhibitor booth. Then add the desired item(s) to your "Cart". To pay via check, select the "Invoice Me" option. 

If you have any questions about these or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Purcell, Director of Community Engagement, at or call 602-279-9166.

 Signature Sponsorship Opportunities

Advancing Together - 1 available - $7,500 (SOLD)

Advancing Innovation - 2 1 available - $5,000 

Advancing Equity - 2 available - $5,000


Supporting Sponsorship Opportunities

Champion of Introductions - 1 available - $2,500 (SOLD)

Champion of Connectivity - 1 available - $2,500 (SOLD)

Champion of Information - 4   3 available - $2,500

Champion of SWAG -  3 available - $2,500

Champion of Munchies -  2 available - $1,500

Champion of Knowledge - 12 8 available - $750 (Day 2 Only)


Exhibiting Opportunities (Day 2 Only)

You can register and pay for your sponsorship or exhibitor booth by selecting the item you're interested in below and adding it to your cart. To pay via check, select "Invoice Me" option. To receive Member pricing on exhibitor booths, you will need to login with your member email and password. 

Premier Exhibitor - $500 Members / $600 Non-Members (Sold Out)
Includes Premier Location & Insert in Attendee Bags

Standard Plus Exhibitor - $400 Member / $500 Non-Members
Includes Insert in Attendee Bags

Standard Exhibitor Day 2 only - $300 Members / $400 Non-Members

Standard Exhibitor Day 1 Add-On - $150  (This is an add on for those exhibiting on Day 2 only)

Additional Attendee - Day 2 Only - $99
Use this link to purchase an additional exhibitor attendee on Day 2.

Exhibitor Special - Day 1 Ticket - $99
Exhibitors & Sponsors may also opt to add on Day 1 for only $99.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact our Program Coordinator, Angel Cancino at or call 602-651-1260.

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