The Center for Nonprofit Communication

The Drury University Center for Nonprofit Communication receives generous support from:


Contact:
Dan Prater
Director
Office: (417) 873-7443
dprater@drury.edu



Nonprofit Communication Conference

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration

Call for Presenters

Sponsorships

Past Conferences

The 2014 Nonprofit Communication Conference at Drury University will focus on topics that help you grow your organization and engage donors, volunteers, and community partners.

Topics are designed for leaders, staff, volunteers, and board members of all experience levels who work in charitable groups, civic, faith-based, health care, education, and the public sector.
Industry professionals will present sessions that focus on four tracks:

  • Internal Communication/leadership
  • External Communication
  • PR, Social Media/technology
  • Fundraising/events

Video: 2013 Conference Highlights

One-of-a-kind perspectives, expert-led sessions and an exceptional lineup of speakers from nonprofits of all sizes will be featured throughout this unparalleled conference program. Whether you are large or small, national or local, an association, museum, school or a charity, the Nonprofit Communication Conference will help bring to light the skills and knowledge you need to get you and your organization on point.


Registration

Registration is now open for the 2014 Nonprofit Communication Conference. The registration cost is $40.

Register Now

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Call for Presenters

The Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University is looking for ideas and proposals for sessions at the 2014 Nonprofit Communication Conference, October 16 at Drury University.

We are looking for thought leaders who can provide timely, meaningful and challenging content to engage our conference's more than 225 attendees in critical thinking and discussion.

Sessions should cover issues, projects, and trends in the nonprofit industry, and should not be a sales pitch to promote the services or products of individual companies. We prefer experienced speakers, although we are open to novice presenters who pair up with a colleague.

Sessions are 75 or 90 minutes long.

Submit a Proposal

If selected as a presenter at the 2014 Nonprofit Communication Conference, you will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of industry professionals, make new contacts, and share your expertise with colleagues. If you have a book, product, or service, we will allow you to promote it. However, this must not be the focus of your presentation.

Speakers receive free admission and will be given a stipend, but no other costs will be reimbursed. Speakers will be required to sign an agreement prior to the conference.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Over the past few years, the nonprofit sector has exploded in growth. According to a recent study, there are over 1,550 nonprofit organizations within Springfield city limits! One of the key challenges for these groups is to create clear, compelling messages that resonate with the community. With limited money and resources, how can they reach the right people? How can they compete?

The 2014 Nonprofit Communication Conference will focus on topics that inspire and challenge leaders and staff, and help organizations connect and engage donors, volunteers, and community partners.

Benefits

As a conference sponsor, your company will be in front of organizational and community leaders and decision makers. Not only will they discover more about your services, but will also learn about your commitment to making southwest Missouri a better place to live.

The 2012 and 2013 events were sold out, with more than 225 attendees representing over 100 organizations from 7 states in the Midwest. The 2014 conference is sure to once again draw a great crowd.

Platinum Sponsor (Only one available)

$2,500

  • Full page color ad on back cover of conference program

  • Prominent visibility on conference website

  • Prominent visibility on conference signage

  • Inclusion in marketing communications

  • Exhibitor table/booth (if desired)

  • 10 admissions to conference

Champion Sponsor

$1,500

  • Three-quarter page color ad in conference program

  • Visibility on conference website

  • Visibility of conference signage

  • Inclusion in marketing communications

  • Exhibitor table/booth (if desired)

  • 7 admissions to conference

Advocate Sponsor

$1,000

  • Half-page ad in conference program

  • Visibility on conference website

  • Visibility of conference signage

  • Inclusion in marketing communications

  • Exhibitor table/booth (if desired)

  • 4 admissions to conference

Corporate Exhibitor

$350

  • 6 ft. table/10ft. booth space

  • Mention in conference program & PowerPoint

  • 4 admissions to conference

Nonprofit Exhibitor

$200

  • 6 ft. table/10ft. booth space

  • Mention in conference program & PowerPoint

  • 4 admissions to conference

To secure a sponsorship or to learn more, please contact:

Dan Prater
Drury University Center for Nonprofit Communication
(417) 873-7443
dprater@drury.edu


Past Conference Highlights