Center for Nonprofit Leadership announces 2019 conference date, calls for proposals

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 11, 2019 — The Drury University Nonprofit Leadership Conference will be held Friday, October 11 at the Oasis Conference Center in Springfield. The event is hosted by Drury’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership, which is also requesting proposals for presentations to be delivered at the conference. 

This year’s conference theme is: “Use Data to Bring 20/20 Clarity in 2020.” Organizers again expect more than 300 attendees for the annual in-depth, one-day event. Registration will open July 1.

The key note speaker will be Meg Myers Morgan, Ph.D., MPA. Morgan is director of graduate programs in public administration/nonprofit management the University of Oklahoma - Tulsa and is co-director for the Office of Community Engagement. Myers Morgan is also an accomplished speaker, author, and executive coach. She will share how she has worked with nonprofit organizations to lead with skills to increase professionalism, talent development, and outcomes.

“We are seeking proposals which address data-driven decisions, leadership, innovation, financial literacy, development, and operations,” says conference coordinator Linda Ramey-Greiwe. “We encourage presenters to incorporate this year’s theme into their pitch for a presentation, training session, or other valuable experience that could benefit our attendees.” 

The four tracks for presentations are:

  • Governance
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Strategic Planning
  • Funding and Finance

Proposals may be submitted online at: Deadline for proposal submission is Wednesday, July 24.

Drury’s commitment to professional development of nonprofit leaders extends to the Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadershipand new Nonprofit Leadership Certificate.  

For more information about the conference, contact: Linda Ramey-Greiwe at lrameygreiwe@gmail.comor (417) 655-6980.


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