2019 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Use Data to Bring 20/20 Clarity in 2020   

Friday, October 11, 2019 (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 
Oasis Hotel and Convention Center - Springfield, Mo. 

The 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Conference brings together industry leaders for one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the state. 

This year's theme encourages leaders to put data at the center of every decision. The conference will inspire and empower nonprofits to use data to achieve higher level outcomes.

You'll hear from industry experts in engaging session formats. Connect with a diverse group of your peers from a variety of nonprofits including foundations, charities, faith-based, health care, education, museums, associations, and government agencies.

Early bird rate of $75 available through Aug. 31, 2019
Registration:  $89 
Student Registration: $30 
Registration includes lunch and light refreshments during breaks. 


Keynote Presentation

Passion is Not Compensation: Why we must professionalize the nonprofit sector and how your organization can lead the charge

Professionalizing the nonprofit sector starts with examining the reasons why the sector doesn’t adhere to higher standards of practice with talent recruitment and development, organizational culture, and strategy. This presentation will discuss the three key mindset shifts organizations must take in order to achieve this, giving applicable strategies for nonprofit leaders, board members, and funders.

Keynote presenter: Meg Myers Morgan, PhD, MPA

Dr. Meg Myers Morgan is an expert nonprofit professional development and management. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and leads the graduate programs in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management on the OU-Tulsa campus. She is also a certified Executive and Leadership coach who works exclusively with nonprofit leaders. Dr. Morgan holds a PhD and an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, certification in Executive and Leadership Coaching from Columbia University, and a degree in English and Creative Writing with honors from Drury University. Her latest book, Everything is Negotiable (Seal Press, 2018), offer tactics to help women negotiate for more in work and life. In its first week, the book is a best-seller and has now been translated in multiple languages. Meg gave a TED Talk, "Negotiating for Your Life", for TEDxOU in 2016. She was honored as a 2018 Distinguished Alumni from Drury University. She lives in Tulsa with her husband and their two young daughters.

Just a few of the other breakout sessions we have planned for you include:

  • Using data and information to drive decision making. Erin Riser, Director of Marketing and Communications at Camp Fire will share how she used data to develop her strategic marketing and communications plan and increased outcomes significantly.
  • How analytics and outcomes drive field operations. Cassidy Miller, Field Operations Manager at Outreach International.
  • Donor trends from Giving USA Report. Brian Fogle, Community Foundation President.
  • Theory of Change – Evaluating the impact of investment by measuring outcomes. Ryan Hale, founder of Lane Shift and formerly the Home Region Program Officer at the Walton Family Foundation will share how he is working with communities to install safe, low stress bicycle paths and lanes and then evaluating the community impact. 

    The complete schedule of speakers will be announced in mid-August. 

Platinum Sponsor

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Advocate Sponsors

               Clampitt Paper


Heffernan Insurance 

For More Information

Contact conference coordinator Linda Ramey Greiwe at