Nonprofit Leadership Conference Presentation Proposal

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The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University is looking for ideas and proposals for sessions at the 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Conference, October 5 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center.

We encourage presenters to incorporate this year's theme (Building a Strong Foundation) into their presentations. Too often, organizations spend time and resources on activities that are not critical to their ongoing sustainability. Building a Strong Foundation requires leaders to look inwardly, making tough decisions that will lead to sustainable organizations that have clear, strong outcomes.

We are looking for thought leaders who can provide timely, meaningful and challenging content to engage our conferences more than 275 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 60-75 minutes long. 

Our goal is to provide balanced sessions that meet the variety of skill levels and interest levels of the conference audience, presented by speakers who represent the passion and diversity of the nonprofit industry.

Presenter Information

Presentation Information


Please provide names and email or phone for each reference.

Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership staff to make selections for each session.

If selected as a presenter at the 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.

For information, please contact conference organizer Dan Prater at