Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Nonprofit Leadership Conference

We will open conference registration in mid-October for The Basics and Beyond: 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Conference, Monday November 21, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Request for Presenters

Nonprofit Missouri and the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership are looking for ideas and proposals for sessions at The Basics and Beyond: 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Conference, Monday November 21, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri (UMKC Campus).

We want exceptional presenters who can provide timely, meaningful, and challenging content to engage our conference's more than 250 attendees in critical thinking and discussion.

Our Goal

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 sector.

Session Format

The conference will offer a mix of sessions. Some sessions will address core nonprofit management knowledge and build the capacity of nonprofit executives and professionals to perform their work more effectively. Other sessions will provide information and insights into cutting-edge trends, innovations, topics, and issues confronting the sector and its leaders, and help participants understand how they can address their implications for effective leadership and management. Proposers will need to explain the nature and focus of the session they propose to offer and how it advances either core nonprofit leadership and management capacity or innovative practice. We are most interested in proposals which teach, engage, share new information, contain an element of research, and provide tools for practical implementation of concepts. There are 2 breakout sessions 2.5 hours each.

Organizations and individuals are encouraged to submit several proposals as this presents a broader range for our selection and a higher likelihood that one of your topics will make it to the final selection.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 7th at 5 p.m.

Click here to submit a proposal.


Sponsorship & Exhibiting

Sponsorship Opportunities
If your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities at this year's conference please contact Barbara Levin, Nonprofit Missouri at (314) 935-6661 /

Exhibiting Opportunity:
If your organization is interested in exhibiting at this year's conference please contact Mark Culver, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at (816) 235-5720 /

Exhibitor Rates:
Corporate/Business Exhibitor Rate: $250.00
Nonprofit Exhibitor Rate: $200.00

Exhibitor Benefits

  • 3" x 6" table with 2 chairs.
  • Wireless internet access.
  • Listing in conference program including your company/organization name, contact information and 50 word description.
  • Additional recognition on conference website.
  • Raffle opportunity: If you want you can offer a prize to attendees that visit your exhibit table. This is a great way to collect attendees' business cards and draw traffic to your exhibit.
  • Contact list of conference participants.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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