In increasing numbers, nonprofits and associations are beginning to recognize the importance of acquiring, developing and retaining top talent. Without the right talent, organizations will struggle to achieve their missions.

We’re calling on you to make an impact on the nation’s leading social sector organizations by presenting at the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit, a transformational three-day event where forward-thinking nonprofit and association leaders will exchange fresh ideas and collaborate on new ways to advance their missions through talent. An event unlike any other in the nonprofit sector, the Summit will be held April 5-7, 2017 at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

Building on the success of 2016’s event and the powerful conversations that began there, the 2017 Summit will focus on leveraging talent to drive impact and address the talent and culture issues of nonprofits and associations seeking sustainability and success.

We are actively seeking dynamic, engaging thought leaders to share their experiences and expertise with our audience, aligned with the four learning themes of the summit, which include:

  • Talent pipeline development & talent acquisition
  • Leadership
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Culture as a lever for impact

Attendee Demographics

The Summit is expected to draw 250-300 leaders and human resources professionals from the nonprofit sector. Attendees represent associations, social/human services agencies, membership organizations, faith-based organizations, advocacy/environmental groups, healthcare organizations and academic institutions from across the nation.

Submitting Proposals and Deadline

The deadline for submitting proposals for the Summit is Friday, September 2nd, 2016. Please click here to submit your proposal.

Proposed sessions should:

  • provide relevant content for a savvy, experienced audience that stretches thinking and offers new approaches;
  • provide application exercises that involve the participants;
  • provide practical tools that can be applied upon returning to attendees’ organizations;
  • provide relevant examples and case studies of real success (and successful failures); and
  • be delivered in an engaging way and draws on the experience of the attendees;

Selected speakers will be notified by September 16, 2016. Final session materials will be due to Nonprofit HR by March 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Sidney Abrams: sidneya@nonprofithr.com

We hope you’ll consider sharing your unique perspectives on nonprofit talent and culture with our audience in 2017 and look forward to hearing from you!

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