Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit

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Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit 2023

Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit 2023

July 27-28, 2023

Hybrid format

In-Person Location: Milwaukee, WI – TBA

About the Conference

Wisconsin nonprofit leaders, staff members, volunteers, and board members will gather in a hybrid format next July to gain valuable information and resources for leading a nonprofit organization into its next best step. The Helen Bader Institute (HBI) for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee presents the inaugural Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit – themed “Together,” which will feature national-level speakers and three learning tracks: Leadership, Financial Sustainability, and Marketing & Communication.

Conference Agenda

July 19, 2023

      • A virtual pre-conference forum offered free and open to the public. Statewide participants will engage in a series of virtual round-table discussions to network and define the current challenges of Wisconsin’s nonprofit sector in a post-COVID world.

July 27-28, 2023

      • An in-person two-day conference featuring virtual participation options. Sessions and keynote addresses will focus on fundraising, board governance, advocacy, marketing, information technology, and more.

Hybrid Format

      • Both in-person and virtual attendance options will allow participants all over Wisconsin to participate in the invaluable networking and connection with leaders from other organizations pursuing similar missions around the state, leading to collaboration and a more significant community impact.

Conference Registration

Conference registration begins May 1, 2023.

Early Bird Registration (starting May 1, 2023)

      • Early Bird In-Person Conference Admission                       $150.00
      • Early Bird Virtual Conference Admission                            $100.00

Registration Rates (starting June 17, 2023)

      • In-Person Conference Admission                                       $200.00
      • Virtual Conference Admission                                            $150.00
      • UWM Staff & Student                                                           $75.00

Conference Speaker Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for the 2023 Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit on July 27-28, 2023, at the Brookfield Conference Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Speaker submission information can be found here.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

As a Sponsor or an Exhibitor of WNS23, you will be a visible partner in your community – and a champion for Wisconsin’s nonprofit sector. Learn more about Sponsorship and Exhibitor options here or download the WNS 2023 Sponsor and Exhibitors Prospectus today. Feel free to review the various options, including:

      • Lead Conference Sponsorships
      • Educational Sponsorships
      • Networking Sponsorships
      • General Conference Support Sponsorships

The Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit will offer the opportunity to interact with and get exposure to nearly 500 local, regional, and statewide nonprofit leaders. Various sponsorship levels are available to meet your organization’s goals. Let the Wisconsin Nonprofit Summit help your organization connect face-to-face with leaders at all levels with a passion for influencing their organization’s growth. This impactful conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your products and solutions to a broad audience.

Conference Planning Advisory Committee

Bryce Lord, Associate Director
Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, UW-Milwaukee

Wisconsin Nonprofit Community Members

Eloiza Altoro, Fund Advisor
Nonprofit Management Fund

Ian Bautista, Senior Director of Civic Engagement
Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Mary Beth Collins, Executive Director
Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, UW-Madison

Andy Davey, Community Program Analyst
Madison Community Foundation

Dawn Groshek, Board President
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Southeast Wisconsin

Debra Karp, Director – Community and Business Engagement
University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Allie Oravec, Board President
Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association

Quentin Prince, Board Director
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Milwaukee

Sarah Schlosser Organizational and Leadership Development Program Manager
Community Development Institute, UW-Madison Division of Extension 

Tony Shields, Executive Director
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

Maria Vento, Vice-President – Grants
Bader Philanthropies

David Weiss, Executive Director
Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Fox Valley

Please get in touch with Bryce Lord, HBI Associate Director, at balord@uwm.edu for more information.