Celebrating Success – Inspiring Innovation

June 21, 2016



YOU WORK HARD TO MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION THE BEST DELIVERY VEHICLE FOR YOUR MISSION. Celebrating Success – Inspiring Innovation will bring best practices to life and help you become a pioneer in your field. This conference will help you work smarter, find simple and innovative pathways to make your job easier, and meet some really cool and passionate people.  Join us at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 29,

for our 23rd Annual Conference!


Our flex conference schedule will allow you plenty of time to learn and network with social change leaders from around the state of Maryland. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available! Meet over 350 nonprofit, foundation, government, and business leaders during this highly-interactive event!


OPENING PLENARY: A special conversation with Maryland Nonprofits’ Board Chair, Beverly Francis-Gibson and BoardSource’s Anne Wallestad, who will share their insights on STAND FOR YOUR MISSION, a leadership initiative in partnership with Board Source, the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers, the Knight Foundation, and the National Council of Nonprofits.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Get motivated by tales of successful social

by keynote speaker, Robert Egger, founder and president of L.A. Kitchen and former president of the DC Central Kitchen.
 Our sector makes up an essential piece of the economy and our communities, and this election year represents a key moment to stand together, to convene those with potentially opposing views, to focus on the quality of life in our communities, and think through what the future of the sector might look like if we build from this position of strength.



SUCCESS IN LEADERSHIP: Build your competencies to be a strong leader and develop talent from within your organization. 


SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS: Increase your organization’s capacity to raise more money, have more impact, and better communicate your successes. Celebrate nonprofits that demonstrate a commitment to best practices at the Standards for Excellence awards ceremony.


INNOVATION – REIMAGINING OUR WORK: Strategize how being more collaborative and inclusive can expand the reach and effectiveness of your work.