Nonprofit Conference: Advance Your Skills in Fundraising, Social Media, Board Development and Nonprofit Marketing

We look forward to seeing you at the Nonprofit Lab on October 17, 2019 from  9:00 am - 3:45 pm at the California Endowment Building, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612. It is strongly encouraged that you take public transportation. The closest BART station is the 19th Street Oakland Station. 

Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep-dive day filled with networking and learning the best practices to bring back to your nonprofit.  The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development and management. Hear what past participants have to say about our training. Our attendees are Executive Directors, Development Directors, Marketing Managers, Program Directors and Board Members. 75% of our attendees have 10-12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. 


  • Check In and coffee

  • Opening session 

  • Morning workshops 

  • Networking lunch

  • Consulting Cafe

  • Afternoon workshops


Our interactive Nonprofit Labs are taught at an intermediate to advanced level. We offer a wide range of topics for nonprofit professionals. 


Workshop proposal due date is 7/15/2019. We are looking for dynamic and interactive workshops taught at the intermediate to advanced level. 


Promote your programs, products and services with nonprofit professionals attending the Lab. Exhibitor prospectus available for download here.

Registration Information

We offer early bird pricing. If you received an email with a price, it was valid until the early bird date indicated in the email.

Scholarships Available
Limited budget? We have partial scholarships available with budgets under $500,000. Email for details. 
Group Registration
Register as a group and save: If you are sending three or more staff people from one organization, register as a group and save $5 per person.
Limited budget? Volunteer at the Event
Does your organization have a limited budget for professional development? We provide 10 volunteer slots at each institute for nonprofit professionals. Volunteers must arrive at 7:45 am and stay until 4:15 pm. As a volunteer, you can attend all the workshops. Please email to inquire about volunteer. Please share with us the following: a) position within your organization, b) name of organization and website c) why you are interested in volunteering.  


Check-In and Coffee | 9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome  | 9:15 am - 9:25 am 

MORNING WORKSHOPS | 9:35 am - 10:45 am |Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Corey Newhouse | Public Profit & Betsy Block | B3 Consults   

How to Find a Data System that Meets Your Needs and Your Budget: The Making Wise Decisions Toolkit for Successful Data Systems Implementation

Trainer: Amy Sample Ward & Vanice Dunn | NTEN

Better, Not New: Dispelling The Myth of Tech Innovation

Trainer: Julie Barton | Barton Business Consulting

What are Funders Really Asking For? Diagramming Grant Application Questions for Maximum Results.

MORNING WORKSHOPS | 10:55 am - 12:05 pm | Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Jessica Vibberts | Full Potential Ventures & Amanda Guilino | A Better Monday

The Leadership Athlete: Shifting Culture Towards Sustainability and Balance

Trainer: Jessica Manta-Meyer | Public Profit

"Evaluation" is Not a Four Letter Word! Tips and Tools from the Pros

Trainer:  Jonathan Stein | JStein Consulting

11 Essential Technology Areas All NPOs Should Understand and Assess

NETWORKING LUNCH| 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm 

  • Network and connect with colleagues, and institute participants

  • Consulting Cafe: Have specific questions that you want answered? Meet one-on-one for 15 minutes with a nonprofit expert. Sign up will be available at registration desk when you check in at the start of the day!

Words of Wisdom: Sharing Successes from Nonprofit Community Leaders

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm | Panel Discussion moderated by Nonprofit Learning Lab 

Director of Equity at Provoc

Vanice Dunn

Content Marketing at Candid (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar)

Viet VoPham

Executive Director at Children’s Creativity Museum

Carol Tang

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS | 1:15 pm - 2:25 pm | Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Viet VoPham | Candid (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar)

Social Media Success: 5 Strategies to Grow Your Audience and Engagement

Trainer: Adam London | Project Donor Love

21st Century Major Giving: Creating an Effective Online Major Gift Program

Trainer: Carol Tang | Children’s Creativity Museum

Improve Your Productivity and Impact with Better Tools

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS | 2:35 pm - 3:45 pm Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Christine Lee | Google Ad Grants

Google Ad Grants: Connecting People To Causes Through Free Google Ads

Trainer: Steve Nagai-Ma | Flying Bird

5 Steps for Successful Social Innovation: How to Achieve Dramatically Better Social Impact

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