September 13, 2019

We look forward to seeing you at the Nonprofit Institute on September 13, 2019, from 9:00 am - 4:25 pm at the International House Philadelphia at 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please Note: We strongly encourage you to take public transportation, as the only parking will be metered street parking. 


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. 


  • Morning Coffee & Welcome

  • Morning workshops 

  • Networking lunch

  • Consulting Cafe

  • Afternoon workshops

  • 6.0 CEUs through CFRE

Aug 1, 2018




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


Proposal due date is 7/31/2019. We are looking for interactive workshops taught at the intermediate to advanced level. 

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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? Email to secure a partial scholarship.  Scholarships are for nonprofits with organization budgets under $500,000.
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: Laurie Herrick & Erick Phelps| Rainmaker Consulting

Building a Culture of Philanthropy

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Trainer:  Sarah Lange| New Era for Nonprofits

Dollars from Donors: How to Maximize Revenue from Individual Donors

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Trainer: Gail Bower | Bower & Co. Consulting LLC

What You Don’t Know About Marketing, What It’s Costing You, And How to Fix It: A Session for Decision Makers

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Trainer: Rich Dietz | Community Brands

Make Your Special Events Special Again: Raise More Revenue and Engage Event Attendees

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

Trainer: Sarah Olivieri | PivotGround

Why You Should Ditch the Way You've Been Doing Strategic Plans

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Trainer: Christopher Hammond | Corporate Giving Connection

Framing Your Storytelling to Empower Your Volunteers, Donors and Stakeholders

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Trainer: Cindy Bergvall | Bergvall & Co

Data Driven Goals: Using Your Nonprofit Data to Accomplish More this Year

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Trainer: Loree Lipstein | Thread Strategies

Now's the time! Preparing Your End of Year Campaign: Coordinating, Implementing, & Achieving Your Goals

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NETWORKING LUNCH| 12:15 pm - 1:15 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!

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS | 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm | Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Caity Craver | Donor Trends & Katherine DeFoyd | Growth for Good

The Analytic Clinic - Effectively Use Big Data to Drive Fundraising Success - And Cure Your Fundraising Pains

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Trainer: Christopher Hammond | Corporate Giving Connection

Using LinkedIn To Smash Your Goals

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Trainer: Dr. Shantell Malachi | Dress for Success Central Virginia

Nonprofit Launchpad: Starting, Scaling, and Sustaining a Philanthropic Brand

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Trainer: Chloe Singer & Carolyn McLaughlin | CCS Fundraising

Digital Marketing Tips and Tricks to Drive Online Giving

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AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS | 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm Program participants choose one workshop during each time block

Trainer: Leah Weiner | Nonprofit Learning Lab

Curriculum Design: How to Design Curriculum to Match Learning Objectives and Outcomes

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Trainer: Sharon Cody | Harbor Compliance

Nonprofit Compliance: How to Protect your Nonprofit’s Brand and Reputation

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Trainer: Andrew Brady | West Catholic Preparatory High School      & Christopher Polito | CCS Fundraising 

Alternative Revenue Sources to Bolster Annual Giving

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Words of Wisdom: Sharing Successes from Nonprofit Community Leaders

3:55 pm - 4:25 pm | Panel Discussion moderated by Nonprofit Learning Lab 

Executive Director and Vice President of City Year Philadelphia 

Darryl Bundrige

Chief Executive Officer of Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Kim Fraites-Dow

Executive Director of Dress for Success® Central Virginia

Dr. Shantell Malachi

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