2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Sometimes hitting pause on something, even something beloved, brings perspective. Please join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs for the 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference. We are happy to be back!

Our renewal of the Nonprofit Leadership Conference after an intentional multi-year breather feels exciting. It is an opportunity to gather as changed, enduring, and forever adapting leaders across generations, life paths, and career stops. Let’s ground after some time up in the air.

The 2023 conference takes as its premise that leadership defines our work and relationships, directs the change taking place in our communities, and is healthiest and most effective when it is a communal rather than isolated process. Leadership can also be an act of courage, especially when a person is called to act when their access to support and positional leadership is sparse, uncertain, or withheld.

This day-long gathering will focus on refreshing and building knowledge, recognizing current trends, questioning long-ingrained models and understandings, and supporting each other as a community of interconnected nonprofit leaders.

Here are a few things attendees will experience at this year’s conference:

  • Inspiration and guidance among peer experts for engaging with myriad areas of leadership
  • Direct access to the latest leadership research (and researchers!) and discuss ways to incorporate academic findings into on-the-ground practice and strategy
  • Foundational knowledge of nonprofit administration and operations as part of honing your advancement pathway and leadership capacity
  • Space for identifying/saying out loud the inequities in leadership models and mapping ways to disrupt and dismantle them while imagining fresh alternatives

2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis

Register Today!

Hosted by:
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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Conference Highlights

Jamie Schumacher

Pre-Keynote Comedy

Jamie Kalakaru-Mava, Funny Asian Women Kollective

Leadership without laughter is simply no fun. That's why we're asking Jamie Kalakaru-Mava, LISC Twin Cities program officer by day and member of the Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) by night, to help us welcome our keynote speaker with a room full of laughter. Jamie will help us find our happy place with a comedy set that will undoubtedly be tailored to the nonprofit and community-minded brains in the room. It's not every day you get to spend time with a comedian who has also started and led nonprofits. Trust us. Jamie gets you.

Conference Planning Committee

  • Rodrigo Escobar, Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research 

  • Courtney Gerber, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits  

  • Josh Halicke, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 

  • Kate King, National Association of Mental Illness and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

  • Karen Koeder, CREST

  • Aviva Meyerhoff, Northside Residents Redevelopment Council

  • Nonoko Sato, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 

  • Jamie Schumacher, Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Twin Cities 

  • Daniel Yuen, The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

  • Shahrin Upoma, The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Additional members to be announced 

Sponsored by:

Connector Sponsors 

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