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ALLIANCE EVENT: ADVANCE - 2018 Statewide Nonprofit Conference
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ALLIANCE EVENT:  ADVANCE - 2018 Statewide Nonprofit Conference

The annual statewide conference of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

9/26/2018 to 9/27/2018
When: Wednesday, September 26 & Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona  85040
United States
Contact: Angel Cancino

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About the Conference

Join us for our most anticipated event of the year! The buzz is still alive from last year's conference, and we have developed even more great content, networking and growth opportunities for this year's event. 

This year's theme is ADVANCE, featuring two full days of relevant programming with a lens towards innovation, equity and advancement of thought and skills through 2 deep-dive sessions, three keynotes and 12 breakout sessions. 

This conference offers something for everyone, from EDs/CEOs, to development teams, to program staff, and even board members. Join your colleagues for both days, or pick and choose which day works best for you. Either way, we are looking forward to seeing you in September and advancing together!


  Day 1 - Wednesday, September 26
7:30am-9:00am    Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm Advancing Innovation Deep Dive Session:
Matt Lehrman, CEO, Audience Avenue
12:00pm-1:00pm Funder & Nonprofit Meet N' Greet, Lunch & Open Networking
1:00pm-4:00pm Advancing Equity Deep Dive Session:
Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture
Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire & Andrew Plumley, Sr., Program Manager, Equity in the Center

  Day 2 - Thursday, September 27
7:30am-9:00am Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am Opening Session & Advancing Innovation Keynote:
Removing Uncertainty When Solving Wicked Social Problems
Heather Hiscox, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Social Impact Programs, Moves the Needle
9:45am-10:00am Break
10:00am-11:30am Morning Breakout Sessions (1-6)
    1. Risky Business: Managing Modern Day Risk Management Challenges from Social Media to Workplace Safety 
    2. Nonprofit Advocacy: Yes You Can and Why You Should
    3. Digital Storytelling: Your Ultimate Marketing Tool
    4. The Future of Leadership: Advances and Options (to Fill the Gap) 
    5. The Shift from Fiction Writing to a Grant Proposal No Funder Can Refuse 
    6. Improv Skills that Fuel Collaboration
11:30am-12:15pm Lunch, Networking and Visit Exhibitors
12:15pm-1:00pm Luncheon Keynote:
Mission Critical: Leadership for the New Reality
Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire & Andrew Plumley, Sr., Program Manager, Equity in the Center
1:00pm-1:15pm Break
1:15pm-2:45pm Afternoon Breakout Sessions (1-6)
    1. Keys to Engaging Corporate Volunteers
    2. Communicating Your Impact through Social Return On Investment 
    3. Nonprofit Advocacy: Tools to Advance Your Strategy
    4. Getting to Know Your Donor from "the Inside Out"
    5. Preventing and Resolving Workplace Harassment
    6. What's Trending? Using Budgeting and Forecasting to Advance Your Mission
2:45pm-3:00pm Break

Advancing Equity Closing Keynote:
Unconscious Bias
Krista Watson, Program Analyst for Outreach and Education, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Phoenix District Office (AZ, NM, UT)


Alliance Members 

One Day Add'l Attendees from the Same Org* Both Days Add'l Attendees from the Same Org*

$139 $119 $239 $219
   $169 $169 $269 $269


*Only Alliance members qualify for discounts on additional attendees from the same organization. Interested in becoming a member? Click here.

Important Notes on Registration:

  • In order to take advantage of the Add'l Attendees from the Same Org pricing, all attendees must register at the same time in the same transaction.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 7 business days in advance (no later than September 17).  No refunds will be provided after this date.
  • For questions about accessibility or to request auxiliary aids, please contact the Alliance at least one full week prior to an event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide appropriate accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Questions? Contact: Jacki Presnal,, 602.680.7869.

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities

Please refer to our main Annual Conference web page for details.  

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