Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
The Madison Nonprofit Day Conference
The Midwest's Best Skills Building and Networking Conference for the Social Sector— nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, public servants, philanthropist, more.
Gain the professional skills you need to soar, explore new and emerging ideas, engage with change-makers across sectors, network, network, and network— Madison Nonprofit Day
Celebrating those who desire to make an impact, Madison Nonprofit Day is a conference and celebration of people doing social good work. You deserve an opportunity— come meet, greet, and learn from the midwest's best.
Raise your organization's awaareness and reach— meet participants from multi-sectors, different disciplines, and interest. Foster the connectivity your organization needs to thrive.
Learn from and engage with diverse speakers and community leaders. Meet and engage with thought and industry leaders from our attendees, presenters, and volunteers.
Grab your Madison Nonprofit Day tickets here. We put on a great event that is incredibly affordable. Your ticket includes the cost of a coffee and beverages, a light breakfast, lunch, a keynote, snacks, and more. Your ticket is the key to a day-long experience that includes learning, engagement, exposure, awareness raising, and a celebration of you and the work you do. Come and be immersed in a world of people who believe that a better world starts with them.
(1) Nonprofits registering more than 3 people, email us for a discount code. We love when teams participate. So just email and ask. Discounts range from 30% to 50% based on how many staff/volunteer are being registered. We support your efforts to provide your staff with professional development and networking opportunities.
(2) Need a free ticket? There are volunteer opportunities and scholarships tickets available. Please look below for more details.
7 Reasons Why
We recognize that we exist in a world that doesn't always value training, professional development, and the opportunities to promote, support, and celebrate themselves and their staff. So if you need a few reasons to justify your participation at Madison Nonprofit Day, we've provided 7 Reasons Why.
Learning ActivatedSkills Building for Professionals
Learning is a life-time endeavor. The world keeps change around us and the skills you learned yester-year lose value. Frequently, it is hard to ascertain what you no longer know and what you need to learn anew. Madison Nonprofit Day offers more than the same ole skills. We track eight targeted skills area and search for emerging ideas and thought leadership. We provide the right mix of essential skills and new approaches to basic concepts.
ConnectivityConnect to Cross-sector Changemakers
Connections create diversity. Diversity across race/ethnicity, age, abilities, sectors, skills is essential for growth, innovation, and sustainability. Madison Nonprofit Day puts in the work required to create a diverse conference that will allow you to connect with others across professional silos. Don't get stuck. Meet experienced and new leaders from a multitude of professions.
Developing new leadership is vital and frequently overlooked. Improving your leadership skills makes sense. But investing in tomorrow’s talent is critical for organizational sustainability. Leadership development increases the ability of organizations to attract, hire, and inspire great staff and volunteers. It boosts office morale and makes your organization more attractive to talent, new and old.
Partners / CollaborationsFind the right partners for collaborations.
Collaborations are messy. Madison Nonprofit Day provides learning opportunities around collaboration, as well as the chance to discover new partners. Great partners make collaborations infinitely better, regardless of the mess. The right partners provide new insights, help problem-solve, bring teams together in ways that build leadership and strengthen morale, and provide shared learning experiences..
Poet Laureate, City of Madison
Serves as a cultural ambassador for poetry in the City of Madison— Bringing poetry to the community and the community to poetry. Mireles is also a teacher and author. He states his greatest honor has been serving as executive director at the Omega School.
Mireles, from Racine, Wisconsin, writes about life as a Latino and is known for his poetry anthology titled “I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin.”
In 2016, Madison Magazine, who recognizes who's who with their annual 'M List', recognized Oscar as an individual having an impact on our local culture and economy.
Our Amazing Speakers
Meet some of the speakers and panelist for the 2019 Madison Nonprofit Day Conference. This list is a work in progress, we will be adding more speakers and building out the workshop profiles throughout the month of August,
so keep checking back to discover more.
Madison Public Library Foundation
Advocates for Youth
Madison Community Foundation
Hope & a Future
Second Harvest Foodbank
Mary Beth Collins
Center for Community and
Nonprofit Studies, UW Madison
We're a single-day conference, packed with a bevy of sessions. Select the skills you want to gain or the ideas that interest you the most. Learn from our presenters (new and experienced) and your peers. Most of the sessions have a some level of participant engagement. This is a sessions' list, the final schedule with rooms and times will be released by October 16th, online and in the Whova app.
Facilitating challenging large group conversations
The Art of “Not-Networking”
Why nonprofits MUST have a Marketing Automation Tool
Evaluative Thinking and Hacks for Nonprofits
You’re Writing Your Emails Wrong
Collaborative Problem-Solving with Design Thinking
Our Partners & Sponsors
Madison Nonprofit Day is a social sector, capacity building project founded by Collaboration for Good, but would be impossible to provide without the generous help and contributions of our partners and sponsors. From time (volunteer organizers) to space (pre-conference and other activities) to financial contributions (food, scholarships, conference bags, and much more), our partners and sponsors make Madison Nonprofit Day happen. Sponsors are still being added.
Madison Nonprofit Day takes a massive effort to put on. Every year, we have 60+ volunteer opportunities that will get you into the conference and all associated events and activities for free. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities on SignUp.com. It is mobile friendly, if not as visual as Google Sheets. What to sign-up for?: If your stuck, the volunteers most needed by us are — Room Hosts, Ambassadors; Information Tables. Our Set-up, Check-In, and Registration slots are all full.
Every year we provide scholarships for individuals who could not afford to attend any other way. To receive a scholarship, you can apply online. The availability is limited, and when the set aside tickets are gone, they are gone. The process is quick and easy. You provide us your name, position/title, the name of the nonprofit you work for or your non-work status (retired, volunteer, unemployeed, etc.). Once a week, we generate tickets for as long as tickets are available. We will inactive the button, when scholarships run out.
Drop Us a Line
This website is updated in four phases, based on our confirmation and data collection process. If you don't see what you are looking for, drop us a line. We may have the information, but it may not be ready to go live.
Find Us on Map
This event will be hosted at
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI