Mark your calendars and join conference partners Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), PANO, and Villanova University for two days of in-person learning, connection, community, and fun as we explore Landing the Plane (Without Wrecking It) at this year’s conference. We haven’t forgotten about those who may need or want to join us virtually – we’ve scheduled a whole day of virtual fun featuring a keynote and one workshop in each of the same six tracks we’ll host in Altoona the week following the in-person event.

Click here or scroll down to see our daily line-up of activities, workshops, and more. Download a PDF of the agenda here.

Tuesday, September 19

Registration & Networking
10:00 – 11:00 am

11:00 – 11:20 am

Keynote: More than Enough!
11:20 am-12:10 pm
Presented by: Monica O. Montgomery

Standards for Excellence Celebration Part I
12:10 – 12:30 pm

12:30 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Allyship at Work and Beyond
Presented by: Jamee Boone & Roz Spigel
Track: Caring for the Crew

5 Steps to Strategic Planning Success in Uncertain Times
Presented by: Amy Fazio
Track: Charting the Course

Stewardship: Not Just for Donors
Presented by: Kati McClure & Julia Cao
Track: Fueling the Flight

The Public Narrative Framework: Storytelling as a Leadership Practice
Presented by: Erin Finucane
Track: Ground Control to Major Tom

Pilot, Crew, and Passengers: Shared Leadership’s Role in Managing the Flight Plan & Reaching Your Destination
Presented by: Christy Renjilian
Track: Piloting the Plane

Keeping the Civil in Civil Participation
Presented by: Susan Loucks
Track: Thinking Outside the (Black) Box

3:00 – 4:15 pm

Creating the Enthusiastic Employee
Presented by: Michael Brand
Track: Caring for the Crew

Elevating Our Collective Voice – Together We Are Enough!
Presented by: Anne Gingerich, Angus Murray, Anne Dudro, Dan Soltesz, Steve Doster, Phil Falvo, and Jim Sharp
Track: Charting the Course

Refueling in the Fog: Why Business Planning Matters to Fundraising
Presented by: Debra Thompson and Jacqui Catrabone
Track: Fueling the Flight

Fundamentals of Facilitation for New Pilots
Presented by: Signe Bell
Track: Ground Control to Major Tom

Leading Up! Managing a Disengaged Board
Presented by: Nicole Summers, M.Ed., D.Ed.
Track: Piloting the Plane

Controlling Your Airspace: How to Manage Compliance in a Remote Work Environment
Presented by: Shawna Mitcheltree
Track: Thinking Outside the (Black) Box

Affinity Group Round Tables
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Networking Reception 
Featuring live band, Acoustic Diversion!
5:00 – 5:45 pm

Wednesday, September 20

Breakfast, Networking, & Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am

Welcome (Back)
9:00 – 9:20 am

Keynote: Caring for the Crew: Fortifying Our Planes from the Inside Out
9:20 am-10:20 am
Presented by: Kerri Strauss (Moderator), Denina Bautti (panelist), Susan Loucks (panelist), & Edith Yoder (panelist)

Visit with Sponsors
10:20 – 10:40 am

Standards for Excellence Celebration Part II
10:40 – 11:00 am

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

From Passenger to Pilot: Moving from Individual Contributor to Manager
Presented by: Janet McNally
Track: Caring for the Crew

The Baggage Will Not Fit
Presented by: Kashonna Marrow
Track: Charting the Course

Stick Figure Planned Giving
Presented by: Greg Wilson
Track: Fueling the Flight

Don’t Just Wing It: Let’s Get Social
Presented by: Katie Donald
Track: Ground Control to Major Tom

So You Want to Be An Ally in the Board Room?
Presented by: Mark Aurand
Track: Piloting the Plane

Equity: Delayed but Never Cancelled – A Look at PA’s First County-Wide Racial Equity Profile
Presented by: Stacie Blake
Track: Thinking Outside the (Black) Box

12:30 – 1:15 pm

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Leveraging Your Self-Awareness for a Smooth Landing
Presented by: Liz Summers
Track: Caring for the Crew

Socialization and How it Affects Ourselves and Our Organizations
Presented by: Adam Hosey
Track: Charting the Course

All Hands On Deck: How to Engage Board, Staff, and Volunteers in Fundraising
Presented by: Stephanie Cory
Track: Fueling the Flight

Gender Affirming & Inclusive Language Practices
Presented by: Maybe Burke
Track: Ground Control to Major Tom

Steering with Strengths: Shifting from ‘What’s Wrong’ to ‘What’s Right’
Presented by: Shelly Rivello and Mandy Fullmer
Track: Piloting the Plane

Nonprofit & AI: Human Connection vs. Robot Learning
Presented by: Latisha Chastang & Dr. Carl Chastang
Track: Thinking Outside the (Black) Box

Affinity Group Round Tables
2:45-3:15 pm

Closing Remarks
3:15-3:30 pm

Wednesday, September 27, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Virtual Coffee
8:30 – 9:00 am

Welcome & Keynote: You STILL Know More Than You Think – And You ARE Enough!
Presented by: Donna Murray-Brown
9:00 – 10:15 am

10:30 – 11:45 am

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Virtual Affinity Group Round Tables
1:55 – 2:25 pm

Closing Remarks
2:25 – 2:30 pm

Explore Our Presenters.

This year’s conference will feature four workshops in the following tracks, plus a whole day of virtual fun: Caring for the Crew, Charting the Course, Fueling the Flight, Ground Control to Major Tom, Piloting the Plane, and Thinking Outside the (Black) Box.