Serving Nonprofits. Strengthening West Virginia.

Call for Presenters

September 18th – 19th
The Resort at Glade Springs

Call for Presenters

Seeking Passionate and Inspiring People!

Keynote, Plenary, or Breakout Sessions

The West Virginia Nonprofit Association’s Nonprofit Leadership Summit will take place September 18th – 19th at The Resort at Glade Springs and convene over 100 nonprofit professionals from across the state. Think about the incredible variety of experiences, wisdom, and potential when nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers come together to learn, inspire, and be inspired. Nonprofits work on the frontlines of our society’s most important issues, and it is vital that they have a venue to advance their knowledge and skills and build connections that improve practice and drive change.

What Are We Looking For?
Attendees attend the Nonprofit Leadership Summit looking for new and innovative ideas and cutting- edge workshops that are experiential, action-oriented, and focused on facilitating connections among participants. Presentations should be:

  • 60 to 90-Minutes in length
  • Presented in-person by an individual, team, or a panel of presenters.
  • Applicable to a variety of:
    • Staff/volunteer roles: Some of the roles our attendees hold at their organizations include: CEOs/Executive Directors, Boards of Directors, Program Staff, Marketing & Communications Staff, Volunteer Managers, etc.
    • Skill levels: Beginner through advanced.
    • Organization sizes: ranging from one part-time staff member to large health service nonprofits or university programs.

Special consideration will be given to presenters with new and innovative topics, experience in working with nonprofit organizations, and presenters that meet our goal of increasing diversity among speakers.

Proposals are to be submitted electronically by following this link. We will ask you for the following:

  • Presentation Title
  • Brief description of presentation (100 words max)
  • List of learning objectives
  • 500-word detailed description of presentation including a list of specific outcomes and any actionable advice or tools and resources that learners will take back to their organizations to implement. Interactive or discussion-based peer-to-peer learning will be prioritized for selection.
  • The intended audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or all levels; small medium, large or all size nonprofits)
  • Duration: Sessions are 90 minutes. Please select multiple sessions if needed for quality of presentation.
  • Additional Technology needs
  • Your contact information (name, company, mailing address, email, phone) and bio. Note: If you are proposing a panel, include contact information and bios for all presenters.

Topic Suggestions 
These are some suggested topics for potential proposals. Please do not limit yourself to just these topics!

  • Social Media
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Grant Writing
  • Board Governance
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Utilizing appropriate technology
  • Succession Planning
  • Outcomes & Evaluations
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Legal Compliance

Each presenter will receive a complimentary registration.

If you are hungry for an audience and have a great program idea to share, we want to hear from you!

Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024

Selected speakers will be notified no later than the second week of July. The promotion of professional products by workshop session presenters is prohibited.