Serving Nonprofits. Strengthening West Virginia.

Call for Presenters

The West Virginia Nonprofit Association is seeking passionate and inspiring people to share their knowledge during the 2021 Virtual Nonprofit Leadership Summit to be held September 21-23, 2021 on the Zoom platform.

The West Virginia Nonprofit Association’s Virtual Nonprofit Leadership Summit, presented in partnership with Volunteer West Virginia, will take place over three days and convene over 250 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 virtually 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!

  • Re-opening and COVID-19 Recovery: How to plan for the return to the workplace, What you can ask of employees and/or visitors as you re-open, Ways to support staff as they transition back to the workforce.
  • Human Resources: Recruitment and Retention of Staff and/or Volunteers, Organizational Culture, Volunteer Management, Generational Differences in the Workplace.
  • Fundraising and Fund Development: Grant Writing, Giving Platforms, Crowdfunding, Retaining Donors.
  • Succession Planning: The right time to plan, Finding Candidates,
  • Marketing and Communications: Websites, Social Media, Content Creation, Telling Your Story, Fundraising Messages.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Achieving Equitable Outcomes, Diversifying Boards.
  • Leadership and Capacity: Board Governance, Self-Care, Foundations of Leadership, Technology, Time Management.
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 4, 2021


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

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