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Upcoming Dates
in 2016

Registration Opens
January 4

Pre-Conference Day
May 16

 May 17




The 2016 Conference is on May 16 & 17, 2016.

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Revolutionize the way you accomplish your mission. Join us at the 2016 Washington State Nonprofit Conference to explore ways human centered design can connect people, transform programs and advance causes.

deHuman centered design is an end user lens that is in many cases missing from work in the nonprofit sector. Learn why putting people first is strategically powerful and gain insights on how to apply new concepts within your organization to make an immediate and lasting difference. By integrating our clients and those people most affected by our missions into the process to design programs, craft communications and find solutions, we can deepen connections and accomplish our missions.  Whether your mission is creating art, cleaning up watersheds or helping those in poverty, this Conference will inspire and inform. Join over 700 nonprofit and community leaders to listen, learn, share your ideas and make our desired future a reality.

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2016 Conference Highlights

  • 5 pre-conference 6 hour deep-dive workshops, including nonprofit finance with CliftonLarsonAllen, Risk management, Powerful Board, Designing Nonprofit Programs and Community Impact Project
  • 21 workshops across 5 tracks
  • Open sourced facilitated conversations with your peers
  • Connections, connections, connections


On May 17th dig deeper into human centered design, storytelling, advocacy and leadership. In inspiring and thought-provoking plenary sessions and 21 workshops at this year’s conference, you will spark your creativity and enhance your skills. Learn from highly respected nonprofit professionals who will share practical, real-world experiences and share your own success stories.


The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the preeminent nonprofit conference in Washington State, strengthening the nonprofit sector by bringing together over 700 nonprofit leaders to learn, connect, inspire and be inspired. As nonprofits work on the frontlines of our society’s most important issues, it is vital that our nonprofit leaders have a venue to advance their knowledge and skills and build connections that improve practice and drive change. The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is an ideal space for nonprofits and those who working with them from across our state to connect and learn.

Washington Nonprofits manages the conference in partnership with the University of Washington’s Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Evans School of Public Affairs and Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program. It works in partnership with the United Ways of Washington, Philanthropy Northwest, and 501 Commons.                                               

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What do people say?

Congratulations on a really excellent event - the energy was great, the attendance was engaged and the speakers were insightful and inspiring."

"I thoroughly enjoyed two of my breakout sessions, the table discussion and the keynote."

"I learned a great deal from the conference. Excellent choices for exhibitors. And I met some new friends."

                                                - 2015 Conference attendees


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