Ignite Idea Lab 

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

You’ve heard the saying, “The wisdom is in the room.” We believe there is tremendous wisdom among the people who attend this conference. The Ignite IdeaLab elicits these ideas in a format designed to be concise: 5 minutes, 20 slides – 15 seconds per slide.

Spend 5 minutes listening to an idea that will leave you thinking all day.

*Livestreamed on the Washington Nonprofits Facebook page

Hosted by Mónica Guzmán of The Evergrey


  • 9:30 AM – Welcome and explanation of format – Mónica Guzmán, The Evergrey
  • 9:45 AM – Why Leaders Need to Love Themselves First – Nick Bayard, REACH Center
  • 10:00 AM – Returning to Why – Trudy Soucoup, Homes First
  • 10:15 AM – Working with volunteers: the good, the bad, and the really good – Marcelo Guerra Hahn, Consejo / Interamerican Scout Foundation
  • 11:00 AM – How Do I Thank Thee? – Denise Dumouchel, Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
  • 11:15 AM – The Art of Being Uncomfy – Nicky Wilks & Alex Craighead, Journeymen Institute


3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Storytelling is a critical skill in the nonprofit sector. A well-told story can move people to volunteer, donate, or take action. Join us in the StoryLab where we’ll showcase our nonprofit colleagues and the compelling stories they have to tell. Expert storyteller and nationally-renowned trainer, Jim Shapiro of the Better Fundraising Company, has coached these aspiring speakers over the past four weeks and helped perfect their message.

*Livestreamed on the Washington Nonprofits Facebook page

Hosted by Jim Shapiro of The Better Fundraising Co.


  • 3:30 PM – Welcome and introduction – Jim Shapiro, The Better Fundraising Co.
  • 3:45 PM – Indigenous Success – Samantha Biasca, Chief Seattle Club
  • 4:00 PM – Be the Answer – Karen Farris, Joyce Community Education Foundation
  • 4:15 PM – Mujer al Volante/Women behind the Wheel – Jaqueline Garcia, Mujer al Volante
  • 4:30 PM – When Voluntourism Becomes Local Collaboration – Jules Klassen, International Youth Music Project