2020 Conference

October 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$99 $49

thanks to the support of our sponsors

Registration is now closed.

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28th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies

Nonprofit organizations are powered by people. It's more imperative than ever that we attract, develop and retain the talent and nimble leadership, both volunteers and paid staff, needed to fulfill our missions through times of disruption.

At the conference, attendees will learn and share on topics like:

  • Understanding your organization's financial health
  • Navigating sudden changes in service delivery
  • Digital facilitation
  • Building teams and collaborating in a virtual environment

Join other nonprofit leaders during this empowering half-day virtual conference. Anyone who works for or with a nonprofit/community organization will benefit from the fresh insights and connections.


8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome
8:40 am - 10:10 am Workshop #1
Understanding Financial Health & Planning Ahead in a Time of Uncertainty
10:10 am - 10:25 am Activity with Valley Leadership
10:25 am - 11:55 am Workshop #2
An Empathetic Lens for Virtual Engagements: Digital Facilitation for Nonprofit Leaders & Teams
11:55 am - 12 pm Closing
12 pm - 12:30 pm Networking facilitated by Greater Tucson Leadership


Understanding Financial Health & Planning Ahead in a Time of Uncertainty

In these unprecedented times, nonprofit organizations are being challenged in a variety of ways, including shifting staffing structures, sudden changes in service delivery or capacity, and a potential loss of revenue. These changes put the financial health and resilience of nonprofits at risk as they navigate the current reality while staying mission-focused. This virtual session will address some of the key areas organizations should focus on and provide tools they can use in the short term, including:

  • Grounding financial decision-making in your values
  • Understanding your current financial position and what current resources are available
  • Levers to increase resources available for immediate response
  • Tools for cash flow for the short term

Following this virtual session, facilitators will be available at no cost to answer participant questions.

An Empathetic Lens for Virtual Engagements: Digital Facilitation for Nonprofit Leaders & Teams

Have you been challenged with the task of engaging your communities and team in the digital world? Using the lens of empathy, this workshop will help you design more intentional and effective virtual engagements. We will start by mapping out the needs and realities of your community and/or team with a custom, visual tool. Then, we will teach you how use these human-centered insights to design better meetings, meet-ups, and events. Build your skills and confidence in planning, facilitating and participating in engaging virtual experiences.

Our sponsors

Vitalyst Health Foundation logo

Tucson Foundations


Piper Trust

Mutual of America

Our partners

Greater Tucson Leadership

Valley Leadership

Get connected

For more information about the event, please email nonprofit@asu.edu or call 602.496.0500. Want to get the latest updates from the Lodestar Center? Sign up for our newsletter.