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THRIVE: Nonprofit Leadership Symposium | Call for Speakers

Northwest Illinois Nonprofit Alliance

The Northwest Illinois Nonprofit Alliance, the educational arm of The Foundation for Northwest Illinois, is seeking speakers for its annual symposium on October 11, 2024 in Freeport, Illinois. In attendance will be up to 120 nonprofit leaders.

We are seeking speakers with compelling, informative presentations in keeping with our conference theme, “Stronger, Together.”

Topics of Interest include:

  • Passing the Torch: Succession Planning
  • Leading Authentically
  • Board Development & the Future of the Organization
  • The Rewards of Strategic Partnerships
  • Cultivating Volunteers
  • Mission Creep: Staying True to Your Mission
  • Preventing Burnout: Selfcare in a Selfless Sector
  • Everything is Marketing

The Northwest Illinois Nonprofit Alliance (NINA) exists to enrich local communities by strengthening the nonprofit sector through communication, collaboration, professional development, and networking opportunities, all to maximize local impact. It is supported and staffed by The Foundation for Northwest Illinois and its volunteers.

NINA is a free, membership-based program of The Foundation for Northwest Illinois. We offer members a variety of benefits, including training, access to resources, and networking opportunities.

  • Share expertise and knowledge
  • Complimentary conference registration 
  • Increased visibility throughout the region
  • Recognition in promotional messaging including the Alliance & Foundation website, social media, and conference program & promotions.
  • Valuable networking with colleagues and other professionals during the event

​Submit your proposals no later than Friday, July 15.
Please note that presentations should be 40 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions and answers with attendees.
Speakers selected for our conference will be notified on or around July 29.

Call for Speakers

“Stronger, Together.”

Friday, October 11, 2024 | Speaker Proposals Due July 15
Freeport, Illinois

Name (As you would like it to appear on your badge)(Required)
N/A of none
Please provide your bio and bio for any co-speakers. Maximum 500 words per bio.
If a speaker fee is required, please submit the requested amount and any other related information here.